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.

2021 Australasian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #16 Media Award
  • 2nd: #1 Personal
  • 3rd: #8 Ripper Rita



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 2021 Australasian Oaks ran on Saturday May 1, 2021 and was won in an upset by 60/1 outsider Media Award. 

Australasian Oaks 2021
Date: Saturday May 1, 2021
Track: Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide
Distance: 2000m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000

2021 Australasian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #16 Media Award
  • 2nd: #1 Personal
  • 3rd: #8 Ripper Rita

Progressive Geelong-based filly Media Award ($61) was excellent late defeating VRC Oaks champ Personal ($16) in a huge upset Australasian Oaks 2021 result in Adelaide.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 16 MEDIA AWARD Chris Calthorpe Luke Nolen 12 56kg $61
2 1 PERSONAL Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damien Oliver 0.5L 15 56kg $16
3 8 RIPPER RITA Greg Eurell Jamie Mott 0.8L 9 56kg $31
4 10 FLEXIBLE James Cummings William Pike 0.9L 3 56kg $12
5 9 SIRILEO MISS Symon Wilde Craig Williams 1.2L 8 56kg $19
6 6 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable Ms Jessica Eaton 1.3L 13 56kg $41
7 17e AMERICAIN ANGEL Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 1.8L 5 56kg $14
8 12 BROOKSPIRE Chris Waller Michael Walker 2L 6 56kg $8
9 13 STEINEM (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 2.4L 1 56kg $2.80F
10 5 LLANACORD (NZ) Stephen Nickalls Brett Prebble 3.1L 14 56kg $41
11 7 TYCHE GODDESS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 5.1L 4 56kg $21
12 15 MISS GOBCAIN Mark C Webb Brian Park 6.3L 16 56kg $201
13 14 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 6.3L 11 56kg $101
14 18e SPECTACLE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 8.4L 10 56kg $201
15 2 CHICA FUERTE Anthony & Sam Freedman Todd Pannell 11.9L 7 56kg $41
16 4 HELA Scott Brunton David Pires 12.8L 2 56kg $4
19e SHE’S DREAMING Nicole Bruggemann Ms Claudia Lions 0
3 TOKORANGI (NZ) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 0
11 MOZZIE MONSTER John Sadler Craig Newitt 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Australasian Oaks Odds

The autumn’s Australasian Schweppes Oaks 2021 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.

2021 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 2021 field is set for release on Tuesday April 27, 2021 and will be published in full below.

The 2021 Australasian Oaks final field features a capacity line-up of fillies including the undefeated Hela chasing her eighth win from as many starts and reigning VRC Oaks champ Personal drawn wide (barrier 17).

Click here to read more on the key fillies in the Australasian Oaks 2021 field and betting markets.

  • Scratchings Update: #11 Mozzie Monster (14) has been withdrawn paving the way for the in-form filly Americain Angel (6) to gain a start.
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x52221x237 PERSONAL Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Damien Oliver 17 56kg 106
2 12310×5216 CHICA FUERTE Anthony & Sam Freedman 8 56kg 88
3 21×4355417 TOKORANGI (NZ) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 2 56kg 85
4 1111111 HELA Scott Brunton David Pires 3 56kg 83
5 5436371134 LLANACORD (NZ) Stephen Nickalls Brett Prebble 16 56kg 82
6 x8642x7102 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable Ms Jessica Eaton 15 56kg 78
7 103330×291 TYCHE GODDESS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 5 56kg 78
8 236×131 RIPPER RITA Greg Eurell Jamie Mott 10 56kg 77
9 12×123 SIRILEO MISS Symon Wilde Craig Williams 9 56kg 74
10 5211633 FLEXIBLE James Cummings William Pike 4 56kg 74
11 11389×522 MOZZIE MONSTER John Sadler Craig Newitt 14 56kg 73
12 21×361 BROOKSPIRE Chris Waller Michael Walker 7 56kg 71
13 114 STEINEM (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 1 56kg 69
14 31×128 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Daniel Stackhouse 12 56kg 68
15 3321×319 MISS GOBCAIN Mark C Webb Brian Park 18 56kg 66
16 823×11 MEDIA AWARD Chris Calthorpe Luke Nolen 13 56kg 66
17e 22×2123 AMERICAIN ANGEL Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 6 56kg 64
18e 92×230 SPECTACLE Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 11 56kg 60
19e 5x005x4716 SHE’S DREAMING Nicole Bruggemann Ms Claudia Lions 19 56kg 56

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Australasian Oaks Nominations

Early nominations for the Australasian Oaks in 2021 closed on Tuesday April 20, 2021 and drew 41 three-year-old fillies including the undefeated Tasmanian raider Hela and last November’s VRC Oaks champion Personal.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 22×212 AMERICAIN ANGEL F 3 Danny O’Brien 62
2 8×631 BOURBON STREET F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 62
3 21×36 BROOKSPIRE F 3 Chris Waller 65
4 33134x CAKEWALK BABY F 3 Wendy Kelly 62
5 16 CANADIAN GOLD F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 63
6 0x36225217 CHEQUERBOARD F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 74
7 12310×5216 CHICA FUERTE F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 88
8 222x7x3127 DERIVE F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 64
9 331020×357 DIVINE DIOSA F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 63
10 x8642x7102 ECUMENICAL F 3 Mick Huxtable 78
11 15×1 FIFTEEN ARIA F 3 Chris Waller 68
12 5211633 FLEXIBLE F 3 James Cummings 74
13 31×128 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 68
14 26×423321 GLAMDAM (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 60
15 1111111 HELA F 3 Scott Brunton 83
16 23x213x111 KIKU F 3 Chris Waller 86
17 0x2321 LAUDEYLOU F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 61
18 5436371134 LLANACORD (NZ) F 3 Stephen Nickalls 82
19 1×43 MAID OF IRON F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 63
20 823×1 MEDIA AWARD F 3 Chris Calthorpe 62
21 22×21 MIMI’S AWARD F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 62
22 3321×319 MISS GOBCAIN F 3 Mark C Webb 66
23 14x640x28 MONTIA F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 63
24 11389×522 MOZZIE MONSTER F 3 John Sadler 73
25 114 NOTHINSWEETABOUTME F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 65
26 74319 PENSO A LEI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 61
27 x52221x237 PERSONAL F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 106
28 33112×2 PRIDE OF JENNI F 3 Symon Wilde 72
29 614241 QUEEN ADELE F 3 Cindy Alderson 68
30 236×131 RIPPER RITA F 3 Greg Eurell 77
31 22252×8230 SALTO ANGEL (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 76
32 54310 SASSYSAV (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 59
33 100×290 SELFLESS F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 61
34 5x005x4716 SHE’S DREAMING F 3 Nicole Bruggemann 56
35 12×123 SIRILEO MISS F 3 Symon Wilde 74
36 92×230 SPECTACLE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 60
37 114 STEINEM (GB) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 69
38 5x537321x2 SWEET KAROLINA F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 61
39 1×46 TILL IT’S OVER F 3 Paul Preusker 63
40 21×4355417 TOKORANGI (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney 85
41 103330×291 TYCHE GODDESS F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 78
  Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

The most notable upset in recent Australasian Oaks history was the 2021 victory by 60/1 outsider Media Award.

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
2021
Australasian Oaks
1st Media Award 2 minutes 3.81 seconds
2nd Personal
3rd Ripper Rita
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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