The race is a traditional launching pad for horses heading for the longer winter carnival races. In 2019 15 horses were nominated for the race and 10 of them were trained by Chris Waller.
The history of the race is hard to trace as the name has changed significantly over the years, but in 1965 it was a Principal race over 11 furlongs (about 2200m) called the QTC Sir Winston Churchill Stakes when it was won by Bore Head. In 1982 the name was the QTC Eagle Farm Stakes and it 2005 it became the Peter Gallagher Stakes. The Tails Stakes name began in 2011.
After being held in April 2023 it is also being held in December 2023 as the timing of the race is changed.
Last mare to win: With A Promise (2018)
Fastest time (1600m): Single Gaze (2017) 1:35:96
Interesting trivia: Race not held in 2020 as it was one of the races lost due to programming changes because of Covid-19.
Past winners of the Tails Quality
Winners of past Tails Qualitys include horses that go on to win major spring races.