Quezette Stakes

The Quezette Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for three-year-old fillies run at Caulfield Racecourse that serves as a lead-up to the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

2023 Quezette Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Charm Stone
  • 2nd: #5 Skirt The Law
  • 3rd: #14 Sicilian



The Quezette Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-old fillies run at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-August.

The Quezette Stakes field is restricted to three year old fillies, the majority of which are kicking off their Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaigns. Run under set weights with penalties, the Quezette Stakes gives punters a nice early guide to tougher upcoming race for the young fillies including Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) in October or for young sprinters the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Sunlight (2018) was the last filly to complete the Quezette Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double. Sunlight would also go onto win the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap – William Reid Stakes sprint double in 2019 over the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Quezette Stakes draws many nice young fillies, some with Group 1 form from their two-year-old seasons in races like the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) held at Caulfield each February or even Rosehill’s iconic Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) in March. In 2018 the Quezette Stakes winner Sunlight had run third in that season’s Golden Slipper Stakes.

Offering $200,000 in total prize money as of 2021 the race is a good early kick-off for fillies chasing Black-Type as three-year-olds.

The Quezette Stakes is run on P.B. Lawrence Stakes Day alongside the weight-for-age Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m). The Vain Stakes is essentially the colts and geldings counterpart to the Quezette Stakes, run under the same conditions across the same distance for the same prize money.

Following success in the Quezette Stakes, some fillies might go on to race in the HDF McNeil Stakes or the Thousand Guineas Prelude.

The Quezette Stakes 2023 took place on Saturday August 19, 2023 on P.B. Lawrence Stakes Day and was won first-up by now two-time Group 3 winner Charm Stone ($4F). 

Quezette Stakes
Date: Saturday August 19, 2023
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW+P
Status: Group Three
Prize Money: $200,000

2023 Quezette Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Charm Stone ($4F)
  • 2nd: #5 Skirt The Law
  • 3rd: #14 Sicilian

Resuming I Am Invincible filly Charm Stone ($4F) was too strong first-up the closing stages digging deep to hold and and narrowly claim her second Group 3 victory with success in the 2023 Quezette Stakes results at Caulfield.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 CHARM STONE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 8 58kg $4F
2 5 SKIRT THE LAW Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 0.2L 1 57kg $4.80
3 14 SICILIAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 1.7L 10 56kg $11
4 4 DE SONIC BOOM Anthony & Sam Freedman Daniel Moor 2.95L 9 58kg $61
5 10 TIZ ENUF Anthony & Sam Freedman Jordan Childs 3.05L 4 56kg $14
6 8 SHESALLSHENANIGANS Simon Zahra Blaike McDougall 3.55L 6 56kg $5.50
7 1 ULANOVA (NZ) Anthony & Sam Freedman Michael Dee 4.3L 3 59kg $4.20
8 13 ZOUSUKO John McArdle Jamie Mott 5.05L 2 56kg $31
9 7 SHOW ROYALE Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans Mark Zahra 5.55L 5 57kg $16
10 6 PRINCESS DUHALLOW Ben, Will & JD Hayes Luke Ferraris 15.55L 7 57kg $31
15 IPHIMEDIA Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Craig Newitt 0
2 LAZZAGO Chris Waller 0
9 KIMOCHI Gary Portelli Ben Melham 0
11 AXZELINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ethan Brown 0
12 HELL QUEEN Ben Brisbourne Craig Williams 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Quezette Stakes Betting Odds

Betting markets and Quezette Stakes 2023 odds will open at Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race with links to be made available below for punters.

Gimmie Par ($2.70 in 2021) and Charm Stone ($4 in 2023) are the latest favourites in Quezette Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

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2023 Quezette Stakes Form

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2023 Quezette Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Quezette Stakes 2023 Tips on the important early spring lead-up for fillies.

