Australian Oaks

The Australian Oaks is set to run at Royal Randwick on Day 2 of The Championshipsin April by the season's best 3YO staying fillies.

2020 Australian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #4 Colette
  • 2nd: #7 Toffee Tongue
  • 3rd: #9 Quintessa



The ATC Australian Oaks, also referred to as the ATC Oaks, is a Group 1 race for the best three-year-old staying fillies in the country. Held annually one week after the Australian Derby, the Australian Oaks is a 2400m classic race held at Royal Randwick Racecourse. As a set weights race, all entrants carry 56kg with $1 million in total prize money on offer.

The 2020 Australian Oaks prizemoney was reduced to $500,000 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Australian Oaks takes place during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is held on one of the carnival’s biggest Group 1 race days. Conducted on the second Saturday in April on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ the ATC Oaks is one of four Group 1 races on the card. The meeting also features the lucrativeGroup 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), the Group 1 $2 million Sydney Cup (3200m) and the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m).

There are a number of different lead-up races for fillies in the Australian Oaks field to come via including the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) run the Saturday before and the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill in late March. The last filly to complete the Vinery Stud Stakes – ATC Oaks double was Verry Elleegant (2019).

The following year, Colette (2020) became the first Adrian Knox – Australian Oaks double winner on the quick back-up since Royal Descent (2013).

The 2020 ATC Australian Oaks ran at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 11, 2020 and was won in brilliant fashion by the Godolphin-raced Colette. 

ATC Australian Oaks 2020
Date: Saturday April 11, 2020
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million ($500,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)

2020 Australian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #4 Colette
  • 2nd: #7 Toffee Tongue
  • 3rd: #9 Quintessa

There was a repeat of the exact same trifecta in the 2020 Australian Oaks results as in the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes seven days earlier as the dominant staying filly, Colette, saluted for the punters with a big victory over Toffee Tongue (2nd) and Quintessa (3rd) to do the double for the first time since 2013.

Click here to read more on the easy ATC Oaks 2020 win by Colette for the races now four-time winning hoop Glen Boss.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 4 COLETTE James Cummings Glen Boss 4 56kg $3F
2 7 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.5L 2 56kg $15
3 9 QUINTESSA Mark Newnham Nash Rawiller 5.5L 5 56kg $16
4 3 NUDGE Chris Waller James McDonald 5.7L 6 56kg $13
5 12 STICK ’EM UP John Sargent Jason Collett 6.1L 8 56kg $31
6 2 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 7.3L 10 56kg $6
7 13 SATIN RAIN Anthony Cummings Glyn Schofield 10.1L 3 56kg $201
8 1 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 10.2L 12 56kg $3.20
9 14 COSMIC HAZE Brett Cavanough Ms Kathy O’Hara 13.7L 7 56kg $201
10 10 ASPECT RATIO John Sargent Ms Rachel King 14.5L 13 56kg $81
11 6 CONTRITION (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Sam Clipperton 16.3L 11 56kg $101
12 11 STRANGE CHARM Anthony Cummings Jean Van Overmeire (a) 17.9L 14 56kg $201
13 8 DOROTHY OF OZ Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 20.7L 1 56kg $31
14 5 GAME OF THORNS Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 29.3L 9 56kg $26

2020 Australian Oaks Odds

The latest Australian Oaks 2020 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au for the autumn are available in full below.

2020 Australian Oaks Form Guide

Stay tuned for our exclusive ATC Oaks 2020 Form Guide & Betting Preview to be published the week of the race.

2020 Australian Oaks Field

Every autumn the Australian Oaks field attracts the season’s most promising filllies with the potential to run out a strong mile and a half (2400m). Racing NSW release the ATC Oaks final field on the Tuesday before the race runs as part of the stellar Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day action.

The official 2020 Australian Oaks field & barriers will be released on the Tuesday of race week and detailed in full below.

Fourteen fillies make-up the Australian Oaks 2020 final field with Surround Stakes winning Kiwi Probabeel drawn wide in barrier 12, while the favourite Collette coming off the Adrian Knox Stakes win is drawn closer to the rails in barrier four with Glen Boss in the saddle.

