The 2017 Australasian Oaks, also known as the Schweppes Oaks, is a Group 1 race that is held at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide in early May each year. Run over a distance of 2,000 metres, the Australasian Oaks is worth $500,000 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.
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).
2017 Australasian Oaks Field
2017 Australasian Oaks Nominations
The Australasian Oaks was last run on Saturday, April 24, 2016 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 2017 Australasian Oaks are published below.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||589×317223||ANA ROYALE||F||3||Stuart Webb||68|
|2||45510||ATOMIC KITTEN||F||3||Brent Stanley||60|
|3||2131×7923||CEYLON (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||66|
|4||321827130||DOMESTICATED||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||67|
|5||431×111||EGG TART||F||3||Chris Waller||78|
|6||11562×3434||HARLOW GOLD (NZ)||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||94|
|7||788×210930||JUST VICTORIA||F||3||Cheryl Roberts||58|
|9||02×3231||LILYMORN (NZ)||F||3||Michael Moroney||63|
|10||435149×700||MOQUEEN||F||3||Anthony & Edward Cummings||71|
|11||43x5438x19||NINA PEAK||F||3||Robbie Laing||61|
|13||43x451x311||OKLAHOMA GIRL||F||3||Chris Waller||76|
|14||21135×7347||PRETTY PUNK||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||73|
|15||154230||SAVVY DREAMS (NZ)||F||3||Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen||–|
|16||6520×18343||SEBRING DREAM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||76|
|17||6x911x714||SEDANZER||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||73|
|18||25x87x152||SHENANDOAH (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||62|
|19||52316×5776||SMART AS YOU THINK||F||3||John McArdle||79|
|20||4213×25185||SOMETHING MORE||F||3||Jon O’connor||72|
|22||0424113286||STAR PATRIOT||F||3||Todd Balfour||64|
|23||3045×34211||SWORD OF LIGHT||F||3||Mathew Ellerton||84|
|24||44122×68||TIFFANY’S LASS||F||3||Danny Laws||65|
|25||9444×13231||TOFFEE NOSE||F||3||Danny O’Brien||75|
|26||41||WHITE LADY||F||3||Mick Price||62|
|27||6×5141||WINKELMANN (NZ)||F||3||Danny O’Brien||66|
|28||610×222022||WITH A BIT OF DASH||F||3||Chris Bieg||74|
Past Winners & Results
Here you will find a list of winners and past results for the Australasian Oaks since the year 2000.
|2017||1 Egg Tart||2 Kenedna||3 Ana Royale||2:04.3|
|2016||1 Abbey Marie||2 Silent Edition||3 C’est Beau La Vie||2:03.3|
|2015||1 Delicacy||2 Fenway||3 Bahamas||2:03.3|
|2014||1 May’s Dream||2 Star Fashion||3 Scratchy Bottom||2:04.8|
|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|