Australasian Oaks

The Australasian Oaks, also known as the Schweppes Oaks, is a Group 1 race held at Morphettville in Adelaide on Robert Sangster Stakes Day.

2020 Australasian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #9 Toffee Tongue
  • 2nd: #3 Moonlight Maid
  • 3rd: #14 Affair To Remember



The Australasian Oaks, also registered as the Schweppes Oaks, is a Group 1 race run over 2000m at Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide. Held in May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, the set weights race is open to three-year-old fillies and runs on Robert Sangster Stakes Day.

Offering $500,000 in prize money the Australasian Oaks is also a nice lead-up to the Queensland Oaks held in Brisbane during the winter carnival in June and the key Schweppes Oaks lead-up is the Group 3 Schweppervescence Auraria Stakes (1800m) held at Morphettville in late April.

The 2020 edition of the Australasian Oaks offered a reduced $400,000 in prize money due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Egg Tart (2017) was the last filly to complete the Schweppes Oaks – Queensland Oaks interstate double.

The 2020 Australasian Oaks ran on Saturday May 2, 2020 and saw Toffee Tongue break her maiden status. 

Australasian Oaks 2020
Date: Saturday May 2, 2020
Track: Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO Filly Set Weight
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000 ($400,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)

2020 Australasian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #9 Toffee Tongue
  • 2nd: #3 Moonlight Maid
  • 3rd: #14 Affair To Remember

Trainer Chris Waller enjoyed a second Schweppes Oaks success following that of Egg Tart in 2017 with his ATC Oaks runner-up Toffee Tongue ($5F) saluting for the punters and breaking her maiden status with a dominant victory in the 2020 Australasian Oaks results.

Click here to read more on the impressive 2020 Schweppes Oaks win by Toffee Tongue.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 9 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 3 56kg $5F
2 3 MOONLIGHT MAID Mitchell Freedman Zac Spain 0.8L 10 56kg $11
3 14 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan John Allen 1L 5 56kg $6.50
4 6 LA FALAISE Henry Dwyer Ms Georgina Cartwright (a) 1.1L 8 56kg $71
5 16 WALKING FLYING (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Hurdle 1.7L 12 56kg $61
6 8 WINGS OF PASTRAMI Jeff Searle Jake Toeroek 2.1L 2 56kg $31
7 15 ZAYYDANI (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Paul Gatt 2.4L 7 56kg $31
8 11 SELICA (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ms Kayla Crowther (a) 2.7L 13 56kg $26
9 4 ASIAGO James Cummings Justin Potter 3.2L 15 56kg $51
10 10 SILENT SOVEREIGN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 3.3L 6 56kg $15
11 5 VEGAS JEWEL (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Jason Holder 4.6L 4 56kg $6
12 7 BETCHA FLYING Chris Waller Dom Tourneur 4.8L 11 56kg $18
13 2 NUDGE Chris Waller Todd Pannell 5L 9 56kg $11
14 13 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ethan Brown 5.6L 16 56kg $9.50
15 1 FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Shayne Cahill 6L 14 56kg (cd 56.5kg) $71
16 12 BEAUTY BOLT Grahame Begg Dean Holland 6L 1 56kg $31
19e REALM OF FLOWERS Anthony Freedman 0
20e MISS HARRIETTE Shane Nichols 0
17e NOVEMBER DREAMING Danny O’Brien 0
18e DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths 0

2020 Australasian Oaks Odds

The autumn’s Australasian Schweppes Oaks 2020 odds from Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below as soon as markets on the Group 1 race are open.

Toffee Tongue ($5) was the last favourite in Schweppes Oaks betting to salute for the punters.

2020 Australasian Oaks Field

The Australasian Oaks field features a quality line-up of three-year-old fillies, many eyeing a run in the Queensland Oaks in Brisbane the following month. Plenty of local and interstate-trained fillies take to the Morphettville track in the Schweppes Oaks field, which is released on the Tuesday before the race following nominations the week prior.

The official Australasian Oaks 2020 field is set for release on Tuesday April 28, 2020 and will be published in full below.

