Australian Oaks

The Australian Oaks is set to run at Royal Randwick on Day 2 of The Championshipsin April by the season's best 3YO staying fillies.

2018 Australian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #3 Unforgotten
  • 2nd: #2 Hiyaam
  • 3rd: #11 Miss Admiration



The ATC Australian Oaks, also referred to as the ATC Oaks, is a Group 1 race for the best three-year-old staying fillies in the country. Held annually one week after the Australian Derby, the Australian Oaks is a 2400m classic race held at Royal Randwick Racecourse. As a set weighst race, all entrants carry 56kg with $1 million in total prize money on offer.

The Australian Oaks takes place during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is held on one of the carnival’s biggest Group 1 race days. Conducted on the second Saturday in April on Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ the ATC Oaks is one of four Group 1 races on the card. The meeting also features the lucrativeGroup 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), the Group 1 $2 million Sydney Cup (3200m) and the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m).

There are a number of different lead-up races for fillies in the Australian Oaks field to come via including the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) run the Saturday before and the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill in late March. The last filly to complete the Vinery Stud Stakes – ATC Oaks double was Heavenly Glow (2008).

The 2018 ATC Australian Oaks ran at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 14, 2018 and was won by the race favourite Unforgotten.

ATC Australian Oaks 2018
Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2018 Australian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #3 Unforgotten
  • 2nd: #2 Hiyaam
  • 3rd: #11 Miss Admiration

See below for the official ATC Oaks 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the win by the Chris Waller-trained Unforgotten who came from midfield to run down the nearly all-the-way winner Hiyaam and salute for the punters. Unforgotten turned the tables on her last start conqueror in the Vinery Stud Stakes to hand jockey Hugh Bowman with a fifth Australian Oaks win and third in as many years.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 3 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 56kg $4F
2 2 HIYAAM (NZ) Mick Price Michael Dee 1L 1 56kg $4.60
3 11 MISS ADMIRATION Mick Price Damien Oliver 3.3L 11 56kg $101
4 6 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 4.4L 12 56kg $26
5 4 SAVVY COUP (NZ) Michael & Matthew Pitman Chris Johnson 5.7L 2 56kg $8
6 8 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Gibbs Michael Walker 6.3L 3 56kg $17
7 1 ALOISIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 6.9L 9 56kg $5.50
8 9 CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 12.5L 6 56kg $21
9 7 CONTESSA VANESSA (NZ) Graeme Rogerson Craig Williams 13.4L 5 56kg $31
10 10 SHE’S A TREASURE (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 15.4L 4 56kg $41
11 5 LUVALUVA (NZ) John Sargent Kerrin McEvoy 15.8L 13 56kg $6.50
12 13 WILD SEA Michael Kent Dwayne Dunn 19.8L 8 56kg $71
13 12 NAIVASHA Nigel Blackiston Rhys McLeod 25.9L 10 56kg $151

2018 Australian Oaks Tips

  • 1st: #4 Savvy Coup
  • 2nd: #5 Luvaluva
  • 3rd: #3 Unforgotten

Check out our insider Australian Oaks 2018 Tips & Odds Update now.

2018 Australian Oaks Odds

The latest Australian Oaks 2018 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au for the autumn are available in full below.

2018 Australian Oaks Form Guide

Stay tuned for our exclusive ATC Oaks 2018 Form Guide & Betting Preview to be published the week of the race.

2018 Australian Oaks Field

Every autumn the Australian Oaks field attracts the season’s most promising filllies with the potential to run out a strong mile and a half (2400m). Racing NSW release the ATC Oaks final field on the Tuesday before the race runs as part of the stellar Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day action.

The official 2018 Australian Oaks field & barriers will be released on the Tuesday of race week and detailed in full below.

The ATC Oaks 2018 Final Field is now out featuring 13 hopeful fillies including Mick Price’s last start Vinery Stud Stakes winner Hiyaam and Bring Me Roses who was runner-up in the VRC Oaks in the spring but out to atone for unplaced runs in the Coolmore Classic (11th) and Vinery Stud (10th) over shorter distances.

Read more on the Hiyaam-led Australian Oaks 2018 Field.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2x5116x503 ALOISIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 9 56kg 105
2 5x12343x31 HIYAAM (NZ) Mick Price Michael Dee 1 56kg 103
3 72x111x012 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 56kg 98
4 3711213311 SAVVY COUP (NZ) Michael & Matthew Pitman Chris Johnson 2 56kg 97
5 776214×611 LUVALUVA (NZ) John Sargent Kerrin McEvoy 13 56kg 95
6 32102×2300 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 12 56kg 95
7 4473120112 CONTESSA VANESSA (NZ) Graeme Rogerson Craig Williams 5 56kg 95
8 3×16235 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Gibbs Michael Walker 3 56kg 85
9 8x211x4113 CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ) Kris Lees Jason Collett 6 56kg 76
10 543196 SHE’S A TREASURE (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 4 56kg 75
11 6x8405x419 MISS ADMIRATION Mick Price Damien Oliver 11 56kg 62
12 451 NAIVASHA Nigel Blackiston Rhys McLeod 10 56kg 62
13 71 WILD SEA Michael Kent Dwayne Dunn 8 56kg 62

2018 Australian Oaks First Acceptances

After the early entries close in February the Australian Oaks first declarations or acceptances are taken a month later in early March further narrowing down the list of potential runners in that season’s ATC Oaks field.

