Kennedy Oaks Winners

Palestine was the inaugural winner of the Crown Oaks when it was first run in 1861. The event began as a principal race run over 12 furlongs and remained the same for over a century until Australia adopted the metric system and converted the race distance to 2400m in 1972. The following year the length was increased to 2500m and it reached Group 1 status not long after in 1979.

Notable Crown Oaks / Kennedy Oaks winners include Research (1988), Miss Finland (2006), Samantha Miss (2008) and Mosheen (2011). Ciaron Maher trained back-to-back VRC Oaks winners in 2014 and 2015 with Set Square and Jameka – the latter also winning the following year’s Caulfield Cup.

In 2016 Lasqueti Spirit went down as one of the most impressive Crown Oaks winners in history, leading all the way to score a gutsy win at Crown Oaks odds of $101!

The 2017 VRC Oaks winner Pinot handed Australia’s leading lady of racing Gai Waterhouse with her first win in the spring classic.

In 2018 and 2019 both the Kennedy Oaks winners came off a lead-up win in the Wakeful Stakes with Aristia (2018) and Miami Bound (2019) completing the double on the quick back-up on successive years.

Recent Crown Oaks / VRC Oaks Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Kennedy Oaks
1st
Miami Bound
2 minutes 38.32 seconds
2nd Never Listen
3rd Moonlight Maid
2018
Kennedy Oaks
1st
Aristia
2 minutes 40.54 seconds
2nd Greysful Glamour
3rd Miner’s Miss
2017
Kennedy Oaks
1st
Pinot
2 minutes 37.25 seconds
2nd Bring Me Roses
3rd Hiyaam
2016
Crown Oaks
1st
Lasqueti Spirit
2 minutes 37.73 seconds
2nd Harlow Gold
3rd Eleonora
2015
Crown Oaks
1st
Jameka
2 minutes 43.34 seconds
2nd Honesta
3rd Ambience
2014
Crown Oaks
1st
Set Square
2 minutes 39.33 seconds
2nd Thunder Lady
3rd Golconda
2013
Crown Oaks
1st
Kirramosa
2 minutes 40.64 seconds
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Solicit
2012
Crown Oaks
1st
Dear Demi
2 minutes 35.88 seconds
2nd Zydeco
3rd Summerbliss
2011
Crown Oaks
1st
Mosheen
2 minutes 39.39 seconds
2nd Dowager Queen
3rd Roma Giaconda
2010
Crown Oaks
1st
Brazillian Pulse
2 minutes 41.64 seconds
2nd Shamrocker
3rd Placement
2009
Crown Oaks
1st
Faint Perfume
2 minutes 37.2 seconds
2nd Valdemoro
3rd Savsbelle
2008
Crown Oaks
1st
Samantha Miss
2 minutes 37.5 seconds
2nd Miss Scarlatti
3rd Allez Wonder
2007
Crown Oaks
1st
Arapaho Miss
2 minutes 36.8 seconds
2nd Serious Speed
3rd Aarjorie
2006
Crown Oaks
1st
Miss Finland
2 minutes 37.2 seconds
2nd Tuesday Joy
3rd Anamato
2005
Crown Oaks
1st
Serenade Rose
2 minutes 36.3 seconds
2nd Florica Danica
3rd Empress Lily
2004
Crown Oaks
1st
Hollow Bullet
2 minutes 31.2 seconds
2nd Kylikwong
3rd Storm Alert
2003
Crown Oaks
1st
Special Harmony
2 minutes 39 seconds
2nd Dane Belltar
3rd Timbourina
2002
Crown Oaks
1st
Bulla Borghese
2 minutes 36.3 seconds
2nd Lashed
3rd Antique
2001
Crown Oaks
1st
Magical Miss
2 minutes 34.7 seconds
2nd Manang
3rd Li Lo Lill
2000
Crown Oaks
1st
Lovelorn
2 minutes 35.3 seconds
2nd Lan Kwai Fong
3rd Lolita Star

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