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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 2016 Quezette Stakes was won by I Am A Star from Leotie with Athena Lass 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 Stakes 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
2016 Winner: I Am A Star

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.

I Am A Star (2016) resumed from a spell to win this race in exciting fashion and recent Quezette Stakes winners include Petits Filous (2015) and Sabatini (2014).

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Kiss A Rose (2013) finished runner-up in the Gr2 Danehill Stakes at Flemington after winning this race while Eclair Big Bang (3rd in 2013) went on 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.

2016 Quezette Stakes result

1. $6.50 I Am A Star 56.5 Steven King
2. $11.00 Leotie 55.0 Chris Parnham
3. $10.00 Athena Lass 55.0 Cory Parish

then followed
4. $20.00 Najmaat 55.0 Mark Zahra
5. $8.00 Sword Of Light 57.5 Damian Lane
6. $17.00 Selenia 56.5 Jye McNeil
7. $51.00 She's Positive 56.5 Steven Arnold
8. $12.00 Merriest 55.0 Damien Oliver
9. $11.00 Hot Dipped 56.5 Dwayne Dunn
10. $8.50 Conscious 55.0 Stephen Baster
11. $31.00 Miss Linlithgow 55.0 Ms Linda Meech
12. $9.50 Concealer 57.5 Craig Williams
13. $5.50 Modern Wonder 56.5 Daniel Moor

Margins: 0.2L, 0.1L
Time: 1:05.03

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Quezette Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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