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Quezette Stakes

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History

SUNLIGHT winning the Quezette Stakes at Caulfield in Australia.
SUNLIGHT winning the Quezette Stakes at Caulfield in Australia. Picture: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

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.


Racing and Sports

Previous Quezette Stakes Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
EXHILARATES (AUS) 3F
SNITZEL (AUS) - SAMAREADY (AUS) MORE THAN READY (USA)
K MCEVOY56.0JAMES CUMMINGS8
SUNLIGHT (AUS) 3F
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - SOLAR CHARGED (AUS) CHARGE FORWARD (AUS)
L CURRIE58.5TONY MCEVOY3
CROWN WITNESS (AUS) 3F
STAR WITNESS (AUS) - NOBLE HEIR (SAF) KAHAL (GB)
B MELHAM56.5STUART WEBB9
I AM A STAR (NZ) 3F
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - STAR BAND (USA) DIXIELAND BAND (USA)
STEVEN KING56.5SHANE NICHOLS13
PETITS FILOUS (AUS) 3F
STREET BOSS (USA) - EXCELLENT LADY (AUS) EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
D OLIVER55.0CIARON MAHER5
SABATINI (AUS) 3F
STREET CRY (IRE) - ROYAL SASH (AUS) ROYAL ACADEMY (USA)
NICHOLAS HALL55.0LEE & SHANNON HOPE4
KISS A ROSE (AUS) 3F
SEBRING (AUS) - HURL (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
V DURIC55.0PETER MOODY2
ELITE ELLE (AUS) 3F
SHAMARDAL (USA) - MYSTIC ELLE (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
D OLIVER56.0TONY VASIL10
SATIN SHOES (AUS) 3F
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - STAR SATIRE (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
M RODD58.5CLARRY CONNERS3
PANIPIQUE (AUS) 3F
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - OUR QUIVIRA (NZ) SPINNING WORLD (USA)
L NOLEN54.0PETER MOODY1
CORSAIRE (AUS) 3F
ANABAA (USA) - CRYSTAL CHOIR (GB) SINGSPIEL (IRE)
C NEWITT56.5MICK PRICE4
VIENNESE (AUS) 3F
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - SNIPPETS' LASS (AUS) SNIPPETS (AUS)
S W ARNOLD56.5D L FREEDMAN5
BEL MER (AUS) 3F
BEL ESPRIT (AUS) - DROP ANCHOR (AUS) AT TALAQ (USA)
C NEWITT54.0MICK PRICE4
LA VIE AMOUR (AUS) 3F
SHOW A HEART (AUS) - LA BRONX (AUS) ST. JUDE (AUS)
L NOLEN56.0PETER MOODY3
PINEZERO (AUS) 3F
DANZERO (AUS) - ALPINE SPIRIT (AUS) KENMARE (FR)
N CALLOW57.5JOHN MOLONEY1
ALINGHI (AUS) 3F
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - OCEANFAST (AUS) MONDE BLEU (GB)
D OLIVER57.5D L FREEDMAN12
FRENCH BID (AUS) 3F
ANABAA (USA) - MY CRYSTAL STAR (AUS) COPPER KINGDOM (USA)
N CALLOW56.0MICK PRICE11
INNOVATION GIRL (AUS) 3F
RUBITON (AUS) - BRIGHT GLEAM (AUS) JUGAH (USA)
N RAWILLER57.0BRIAN MAYFIELD-SMITH14
LA LAGUNE (AUS) 3F
DANEHILL (USA) - COMMERCIAL CHOICE (USA) KNIGHTS CHOICE (USA)
D OLIVER55.0TONY MCEVOY6
SO GORGEOUS (AUS) 3F
BRIEF TRUCE (USA) - CROWNING JEWEL (AUS) BLETCHINGLY (AUS)
D GAUCI55.0DAN O'SULLIVAN2

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