Click here to read more on the 2020 ATC Oaks field and betting markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x422x11122 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 12 56kg 106
2 1121 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 10 56kg 106
3 x61231x503 NUDGE Chris Waller James McDonald 6 56kg 85
4 822111 COLETTE James Cummings Glen Boss 4 56kg 84
5 54x832x195 GAME OF THORNS Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 9 56kg 76
6 210×177 CONTRITION (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Sam Clipperton 11 56kg 68
7 3x64x6222 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2 56kg 68
8 42x151x580 DOROTHY OF OZ Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 56kg 67
9 83x24x423 QUINTESSA Mark Newnham Nash Rawiller 5 56kg 66
10 x22917x040 ASPECT RATIO John Sargent Ms Rachel King 13 56kg 64
11 725×553100 STRANGE CHARM Anthony Cummings Jean Van Overmeire (a) 14 56kg 63
12 83518×4625 STICK ’EM UP John Sargent Jason Collett 8 56kg 62
13 29×5551467 SATIN RAIN Anthony Cummings Glyn Schofield 3 56kg 61
14 70×4221288 COSMIC HAZE Brett Cavanough Ms Kathy O’Hara 7 56kg 60

2020 Australian Oaks First Acceptances

After the early entries close in February the Australian Oaks first declarations or acceptances are taken a month later in early March further narrowing down the list of potential runners in that season’s ATC Oaks field.

The Australian Oaks 2020 first acceptances drew 62 fillies including the flying James Cummings-trained Colette coming off a big win in the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes last weekend.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 71115×490 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 90
2 455x66x312 ANGEL ROCK F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
3 x11181x316 ASIAGO F 3 James Cummings 84
4 x22917x040 ASPECT RATIO F 3 John Sargent 64
5 045095 AUNTY F 3 Anthony Cummings
6 BERGAMOT (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
7 12x522x854 BETCHA FLYING F 3 Chris Waller 74
8 17104×180 BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
9 415×10 BUBA F 3 Gerald Ryan 64
10 5×47141618 CABOCHON LIL F 3 Stuart Kendrick
11 737×345 CAPE LEOPARD F 3 Jarrod Robinson
12 822111 COLETTE F 3 James Cummings 84
13 210×177 CONTRITION (NZ) F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 68
14 70×4221288 COSMIC HAZE F 3 Brett Cavanough 60
15 42x151x580 DOROTHY OF OZ F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 67
16 2316111 ELECTRIC GIRL F 3 Gwenda Markwell 79
17 94100410 ELISA CAROLINA (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees 60
18 x1421x438P FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 85
19 11x211x214 FUNSTAR F 3 Chris Waller 106
20 54x832x195 GAME OF THORNS F 3 Kris Lees 76
21 521366 HAPPY CANDY F 3 Mark Newnham 56
22 x243213111 JENNIFER ECCLES (NZ) F 3 Shaune Ritchie
23 5433 LADY IN THE SKY (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
24 37×1492 LADY TAVISTA (NZ) F 3 Brad Widdup 60
25 218x4x639 LIVING ROCKS F 3 Chris Waller 59
26 9x75x64218 LOBSTER NOODLES F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
27 x3301x2320 LOIRE (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike
28 90×3212 LOOK SHARPISH (NZ) F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
29 10×6731130 LOVE ME QUIETLY F 3 John Ramsey 64
30 51×3809 MARISE F 3 Chris Waller 57
31 0x4362113 MEGHAN (NZ) F 3 Lance Noble
32 x113411x84 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 96
33 x5552x0540 MISSILE MANTRA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
34 52×371160 MY DESIRE F 3 Kristen Buchanan 58
35 141211 NIMALEE F 3 Matthew Smith 76
36 x61231x503 NUDGE F 3 Chris Waller 85
37 5110 OFF HER ROCA (NZ) F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 62
38 121460×146 ORIENTAL LILY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
39 78×13116 PARADEE F 3 Danny O’Brien 82
40 47×0190 PARCHE F 3 Gary Portelli 60
41 0x828x32 PERFECT IMPRESSION F 3 Anthony Cummings
42 645x37x10 PIERRO ROSE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 60
43 651x PINEAPPLE GIRL F 3 Michael Moroney
44 x422x11122 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards 106
45 83x24x423 QUINTESSA F 3 Mark Newnham
46 76×35330 RATHVILLY MISS F 3 Gregory Hickman 55
47 32×25 REACHING F 3 Kim Waugh
48 29×5551467 SATIN RAIN F 3 Anthony Cummings 61
49 7667 SEBRING LASS F 3 Gary Portelli
50 1x SEVEN SEAS (NZ) F 3 Tony Pike
51 332×37 SHADOW GIRL F 3 Anthony Cummings 57
52 1121 SHOUT THE BAR F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
53 31×123 SHOWBEEL (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
54 21240×42 SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
55 530×031060 SORRIDERE F 3 Kerry Parker 55
56 83518×4625 STICK ’EM UP F 3 John Sargent 62
57 725×553100 STRANGE CHARM F 3 Anthony Cummings 63
58 x2160x1259 SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 77
59 3x64x6222 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
60 078778 TORSITON F 3 John Thompson
61 3112112 TWO ILLICIT (NZ) F 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
62 11×6 ZAYYDANI (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

