Kennedy Oaks

The VRC Oaks is the feature event of Oaks Day, also known as Ladies Day, at Flemington Racecourse on the third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2019 Kennedy Oaks Results

  • 1st: #1 Miami Bound
  • 2nd: #10 Never Listen
  • 3rd: #2 Moonlight Maid



Held during the famous Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the 2019 Kennedy 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 Kennedy 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 Kennedy Oaks is raced over 2500m and the competing three-year-olds all carry set weights of 55.5kg. As the feature race of Kennedy Oaks Day it attracts much attention from the spectators and punters. Kennedy 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.

The 2019 VRC Kennedy Oaks ran on Thursday November 7, 2019 and was dominated by Miami Bound for this year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien. 

 VRC Oaks 2019
Date: Thursday November 7, 2019
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 Kennedy Oaks 2019 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 VRC Oaks. Miami Bound (2019) and Aristia (2018) are the latest fillies to complete the Wakeful Stakes – VRC Oaks double. 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 Kennedy 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 Kennedy 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).

2019 Kennedy Oaks Results

  • 1st: #1 Miami Bound
  • 2nd: #10 Never Listen
  • 3rd: #2 Moonlight Maid

Miami Bound ($4.20) dominated the Kennedy Oaks 2019 results with a powerhouse 3.25 length win over outsider Never Listen ($41), while Moonlight Maid ($4.80) finished a further two lengths back third in a strung-out trifecta. Winning trainer Danny O’Brien was over the moon having won the Melbourne Cup just two days earlier with homegrown hero Vow And Declare.

Read more on the dominant Kennedy Oaks 2019 winner Miami Bound.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 1 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 7 55.5kg $4.20
2 10 NEVER LISTEN John Ramsey Darryl McLellan 3.25L 5 55.5kg $41
3 2 MOONLIGHT MAID Mitchell Freedman Ben Melham 5.25L 10 55.5kg $4.80
4 8 BEAUTY BOLT Grahame Begg James McDonald 6.25L 3 55.5kg $16
5 3 GAMAY Archie Alexander Ryan Moore 6.75L 1 55.5kg $3.80F
6 4 VEGAS JEWEL (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Jordan Childs 6.85L 14 55.5kg $5
7 7 PRESENTLY Ken Keys Dwayne Dunn 7.85L 12 55.5kg $201
8 14 STICK ’EM UP John Sargent Tommy Berry 8.25L 4 55.5kg $31
9 6 SILENT SOVEREIGN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 10L 6 55.5kg $41
10 11 SONG BROCADE John Sadler Jye McNeil 10.4L 8 55.5kg $201
11 9 AMAZING PEACE Paul Perry Nash Rawiller 11.4L 2 55.5kg $18
12 5 FOXBOROUGH John Sargent Tim Clark 13.65L 9 55.5kg $51
13 12 OCEAN MISS David & Coral Feek Michael Walker 18.65L 11 55.5kg $61
14 15 VICTORY APPROACH Michelle Payne Ms Michelle Payne 93.65L 13 55.5kg $101
13 APICIUS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 0

2019 Kennedy Oaks Betting

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

The VRC Oaks 2019 betting odds will be provided by Ladbrokes.com.au below complete with links for you to back your VRC Oaks tips at the right price closer to the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2019.

2019 Kennedy Oaks Field

The 2019 Kennedy 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.

The 2019 Kennedy Oaks Final Field features 15 fillies including last Saturday’s Wakeful Stakes winner Miami Bound (8) and the Moonee Valley Vase runner-up Moonlight Maid (11).

Update: #13 Apicus has been scratched from the VRC Oaks 2019 field.

Read more on the Miami Bound-led Kennedy Oaks 2019 field & odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 3×11341 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 8 55.5kg 70
2 14×412 MOONLIGHT MAID Mitchell Freedman Ben Melham 11 55.5kg 85
3 6×2121 GAMAY Archie Alexander Ryan Moore 1 55.5kg 81
4 1122 VEGAS JEWEL (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Jordan Childs 15 55.5kg 75
5 4232×6335 FOXBOROUGH John Sargent Tim Clark 10 55.5kg 68
6 14246 SILENT SOVEREIGN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Kah 7 55.5kg 65
7 8x223x108 PRESENTLY Ken Keys Dwayne Dunn 13 55.5kg 63
8 1×1055 BEAUTY BOLT Grahame Begg James McDonald 3 55.5kg 67
9 687×4131 AMAZING PEACE Paul Perry Nash Rawiller 2 55.5kg 65
10 85×5513461 NEVER LISTEN John Ramsey Darryl McLellan 5 55.5kg 64
11 x6665x1059 SONG BROCADE John Sadler Jye McNeil 9 55.5kg 61
12 144 OCEAN MISS David & Coral Feek Michael Walker 12 55.5kg 63
13 76×8510 APICIUS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 6 55.5kg 62
14 0x8351 STICK ’EM UP John Sargent Tommy Berry 4 55.5kg 62
15 072 VICTORY APPROACH Michelle Payne Ms Michelle Payne 14 55.5kg 57

2019 Kennedy Oaks Nominations

The official Kennedy Oaks Nominations for 2019 close in late September and will be provided below as soon as announced by Racing Victoria.

The 2019 Kennedy Oaks Nominations attracted 95 three-year-old fillies including Mark Newnham’s Hinchinbrook filly Celestial Falls who leads early betting on the Melbourne Cup Carnival feature.

View the full Kennedy Oaks 2019 Nominations now.

Kennedy Oaks Odds

The Kennedy 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 VRC 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 2019 VRC Oaks below.

Kennedy Oaks Form Guide

A great resource to use when placing your bets is a VRC Oaks form guide, but you may have trouble using one if you are a beginner punter. Never fear, our VRC 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 Kennedy Oaks form guide is a last start winner with seven saluting between 2009 – 2019 including Pinot (2017) who backed up from a Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) victory on Caulfield Cup Day, and Aristia (2018) and Miami Bound (2019) who both completed the Wakeful Stakes – VRC Oaks double.

Kennedy Oaks Tips

While you might like to rely on the VRC 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 VRC Oaks tips page is designed to give you the basic knowledge you need to start coming up with sensible VRC Oaks tips based on horse records, lead up races and other information.

Free Bets on Kennedy Oaks

You may not know this, but it is possible to get free bets on the VRC Oaks when you bet at an online bookie. New members at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au 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 VRC Oaks bets.

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