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.

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results

  • 1st: #2 Personal
  • 2nd: #5 Salto Angel
  • 3rd: #1 Montefilia



Held during the famous Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the 2020 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 2020 VRC Kennedy Oaks ran on Thursday November 5, 2020 and was won by Personal. 

 VRC Oaks 2020
Date: Thursday November 5, 2020
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 2020 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).

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results

  • 1st: #2 Personal
  • 2nd: #5 Salto Angel
  • 3rd: #1 Montefilia

Click here to read more on the 2020 Kennedy Oaks victory by Personal who gave jockey Damien Oliver a sixth win in the classic.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 PERSONAL Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damien Oliver 10 56kg $6
2 5 SALTO ANGEL (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ben Melham 1.25L 9 56kg $21
3 1 MONTEFILIA David Payne Hugh Bowman 2.5L 5 56kg $1.80F
4 6 MIRAVALLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mark Newnham Craig Williams 5L 6 56kg $5.50
5 3 CAFE RIZU Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Newitt 7L 14 56kg $41
6 4 SUCCEED INDEED Leon & Troy Corstens Mark Zahra 13L 13 56kg $31
7 8 BIARCHI David Jolly John Allen 14L 1 56kg $51
8 13 YATTON (NZ) Michael Moroney Jye McNeil 20L 4 56kg $51
9 10 ART GLASS Grahame Begg William Pike 21.25L 12 56kg $151
10 12 HARD SQUEEZESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Dean Yendall 27.25L 8 56kg $101
11 14 SWINDON LASS Matthew Brown Brian Higgins 28.5L 11 56kg $301
12 9 STAR OF EDEN Michael Moroney Billy Egan 38.5L 2 56kg $41
13 7 TYCHE GODDESSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Kerrin McEvoy 48.5L 3 56kg $20
FF 11 VILANCULOS Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 7 56kg $21

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 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 2020 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 2020.

2020 Kennedy Oaks Field

The 2020 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.

Spring Champion Stakes winning filly Montefilia leads a 14-horse 2020 Kennedy Oaks field this Melbourne Cup Carnival drawn well in gate five with Hugh Bowman to ride.

Click here to read more about the key chances in the 2020 VRC Oaks field & betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 14×31411 MONTEFILIA David Payne Hugh Bowman 5 56kg 106
2 2130×5222 PERSONAL Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damien Oliver 10 56kg 94
3 82×711807 CAFE RIZU Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Newitt 14 56kg 65
4 3×31467 SUCCEED INDEED Leon & Troy Corstens Mark Zahra 13 56kg 70
5 82225 SALTO ANGEL (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 9 56kg 72
6 0x17664 MIRAVALLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mark Newnham Craig Williams 6 56kg 64
7 10333 TYCHE GODDESSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Kerrin McEvoy 3 56kg 73
8 0x53211 BIARCHI David Jolly John Allen 1 56kg 64
9 233 STAR OF EDEN Michael Moroney Billy Egan 2 56kg 67
10 48×0010 ART GLASS Grahame Begg William Pike 12 56kg 61
11 8323 VILANCULOS Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 7 56kg 67
12 50081 HARD SQUEEZESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Dean Yendall 8 56kg 60
13 3440 YATTON (NZ) Michael Moroney Jye McNeil 4 56kg 61
14 5650 SWINDON LASS Matthew Brown Brian Higgins 11 56kg 58

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

 

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 2020 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 – 2020 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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