The Australasian Oaks is a 2000 metre race for three-year-old fillies under set weight conditions, run by the South Australian Jockey Club. It is held in March, April or May each year at Morphettville on Robert Sangster Stakes Day.
- Race Type: Group 1, 3YO Fillies Set Weights
- Distance: 2,000 metres
- Track: Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide, South Australia
- Date: Saturday 6 May 2017
The Australasian Oaks is a relatively new race on the Australian racing calendar. It was first held in 1982 when Rose Of Kingston claimed victory. Later on she produced a foal called Kingston Rule who became a Melbourne Cup winner. It was a Group 3 race in its first year but became a Group 1 race in 1983.
The Group 3 Auraria Stakes over 1800 metres is often used as a lead-up race to the Australasian Oaks. Fillies with true staying power will go on to contest the Group 3 SA Oaks over 2400 metres a couple of weeks later. These three races form the fillies Triple Crown in Adelaide. The only filly to win all three races was Episode in 1999.
Australasian Oaks Final Field & Odds 2017
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Australasian Oaks Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Soft Weather: Fine
There is a full field of 16 plus 4 emergencies for the $500,000 Schweppes Australasian Oaks. Something More is an early scratching. The early favourite is Kenedna who has won her last 2 starts, including a soft win in the Group 3 Auraria Stakes at this track last outing. Second favourite is Egg Tart who has won her last 4 starts and is a real wet-tracker. Third favourite is Toffee Nose who comes off a 2000m win at Caulfield.
Savvy Dreams was placed in the NZ Oaks and will be highly competitive. Sword Of Light has won her last 2 starts, both over 1600m at Caulfield. Harlow Gold was 4th in the ATC Oaks and always runs well. Sebring Dream was 3rd in the Auraria, while Smart As You Think ran 6th. All other runners are currently 20 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|2 Kenedna||2 Kenedna||2 Kenedna|
|1 Harlow Gold||2 Toffee Nose||5 Egg Tart|
|5 Egg Tart||5 Egg Tart||1 Harlow Gold|
|8 Toffee Nose||6 Savvy Dreams||2 Toffee Nose|
Past winners of the Australasian Oaks:
Two Australasian Oaks winners have gone on to win the Caulfield Cup. Imposera won them both in 1988 while Mannerism won the Oaks in 1991 and the Caulfield Cup in 1992. Although no filly has gone on to win the Melbourne Cup, 2001 winner Tempest Morn finished second in the Queensland Oaks to Ethereal who won the Caulfield-Melbourne Cup double the following season.
Tough staying horses win this event. 2008 winner Zarita went on to beat her male rivals in the South Australian Derby over 2500 metres at the same carnival, while 2007 winner Anamato travelled to North America and ran third in the Group 1 American Oaks over 2000 metres. Centaurea was ridden to a win in 1985 by legendary English jockey Lester Piggott, while Miss Clipper in 1986 gave trainer Lee Freedman his first Group 1 win.
|2017||Egg Tart||Kenedna||Ana Royale|
|2016||Abbey Marie||Silent Sedition||C’est Beau La Vie|
|2014||May’s Dream||Star Fashion||Scratchy Bottom|
|2013||Maybe Discreet||Grand Daughter||La Zuma|
|2012||Invest||Our Miss Jones||Essence|
|2011||Lights Of Heaven||Absolutely||Southern Speed|
|2010||Small Minds||No Evidence Needed||Ipioga|
|2009||Gallica||Estee||Miss Lily Rose|
|2008||Zarita (NZ)||Moment In Time||Queen Of Queens|
|2006||Marju Snip||Zenata||Fanciful Bella|
|2004||Rinky Dink||Star Of Gretchen(NZ)||Dane Belltar|
|2003||Sound Action||Milanova||Great Anna|
|2002||Tully Thunder||She’s Archie||Arboretum|
|2001||Tempest Morn||South Sea Pearl||Glitzy Guru|
|2000||Grand Echezeaux||Umaline||Porta Roca|