Australian Oaks

Australian Oaks

The Championships Day 2 – Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2023
Location: Royal Randwick, Sydney
Prize Money: $1,000,000
Distance: 2400m

The Australian Oaks is run under set weight conditions (56kg) and is only open to three year old fillies, making it one of the richest races of its type in the world.

Being such a unique event, the ATC Oaks attracts the best fillies from around the country and even some overseas visitors have graced the Randwick turf in search of Oaks glory.

Some of more well-known winners of the ATC Australian Oaks include Verry Elleegant (2019), Royal Descent (2012), Triscay (1991) and Republic Lass (2002).

2022 Australian Oaks betting odds

Markets for the 2023 Australian Oaks are currently unavailable.

Best bookies for betting on the Australian Oaks

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Australian Oaks betting guide

The Australian Oaks has been a Kiwis’ race in recent times. Aside from Hungry Hearts win in 2021 and Unforgotten’s 2018 win, New Zealanders had won four-straight Oaks titles. Verry Elleegant then came out in 2019 to claim the race, to give the kiwis a fifth win in seven years.

If a key elect is coming across the Tasman for the race, more often than not they will be highly competitive.

The strongest form race for the ATC Oaks is clearly the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes held at Rosehill a fortnight prior over 2000m. In the past 12 years, six horses have gone on to do the Vinery Stud Stakes – ATC Oaks double.

It is worth noting that it may pay to take on the favourite in the race, as only 29% off favourites have managed to take out the event since 1980.

It is certainly no disadvantage to be drawn between barriers 1-5, with those barrier provided 21 winners since 1990.

2022 Australian Oaks result

1stEl Patroness ($26.00)
2ndGypsy Goddess ($1.70)
3rdGin Martini ($12.20)

Recent Australian Oaks results

  • Having been a picture of consistency in Melbourne, the Danny O’Brien-trained El Patroness smashed her rivals in the 2022 ATC Oaks. Having stalked the speed throughout under a picture perfect ride from Damian Lane, El Patroness hit the lead early in the home straight and kept going under Frosty, going on to win by 2.5 lengths back to market fancy Gypsy Goddess. It was the filly’s first start at the top level and didn’t she handle it with great aplomb?!
  • Chris Waller has described Hungry Heart as a special filly after she outclassed her opponents to give Kerrin McEvoy his first Group 1 Australian Oaks victory at Randwick. Her triumph was another masterful feat by Sydney’s dominant trainer, who prepared her for a Golden Slipper campaign as a juvenile and nursed back her confidence after a winless spring. In a slowly run race, McEvoy settled Hungry Heart within striking distance and she surged to the front and quickly had the race in her keeping to score by 1.25 lengths from the fast-finishing Duais and Bargain.
  • Having won the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes a week prior in similar conditions, Colette produced a similar turn of foot as she did the week prior to dominate the ATC Oaks. Remarkably the same trifecta across the line in the Adrian Knox Stakes was the same trifecta across the line in the Australian Oaks. Collete’s win the Oaks was her first attempt at Group 1 level, and her win certainly showed she belongs at the level.
  • Verry Elleegant was an easing favourite in the Australian Oaks but the punters that kept the faith were rewarded with a sensational win. The Kiwi travelled well in transit and when produced took a while to settle but once she straightened she put pay to them, recording a dominant win.
  • Unforgotten came into the Australian Oaks as a key market elect and punters would have been extremely confident after the horse got a strong run in transit. Fellow favourite Hiyaam skipped away heading into the straight but Unforgotten quickly gobbled it up and streaked away.
  • The Kiwis were back at it again when Bonneval won the Oaks for trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman. The Makfi filly was travelling perfectly throughout the run and jockey Hugh Bowman was just sweating on the favourite throughout the run. It quickly gathered in the two leaders in the concluding stages for another top class victory for the New Zealand runners during the Sydney autumn. Read report here.
  • Sofia Rose, for New Zealand trainer Stephen Marsh and jockey Hugh Bowman, was too good for Ambience and Believe, but it was a fall that stole the show. Kathy O’Hara fell from Single Gaze after the horse clipped the horse in front. It then looked like O’Hara was under the horse. It would be several months until she returned to the saddle. It was a huge win for Bowman who rode four winners during The Championships, with Sofia Rose, a $4.80 shot, one of the highlights. Ambience ($41) and Believe ($61) defied their long odds. Read full report.
  • Gust Of Wind ($17) upset a star studded field which included the soon to be sensation Winx ($2.80), which finished second, and early race leader Candelara, which held on for third. Tye Angland rode the winner beautifully and timed a run to perfection in just the horse’s fifth start. Ironically Angland was meant to ride Thunder Lady, Gust Of Wind’s stablemate before being dumped prior to the race.
  • Rising Romance ($6) notched up a win for the Kiwis with a super-impressive display. After a disappointing showing in the Vinery Stud Stakes weeks earlier, Rising Romance, with James McDonald in the saddle, proved too strong for second placed Zanbagh ($7.50), and favourite Lucia Valentina ($2.10), who had got back to last before producing a nice run home.
  • Royal Descent, trained by Chris Waller, had been in doubt because of the heavy conditions at Randwick, but connections opted to run it and it proved to be the right decision. Royal Descent began to work its way into the race at about the 1200m mark, eventually joining the leaders on the straight after find a gap down the inside. Dear Demi finished second, while Gondokoro ran on well to finish third.
  • Guy Walter guided Streama to the Australian Oaks, his third win in the race for fillies. Expertly guided by Hugh Bowman, Streama got well back, but showed class to overhaul leaders Alivana Tilde and Thy, who fought on for the minor placings.