  • To Win: #8 Shesallshenanigans ($5.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Plenty of winning hopes in an open edition of the Quezette but at double-figures think the in-form Shesallshenanigans up in grade represents a nice bit of value. The Simon Zahra-trained daughter of Toronado is drawn mid-field in gate seven chasing her third win on the trot. Two back she saluted in the VOBIS Gold Rush (1000m) at Bendigo by over four lengths. She franked that form with another win, this time over the six furlongs at Sandown Lakeside in the lucrative $1 million VOBIS Showdown. That was an equally impressive 3.25 length effort, and she is deserving of her shot at Black-Type here. Distance is a non-issue and based on recent form she is looking overs.

2023 Quezette Stakes Field

The official Quezette Stakes 2023 final field and barriers are announced on the Wednesday leading-up to PB Lawrence Stakes Day and will be published in full below.

The Quezette Stakes field draws a class line-up of fillies and has been won by some very nice types over the years. The 2016 Quezette Stakes winner I Am A Star went on to win the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) (now Empire Rose Stakes) over the older mares that Cup Carnival.

The 2023 Quezette Stakes final field features a bumper line-up three-year-old fillies led in betting by Group 3 winner Charm Stone who is first-up here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x44141x ULANOVA (NZ) Anthony & Sam Freedman Michael Dee 3 59kg 92
2 141P8x LAZZAGO Chris Waller 9 58kg 84
3 31x6x CHARM STONE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 11 58kg 72
4 100×2 DE SONIC BOOM Anthony & Sam Freedman Daniel Moor 12 58kg 72
5 1117x SKIRT THE LAW Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 1 57kg 84
6 5x414x PRINCESS DUHALLOW Ben, Will & JD Hayes Luke Ferraris 8 57kg 72
7 11x SHOW ROYALE Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans Mark Zahra 5 57kg 70
8 4x1311x SHESALLSHENANIGANS Simon Zahra Blaike McDougall 7 56kg 76
9 2x13x KIMOCHI Gary Portelli Ben Melham 10 56kg 76
10 16×1 TIZ ENUF Anthony & Sam Freedman Jordan Childs 4 56kg 69
11 1x AXZELINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ethan Brown 14 56kg 67
12 23x214x HELL QUEEN Ben Brisbourne Craig Williams 15 56kg 66
13 296×2 ZOUSUKO John McArdle Jamie Mott 2 56kg 66
14 6x2x21 SICILIAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 13 56kg 65
15 122x IPHIMEDIA Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Craig Newitt 6 56kg 68

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Quezette Stakes Nominations

The early Quezette Stakes 2023 nominations are taken the Monday leading-up to the race, the full list of hopeful fillies to be published in full below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x44141x ULANOVA (NZ) F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 1 59kg 92
2 141P8x LAZZAGO F 3 Chris Waller 2 58kg 84
3 31x6x CHARM STONE F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 3 58kg 72
4 100×2 DE SONIC BOOM F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 4 58kg 72
5 1117x SKIRT THE LAW F 3 Tony Gollan 5 57kg 84
6 5x414x PRINCESS DUHALLOW F 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 6 57kg 72
7 11x SHOW ROYALE F 3 Lloyd Kennewell & Lucy Yeomans 7 57kg 70
8 4x1311x SHESALLSHENANIGANS F 3 Simon Zahra 8 56kg 76
9 2x13x KIMOCHI F 3 Gary Portelli 9 56kg 76
10 16×1 TIZ ENUF F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 10 56kg 69
11 122x IPHIMEDIA F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 11 56kg 68
12 1x AXZELINA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12 56kg 67
13 23x214x HELL QUEEN F 3 Ben Brisbourne 13 56kg 66
14 296×2 ZOUSUKO F 3 John McArdle 14 56kg 66
15 12 ESTRIELLA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15 56kg 66
16 6x2x21 SICILIAN F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 16 56kg 65
17 631x OZ EMPRESS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 17 56kg 65
18 20x EXTREMELY WICKED F 3 Matt Laurie 18 56kg 63
19 220×919 IMMINANCE F 3 Aaron Laing 19 56kg 62
20 MOESHA F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 20 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Quezette Stakes History

The Quezette Stakes was inaugurated in 1994 and initially held Listed status. In 2013, the race was upgraded to Group 3. First held over 1200m, the Quezette Stakes was shortened to 1100m for the 2006 edition and has remained at that distance soon.

