See the 2020 Quezette Stakes Preview and Results.
The race was first held in 1992 over 1200m at Sandown Park racecourse and was won by Minsky Lass. In 2006 the distance was reduced to 1100m and has remained at that distance. It was upgraded from a Listed to a Group 3 race in 2013 and has been run at Caulfield in 1997 and from 2002 onwards, while in the other years it was held at Sandown Park.
The sprint is restricted to three-year-old fillies and often attracts those that may have already had some success as a two-year-olds and are returning from a spell. The race is named after Quezette who won seven races as a two-year-old in the 1960’s. It is held on Group 2 P B Lawrence Stakes day where the other Group 3 event on the program is the Vain Stakes which is the equivalent race for colts and geldings. The program also includes the Listed Regal Roller Stakes for horse four-year-old and up who may be aiming towards The Everest.
Successful runners in the Quezette Stakes may go on to the Group 3 HDF McNeill Stakes over 1200m, the Group 2 Thousand Guineas prelude over 1400m, the Group 1 Thousand Guineas over 1600m or the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes over 1200m.