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.

2020 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

  • 1st: #3 Zoutori
  • 2nd: #9 Banquo
  • 3rd: #1 Tofane



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 $15 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 2020 Bobbie Lewis Quality ran on Saturday September 12, 2020 and was won by the defending champion Zoutori. 

Bobbie Lewis Quality 2020
Date: Saturday September 12, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 4YO&UP Quality Hcp
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 Bobbie Lewis Quality Results

  • 1st: #3 Zoutori
  • 2nd: #9 Banquo
  • 3rd: #1 Tofane

Check out the full Bobbie Lewis Quality 2020 Results & Finishing Order below once the potential The Everest lead-up race has been run and won on Saturday September 12, 2020.

The 2020 Bobbie Lewis Quality results saw last year’s champion Zoutori ($4.60EF) enjoy a successful title defense in a blanket finish over Banquo ($6) and returning All Aged Stakes winner Tofane ($5).

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Mark Zahra 6 56kg $4.60EF
2 9 BANQUO Danny O’Brien Jye McNeil 0.2L 9 54kg $6
3 1 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 0.3L 3 58kg $5
4 4 THE INEVITABLE Scott Brunton Ben Melham 0.4L 1 55.5kg $6.50
5 5 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 0.5L 5 55kg $15
6 7 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Craig Williams 1.5L 8 54kg $4.60EF
7 10 ROCK PROPHET Ray Besanko Lewis German (a) 2.5L 2 54kg $41
8 2 HELLOVA STREET Scott Brunton Jason Maskiell 3L 4 56kg $31
9 8 GALAXY RAIDER Grahame Begg Teodore Nugent (a) 3.75L 7 54kg $16
6 GREAT AGAIN Lindsey Smith Declan Bates 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Bobbie Lewis Quality Betting

The spring’s best Bobbie Lewis Quality 2020 odds and Flemington betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Zoutori ($4.60EF) for his second win in 2020 was the last favourite in Bobbie Lewis Quality betting to salute for the punters.

2020 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 2020 Bobbie Lewis Quality field features 10 sprinters including the returning Group 1 All Aged Stakes winning mare Tofane with previous winning form a the track.

Scratchings Update: #6 Great Again (10) has been withdrawn after having to be vetted with a swollen jaw.

Click here to read more on the latest 2020 Bobbie Lewis Quality Field & Betting Update.

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No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 011x77351x TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 3 58kg 113
2 342122319x HELLOVA STREET Scott Brunton Jason Maskiell 4 56kg 105
3 1336x2400x ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Mark Zahra 6 56kg 105
4 x1110x820x THE INEVITABLE Scott Brunton Ben Melham 1 55.5kg 104
5 055x2308x8 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 5 55kg 103
6 11x0x16232 GREAT AGAIN Lindsey Smith Declan Bates 10 54kg 100
7 12128438×4 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Craig Williams 8 54kg 95
8 63x848115x GALAXY RAIDER Grahame Begg Teodore Nugent (a) 7 54kg 95
9 2114x325x7 BANQUO Danny O’Brien Jye McNeil 9 54kg 84
10 x1860x1220 ROCK PROPHET Ray Besanko Lewis German (a) 2 54kg 72

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Bobbie Lewis Quality Nominations

The 2020 Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be provided below once released by Racing Victoria.

The Bobbie Lewis Quality 2020 nominations feature 16 sprint stars including Santa Ana Lane who was runner-up in the autumn’s Group 1 TJ Smith behind Nature Strip, veteran mudlark Jungle Edge and Flemington specialist Bold Star.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2114x325x7 BANQUO H 4 Danny O’Brien 84
2 12128438×4 BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards 95
3 055x2308x8 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 103
4 63x848115x GALAXY RAIDER G 8 Grahame Begg 95
5 11x0x16232 GREAT AGAIN G 8 Lindsey Smith 100
6 342122319x HELLOVA STREET G 10 Scott Brunton 105
7 x1330D0517 JUNGLE EDGE G 10 Mick Bell 107
8 12x626x1 OCULAR G 4 Shea Eden 70
9 x1860x1220 ROCK PROPHET G 4 Ray Besanko 72
10 80x82120x3 RUNSON G 8 Leon & Troy Corstens 96
11 x225x6266x SANTA ANA LANE G 8 Anthony & Sam Freedman 116
12 1515×08014 SIGNORE FOX H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
13 7421283×45 STREET ICON M 5 Kevin Corstens 83
14 x1110x820x THE INEVITABLE G 5 Scott Brunton 104
15 011x77351x TOFANE (NZ) M 5 Michael Moroney 113
16 1336x2400x ZOUTORI G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 105

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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
2020
Bobbie Lewis Quality
1st Zoutori 1 minute 09.24 seconds
2nd Banquo
3rd Tofane
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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