Bobbie Lewis Quality News
Lone Rock won the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington on Saturday September 3, 2011, ahead of previously unbeaten gelding Bel Sprinter. The Robert Smerdon-trainer Lone Rock stole the race away from Bel Sprinter who led the rest of the horse racing field for the majority of the race….
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Bobbie Lewis Quality
Conducted by the Victoria Racing Club, the Bobbie Lewis Quality is a top class Group 3 thoroughbred race held at the picturesque Flemington Racecourse at one of the first feature meetings of the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality is a quality handicap event run over a 1200m sprint distance in early September and is worth a lucrative $200,000 in prizemoney and trophies.
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The race is one of four group status events at Makybe Diva Stakes Day. The headline race of this meeting is the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m), but excellent betting opportunities for punters wanting to get in on the action of the spring season early include the Group 2 Lets Elope Stakes (1400m) for mares and the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds.
Suiting sprinters with experience at Flemington’s ‘Straight Six’ track, the Bobbie Lewis Quality is a good preparatory race for horses heading towards other handicap races during the spring including the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield and the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m).
Citadel won the inaugural Bobbie Lewis Quality when the race was first conducted in 1974.
Originating as a Principal Race, the event gradually moved up in status becoming a Listed event in 1979 and then obtaining its Group 3 listing in 1986.
A number of quality gallopers have won the Bobbie Lewis Quality including Hareeba (1994), Scenic Peak (2001), Titanic Jack (2003) and Swift Alliance (2009).
Below is a list of the recent Bobbie Lewis Quality winners.