Crown Oaks

The 2017 Crown Oaks will be run on Thursday November 9 2017 as the feature event of Crown Oaks Day, also known as Ladies Day, at Flemington Racecourse on the third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2016 Crown Oaks Results

  • 1st: Lasqueti Spirit
  • 2nd: Harlow Gold
  • 3rd: Eleonora

Crown Oaks News

Luvaluva an Exciting 2017 VRC Oaks Prospect

Luvaluva an Exciting 2017 VRC Oaks Prospect

Trainer John Sargent is confident that he has unearthed a potential VRC Oaks winner in Luvaluva, who stormed home to post a dominant win on debut at Goulburn on Monday. Jumping from the gates well in the Wedding Event Specialist Maiden (1300m), jockey Jeff Penza allowed Luvaluva to stride forward and take a position on…

Held during the famous Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the 2017 Crown Oaks, registered as the VRC Oaks, is the leading event for three-year-old fillies and is their equivalent of the Victoria Derby held five days earlier on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Taking place on the first Thursday of November, the Crown Oaks is held exactly two days after the Melbourne Cup every year at Flemington Racecourse.

This Group 1 event is one of the most lucrative races for fillies in the country with stakes set at over $1 million. The Crown Oaks is raced over 2500m and the competing three-year-olds all carry set weights of 55.5kg. As the feature race of Crown Oaks Day it attracts much attention from the spectators and punters. Crown Oaks Day itself is also known as “Ladies Day” and sees the Fashions on the Field competition take place, ensuring a large crowd attendance each year.

Crown Oaks 2017
Date: November 9th, 2017, 2017
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2500m
Conditions: Three-year-old Fillies at Set Weights (55.5kg)
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million
Inaugurated: 1861

A traditional lead-up race to the Crown Oaks 2017 is the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) held the week before, and the Wakeful Stakes winner often continues on to claim victory or at least place in the Crown Oaks. Other good races to watch earlier on, if you are interested in taking advantage of the more generous betting odds offered on the fillies for the Crown Oaks before the running of the Wakeful Stakes, include the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) or the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). Both of these races are often used as a final lead up to the Oaks for the runners.

The 2500m distance of the Crown Oaks often proves difficult for the lower quality fillies, and the winner is more often than not an elite turf champion. Notable winners include Samantha Miss (2008), Miss Finland (2006), Special Harmony (2003) and Magical Miss (2001).

View the full Crown Oaks Day program by following the link.

2017 Crown Oaks Betting

Crown Oaks betting is very popular, as everyone is still very enthusiastic about racing in the days after the Melbourne Cup. Our Crown Oaks betting pages are your guide to the many types of Crown Oaks bets you can make, with information on picking and placing a Crown Oaks trifecta, a Crown Oaks exacta, a Crown Oaks quinella, or a Crown Oaks First Four bet.

The Crown Oaks betting odds will be provided by below complete with links for you to back your Crown Oaks tips at the right price closer to the Melbourne Cup Carnival !

2017 Crown Oaks Field

The 2017 Crown Oaks field will be released by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week, one day before Melbourne Cup Day, and will be published below.

View the 2016 Crown Oaks Field by following the link.

2017 Crown Oaks Odds

The Crown Oaks odds on the possible three-year-old fillies to face off in the million dollar classic open at bookmakers around the country as soon as the Crown Oaks nominations close in late September. The VRC Oaks odds firm as the race date approaches so for value check out the all-in odds for the Crown Oaks below.

Crown Oaks Form Guide

A great resource to use when placing your bets is a Crown Oaks form guide, but you may have trouble using one if you are a beginner punter. Never fear, our Crown Oaks form guide page is here to inform you of what the various details on a form guide mean for each horse and how to use a form guide to improve your betting.

One thing to look for on the Crown Oaks form guide is a last start winner with four saluting in the eight years between 2009 – 2015.

2017 Crown Oaks Tips

While you might like to rely on the Crown Oaks tips you get from the paper, you will do much better if you come up with your own tips. With that in mind, our Crown Oaks tips page is designed to give you the basic knowledge you need to start coming up with sensible Crown Oaks tips based on horse records, lead up races and other information.

Crown Oaks Results

Crown Oaks Results

The full results for the VRC Crown Oaks will be published below once the race is run and won on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

View the 2016 Crown Oaks Results by following the link.

You won’t get much use out of the previous Crown Oaks results for betting purposes. However, we know how often arguments come up about the results of major horse races, so we have both Crown Oaks winners and Crown Oaks results pages for your convenience.

Free Bets on Crown Oaks

You may not know this, but it is possible to get free bets on the Crown Oaks when you bet at an online bookie. New members at sites like are offered special bonus bets as a reward for joining, and these can be used for wagers on major races. Take a look at some of the online bookmakers we feature if you want some free Crown Oaks bets.