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.
|Date:||Saturday 19th August 2017|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo Fillies - Set Weights + Penalty|
|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.
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).
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.
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
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
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|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|