2020 Australian Oaks Nominations

The Australian Oaks nominations close on a Monday in early-mid February around eight weeks before the Group 1 autumn feature is run and won. Usually Racing NSW receives over 100 ATC Oaks nominations at early entry stage.

ATC Australian Oaks History

First won by Uralla in 1912, the ATC Oaks was originally named the Adrian Knox Stakes until 1956. The race has undergone several distance changes with the field of horses running over 1 mile (approximately 1600m) between 1922 and 1945 and between 1946 and 1955 the event was raced over 10 furlongs (2000m).

Jockey Glen Boss celebrated his fourth win in the Australian Oaks aboard Colette in 2020.

Recent Australian Oaks Winners

See below for a full list of Australian Oaks winners & results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Colette  2 minutes 36.37 seconds
2nd Toffee Tongue
3rd Quintessa
2019
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Verry Elleegant 2 minutes 31.26 seconds
2nd Scarlet Dream
3rd Frankely Awesome
2018
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Unforgotten 2 minutes 27.21 seconds
2nd Hiyaam
3rd Miss Admiration
2017
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Bonneval 2 minutes 36.2 seconds
2nd Perfect Rhyme
3rd Lasqueti Spirit
2016
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Sofia Rosa 2 minutes 34.2 seconds
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2015
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Gust Of Wind 2 minutes 32.40 seconds
2nd Winx
3rd Candelara
2014
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Rising Romance 2 minutes 31.72 seconds
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Lucia Valentina
2013
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Royal Descent 2 minutes 34.2 seconds
2nd Dear Demi
3rd Gondokoro
2012
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Streama 2 minutes 31.0 seconds
2nd Aliyana Tilde
3rd Thy
2011
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Absolutely 2 minutes 35.6 seconds
2nd Shamrocker
3rd Pinker Pinker
2010
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Once Were Wild 2 minutes 33.3 seconds
2nd Faint Perfume
3rd Run For Naara
2009
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Daffodil 2 minutes 30.43 seconds
2nd Think Money
3rd Miss Darcey
2008
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Heavenly Glow 2 minutes 34.8 seconds
2nd Boundless
3rd Galileo’s Daughter
2007
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Rena’s Lady 2 minutes 33.7 seconds
2nd Perfect Drop
3rd Tuesday Joy
2006
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Serenade Rose 2 minutes 28.6 seconds
2nd Flora Danica
3rd Beauty Watch
2005
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Dizelle 2 minutes 34.2 seconds
2nd She’s Justa Tad
3rd Gee That’s Tops
2004
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Wild Iris 2 minutes 30.5 seconds
2nd French Lady
3rd Boulevard Of Dreams
2003
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Sunday Joy 2 minutes 32.5 seconds
2nd Shower Of Roses
3rd Bramble Rose
2002
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Republic Lass 2 minutes 31 seconds
2nd Elegant Fashion
3rd Quays
2001
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Rose Archway 2 minutes 35.8 seconds
2nd Tempest Morn
3rd Asia
2000
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Coco Cabanna 2 minutes 32.5 seconds
2nd Tributes
3rd Miss Zoe

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