At 2000 metres around the South Australian Jockey Club’s Morphettville Racecourse, the Australasian Oaks is the shortest Oaks race on the Australian racing calendar for three-year-old fillies at set weights.
The uniquely “Australasian” titled race pays $320,000 to the winner, while the runner up spot is worth $85,000 and third place receives $40,000. Total prize money up for grabs is $500,000 and pays out down to tenth (10th) place.
The Auraria Stakes in Adelaide is the main lead up to the Oaks but many have come from obscure avenues to capture it.
In recent times, Zarita (2008) and Gallica (2009) won the Kewney Stakes over a mile at Flemington before winning the Oaks.
While, champion Australian three-year-old Delicacy (2015) won the WATC Derby at Ascot before landing her maiden Group One.
And more ambiguously, Abbey Marie (2016) won a rank and file three-year-old fillies benchmark 70 over 1440 metres before taking out the aforementioned feature at just start three.
Traditionally held on the first day of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival, the same day as the Group One Robert Sangster Stakes for fillies and mares, the day is marketed as “Oaks and Ladies Day”.
Since 2002, hoops Damien Oliver, Greg Childs and Luke Nolen have won the race twice. Since 2006, trainers Phillip Stokes and Darren Weir have two each also.
May 4, 2019
Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival
3YO – Set Weights
Total stakes: $500,000 (AUD)
Have you backed the favourite in the 2019 Australasian Oaks and want to know how you can watch the big race?
The 2019 Australasian Oaks is scheduled to be run on 4th of May at 3:26pm so sign up to any of the compatible online bookmakers below and stream the race for free!
|2019||Princess Jenni||D Oliver||56||D Brideoake||$3.30|
|2018||Sopressa||H Coffey||56||D Weir||$6.50|
|2017||Egg Tart||K McEvoy||56||C Waller||$3.00|
|2016||Abbey Marie||L Nolen||56||M Kent||$7.00|
|2015||Delicacy||P Hall||56||G Williams||$7.00|
|2014||May'S Dream||B Rawiller||56||D Weir||$3.20|
|2013||Maybe Discreet||D Tourneur||56||P Stokes||$6.50|
|2012||Invest||P Mertens||56||C Conners||$8.00|
|2011||Lights Of Heaven||L Nolen||56||P Moody||$2.50|
|2010||Small Minds||D Holland||56||J Thompson||$26.00|
|2009||Gallica||C Newitt||56||M Price||$2.00|
|2008||Zarita||G Childs||56||J Hyland||-|
|2007||Anamato||M Rodd||56||D Hayes||-|
|2006||Marju Snip||S Arnold||55||P Stokes||-|
|2005||Irish Darling||P Harvey||55||L Cooper||-|
|2004||Rinky Dink||G Childs||55||R Hore-Lacy||-|
|2003||Sound Action||W Hokai||55||R Maguire||-|
|2002||Tully Thunder||D Oliver||55||R McDonald||-|
|2001||Tempest Morn||J Cassidy||55||G Waterhouse||-|
|2000||Grand Echezeaux||C Williams||55||D Freedman||-|
|1999||Episode||D Oliver||55||D Hall||-|
|1998||La Volta||D Brereton||55||C Alderson||-|
|1997||Minegold||A Matthews||55||L Macdonald||-|
|1996||Leica Smile||D Brereton||55||P Hayes||-|
|1995||Yelgun Dawn||M Clarke||55||P Tennent||-|
|1994||Tristalove||S Marshall||55||D Hayes||-|
|1993||Our Tristalight||S King||55||B Cummings||-|
|1992||Gatherneaux||D Nikolic||55||D Freedman||-|
|1991||Mannerism||D Oliver||55||D Freedman||-|
|1990||Belle Chanson||A Clarke||55||D Hayes||-|
|1989||Stapleton Lass||L Maund||56||B Cummings||-|
|1988||Imposera||G Hall||55||R Mcdonald||-|
|1987||Send Me An Angel||J Courtney||55||C Hayes||-|
|1986||Miss Clipper||J Letts||55||D Freedman||-|
|1985||Centaurea||L Piggott||55||R Mcdonald||-|
|1984||Use The Space||R Heffernan||55||G Hanlon||-|
|1983||Royal Regatta||J Letts||55||B Cummings||-|
When is the 2019 Australasian Oaks? May 4 is the day that the Australasian Oaks will be run. It is usually held on the same day as the Robert Sangster Stakes.
How long is the Australasian Oaks? At 2000 metres, it is the shortest of all Oaks races in Australia.
Where is the 2019 Australasian Oaks? Morphettville Racecourse is the stage for the Australasian Oaks and has traditionally always been the home of the race.
Who won the 2018 Australasian Oaks? The Darren Weir-trained Sopressa won the Oaks in 2018 to gift Harry Coffey his maiden Group One success as a jockey.
Who won the 2017 Australasian Oaks? Egg Tart won Australasian Oaks in 2017 before going on to win the Queensland Oaks under Kerrin McEvoy for master trainer Chris Waller.
What is the prize money for the Australasian Oaks? $500,000 is available for connections who participate in the Australasian Oaks. The victress claims $320,000 for her connections.
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