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.

2018 Kennedy Oaks Results

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  • 2nd: TBD
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Held during the famous Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the 2018 Kennedy Oaks, registered as the VRC Oaks and run in 2017 as the Kennedy 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 2018 VRC Kennedy Oaks ran Thursday November 8, 2018 as the Kennedy Oaks.

Crown Oaks 2018
Date: Thursday November 8, 2018
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 2018 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 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).

2018 Kennedy Oaks Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

See below for the full Kennedy Oaks 2018 Results & Finishing Order following the immediate conclusion of the race.

2018 Kennedy 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 VRC Oaks 2018 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 2018!

2018 Kennedy Oaks Field

The 2018 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.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 422×11110 AMPHITRITE Darren Weir Craig Williams 5 55.5kg
2 242×537921 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 4 55.5kg
3 740×485042 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jim Crowley 10 55.5kg
4 211315 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 13 55.5kg
5 2314×62317 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Tim Clark 1 55.5kg
6 x023x51434 SIZZLEME Cindy Alderson Luke Currie 14 55.5kg
7 6×22186 DARK CONFIDANT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 15 55.5kg
8 29251 MISS MOANA (NZ) John Sargent Mark Zahra 9 55.5kg
9 8511 MARACAIBO Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Stephen Baster 8 55.5kg
10 4221 SCAMPER Leon & Troy Corstens Kerrin McEvoy 12 55.5kg
11 82521 ZAPURLER Darren Weir Hugh Bowman 3 55.5kg
12 2224 COLLECTABLE Robbie Griffiths James McDonald 11 55.5kg
13 54×0636540 EXCLUSIVELY OURS Matthew Brown Ben Thompson 6 55.5kg
14 0x0x9031 MINER’S MISS Paddy Payne Ms Michelle Payne 2 55.5kg
15 805×733 LESEDI Robbie Laing Noel Callow 7 55.5kg

2018 Kennedy Oaks Nominations

The official Kennedy Oaks Nominations for 2018 close in late September and will be provided below as soon as announced by Racing Victoria.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 422x1x AMPHITRITE F 3 Darren Weir
2 19x3184x ANGEL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
3 111×69 ANJANA F 3 Darren Weir
4 ANNA MAE (NZ) F 3 Michael Kent
5 3x242x53x ARISTIA F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
6 326423×157 ARISTOCRATIC MISS F 3 Tony McEvoy
7 19x ASHARANI F 3 David Vandyke
8 8x BEAUTY OPTION F 3 Grahame Begg
9 3x BLONDE DISPOSITION F 3 David Brideoake
10 5×74 CHARITABLE NATURE F 3 Danny O’Brien
11 22 COLLECTABLE F 3 Robbie Griffiths
12 231×97 CRISTAL EYES F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
13 6×221 DARK CONFIDANT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
14 333×51 DIAMOND BEAUTY F 3 Matt Laurie
15 0x431 DISENCHANTED e F 3 Brent Stanley
16 861×7 DUCALE F 3 Paul Perry
17 3x4213x EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Kris Lees
18 89x ELUSIVE ROSE F 3 Brian & Ashley McKnight
19 362×7136 EVERARD F 3 Kris Lees
20 54x063x EXCLUSIVELY OURS F 3 Matthew Brown
21 6x1531x FIERA VISTA F 3 Darren Weir
22 0 FIREFLY F 3 Cindy Alderson
23 0x0031x FIVE STAR GAL F 3 John Moloney
24 11 FRANKELY AWESOME F 3 Kris Lees
25 2x11223x08 FUNDAMENTALIST F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
26 417801×39 FUTOOH F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
27 162 GAELIC DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 22332x1x GHEEDAA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
29 161x GOLDEN HALO F 3 Darren Weir
30 419×8 GREGORIAN CHANT (NZ) F 3 Mitchell Freedman
31 92314×623 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR F 3 Mark Newnham
32 GWEN’S GIFT F 3 Christopher Davis
33 HEAD NOISES F 3 Michael Kent
34 8 HEAVENLY BARB F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
35 420 HIGH BEAM F 3 Darren Weir
36 8 HOT BLONDE (NZ) F 3 Nikki Burke
37 622×11 IN HEART’S WAKE F 3 Tony McEvoy
38 8123 ITCHY EARS F 3 Jason Warren
39 93x IT’S CHOICE F 3 Matt Cumani
40 587x JENNEVEE F 3 John McArdle
41 10×3300 KINKY BOOM F 3 Tony McEvoy
42 23123×34 KRONE F 3 Darren Weir
43 805x LESEDI F 3 Robbie Laing
44 LEXICOLOGY F 3 Michael Kent
45 5x1x10 MADAM ROUGE F 3 Chris Waller
46 04 MAIGRET F 3 Darren Weir
47 8 MARACAIBO F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
48 1 MAUI GIRL F 3 Tony McEvoy
49 685 MAXIMALIST F 3 Mark Kavanagh
50 0x0x9x MINER’S MISS F 3 Paddy Payne
51 5x22x2x MIRETTE F 3 Archie Alexander
52 53 MISS LADYBIRD F 3 Michael Moroney
53 2837×01 MISS LOUISIANA F 3 Anthony Freedman
54 274 MISS MATRIARCH F 3 Robbie Griffiths
55 292 MISS MOANA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
56 1214 MISS QUAINTLY F 3 David Vandyke
57 12×2 MUSIC BAY F 3 Phillip Stokes
58 21169×575 NASAAYIM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
59 9×21 ONCE IN A LIFETIME F 3 Tony McEvoy
60 x32322x544 OOHOOD F 3 Tony McEvoy
61 21x OREGON DREAMER (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
62 23×3 OUR SUNNY GIRL (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
63 3×12514 PANZERFAUST F 3 Paul Messara
64 325x PARIS SHOWGIRL F 3 Henry Dwyer
65 73x221x1x PEACEFUL (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
66 430×9 PEACEFUL SOLUTION F 3 Robert Kingston
67 0x1 PIERRO BELLE F 3 Tony McEvoy
68 331x PRESSURE (NZ) F 3 Matt Cumani
69 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake
70 1x PRISM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
71 14x740x48 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
72 2x656x19 ROOBEENA F 3 Tony McEvoy
73 541×0 RUBIRA F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
74 4x SCAMPER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
75 3721x SEEWHATSHEBRINGS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
76 75154 SHE’S SENSATIONAL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
77 5x023x51 SIZZLEME F 3 Cindy Alderson
78 1213×52 SPANISH WHISPER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
79 333 STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir
80 3216x STRYKER QUEEN F 3 Matt Laurie
81 146 SYMI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
82 31×93 TAHITIAN DANCER F 3 Shane Nichols
83 230×4 TANTIVY F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
84 0x4 THE ONE THING F 3 Joseph Waldron
85 11 THE SOLOIST F 3 Richard Freedman
86 21 THOUSAND WISHES F 3 Danny O’Brien
87 211x31x THRILLSTER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
88 6 TIDES F 3 Anthony Freedman
89 35×82 UNGUARDED F 3 Richard Freedman
90 51 VANUATU F 3 Darren Weir
91 211 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir
92 972x WESTON SUPER MARE F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
93 5 WONDERFUL RIRI F 3 Paul Preusker
94 76×20 YOUWANTMETOO F 3 Kerry Parker
95 6×12 YULONG METEOR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
96 82 ZAPURLER F 3 Darren Weir
97 ZARGOS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

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 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.

Kennedy 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 five saluting between 2009 – 2017 including Pinot (2017) who backed up from a Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) victory on Caulfield Cup Day.

Kennedy 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.

Free Bets on Kennedy 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.

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