The 2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality is a Group 2 race that is run at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne during September each year. Run over a distance of 1,200 metres, the Bobbie Lewis Quality is worth $200,000 in prize money and is run under quality handicap conditions.
Run as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Bobbie Lewis Quality is run on the same day as the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m), Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m).
The first Bobbie Lewis Quality was run in 1988 when it was won by a horse named Placid Ark. Horses that run in the Bobbie Lewis Quality have often come via races such as the Aurie’s Star Handicap on the first day of the Melbourne Spring Carnival in August.
Horses that run well in the Bobbie Lewis Quality often go on to run well in races such as the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, Group 1 Toorak Handicap or the Group 1 Emirates Stakes.
Notable winners of the Bobbie Lewis Quality include Hareeba (1994), Scenic Peak (2001), Swift Alliance (2009) and Doubtful Jack (200).
2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality Field
The Bobbie Lewis Quality field usually attracts horses from a range of preparations and skill backgrounds. The Bobbie Lewis Quality field races over 1200m, so regular sprinters tend to perform well as opposed to horses stepping back in distance. Open only to horses aged four years and older, the Bobbie Lewis Quality field is always experienced and fairly well talented. You can always expect a great race out of the Bobbie Lewis Quality field.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||3264x321x2||UNDER THE LOUVRE||Robert Smerdon||Dwayne Dunn||10||59kg||110|
|2||831114181x||XTRAVAGANT (NZ)||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Damien Oliver||7||57.5kg||107|
|3||x652x445x6||GENERALIFE||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||12||56.5kg||105|
|4||6712x2413x||SIR MOMENTS||Steven O’Dea||Mark Zahra||3||56kg||104|
|5||8151116x4x||DURENDAL||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||6||53kg||98|
|6||21x16x204x||KINGLIKE||Gerald Ryan||Chris Parnham||5||53kg||98|
|7||3x476x1213||THE MONSTAR||Brett Cavanough||Ms Winona Costin||2||53kg||97|
|8||14x19230x3||SANTA ANA LANE||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Daniel Moor||1||53kg||95|
|9||x1108x461x||TIVACI||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||11||53kg||93|
|10||12346x115x||FAATINAH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss (a)||8||53kg||90|
|11||x2152911x6||WE’VE GOT THIS||Greg Eurell||Craig Newitt||9||53kg||87|
|12||1||ASTRO CASTRO||Alan Hunter||Jason Benbow||4||53kg||67|
2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality Nominations
The 2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations will be finalised on Monday, September 5th. Proving the popularity of the race as a Spring target, there are always a few dozen Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations for a final field limit of 20 horses.
The 2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality nominations will be provided below.
Past Winners & Results
Here you will find the winners and results for the Bobbie Lewis Quality since 2000.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Faatinah||2 Tivaci||3 We’ve Got This||1:09.1|
|2015||1 Churchill Dancer||2 Under The Louvre||3 Gregers||1:08.8|
|2014||1 Chautauqua||2 Temple Of Boom||3 In Cahoots||1:08.1|
|2013||1 Speediness||2 Temple Of Boom||3 Albrecht||1:09.4|
|2012||1 We’re Gonna Rock||2 Spirit Of Boom||3 Title||1:10.8|
|2011||1 Lone Rock||2 Bel Sprinter||3 Danzylum||1:08.8|
|2010||1 Doubtful Jack||2 Beltrois||3 About Ready||1:11.4|
|2009||1 Swift Alliance||2 Gold Salute||3 Chasm||1:09.9|
|2008||1 Bon Hoffa||2 Grand Duels||3 Orange County||1:09.8|
|2007||1 Bon Hoffa||2 Swick||3 Flash Trick||1:10.3|
|2006||1 Bel Danoro||2 Perfectly Ready||3 Volitant||1:09.6|
|2005||1 Wildly||2 Calveen||3 Classiconi||1:09.3|
|2004||1 Face Value||2 Via De Lago||3 Scaredee Cat||1:11.0|
|2003||1 Titanic Jack||2 Bomber Bill||3 The Big Chill||1:09.8|
|2002||1 Chong Tong||2 Rubitano||3 Royal Code||1:10.9|
|2001||1 Scenic Peak||2 Calm Smytzer =2||3 Dash For Cash =2||1:06.7|
|2000||1 Ruthless Tycoon||2 Porto Roca||3 Manner Hill||1:12.5|