The Australasian Oaks 2017, also registered as the Schweppes Oaks, is a Group 1 race run over 2000m at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide. Held in May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, the set weight race is open to three-year-old fillies and runs on Robert Sangster Stakes Day.
Offering $500,000 in prize money the Australasian Oaks is also a nice lead-up to the Queensland Oaks held in Brisbane during the winter carnival in June and the key Schweppes Oaks lead-up is the Group 3 Schweppervescence Auraria Stakes (1800m) held at Morphettville in late April.
The 2017 Australasian Oaks will be run on May 6, 2017.
|Date:||May 6, 2017|
|Track:||Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide|
|Race Type:||3YO Filly Set Weight|
2017 Australasian Oaks Odds
The autumn’s Australasian Schweppes Oaks 2017 odds from Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below as soon as markets on the Group 1 race are open.
2017 Australasian Oaks Field
The Australasian Oaks field features a quality line-up of three-year-old fillies, many eyeing a run in the Queensland Oaks in Brisbane the following month. Plenty of local and interstate-trained fillies take to the Morphettville track in the Schweppes Oaks field, which is released on the Tuesday before the race following nominations the Thursday prior.
The official Australasian Oaks 2017 field is set for release on Tuesday May 2, 2017 and will be published in full below.
2016 Australasian Oaks Nominations
The official Australasian Schweppes Oaks 2017 nominations close on Thursday April 27, 2017 and will be available right here as soon as announced by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC).
The 2017 Schweppes Oaks Nominations are now out with 28 three-year-old fillies making up the early entries including the Darren Weir-trained favourite Kenedna coming off back-to-back black-type wins at the Morphettville track.
|#||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|
Australasian Oaks History
The Australasian Oaks is a relatively new race which was first held in 1982. The first winner of the race was Rose Of Kingston, the dam to Melbourne Cup winner Kingston Rule. The race is known for producing great staying horses with many going on to place well in the Caulfield Cup. 2008 winner Zarita went on to beat the colts and geldings in the Group 1 SA Derby (2500m), which is held during the same carnival.
Plenty of nice types have won the race including Lights Of Heaven (2011) and Delicacy (2015) who came off wins in the WA Oaks and WA Derby, and who also won that year’s SA Derby.
Australasian Oaks Results since 2000
|1st||Abbey Marie||2 minutes 04.1 seconds|
|3rd||C’est Beau La Vie|
|1st||Delicacy||2 minutes 03.3 seconds|
|1st||May’s Dream||2 minutes 04.85 seconds|
|1st||Maybe Discreet||2 minutes 07.02 seconds|
|1st||Invest||2 minutes 06.93 seconds|
|2nd||Our Miss Jones|
|1st||Lights Of Heaven||2 minutes 05.3 seconds|
|1st||Small Minds||2 minutes 06.4 seconds|
|2nd||No Evidence Needed|
|1st||Gallica||2 minutes 3.8 seconds|
|3rd||Miss Lily Rose|
|1st||Zarita||2 minutes 4.3 seconds|
|2nd||Moment In Time|
|3rd||Queen Of Queens|
|1st||Anamato||2 minutes 2.2 seconds|
|1st||Marju Snip||2 minutes 4.4 seconds|
|1st||Irish Darling||2 minutes 4.4 seconds|
|1st||Rinky Dink||2 minutes 4.3 seconds|
|2nd||Star Of Grechen|
|1st||Sound Action||2 minutes 5.1 seconds|
|1st||Tully Thunder||2 minutes 3.3 seconds|
|1st||Tempest Morn||2 minutes 7.1 seconds|
|2nd||South Sea Pearl|
|1st||Grand Echezeaux||2 minutes 4.3 seconds|