Crown Oaks

The 2016 Crown Oaks will be run on Thursday November 3 2016 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.

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Yankee Rose Leads 2016 Crown Oaks First Acceptances

Yankee Rose Leads 2016 Crown Oaks First Acceptances

David Vandyke’s Spring Champion Stakes winner Yankee Rose is the headliner of 31 three-year-old fillies making up the Crown Oaks 2016 first acceptances this Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Cox Plate runner this weekend Yankee Rose is the headline 2016 Crown Oaks first acceptor for the fillies’ feature at Flemington on November 3. Photo: Steve Hart.

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Held during the famous Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the 2016 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 2016
Date: November 3rd, 2016, 2016
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 2016 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).

2016 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 2016 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.

2016 Crown Oaks Field

The 2016 Crown Oaks field is set for release on October 31, and will be published below once released along with the Crown Oaks barrier draw.

The latest round of entries heading towards the final Crown Oaks field taken by Racing Victoria are the 2016 Crown Oaks First Acceptances, the 31 fillies listed below with a more detailed preview of the hopefuls found by following the link.

2016 Crown Oaks First Acceptances

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 11x21x621 YANKEE ROSE F 3 David Vandyke 1 55.5kg
2 1x1111x273 WHISPERING BROOK F 3 Simon A Miller 2 55.5kg
3 139x1x667 MISSROCK F 3 Robbie Laing 3 55.5kg
4 23511×228 LA LUNA ROSSA (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 4 55.5kg
5 232×2101 ELEONORA (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 5 55.5kg
6 438×543514 MOQUEEN F 3 Anthony Cummings 6 55.5kg
7 224×1143 SEZANNE F 3 Chris Waller 7 55.5kg
8 21×5565 SEBRING DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 55.5kg
9 3×6115 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 9 55.5kg
10 7513×5126 BELLA SORELLASTRA F 3 Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 10 55.5kg
11 22513 SAVVAN (NZ) F 3 James Cummings 11 55.5kg
12 33×523 SMART AS YOU THINK F 3 John McArdle 12 55.5kg
13 3122 TIAMO GRACE F 3 Darren Weir 13 55.5kg
14 3214 CROSS STITCH (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 14 55.5kg
15 32130 WATERLOO SUNSET F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 15 55.5kg
16 93922741 LAMMA HILTON F 3 Anthony Cummings 16 55.5kg
17 410×25 OUTBACK RAIN F 3 David Brideoake 17 55.5kg
18 303×65382 LASQUETI SPIRIT F 3 Lee Curtis 18 55.5kg
19 148377 WHYOUASK F 3 Matt Laurie 19 55.5kg
20 7x1x280 PEEKING DUCK F 3 Trent Pennuto 20 55.5kg
21 36109 BETTYRAE RUBY F 3 Tim Hughes 21 55.5kg
22 7×571 MY GIRL CHILLY F 3 Jarrod McLean 22 55.5kg
23 43×54 NINA PEAK F 3 Robbie Laing 23 55.5kg
24 732 QUEEN OF ZEALAND (NZ) F 3 Michelle Payne 24 55.5kg
25 4923 PARTHESIA (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir 25 55.5kg
26 5×492590 RED VELVET SWING F 3 Danny O’Brien 26 55.5kg
27 4200 VON RICHTER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 27 55.5kg
28 2 MY PEARL (NZ) F 3 Michael Kent 28= 55.5kg
29 2 PENTHOUSE KITTEN (NZ) F 3 Francis Finnegan 28= 55.5kg
30 608 KAMILI F 3 Nick Ryan 30 55.5kg
31 94 TOFFEE NOSE F 3 Danny O’Brien 31 55.5kg

2016 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

2016 Crown Oaks Results

The full results for the 2016 VRC Crown Oaks will be published below once the race is run and won on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

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.

2016 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.

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.