The Championships Day 2 – Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, April 13, 2024|
|Location:||Royal Randwick Racecourse – Sydney, Australia|
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).
2024 Australian Oaks betting odds
Markets for the 2024 Australian Oaks are currently unavailable.
Best bookies for betting on the Australian Oaks
The Australian Oaks is just one of many feature races held during The Championships in Sydney.
The following bookies are the ones the team at Horsebetting.com.au bet at and trust implicitly. You can follow the table to individual reviews and to claim great sign-up specials.
Latest Australian Oaks News
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 13 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.
2024 Australian Oaks Final Field
Horsebetting.com.au will update this page when the 2024 Australian Oaks field is released.
Previous Australian Oaks Fields
Many a superstar has gone on to win the Australian Oaks. Check out the last two fields here.
No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Pennyweka Jim Wallace Damian Lane 11 56kg 2 Pavitra Richard & Will Freedman James McDonald 2 56kg 3 Fireburn Gary Portelli Tyler Schiller 4 56kg 4 Polygon Lance Noble Brett Prebble 5 56kg 5 Arts Edward Cummings Hugh Bowman 10 56kg 6 Pierossa Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 7 56kg 7 Soul Choice Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 56kg 8 So Dazzling John Sargent Joao Moreira 15 56kg 9 Byron Belle John Sargent Kerrin McEvoy 8 56kg 10 Premise John O’Shea Tom Marquand 6 56kg 11 Mountain Guest John Sargent John Allen 9 56kg 12 Frankie’s Me Dad Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Brenton Avdulla 3 56kg 13 Jolted John Sargent Tom Sherry 14 56kg 14 Stormy Witness Danny Williams Robbie Dolan 12 56kg 15 Fay’s Angels Karen Owen Reece Jones 13 56kg No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 Hinged Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 10 56kg 2 Gypsy Goddess David Vandyke William Pike 11 56kg 3 Biscayne Bay Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 5 56kg 4 Honeycreeper James Cummings Hugh Bowman 15 56kg 5 Le Villi Kris Lees Damien Oliver 14 56kg 6 El Patroness Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 2 56kg 7 Hope In Your Heart Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 17 56kg 8 Gin Martini John Sargent Robbie Dolan 6 56kg 9 Pink Ivory John Sargent James McDonald 9 56kg 10 Charity Spirit Gary Portelli Alysha Collett 12 56kg 11 Hardly Sweet Greg Eurell Kerrin McEvoy 4 56kg 12 Lekvarte Joseph Pride Jay Ford 13 56kg 13 Secret Glamour Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3 56kg 14 Commando Drift Pat Carey Fred Kersley 7 56kg 15 Velvet Lady John Ramsey Grant Buckley 18 56kg 16 Mauricently Kris Lees Craig Williams 1 56kg 17 Chance Reward Neil Foley Winona Costin 16 56kg 18 Youthfull Brad Widdup Brock Ryan 8 56kg
2023 Australian Oaks result
Recent Australian Oaks results
- Having brained her rivals in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks, the Jim Wallace-trained Pennyweka destroyed her rivals in the Group 1 Australian Oaks. The three-year-old Kiwi filly was forced to travel three wide the trip, but the fact she had cover throughout proved beneficial late on. Damian Lane was sitting like a statue on the filly when turning for home and despite being challenged 200m out from home by eventual runner-up So Dazzling, the filly found another gear that her rivals could not match to win going away from her rivals to win by 1.75 lengths over the 2400m. Saturday’s win handed Damian Lane a second straight win in the race, having partnered Danny O’Brien’s El Patroness to glory in the race 12 months prior. Pennyweka became the fourth favourite to win the Group 1 staying race for fillies in the past six years, following in the footsteps of Verry Elleegant, Unforgotten and Bonneval.
- 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|
|2023||Pennyweka||Damian Lane||Jim Wallace|
|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|
|1995||Circles Of Gold|
|1992||My Brilliant Star|
|1979||Valley Of Georgia|
|1921-1895||Race Not Held|