The 2020 Australasian Oaks final field features a capacity line-up of three-year-old staying fillies including perennial placegetter Toffee Tongue for Chris Waller coming off four straight seconds including in the Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) in Sydney last start.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Schweppes Oaks field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x1421x438P FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Shayne Cahill (late alt) 16 56kg 85
2 61231×5034 NUDGE Chris Waller Todd Pannell 11 56kg 85
3 14x4123x65 MOONLIGHT MAID Mitchell Freedman Zac Spain 12 56kg 83
4 11181×3167 ASIAGO James Cummings TBA 17 56kg 82
5 11226×80 VEGAS JEWEL (NZ) Mark Kavanagh Jason Holder 4 56kg 81
6 x8461x0008 LA FALAISE Henry Dwyer Ms Georgina Cartwright (a) 8 56kg 78
7 2x522x8541 BETCHA FLYING Chris Waller Dom Tourneur 13 56kg 78
8 3x1111x224 WINGS OF PASTRAMI Jeff Searle Jake Toeroek 2 56kg 76
9 3x64x62222 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 3 56kg 76
10 142469×41 SILENT SOVEREIGN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 6 56kg 76
11 15×19492 SELICA (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ms Kayla Crowther (a) 15 56kg 73
12 1x10554x18 BEAUTY BOLT Grahame Begg Dean Holland 1 56kg 72
13 1121 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ethan Brown 20 56kg 72
14 6x1736x313 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan John Allen 5 56kg 70
15 11×62 ZAYYDANI (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Paul Gatt 7 56kg 69
16 4x4130x433 WALKING FLYING (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Hurdle 14 56kg 65
17e 2x2123x21 NOVEMBER DREAMING Danny O’Brien 10 56kg 68
18e 8437×93734 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths TBA 19 56kg 67
19e 21×136 REALM OF FLOWERS Anthony Freedman TBA 9 56kg 66
20e 4045×31651 MISS HARRIETTE Shane Nichols 18 56kg 62

Australasian Oaks History

The Australasian Oaks is a relatively new race which was first held in 1982. The first winner of the race was Rose Of Kingston, the dam to Melbourne Cup winner Kingston Rule. The race is known for producing great staying horses with many going on to place well in the Caulfield Cup. 2008 winner Zarita went on to beat the colts and geldings in the Group 1 SA Derby (2500m), which is held during the same carnival.

Plenty of nice types have won the race including Lights Of Heaven (2011) and Delicacy (2015) who came off wins in the WA Oaks and WA Derby, and who also won that year’s SA Derby.

Australasian Oaks Results since 2000

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Australasian Oaks
1st Toffee Tongue 2 minutes 7.19 seconds
2nd Moonlight Maid
3rd Affair To Remember
2019
Australasian Oaks
1st Princess Jenni 2 minutes 2.75 seconds
2nd Mirette
3rd House Of Cartier
2018
Australasian Oaks
1st Sopressa 2 minutes 4.34 seconds
2nd Sheezdashing
3rd Miss Admiration
2017
Australasian Oaks
1st Egg Tart 2 minutes 04.32 seconds
2nd Kenedna
3rd Ana Royale
2016
Australasian Oaks
1st Abbey Marie 2 minutes 04.1 seconds
2nd Silent Sedition
3rd C’est Beau La Vie
2015
Australasian Oaks
1st Delicacy 2 minutes 03.3 seconds
2nd Fenway
3rd Bahamas
2014
Australasian Oaks
1st May’s Dream 2 minutes 04.85 seconds
2nd Star Fashion
3rd Scratchy Bottom
2013
Australasian Oaks
1st Maybe Discreet 2 minutes 07.02 seconds
2nd Grand Daughter
3rd La Zuma
2012
Australasian Oaks
1st Invest 2 minutes 06.93 seconds
2nd Our Miss Jones
3rd Essence
2011
Australasian Oaks
1st Lights Of Heaven 2 minutes 05.3 seconds
2nd Absolutely
3rd Southern Speed
2010
Australasian Oaks
1st Small Minds 2 minutes 06.4 seconds
2nd No Evidence Needed
3rd Ipioga
2009
Australasian Oaks
1st Gallica 2 minutes 3.8 seconds
2nd Estee
3rd Miss Lily Rose
2008
Australasian Oaks
1st Zarita 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Moment In Time
3rd Queen Of Queens
2007
Australasian Oaks
1st Anamato 2 minutes 2.2 seconds
2nd Cancanelle
3rd Devil Moon
2006
Australasian Oaks
1st Marju Snip 2 minutes 4.4 seconds
2nd Zenarta
3rd Fanciful Bella
2005
Australasian Oaks
1st Irish Darling 2 minutes 4.4 seconds
2nd Kylikwong
3rd Hveger
2004
Australasian Oaks
1st Rinky Dink 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Star Of Grechen
3rd Dane Belltar
2003
Australasian Oaks
1st Sound Action 2 minutes 5.1 seconds
2nd Milanova
3rd Great Anna
2002
Australasian Oaks
1st Tully Thunder 2 minutes 3.3 seconds
2nd Shes Archie
3rd Arboretum
2001
Australasian Oaks
1st Tempest Morn 2 minutes 7.1 seconds
2nd South Sea Pearl
3rd Glitzy Guru
2000
Australasian Oaks
1st Grand Echezeaux 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Umaline
3rd Porto Roca

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