Australasian Oaks (Schweppes Oaks)

  • Date: Saturday April 25, 2015
  • Racecourse: Morphettville
  • Race Distance: 2,000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $350,000

2014 Australasian Oaks (Schweppes Oaks) News

Zahra and Fontein Ruby to team up again in the Australasian Oaks

Zahra and Fontein Ruby to team up again in the Australasian Oaks

Melbourne based jockey Mark Zahra will team up again with Robert Smerdon‘s dynamic filly Fontein Ruby in the Group 1 $600,000 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Mark Zahra will partner Fontein Ruby in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks at Morphettville. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell

Zahra missed Fontein Ruby’s last start win in the …

The 2015 Australasian Oaks, also known as the Schweppes Oaks, is a Group 1 race that is held at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide in April each year. Run over a distance of 2,000 metres, the Australasian Oaks is worth $400,000 in prize money. The Australasian Oaks is run under set weight conditions and is open to three-year-old fillies only. The Australasian Oaks is held on the same day as the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes and the Group 3 The Janz.

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The first Australasian Oaks was run in 1982 when it was won by the talented Rose Of Kingston. It is the premier middle distance race for three-year-old fillies during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival. The set-weight conditions of the race mean that the better runners are given every chance to win against their lesser rivals. Horses that perform well in the Australasian Oaks often go on to run in the Group 3 SA Oaks and the Group 1 SA Derby. The Australasian Oaks usually attracts a predominantly local field of runners, as well as one or two three-year-old fillies who have travelled there after a successful Melbourne or Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Notable winners of the Australasian Oaks include Centaurea (1985), Imposera (1988), Belle Chanson (1990), Mannerism (1991), Tristalove (1994), Leica Smile (1996), Episode (1999), Tully Thunder (2002), Rinky Dink (2004), Anamato (2007), Zarita (2008), Gallica (2009) and Lights Of Heaven (2011).

2015 Australasian Oaks Nominations

The Australasian Oaks was last run on Saturday, April 26, 2014 and May’s Dream was the winner. The race does attract both fillies from SA and interstate.
The combination of interstate form lines has proven to be a tricky assignment for punters.
The nominations for the 2015 Australasian Oaks are published below.

No Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 FENWAY Lee & Shannon Hope 1 56kg 102
2 FONTEIN RUBY Robert Smerdon 2 56kg 94
3 DELICACY Grant Williams 3 56kg 90
4 WINE TALES Chris Waller 4 56kg 85
5 BALLET SUITE Chris Waller 5 56kg 80
6 FITOCRACY Jon O’Connor 6 56kg 75
7 KANSAS SUNFLOWER (NZ) Luke Oliver 7 56kg 72
8 UNGRATEFUL ELLEN Robert Smerdon 8 56kg 71
9 CHOIX DE MAIA (NZ) Pat Carey 9 56kg 68
10 CATHY’S MARK Nigel Blackiston 10 56kg 66
11 HIPSTER GIRL Jason Warren 11 56kg 65
12 JURASOUND David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 12 56kg 77
13 SEA SPRAY John Moloney 13 56kg 74
14 LADY SHARAPOVA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 14 56kg 69
15 NOT A HAPPY CAMPER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 15 56kg 68
16 REDASUN Greg Eurell 16 56kg 68
17 BAHAMAS Dan O’Sullivan 17 56kg 68
18 TRY YOUR BEST (NZ) Phillip Stokes 18 56kg 68
19 SEBRELLA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 19 56kg 66
20 SNOW SECRET (NZ) Shaune Ritchie 20 56kg 66
21 COACHELLA (NZ) Phillip Stokes 21 56kg 65
22 RATHER HEROIC Darren Weir 22 56kg 65
23 REGAL MAGNUS Daniel Clarken 23 56kg 65
24 FINDA FITTER FILLY John & Chris Ledger 24 56kg 63
25 KEEP THE KLASS (NZ) Darren Weir 25 56kg 62
26 INTO THE MIST Tony McEvoy 26 56kg 62
27 ARIANNE (NZ) Pat Hyland 27 56kg 62
28 FAIR AND EQUITABLE (NZ) Ken Keys 28 56kg 62
29 BAJA MOON Patrick Payne 29 56kg 61
30 PATTINI Mark Kavanagh 30 56kg 61
31 OKAHU BAY Phillip Stokes 31 56kg 61
32 MONOPOLE Tony McEvoy 32 56kg 60
33 DE LAGO HERIZ Lloyd Kennewell 33 56kg 58
34 KIWI COLLEEN (NZ) Andrew Noblet 34 56kg 57
35 ZARALILY Heath Conners 35 56kg 57
36 MISS ELLA JAY Nick Smart 36 56kg 57
37 PRIDE OF AMERICA Claudette Rose 37 56kg 56
38 BLUE SMOKE Patrick Payne 38 56kg 54

Past Winners & Results

Here you will find a list of winners and past results for the Australasian Oaks since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2014 1 May’s Dream 2 Star Fashion 3 Scratchy Bottom 2:04.85
2013 1 Maybe Discreet 2 Grand Daughter 3 La Zuma 2:07.0
2012 1 Invest 2 Our Miss Jones 3 Essence 2:06.9
2011 1 Lights Of Heaven 2 Absolutely 3 Southern Speed 2:05.3
2010 1 Small Minds 2 No Evidence Needed 3 Ipioga 2:06.4
2009 1 Gallica 2 Estee 3 Miss Lily Rose 2:03.8
2008 1 Zarita 2 Moment In Time 3 Queen Of Queens 2:04.3
2007 1 Anamato 2 Cancanelle 3 Devil Moon 2:02.2
2006 1 Marju Snip 2 Zenarta 3 Fanciful Bella 2:04.4
2005 1 Irish Darling 2 Kylikwong 3 Hveger 2:04.4
2004 1 Rinky Dink 2 Star Of Grechen 3 Dane Belltar 2:04.3
2003 1 Sound Action 2 Milanova 3 Great Anna 2:05.1
2002 1 Tully Thunder 2 Shes Archie 3 Arboretum 2:03.3
2001 1 Tempest Morn 2 South Sea Pearl 3 Glitzy Guru 2:07.1
2000 1 Grand Echezeaux 2 Umaline 3 Porto Roca 2:04.3