Sandown Park hosted the Quezette Stakes for its first three years, then it was held at Caulfield for a year. Between 1998 and 2001 the race returned to Sandown Park. Since 2002, Caulfield Racecourse has hosted the Quezette Stakes.

Notable Quezette Stakes winners include Ascorbic (1996), La Lagune (2001), Alinghi (2004), I Am A Star (2016), and Sunlight (2018).

In 2022 Bound For Home set a new Quezette Stakes race record winning in 1 minute 02.44 seconds.

Quezette Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Quezette Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023

Quezette Stakes

1st Charm Stone 1 minute 2.82 seconds
2nd Skirt The Law
3rd Sicilian
2022

Quezette Stakes

1st Bound For Home 1 minute 2.44 seconds
2nd Ojai
3rd I’mlovin’ya
2021

Quezette Stakes

1st Gimmie Par 1 minute 4.38 seconds
2nd Heresy
3rd Scorched Earth
2020

Quezette Stakes

1st Bella Nipotina 1 minute 4.34 seconds
2nd River Night
3rd Aquagirl
2019

Quezette Stakes

1st Exhilarates 1 minute 4.47 seconds
2nd Absolute Flirt
3rd Pin Sec
2018

Quezette Stakes

1st Sunlight 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd Humma Humma
3rd Thrillster
2017

Quezette Stakes

1st Crown Witness 1 minute 5.6 seconds
2nd Catchy
3rd Ploverset
2016

Quezette Stakes

1st I Am A Star 1 minute 5 seconds
2nd Leotie
3rd Athena Lass
2015

Quezette Stakes

1st Petits Filous 1 minute 03.1 seconds
2nd Jalan Jalan
3rd Miss Gunpowder
2014

Quezette Stakes

1st Sabatini 1 minute 04.3 seconds
2nd Royal Snitzel
3rd Novel Dancer
2013

Quezette Stakes

1st Kiss A Rose 1 minute 02.7 seconds
2nd Metastasio
3rd Chloe In Paris
2012

Quezette Stakes

1st Elite Elle 1 minute 05.0 seconds
2nd Agueda
3rd Ephemera
2011

Quezette Stakes

1st Satin Shoes 1 minute 04.2 seconds
2nd Metonymy
3rd Mosheen
2010

Quezette Stakes

1st Panipique 1 minute 06.5 seconds
2nd Crystal Lily
3rd Enzed Girl
2009

Quezette Stakes

1st Corsaire 1 minute 05.3 seconds
2nd Headway
3rd Come Hither
2008

Quezette Stakes

1st Viennese 1 minute 05.3 seconds
2nd Woppitt
3rd Hips Don’t Lie
2007

Quezette Stakes

1st Bel Mer 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Sleek Chassis
3rd Chinchilla Rose
2006

Quezette Stakes

1st La Vie Amour 1 minute 04.3 seconds
2nd Nediym’s Glow
3rd Satin Robes
2005

Quezette Stakes

1st Pinezero 1 minute 14.2 seconds
2nd Chetwynd South
3rd Doubting
2004

Quezette Stakes

1st Alinghi 1 minute 13.4 seconds
2nd Granma Gertey
3rd Tahni Girl
2003

Quezette Stakes

1st French Bid 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Beautiful Gem
3rd Roedean
2002

Quezette Stakes

1st Innovation Girl 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Raven Protector
3rd Brief Embrace
2001

Quezette Stakes

1st La Lagune 1 minute 13.8 seconds
2nd Visage
3rd Firm
2000

Quezette Stakes

1st So Gorgeous 1 minute 12.7 seconds
2nd Amen Ruby
3rd All Time High

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