The 2018 Australian Oaks first acceptances are set to be released on Tuesday March 13, 2018 and will be available below.

The official Australian Oaks 2018 First Acceptances attracted 64 three-year-old fillies including the Wakeful Stakes winner from the spring Luvaluva who returned with a sixth to subsequent Randwick Guineas winner Kementari in the Hobartville Stakes. Bring Me Roses has had two runs for two placings this time in, the VRC Oaks runner-up last seen finishing third in the Australian Guineas (1600m), while the Kiwi-trained Danzdanzdance is another standout having finished third in the NZ Derby back home last time out.

View the full 2018 Australian Oaks First Acceptances Featuring Bring Me Roses by following the link.

2018 Australian Oaks Nominations

The Australian Oaks nominations close on a Monday in early-mid February around eight weeks before the Group 1 autumn feature is run and won. Usually Racing NSW receives over 100 ATC Oaks nominations at early entry stage.

The Australian Oaks 2018 nominations close on Monday February 12, 2018 and will be released below as soon as available.

The official 2018 Australian Oaks Nominations attracted 148 three-year-old fillies, up 20 from last year, including Thousand Guineas winning filly Aloisia who also holds an ATC Derby nomination to possibly take on the colts & geldings the weekend before. The other most notable omission from the ATC Oaks nominations for 2018 was VRC Oaks winner Pinot.

View the full Aloisia-led ATC Oaks 2018 Nominations.

ATC Australian Oaks History

First won by Uralla in 1912, the ATC Oaks was originally named the Adrian Knox Stakes until 1956. The race has undergone several distance changes with the field of horses running over 1 mile (approximately 1600m) between 1922 and 1945 and between 1946 and 1955 the event was raced over 10 furlongs (2000m).

Australian Oaks Records: (over 2400m)
Fastest Time: 2:28.80 – Serenade Rose in 2006
Slowest Time: 2:47.1 – Invade in 1978
Most wins by a Jockey: 6 wins – R Higgins (1962, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974)

Recent Australian Oaks Winners

See below for a full list of Australian Oaks winners & results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
ATC Australian Oaks
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Unforgotten 2 minutes 27.21 seconds
2nd Hiyaam
3rd Miss Admiration
2017
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Bonneval 2 minutes 36.2 seconds
2nd Perfect Rhyme
3rd Lasqueti Spirit
2016
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Sofia Rosa 2 minutes 34.2 seconds
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2015
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Gust Of Wind 2 minutes 32.40 seconds
2nd Winx
3rd Candelara
2014
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Rising Romance 2 minutes 31.72 seconds
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Lucia Valentina
2013
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Royal Descent 2 minutes 34.2 seconds
2nd Dear Demi
3rd Gondokoro
2012
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Streama 2 minutes 31.0 seconds
2nd Aliyana Tilde
3rd Thy
2011
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Absolutely 2 minutes 35.6 seconds
2nd Shamrocker
3rd Pinker Pinker
2010
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Once Were Wild 2 minutes 33.3 seconds
2nd Faint Perfume
3rd Run For Naara
2009
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Daffodil 2 minutes 30.43 seconds
2nd Think Money
3rd Miss Darcey
2008
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Heavenly Glow 2 minutes 34.8 seconds
2nd Boundless
3rd Galileo’s Daughter
2007
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Rena’s Lady 2 minutes 33.7 seconds
2nd Perfect Drop
3rd Tuesday Joy
2006
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Serenade Rose 2 minutes 28.6 seconds
2nd Flora Danica
3rd Beauty Watch
2005
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Dizelle 2 minutes 34.2 seconds
2nd She’s Justa Tad
3rd Gee That’s Tops
2004
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Wild Iris 2 minutes 30.5 seconds
2nd French Lady
3rd Boulevard Of Dreams
2003
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Sunday Joy 2 minutes 32.5 seconds
2nd Shower Of Roses
3rd Bramble Rose
2002
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Republic Lass 2 minutes 31 seconds
2nd Elegant Fashion
3rd Quays
2001
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Rose Archway 2 minutes 35.8 seconds
2nd Tempest Morn
3rd Asia
2000
AJC Australian Oaks
1st Coco Cabanna 2 minutes 32.5 seconds
2nd Tributes
3rd Miss Zoe

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