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Quezette Stakes

The Quezette Stakes is a Group 3 set weights & penalties race for three-year-old fillies that takes place each August at Caulfield racecourse during the Melbourne spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Quezette Stakes was won by Crown Witness from Catchy with Ploverset third.

Upgraded to a Group 3 event for the 2013/2014 racing season, the Quezette Stakes takes place on Gr2 PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield and is the female equivalent of the Gr3 Vain States for colts & geldings which takes place on the same day.

2017 Quezette Stakes info

Date: Saturday 19th August 2017
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2017 Winner: Crown Witness

The Quezette Stakes is the first group race of the new racing season for fillies only and will generally assemble a field of fit winter types stepping up in class or better class gallopers who may be resuming fom a spell.

A race such as the upcoming Gr3 HDF McNeil Stakes or Gr3 Thousand Guineas Prelude, both at at Caulfield, may be on the radar for fillies contesting this event.

Crown Witness (2017) won a 3YO Fillies Handicap over 1000m at Flemington before pulling out all stops to win this event in classy style and recent Quezette Stakes winners include I Am A Star (2016) and Petits Filous (2015).

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Lindsay Park trained galloper Catchy (2nd in 2017) went on to win the Gr2 Danehill Stakes down the Flemington straight course after running second in this race.

Kiss A Rose (2013) finished runner-up in the Danehill Stakes after winning this race while Eclair Big Bang (3rd in 2013) managed to win the Gr3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude at Caulfield.

Satin Shoes (2011) ran a great race for third behind Sepoy in the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby Day at Flemington after winning this race.

Classy filly Mosheen (3rd in 2011) ran placings in the both the Thousand Guineas Prelude & Gr1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield before scoring victories in the Gr1 VRC Oaks & Gr2 Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington later in the spring.

2017 Quezette Stakes

1. $3.80 Crown Witness 56.5 Ben Melham
2. $2.30 Catchy 58.5 Craig Williams
3. $13.00 Ploverset 56.5 Regan Bayliss

then followed
4. $12.00 She’S So High 55.0 Michael Dee
5. $26.00 Seannie 56.5 Dwayne Dunn
6. $9.00 Brook Magic 55.0 Damien Oliver
7. $26.00 Undoubtable Miss 56.5 Ryan Maloney
8. $15.00 Arctic Angel 56.5 Damian Lane
9. $51.00 I'll Have A Bit 57.5 Ben Thompson

Margins: 0.2 len, 2.25 len
Time: 1:05.60

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Quezette Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Crown Witness Catchy Ploverset 1:05.6
2016 I Am A Star Leotie Athena Lass 1:05.0
2015 Petits Filous Jalan Jalan Miss Gunpowder 1:03.1
2014 Sabatini Royal Snitzel Novel Dancer 1:04.2
2013 Kiss A Rose Metastasio Chloe In Paris 1:02.7
2012 Elite Elle Agueda Ephemera 1:05.0
2011 Satin Shoes Metonymy Mosheen 1:04.2