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The Quezette Stakes is a Group 3 race run under Set Weight and Penalty conditions for three year old fillies at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club.
The Quezette Stakes is run over 1100m since 2006 after being 1200m before that.
It was first run in 1992 and was won by Minsky Lass. The Quezette Stakes became a Group 3 race in 2013.
The Quezette Stakes has been at Caulfield since 2002 but has been held occasionally at Sandown.
The Quezette Stakes equivalent race for the colts and geldings, the Vain Stakes is run on the same card.
It is named after a good filly from the 1960s.
The Quezette Stakes is used as the beginning of many three year olds 1000 Guineas and Oaks campaigns.
I Am A Star won the Myer Classic to end the prep after taking the Quezette in 2016.
Top filly Alinghi won the race first up and then later won the 1000 Guineas in 2004.
Grand filly Sunlight would end up winning the Coolmore Stud Stakes, Newmarket Hcp and William Reid at G1 level later that 2018/19 season.
The 2019 Quezette Stakes will be run for prizemoney of $160,000.
Notable winners of the Quezette Stakes include Sunlight (2018), I Am A Star (2016), Satin Shoes (2011), Bel Mer (2007), Alinghi (2004), Innovation Girl (2002) and Tristalove (1993).
The 2018 Quezette Stakes was won by Sunlight from Humma Humma and Thrillster.
Previous Quezette Stakes Winners
| EXHILARATES (AUS) 3F |
SNITZEL (AUS) - SAMAREADY (AUS) MORE THAN READY (USA)
|K MCEVOY||56.0||JAMES CUMMINGS||8|
| SUNLIGHT (AUS) 3F |
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - SOLAR CHARGED (AUS) CHARGE FORWARD (AUS)
|L CURRIE||58.5||TONY MCEVOY||3|
| CROWN WITNESS (AUS) 3F |
STAR WITNESS (AUS) - NOBLE HEIR (SAF) KAHAL (GB)
|B MELHAM||56.5||STUART WEBB||9|
| I AM A STAR (NZ) 3F |
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - STAR BAND (USA) DIXIELAND BAND (USA)
|STEVEN KING||56.5||SHANE NICHOLS||13|
| PETITS FILOUS (AUS) 3F |
STREET BOSS (USA) - EXCELLENT LADY (AUS) EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
|D OLIVER||55.0||CIARON MAHER||5|
| SABATINI (AUS) 3F |
STREET CRY (IRE) - ROYAL SASH (AUS) ROYAL ACADEMY (USA)
|NICHOLAS HALL||55.0||LEE & SHANNON HOPE||4|
| KISS A ROSE (AUS) 3F |
SEBRING (AUS) - HURL (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
|V DURIC||55.0||PETER MOODY||2|
| ELITE ELLE (AUS) 3F |
SHAMARDAL (USA) - MYSTIC ELLE (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
|D OLIVER||56.0||TONY VASIL||10|
| SATIN SHOES (AUS) 3F |
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - STAR SATIRE (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
|M RODD||58.5||CLARRY CONNERS||3|
| PANIPIQUE (AUS) 3F |
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - OUR QUIVIRA (NZ) SPINNING WORLD (USA)
|L NOLEN||54.0||PETER MOODY||1|
| CORSAIRE (AUS) 3F |
ANABAA (USA) - CRYSTAL CHOIR (GB) SINGSPIEL (IRE)
|C NEWITT||56.5||MICK PRICE||4|
| VIENNESE (AUS) 3F |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - SNIPPETS' LASS (AUS) SNIPPETS (AUS)
|S W ARNOLD||56.5||D L FREEDMAN||5|
| BEL MER (AUS) 3F |
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - DROP ANCHOR (AUS) AT TALAQ (USA)
|C NEWITT||54.0||MICK PRICE||4|
| LA VIE AMOUR (AUS) 3F |
SHOW A HEART (AUS) - LA BRONX (AUS) ST. JUDE (AUS)
|L NOLEN||56.0||PETER MOODY||3|
| PINEZERO (AUS) 3F |
DANZERO (AUS) - ALPINE SPIRIT (AUS) KENMARE (FR)
|N CALLOW||57.5||JOHN MOLONEY||1|
| ALINGHI (AUS) 3F |
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - OCEANFAST (AUS) MONDE BLEU (GB)
|D OLIVER||57.5||D L FREEDMAN||12|
| FRENCH BID (AUS) 3F |
ANABAA (USA) - MY CRYSTAL STAR (AUS) COPPER KINGDOM (USA)
|N CALLOW||56.0||MICK PRICE||11|
| INNOVATION GIRL (AUS) 3F |
RUBITON (AUS) - BRIGHT GLEAM (AUS) JUGAH (USA)
|N RAWILLER||57.0||BRIAN MAYFIELD-SMITH||14|
| LA LAGUNE (AUS) 3F |
DANEHILL (USA) - COMMERCIAL CHOICE (USA) KNIGHTS CHOICE (USA)
|D OLIVER||55.0||TONY MCEVOY||6|
| SO GORGEOUS (AUS) 3F |
BRIEF TRUCE (USA) - CROWNING JEWEL (AUS) BLETCHINGLY (AUS)
|D GAUCI||55.0||DAN O'SULLIVAN||2|
Godolphin reached new heights with their juveniles in Australia last season and that crop seems certain to carry on in 2019/20 after two of their young stars landed a black type double at Caulfield last Saturday.
Godolphin filly Exhilarates has made an impressive winning return as a three-year-old, taking out the Group Three Quezette Stakes at Caulfield.
The Magic Millions winner Exhilarates came back in great style in taking the 2019 Quezette Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Pippie is set to step up in grade in the Group Three Cockram Stakes next start after the talented mare raced to a dominant win in a benchmark race at Caulfield.
Trainer Phillip Stokes expects talented filly Sizzlefly's performance in the Quezette Stakes to determine her spring path.
The favourite came out affecting the betting in the 2019 Quezette Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
For the third year in a row, the Group Two PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield will be used to launch the spring campaign of multiple Group One winner Hartnell.
Group One-winning filly Lyre will launch her spring campaign in the Group Three Quezette Stakes at Caulfield on a path towards the Thousand Guineas.
Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Quezette Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday suggest it’s a wide open race.
An elite group of fillies will run in the 2019 Quezette Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Trainer Anthony Freedman will bypass the Vain Stakes with dual stakes winner I Am Immortal and give the colt a bit more work before deciding a first-up target.
Plenty of star fillies have been a part of the race history of the Quezette Stakes run at Caulfield on Saturday.
The boys begin their Springs in the Vain Stakes run at Caulfield on Saturday.
Trainer Gerald Ryan will rely on Legend Of Condor at Randwick with talented filly Villami to wait a week for the Silver Shadow Stakes.