Australian Oaks

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

2021 Australian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #3 Hungry Heart
  • 2nd: #6 Duais
  • 3rd: #7 Bargain



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 weights race, all entrants carry 56kg with $1 million in total prize money on offer.

The 2020 Australian Oaks prizemoney was reduced to $500,000 due to the COVID-19 outbreak before going back to $1 million for 2021.

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 lucrative Group 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).

*In 2021 the ATC Oaks ran on the third Saturday of April with all race meetings of the autumn in Sydney from Slipper Day onwards postponed a week due to the weather.

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 latest fillies to complete the Vinery Stud Stakes – ATC Oaks double are the Chris Waller-trained duo of Verry Elleegant (2019) followed by Hungry Heart (2021).

Colette (2020) became the first Adrian Knox – Australian Oaks double winner on the quick back-up since Royal Descent (2013). Colette also went on to take out the second edition of Sydney’s $7.5 million The Golden Eagle that November.

The 2021 ATC Australian Oaks ran at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 17, 2021 and was won by Chris Waller’s Vinery Stud Stakes winning filly Hungry Heart. 

ATC Australian Oaks 2021
Date: Saturday April 17, 2021
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2021 Australian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #3 Hungry Heart
  • 2nd: #6 Duais
  • 3rd: #7 Bargain

Trainer Chris Waller celebrated another Group 1 success with his smart Frankel filly Hungry Heart ($5) backing-up from her Vinery Stud Stakes win to take out the 2021 Australian Oaks results and do the double for the first time since her stablemate Verry Elleegant (2019).

Click here to read more on the excellent 2021 ATC Oaks win by Hungry Hart.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 56kg $5
2 6 DUAIS Edward Cummings Hugh Bowman 1.3L 10 56kg $16
3 7 BARGAIN (NZ) Mark Newnham James McDonald 1.5L 1 56kg $10
4 2 AMARELINHA (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 2.4L 7 56kg $3.90
5 1 MONTEFILIA David Payne Jason Collett 2.7L 8 56kg $5
6 9 SIGNORA NERA (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3.7L 6 56kg $31
7 4 HARMONY ROSE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 3.9L 5 56kg $3.80F
8 8 LAND AHOY John Sargent Ms Alysha Collett 4.9L 4 56kg $101
9 5 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 7.3L 9 56kg $19
10 10 SASSYSAV (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 9.3L 2 56kg $81

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Australian Oaks Odds

The latest Australian Oaks 2021 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au for the autumn are available in full below.

2021 Australian Oaks Form Guide

Stay tuned for our exclusive ATC Oaks 2021 Form Guide & Betting Preview to be published the week of the race.

2021 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 2021 Australian Oaks field & barriers will be released on the Tuesday of race week and detailed in full below.

Ten class fillies make-up the Australian Oaks 2021 field including Chris Waller’s Vinery Stud Stakes winner Hungry Heart, the Kiwi Amarelinha coming off three straight wins at home including the NZ Oaks and David Payne’s gutsy Montefilia on the quick back-up after running fourth behind the boys as the beaten ATC Derby favourite last Saturday.

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

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 314113×634 MONTEFILIA David Payne Jason Collett 8 56kg 106
2 2112111 AMARELINHA (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 7 56kg 104
3 x2227x7811 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 56kg 97
4 112×132 HARMONY ROSE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 5 56kg 95
5 3x1x1x433 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Damien Oliver 9 56kg 80
6 25×128211 DUAIS Edward Cummings Hugh Bowman 10 56kg 76
7 4317×91642 BARGAIN (NZ) Mark Newnham James McDonald 1 56kg 69
8 1x34x7116 LAND AHOY John Sargent Ms Alysha Collett 4 56kg 68
9 x331136655 SIGNORA NERA (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 56kg 68
10 5431 SASSYSAV (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 2 56kg 59

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 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 Australian Oaks 2021 first acceptances closed at midday on March 9, 2021 drawing 47 entries led by the brilliant Kiwi-trained Group 1 NZ Oaks winner Amarelinha.

2021 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 2021 Australian Oaks nominations are now out featuring 105 early entries led in betting by the likes of Hungry Heart and the Flight Stakes/Spring Champion Stakes double winner Montefilia.

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).

Jockey Glen Boss celebrated his fourth win in the Australian Oaks aboard Colette in 2020.

Recent Australian Oaks Winners

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

Year Place Horse Time
2021
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Hungry Heart 2 minutes 33.58 seconds
2nd Duais
3rd Bargain
2020
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Colette  2 minutes 36.37 seconds
2nd Toffee Tongue
3rd Quintessa
2019
ATC Australian Oaks
1st Verry Elleegant 2 minutes 31.26 seconds
2nd Scarlet Dream
3rd Frankely Awesome
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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