The Bobbie Lewis Quality is a 1200m Group 2 race held at Flemington racecourse in Victoria. The prize pool for the handicap race is $200,000 and it is for horses aged four and older.
The 2020 edition of the Bobbie Lewis Quality will be on Saturday, September 12, 2020, the same day as the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes.
Zoutori won the 1200m Group 2 in 2019 in convincing fashion, beating out Parsifal and 2018 winner Dothraki. It was a good result for plenty of punters, as Zoutori was relatively well-backed heading into the race.
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The very first Bobbie Lewis Quality was held in 1974 and was won by Citadel. Since then a number of well-known horses have claimed victory in the race, including Chautauqua, Redkirk Warrior, Hareeba and Placid Ark.
The race is named after legendary jockey Bob Lewis. No jockey has won more Victorian Derbies or Victorian Oaks than Lewis, and in 2002 he was inducted into the Victorian racing Hall of Fame.
— Racing.com (@Racing) September 14, 2019
Bobbie Lewis Quality Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||011x77351x||TOFANE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Damien Oliver||3||58kg||113|
|2||342122319x||HELLOVA STREET||Scott Brunton||Jason Maskiell||4||56kg||105|
|3||1336x2400x||ZOUTORI||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Mark Zahra||6||56kg||105|
|4||x1110x820x||THE INEVITABLE||Scott Brunton||Ben Melham||1||55.5kg||104|
|5||055x2308x8||DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR||Tony & Calvin McEvoy||Luke Currie||5||55kg||103|
|6||11x0x16232||GREAT AGAIN||Lindsey Smith||Declan Bates||10||54kg||100|
|7||12128438x4||BOLD STAR||Gordon Richards||Craig Williams||8||54kg||95|
|8||63x848115x||GALAXY RAIDER||Grahame Begg||Teodore Nugent (a)||7||54kg||95|
|9||2114x325x7||BANQUO||Danny O'Brien||Jye McNeil||9||54kg||84|
|10||x1860x1220||ROCK PROPHET||Ray Besanko||Lewis German (a)||2||54kg||72|
Group 1 winner Bon Hoffa is the only horse to win the race in consecutive years, claiming victory in 2007 and 2008. In fact, the 2008 Bobbie Lewis Quality was the last race Bon Hoffa won before being retired in 2009.
In 2019 the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained Zoutori won the Bobbie Lewis Quality in 1:08.37. The only winner in the last 20 years that finished the race faster than Zoutori was “The Grey Flash” himself, Chautauqua back in 2014. He clocked 1:08.11 to claim victory over Temple of Boom and In Cahoots.
BOBBIE LEWIS QUALITY WINNERS
2019 – Zoutori (1:08.37)
2018 – Dothraki (1:09.81)
2017 – Redkirk Warrior (1:09.94)
2016 – Faatinah (1:09.13)
2015 – Churchill Dancer (1:08.86)
2014 – Chautauqua (1:08.11)
2013 – Speediness (1:09.43)
2012 – We’re Gonna Rock (1:10.86)
2011 – Lone Rock (1:08.84)
2010 – Doubtful Jack (1:11.48)