Quezette Stakes

The 2017 Quezette Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for three-year-old fillies run at Caulfield Racecourse.



The 2017 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 the $1 million Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) in October.

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. Offering $150,000 in total prize money 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 2017 will be run on August 19th .

Quezette Stakes
Date: August 19th , 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO F SWP
Status: Group Three
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Quezette Stakes Field

All acceptances are finalised, the 2017 Quezette Stakes field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11110x CATCHY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 5 58.5kg 100
2 124135x TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 6 57.5kg 82
3 42x31x I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Ben Thompson (a) 8 57.5kg 72
4 221x UNDOUBTABLE MISS Robbie Griffiths Ryan Maloney 9 56.5kg 71
5 41x328x ARCTIC ANGEL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2 56.5kg 74
6 1x136x SEANNIE Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 10 56.5kg 70
7 13x PLOVERSET Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3 56.5kg 73
8 11 CROWN WITNESS Stuart Webb Ben Melham 11 56.5kg 71
9 25×112 BROOK MAGIC Joseph Pride Damien Oliver 1 55kg 69
10 82×1 CHERIEF’S CHOICE Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 4 55kg 62
11 1 SHE’S SO HIGH Mick Price Michael Dee 7 55kg 66

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) and Alinghi (2004).

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

Quezette Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
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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