Quezette Stakes

  • Date: August 13th
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: 3YO F SWP
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Quezette Stakes News

Selenia Records Upset Scarborough Stakes Victory

Selenia Records Upset Scarborough Stakes Victory

Selenia upstaged a quality field of fillies to record an upset win in the 2016 Scarborough Stakes at Moonee Valley last night.

Jye McNeil took out the Scarborough Stakes on Selenia at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Selenia went into the Scarborough Stakes as an outsider following flat efforts in …

The 2016 Quezette Stakes is a Group 3 sprinting event held at the prestigious Caulfield Racecourse towards the beginning of the Spring Racing Carnival.

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Open only to fillies, the Quezette Stakes provides a sprinting competition equivalent to the Vain Stakes, which is essentially the colts and geldings counterpart to the Quezette Stakes.

With a total purse of $150,000 at stake, this 1100m event provides a true test of each horse’s finishing abilities. Run under set weights plus penalties, the Quezette Stakes field is usually relatively evenly talented, allowing for a tighter competition and increased excitement for racegoers.

The Quezette Stakes shares a race card with the Group 3 Vain Stakes and the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes. The first group race reserved strictly for fillies in the spring racing carnival, the Quezette Stakes often features a divided field. There will be some runners who are competing first or second up following a spell during winter, or there’ll be a few horses who have continued racing throughout winter and aren’t too long between starts.

Fillies who prove themselves in the Quezette Stakes results might go on to compete in events such as the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes or the Group 3 Thousand Guineas Prelude.

Inaugurated in 1994, the Quezette Stakes is named in honour of Quezette, who won 7 races as a two year old and set the Australian record for five furlongs. Between 1994 and 2005 the Quezette Stakes was raced over 1200m. However, since 2006 it has been held over 1100m. Initially a listed race, the Quezette Stakes gained Group 3 status in 2013. Excepting 1997 when it was held at Caulfield for a year, the Quezette Stakes was held at Sandown Park between 1994 and 2001. From 2002 onwards, Caulfield Racecourse has been the host.

Notable Quezette Stakes winners include Stella Artois (1999), La Lagune (2001) and Alinghi (2004).

2016 Quezette Stakes Field

All acceptances are now established, the 2016 Quezette Stakes field is published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x296x CONCEALER Tony McEvoy Craig Williams 14 57.5kg 73
2 1108×2 SWORD OF LIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 1 57.5kg 74
3 3x21x SHE’S POSITIVE Tony Noonan Steven Arnold 7 56.5kg 69
4 611x I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Steven King 16 56.5kg 74
5 1115x HOT DIPPED Brendan Mcshane Dwayne Dunn 10 56.5kg 72
6 4414x SELENIA Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil (a) 9 56.5kg 72
7 1x MODERN WONDER Leon & Troy Corstens Daniel Moor 5 56.5kg 71
8 26x07x KINETIC DESIGN Stuart Webb Nicholas Hall 12 55kg 66
9 4x19x NAJMAAT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 8 55kg 67
10 1756×15 KENTUCKY MISS Joseph Pride Craig Newitt 3 55kg 66
11 16x MERRIEST Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 11 55kg 67
12 615×90 VIENNA WALTZ Stuart Webb Luke Currie 15 55kg 61
13 2x CONSCIOUS Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 6 55kg 68
14 1 ATHENA LASS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 2 55kg 66
15 9×1 LEOTIE Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 13 55kg 63
16 1x MISS SALINGER Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Ms Linda Meech 4 55kg 63

Quezette Stakes Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 I Am A Star 2 Leotie 3 Athena Lass 1:05.0
2015 1 Petits Filous 2 Jalan Jalan 3 Miss Gunpowder  1:03.1
2014 1 Sabatini 2 Royal Snitzel 3 Novel Dancer  1:04.3
2013 1 Kiss A Rose 2 Metastasio 3 Chloe In Paris  1:02.7
2012 1 Elite Elle 2 Agueda 3 Ephemera  1:05.0
2011 1 Satin Shoes 2 Metonymy 3 Mosheen  1:04.2
2010 1 Panipique 2 Crystal Lily 3 Enzed Girl  1:06.5
2009 1 Corsaire 2 Headway 3 Come Hither  1:05.3
2008 1 Viennese 2 Woppitt 3 Hips Don’t Lie  1:05.3
2007 1 Bel Mer 2 Sleek Chassis 3 Chinchilla Rose  1:03.4
2006 1 La Vie Amour 2 Nediym’s Glow 3 Satin Robes  1:04.3
2005 1 Pinezero 2 Chetwynd South 3 Doubting  1:14.2
2004 1 Alinghi 2 Granma Gertey 3 Tahni Girl  1:13.4
2003 1 French Bid 2 Beautiful Gem 3 Roedean  1:10.5
2002 1 Innovation Girl 2 Raven Protector 3 Brief Embrace  1:09.9
2001 1 La Lagune 2 Visage 3 Firm  1:13.8
2000 1 So Gorgeous 2 Amen Ruby 3 All Time High  1:12.7