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.

2020 Quezette Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Bella Nipotina
  • 2nd: #2 River Night
  • 3rd: #9 Aquagirl



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 $160,000 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 2020 took place on Saturday August 15, 2020 and saw 20/1 roughie Bella Nipotina break her maiden status with an upset.

Quezette Stakes
Date: Saturday August 15, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW+P
Status: Group Three
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Quezette Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Bella Nipotina
  • 2nd: #2 River Night
  • 3rd: #9 Aquagirl

It was an all-roughie trifecta in the upset Quezette Stakes 2020 results with the always honest Bella Nipotina ($21) finally breaking through for her maiden win at start number eight with an impressive two length romp home over River Night ($10), while the Phillip Stokes-trained outsider Aquagirl ($51) got up for third.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 BELLA NIPOTINASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Michael Rodd 7 56kg $21
2 2 RIVER NIGHTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 2L 1 57kg $10
3 9 AQUAGIRL Phillip Stokes Dwayne Dunn 2.75L 2 56kg $51
4 12 AGREEABLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 3.05L 4 56kg $5.50
5 4 SUPREME IDEASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 3.8L 11 57kg $41
6 3 PARLOPHONE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 4.55L 6 57kg $3F
7 1 ARYAAF Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 4.65L 9 58kg $16
8 8 MISS BOSETTISuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter & Paul Snowden Dean Yendall 5.4L 5 56kg $51
9 6 EUPHORIC SUMMER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham 5.5L 3 56kg $13
10 13 ICANTOO (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 6.25L 12 56kg $9.50
11 7 FRESH Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 7.75L 8 56kg $9.50
12 10 DRONE STRIKE John McArdle Daniel Stackhouse 7.85L 10 56kg $31
13 11 SEERESSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme George Osborne Ben Allen 8.6L 13 56kg $21
14 14 ZOOMING ZEBRASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Russell Osborne Jamie Mott 8.9L 14 56kg $81

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Quezette Stakes Odds

Betting markets and Quezette Stakes 2020 odds will open at Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race with links to be made available below for punters.

2020 Quezette Stakes Field

The official Quezette Stakes 2020 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) over the older mares that Cup Carnival.

Group 3 winner and Blue Diamond performed Aryaaf heads the 14-filly Quezette Stakes 2020 field this season. Race favourite is the in-form Parlophone chasing a hat-trick of wins off a three length victory in Morphettville’s Listed Lightning Stakes (1050m) last start.

Click here to read more on the Parlophone-led 2020 Quezette Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x20x ARYAAF Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 9 58kg 77
2 3x92152x RIVER NIGHTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 1 57kg 71
3 02×11 PARLOPHONE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 6 57kg 73
4 1718×7 SUPREME IDEASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 11 57kg 72
5 42x42424x BELLA NIPOTINASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Michael Rodd 7 56kg 70
6 2130×246 EUPHORIC SUMMER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham 3 56kg 67
7 129x FRESH Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 8 56kg 70
8 6×51533 MISS BOSETTISuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter & Paul Snowden Dean Yendall 5 56kg 66
9 318×4 AQUAGIRL Phillip Stokes Dwayne Dunn 2 56kg 67
10 012x DRONE STRIKE John McArdle Daniel Stackhouse 10 56kg 65
11 9×15 SEERESSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme George Osborne Ben Allen 13 56kg 62
12 1x AGREEABLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 4 56kg 63
13 1x ICANTOO (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 12 56kg 64
14 75×1 ZOOMING ZEBRASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Russell Osborne Jamie Mott 14 56kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Quezette Stakes Nominations

The early Quezette Stakes 2020 nominations are taken the Monday leading-up to the race, the full list of hopeful fillies to be published in full below once announced.

Nineteen fillies make-up the official Quezette Stakes 2020 nominations this season including the highly-rated Group 3 winner Aryaaf for Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes, along with her well-tried stablemate Bella Nipotina who has run either second or fourth in all seven of her career starts to date.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x AGREEABLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 63
2 318×4 AQUAGIRL F 3 Phillip Stokes 67
3 1x20x ARYAAF F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 77
4 42x42424x BELLA NIPOTINASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 70
5 5×24 CLEAN MACHINESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 63
6 012x DRONE STRIKE F 3 John McArdle 65
7 2130×246 EUPHORIC SUMMER F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 67
8 129x FRESH F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 70
9 1x ICANTOO (NZ) F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 64
10 6×51533 MISS BOSETTISuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 66
11 02×11 PARLOPHONE F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 73
12 81 RINGSIDE ROSSASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Robbie Griffiths
13 3x92152x RIVER NIGHTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 71
14 9×15 SEERESSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 George Osborne 62
15 1718×7 SUPREME IDEASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 72
16 33x UNIVERSAL LADY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 62
17 13379x UNSTOPPABELLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 67
18 5×12 WIDE AWAKE F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 65
19 75×1 ZOOMING ZEBRASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Russell Osborne 62

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).

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

Quezette Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
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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