The Crown Oaks Day is the third day of the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington. Aside from the exciting racing that takes place on the track, Oaks day has long been renowned as Ladies Day. The Fashions on the Field competition that takes place each year is now extremely popular with racegoers and brings out the best in Ladies fashion.
- Race Type: Group 1
- Distance: 2,500 metres
- Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
- Date: Thursday, 9 November 2017
The ‘Oaks’ were first run in 1861 and despite being held on a work day, Crown Oaks Day has become one of the more popular crowd events on the Australian Horse Racing Calendar. The feature race of the day is the Group 1 Crown Oaks for three year old fillies. The race is run over 2500m and now offers over $1 million in prize money.
2017 Crown Oaks Final Field & Odds:
See below for all the latest Crown Oaks odds plus final field.‘Odds not currently available’
2017 Crown Oaks Preview & Tips:
Track: Good Weather: Fine
There are only 12 fillies running in the $1,000,000 Kennedy Oaks. Six of them had their last start in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes over 2000m, and two of them had their last start in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase over 2040m. The short-priced favourite is Aloisia who won the Moonee Valley Vase by 3.5 lengths and won the Thousand Guineas at the start before. Second favourite is Ethereal Stakes winner Pinot who won that race well after a big win in the Oaks Trial. Third favourite is Wakeful Stakes winner Luvaluva who looks ready for the distance.
Rimraam followed 2nd in the Ethereal Stakes with a close 3rd in the Wakeful. Reliable Dame ran a solid 4th in the 3YO Geelong Classic after a Ballarat maiden win. Hiyaam was 1.5 lengths 4th in the Wakeful while Bring Me Roses was a disappointing 12th in that race after a big win in the Edward Manifold Stakes the start before. The other 5 runners are all over 50 to 1 and are all still maidens.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|1 Aloisia||1 Aloisia||1 Aloisia|
|4 Pinot||4 Pinot||2 Luvaluva|
|5 Rimraam||2 Luvaluva||3 Bring Me Roses|
|2 Luvaluva||6 Hiyaam||4 Pinot|
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Previous Crown Oaks Winners:
|2017||Pinot||Bring Me Roses||Hiyaam (NZ)|
|2016||Lasqueti Spirit||Harlow Gold||Eleonora|
|2014||Set Square||Thunder Lady||Golconda|
|2011||Mosheen||Dowager Queen||Roma Giaconda|
|2008||Samantha Miss||Miss Scarlatti||Allez Wonder|
|2007||Arapaho Miss||Serious Speed||Marjorie|
|2006||Miss Finland||Tuesday Joy||Anamato|
|2005||Serenade Rose||Florica Danica||Empress Lily|
|2004||Hollow Bullet||Kylikwong||Storm Alert|
|2003||Special Harmony||Dane Belltar||Timbourina|
|2001||Magical Miss||Manang||Li Lo Lill|
|2000||Lovelorn||Lan Kwai Fong||Lolita Star|