Past Australian Oaks winners

Australian Oaks Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2022 El Patroness Damian Lane Danny O’Brien
2021 Hungry Heart Kerrin McEvoy Chris Waller
2020 Colette Glen Boss James Cummings
2019 Verry Elleegant James McDonald Chris Waller
2018 Unforgotten Hugh Bowman Chris Waller
2017 Bonneval Hugh Bowman Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
2016 Sofia Rosa Hugh Bowman Stephen Marsh
2015 Gust Of Wind Tye Angland John Sargent
2014 Rising Romance James McDonald Donna Logan
2013 Royal Descent Nash Rawiller Chris Waller
2012 Streama Hugh Bowman Guy Walter
2011 Absolutely Brad Rawiller Michael Kent
2010 Once Were Wild Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse
2009 Daffodil Hugh Bowman Kevin Gray
2008 Heavenly Glow Robert Thompson Allan Denham
2007 Rena’s Lady Michael Rodd Gary Portelli
2006 Serenade Rose Glen Boss Lee Freedman
2005 Dizelle Corey Brown John Hawkes
2004 Wild Iris Larry Cassidy Guy Walter
2003 Sunday Joy Lenny Beasley Gai Waterhouse
2002 Republic Lass Glen Boss Guy Walter
2001 Rose Archway Brian York Clarry Conners
2000 Coco Cobanna Shane Dye Gai Waterhouse

Australian Oaks winners pre-2000

Australian Oaks Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Grand Archway
1998 On Air
1997 Danendri
1996 Kenbelle
1995 Circles Of Gold
1994 Alcove
1993 Mahaya
1992 My Brilliant Star
1991 Triscay
1990 Domino
1989 Research
1988 Savana City
1987 Bounding Away
1986 Just Now
1985 Our Sophia
1984 La Souvronne
1983 Starzaan
1982 Sheraco
1981 November Rain
1980 Lowan Star
1979 Valley Of Georgia
1978 Invade
1977 Surround
1976 How Now
1975 Sufficient
1974 Leilani
1973 Analie
1972 Gossiper
1971 Waikiki
1970 Gay Poss
1969 Flying Fable
1968 Lowland
1967 Famer’s Daughter
1966 Dual Quest
1965 Light Fingers
1964 Jane Hero
1963 Arctic Star
1962 Indian Summer
1961 Wenona Girl
1960 Pique
1959 Chicola
1958 Gay Satin
1957 Sandara
1956 Evening Peal
1955 Sabah
1954 Edelweiss
1953 Waterlady
1952 Wayside Bloom
1951 True Course
1950 Elusive
1949 Persist
1948 Jalna
1947 Sweet Chime
1946 Rose Bay
1945 Ribbon
1944 Flight
1943 Flying Shuttle
1942 Whisper Low
1941 Session
1940 Climax
1939 Early Bird
1938 Sweet Myra
1937 Sal Volatile
1936 Cereza
1935 Limyris
1934 Leila Vale
1933 Roman Spear
1932 Gallantic
1931 Tantrum
1930 Gay Ballerina
1929 Loquacious
1928 Justify
1927 Persuasion
1926 Valicare
1925 Meenah
1924 Valdoona
1923 All Wheat
1922 Vodka
1921-1895 Race Not Held
1894 Acmena
1893 Bessie Macarthy
1892 Trieste
1891 Corvette
1890 Prelude
1889 Spice
1888 Pearlshell
1887 Lava
1886 Tamarisk/Crossfire
1885 Uralla

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