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.

2021 Quezette Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Gimmie Par
  • 2nd: #2 Heresy
  • 3rd: #3 Scorched Earth



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 2021 took place on Saturday August 14, 2021 and was won by the Peter Moody-trained favourite Gimmie Par. 

Quezette Stakes
Date: Saturday August 14, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies SW+P
Status: Group Three
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Quezette Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Gimmie Par
  • 2nd: #2 Heresy
  • 3rd: #3 Scorched Earth

Jamie Kah gave the returning Peter Moody-trained filly Gimmie Par ($2.70F) a lovely ride to salute for the punters first-up in the Quezette Stakes 2021 results at Caulfield.

Click here to read more on the eye-catching first-up 2021 Quezette Stakes winner Gimmie Par.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 GIMMIE PAR Peter G Moody Ms Jamie Kah 4 56kg $2.70F
2 2 HERESY James Cummings Damien Oliver 0.5L 12 58kg $12
3 3 SCORCHED EARTH John Moloney Luke Currie 1L 14 57kg $15
4 4 NAJMATY Peter & Paul Snowden John Allen 1.75L 7 57kg $5.50
5 8 LIBIAMO Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 1.95L 8 56kg $17
6 12 DUCHY OF SAVOY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 2.95L 10 56kg $26
7 1 ARCADED James Cummings Damian Lane 3.45L 5 58kg $8.50
8 5 TYCOON HUMMA John McArdle Jamie Mott 3.55L 1 57kg $41
9 11 SWEET MARY Lindsey Smith Brett Prebble 3.75L 2 56kg $18
10 14 CHIMES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Dee 3.95L 6 56kg $81
11 6 SEE YOU IN SPRING Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 4.95L 11 57kg $21
12 9 HI HI HI Gary Portelli Craig Williams 5.45L 9 56kg $17
13 13 ASTEROIDEA Michael Moroney Ben Melham 5.65L 3 56kg $21
14 10 HER EMPIRE Levi Kavanagh Craig Newitt 6.15L 13 56kg $81

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Quezette Stakes Odds

Betting markets and Quezette Stakes 2021 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) was the last favourite in Quezette Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Quezette Stakes Field

The official Quezette Stakes 2021 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.

Fourteen fillies make-up the 2021 Quezette Stakes final field led in betting by Peter Moody’s resuming Talindert Stakes runner-up Gimmie Par

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11015x ARCADED James Cummings Damian Lane 5 58kg 84
2 21x HERESY James Cummings Damien Oliver 12 58kg 72
3 4x211x SCORCHED EARTH John Moloney Luke Currie 14 57kg 77
4 118x NAJMATY Peter & Paul Snowden John Allen 7 57kg 75
5 11×8 TYCOON HUMMA John McArdle Jamie Mott 1 57kg 69
6 116x SEE YOU IN SPRING Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 11 57kg 70
7 2x1x GIMMIE PAR Peter G Moody Ms Jamie Kah 4 56kg 70
8 1 LIBIAMO Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 8 56kg 68
9 168x HI HI HI Gary Portelli Craig Williams 9 56kg 65
10 33×2 HER EMPIRE Levi Kavanagh Craig Newitt 13 56kg 64
11 13 SWEET MARY Lindsey Smith Brett Prebble 2 56kg 64
12 4×24 DUCHY OF SAVOY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 10 56kg 62
13 1 ASTEROIDEA Michael Moroney Ben Melham 3 56kg 63
14 1×6 CHIMES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Dee 6 56kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia 

2021 Quezette Stakes Nominations

The early Quezette Stakes 2021 nominations are taken the Monday leading-up to the race, the full list of hopeful fillies to be published in full below once announced.

Group 3 Magic Night Stakes winning filly Arcaded and the all-in favourite Najmaty for Peter & Paul Snowden headline a bumper 21 fillies nominated for this weekend’s Quezette Stakes 2021.

LAST 10 HORSE SEX AGE TRAINER BALLOT WEIGHT PENALTY HCP RATING
1 11015x ARCADED F 3 James Cummings 1 58kg 84
2 1x1x DOSH F 3 Grahame Begg 2 58kg 80
3 21x HERESY F 3 James Cummings 3 58kg 72
4 4x211x SCORCHED EARTH F 3 John Moloney 4 57kg 77
5 118x NAJMATY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 57kg 75
6 11×8 TYCOON HUMMA F 3 John McArdle 6 57kg 69
7 116x SEE YOU IN SPRING F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 7 57kg 70
8 121 ZAPATEO F 3 James Cummings 8 56kg 71
9 2x1x GIMMIE PAR F 3 Peter G Moody 9 56kg 70
10 221×4155 BLERIOT F 3 Will Clarken 10 56kg 66
11 1 LIBIAMO F 3 Grahame Begg 11 56kg 68
12 12x FLYING EVELYN F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 12 56kg 66
13 168x HI HI HI F 3 Gary Portelli 13 56kg 65
14 33×2 HER EMPIRE F 3 Levi Kavanagh 14 56kg 64
15 286×1 DECENT RAINE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15 56kg 62
16 13 SWEET MARY F 3 Lindsey Smith 16 56kg 64
17 4×24 DUCHY OF SAVOY F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 17 56kg 62
18 1 ASTEROIDEA F 3 Michael Moroney 18 56kg 63
19 1×6 CHIMES F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 19 56kg 63
20 24 MAIORI F 3 Shea Eden 20 56kg 59
21 NURSERY CHIME F 3 Lloyd Kennewell 21 56kg 61

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
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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