Bobbie Lewis Quality

The Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 2 sprint held at Flemington Racecourse in mid-September as part of Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

2019 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

  • 1st: #15 Zoutori
  • 2nd: #13 Parsifal
  • 3rd: #1 Dothraki



The Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 2 sprinting event held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne around mid September on Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

Open to horses aged four years and older, the Bobbie Lewis Quality Handicap usually draws a field of talented sprinters. Run down the famous Flemington straight over 1200m, the Bobbie Lewis Quality is a fast-paced clash with barriers not really a factor in determining the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au. There is a total of $200,000 prize money available making it a lucrative lead-up to the Melbourne Group 1 spring sprints.

Horses that run in the Bobbie Lewis Quality usually do so as part of an extended spring campaign. Horses who put on a good show over 1200m and who tend to prefer the straight at Flemington are often entered into this event in the hope of victory on a familiar track. Those runners that are successful in the Bobbie Lewis Quality have a myriad of options to go on to, including possibly Randwick’s $14 million The Everest (1200m) – the richest turf race in the world.

If being kept to shorter distances, Bobbie Lewis Quality graduates often head to Moonee Valley for a race like the Group 1 Mankiato Stakes (1200m) on Cox Plate Eve.

The 2019 Bobbie Lewis Quality ran on Saturday September 14, 2019 and was won by the returning Zoutori. 

Bobbie Lewis Quality 2019
Date: Saturday September 14, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO&UP Quality Hcp
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

  • 1st: #15 Zoutori
  • 2nd: #13 Parsifal
  • 3rd: #1 Dothraki

Check out the full Bobbie Lewis Quality 2019 Results & Finishing Order below once the potential The Everest lead-up race has been run and won on Saturday September 14, 2019 .

The 2019 Bobbie Lewis Quality winner was the Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained Zoutori in his four-year-old debut, improving on a last start failure in the winter’s Queensland Guineas.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 15 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Linda Meech 13 53kg $5
2 13 PARSIFAL (NZ) Will Clarken Jamie Kah 2L 1 53kg (cd 53.5kg) $10
3 1 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 2.2L 4 59kg $12
4 2 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Chris Parnham 2.4L 10 58.5kg $8.50
5 3 TSHAHITSI Chris Crook & Imogen Miller Brendon McCoull 2.8L 8 58.5kg $26
6 11 DEMERARA James Cummings Craig Williams 2.9L 5 53kg $4.40F
7 10 RESIN James Cummings Michael Walker 3.3L 3 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $19
8 16 RICH ITCH Shawn Mathrick Patrick Moloney 3.5L 7 53kg $31
9 8 I’M WESLEY Glenn Stevenson Dean Yendall 3.6L 9 55.5kg $41
10 5 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 3.8L 2 58kg $41
11 7 REBEL KING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 3.9L 11 56.5kg $19
12 14 USAIN BOWLER John Sadler Michael Dee 4.1L 6 53kg $7.50
13 9 GLENALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 7.35L 12 54kg $11
12 RENEWAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 0
4 I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer Damien Oliver 0
6 REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker 0

2019 Bobbie Lewis Quality Betting

The spring’s best Bobbie Lewis Quality 2019 odds and Flemington betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

2019 Bobbie Lewis Quality Field

Each September the Bobbie Lewis Quality field attracts a smart line-up of sprint types, many kicking off their new season campaigns. If not racing first-up in the Bobbie Lewis Quality field, horses may come into the ‘Straight Six’ showdown via a lead-up run in something like the Group 3 The Heath 1100m at Caulfield a fortnight earlier.

The official Bobbie Lewis Quality field and barriers are announced on the Wednesday leading-up to Makybe Diva Stakes Day.

The 2019 Bobbie Lewis Quality Field is down to 13 runners after three of the original 16 final acceptors were scratched: I Am Excited (2), Redouble (8) and Renewal (3). Of the remaining runners the standout hopefuls in the Bobbie Lewis field include returning Godolphin-raced mare Demerara who leads betting and the in-form Malibu Style with a wide barrier to overcome.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 43320400×6 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 6 59kg 105
2 x672022142 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Chris Parnham 13 58.5kg 104
3 1x4109x514 TSHAHITSI Chris Crook & Imogen Miller Brendon McCoull 11 58.5kg 104
4 13x368105x I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer Damien Oliver 2 58kg 107
5 21231510×5 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 4 58kg 103
6 311x34017x REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker 8 57.5kg 102
7 91395×6632 REBEL KING Darren Mcauliffe Damian Lane 14 56.5kg 100
8 11625938×1 I’M WESLEY Glenn Stevenson Dean Yendall 12 55.5kg 98
9 64x29044x6 GLENALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 15 54kg 95
10 1106x3268x RESIN James Cummings Michael Walker 5 54kg 99
11 6x0x124x1x DEMERARA James Cummings Craig Williams 7 53kg 95
12 48x143211x RENEWAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Winks 3 53kg 93
13 5433x1111x PARSIFAL (NZ) Will Clarken Jamie Kah 1 53kg 83
14 x31500x514 USAIN BOWLER John Sadler Michael Dee 9 53kg 83
15 454x11100x ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Linda Meech 16 53kg 81
16 42565×2112 RICH ITCH Shawn Mathrick Patrick Moloney 10 53kg 70

2019 Bobbie Lewis Quality Nominations

The 2019 Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be provided below once released by Racing Victoria.

Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations for 2019 drew 15 sprinters including the 2018 champion Dothraki, David Pfieffer’s returning mare I Am Excited, and veteran Perth raider Malibu Style coming off a lead-up second in the Aurie’s Star Handicap at the track.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 2x1251821x ADMIRAL’S JOKER G 7 Kylie Vella 77
2 43320400×6 DOTHRAKI G 9 Peter & Paul Snowden 105
3 64x29044x6 GLENALL G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 95
4 3x113011x2 GYTRASH G 4 Gordon Richards 97
5 13x368105x I AM EXCITED M 5 David Pfieffer 107
6 11625938×1 I’M WESLEY G 7 Glenn Stevenson 98
7 x672022142 MALIBU STYLE G 8 Neville Parnham 104
8 5433x1111x PARSIFAL (NZ) G 5 Will Clarken 83
9 91395×6632 REBEL KING G 8 Darren Mcauliffe 100
10 48x143211x RENEWAL G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 93
11 42565×2112 RICH ITCH G 4 Shawn Mathrick 66
12 21231510×5 STREETS OF AVALON G 5 Shane Nichols 103
13 1x4109x514 TSHAHITSI G 8 Chris Crook & Imogen Miller 104
14 x31500x514 USAIN BOWLER G 5 John Sadler 83
15 454x11100x ZOUTORI G 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 81

Bobbie Lewis Quality History

The Bobbie Lewis Quality is named after celebrated Victorian jockey Bobby Lewis. Born in 1878, Bobby Lewis rode for over forty years and in that time won over 900 races. He retired at the age of 60 in 1938 and was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2002. Bobby Lewis is one of only two jockeys to have won four Melbourne Cups and he has won more VRC Derbies, VRC Oaks and SAJC St Legers than any other jockey. Bobby Lewis passed away in 1947.

Inaugurated in 1974, the Bobbie Lewis Quality has quite an extensive history of entertaining races and talented winners. The Bobbie Lewis Quality has been known by a variety of names, including the Pat Lalor Quality (1996), Sebel of Melbourne Quality 1200 (1997), Gateway Suites Quality (1998-2000) and Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (2009). Initially a Principal Race, the Bobbie Lewis Quality was upgraded to listed event in 1979 and then a Group 3 event in 1986. In 2015 the Bobbie Lewis Quality was again upgraded to Group 2.

Notable Bobbie Lewis Quality winners include Fiesta Palace (1976), Placid Ark (1988), Hareeba (1994), Titanic Jack (2003), Speediness (2013), and Redkirk Warrior (2017) who went on to win the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning – Newmarket Handicap double at the track the following autumn. The Bobbie Lewis Quality results since 2000 are listed below.

Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Zoutori 1 minute 08.37 seconds
2nd Parsifal
3rd Dothraki
2018
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Dothraki 1 minute 9.81 seconds
2nd First Among Equals
3rd Kemono
2017
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Redkirk Warrior 1 minute 9.94 seconds
2nd Scales Of Justice
3rd Land Of Plenty
2016
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Faatinah 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Tivaci
3rd We’ve Got This
2015
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Churchill Dancer 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Under The Louvre
3rd Gregers
2014
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Chautauqua 1 minute 08.1 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd In Cahoots
2013
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Speediness 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd Albrecht
2012
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st We’re Gonna Rock 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Title
2011
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Lone Rock 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Bel Sprinter
3rd Danzylum
2010
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Doubtful Jack 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Beltrois
3rd About Ready
2009
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Swift Alliance 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Gold Salute
3rd Chasm
2008
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Bon Hoffa 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Grand Duels
3rd Orange County
2007
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Bon Hoffa 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Swick
3rd Flash Trick
2006
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Bel Danoro 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Perfectly Ready
3rd Volitant
2005
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Wildly 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Calveen
3rd Classiconi
2004
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Face Value 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Via De Lago
3rd Scaredee Cat
2003
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Titanic Jack 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd The Big Chill
2002
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Chong Tong 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Rubitano
3rd Royal Code
2001
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Scenic Peak 1 minute 06.7 seconds
=2nd Calm Smytzer
=2nd Dash For Cash
2000
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Ruthless Tycoon 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Porto Roca
3rd Manner Hill

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