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.

2022 Australian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #6 El Patroness
  • 2nd: #2 Gypsy Goddess
  • 3rd: #8 Gin Martini




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 2022 ATC Australian Oaks ran at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 9, 2022 and was won in an upset by the Danny O’Brien-trained Victorian El Patroness ($26). 

ATC Australian Oaks 2022
Date: Saturday April 9, 2022
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2022 Australian Oaks Results

  • 1st: #6 El Patroness ($26)
  • 2nd: #2 Gypsy Goddess
  • 3rd: #8 Gin Martini

The Danny O’Brien-trained El Patroness ($26) franked the Melbourne form and handled her first Heavy track assignment stepping up in class and distance to easily account for her rivals in the 2022 Australian Oaks results. She defeated the Queenslander Gypsy Goddess ($4) by a good margin late, while the front-running roughie Gin Martini ($91) held for an eye-catching third at big odds.

Click here to read more on the commanding win by El Patroness in the ATC Oaks 2022.

2022 Australian Oaks Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 EL PATRONESS Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 2 56kg $26
2 2 GYPSY GODDESS (NZ) David Vandyke William Pike 2.55L 11 56kg $4
3 8 GIN MARTINI (NZ) John Sargent Robbie Dolan 2.96L 6 56kg $91
4 1 HINGED Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 4.53L 10 56kg $3.80F
5 3 BISCAYNE BAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 4.78L 5 56kg $17
6 4 HONEYCREEPER James Cummings Hugh Bowman 4.91L 15 56kg $4.40
7 5 LE VILLI (NZ) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 5.42L 14 56kg $21
8 13 SECRET GLAMOUR Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 8.35L 3 56kg $81
9 9 PINK IVORY (NZ) John Sargent James McDonald 9.54L 9 56kg $6
10 7 HOPE IN YOUR HEART Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 11.05L 17 56kg $41
11 18 YOUTHFULL Brad Widdup Brock Ryan 11.33L 8 56kg $201
12 10 CHARITY SPIRIT Gary Portelli Ms Alysha Collett 12.07L 12 56kg $51
13 16 MAURICENTLY Kris Lees Craig Williams 13.83L 1 56kg $71
14 15 VELVET LADY (NZ) John Ramsey Grant Buckley 14.02L 18 56kg $61
15 14 COMMANDO DRIFT (NZ) Pat Carey Fred Kersley 33.35L 7 56kg $101
12 LEKVARTE (NZ) Joseph Pride Jay Ford 0
17 CHANCE REWARD Nell Foley Ms Winona Costin 0
11 HARDLY SWEET Greg Eurell Kerrin McEvoy 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Australian Oaks Betting Odds

The latest Australian Oaks 2022 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au for the autumn are available in full below.

There was a notable upset in 2022 with El Patroness winning the ATC Oaks at $26 odds.

2022 Australian Oaks Form Guide

Stay tuned for our exclusive ATC Oaks 2022 Form Guide & Betting Preview to be published the week of the race.

2022 Australian Oaks Field

Every autumn the Australian Oaks field attracts the season’s most promising fillies 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 2022 Australian Oaks field & barriers will be released on the Tuesday of race week and detailed in full below.

Chris Waller’s Surround Stakes winner Hinged, flying Queenslander Gypsy Goddess and Adrian Knox winner Honeycreeper on the quick back-up are among the leading chances in a capacity 2022 Australian Oaks final field at Randwick this weekend.

Click here to read more on the key fillies in the Australian Oaks 2022 field and betting markets.

Scratched: #11 Hardly Sweet (4), #12 Lekvarte (13), #17 Chance Reward (16)

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11026×7132 HINGED Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 10 56kg 102
2 1111×13 GYPSY GODDESS (NZ) David Vandyke William Pike 11 56kg 91
3 121x7833x8 BISCAYNE BAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 5 56kg 83
4 143×332131 HONEYCREEPER James Cummings Hugh Bowman 15 56kg 78
5 31156 LE VILLI (NZ) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 14 56kg 78
6 33128×338 EL PATRONESS Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 2 56kg 76
7 x141x33627 HOPE IN YOUR HEART Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 17 56kg 72
8 238×281139 GIN MARTINI (NZ) John Sargent Robbie Dolan 6 56kg 71
9 81215 PINK IVORY (NZ) John Sargent James McDonald 9 56kg 70
10 x8521x4252 CHARITY SPIRIT Gary Portelli Ms Alysha Collett 12 56kg 68
11 321961 HARDLY SWEET Greg Eurell Kerrin McEvoy 4 56kg 68
12 x3451x1264 LEKVARTE (NZ) Joseph Pride Jay Ford 13 56kg 67
13 12×52530 SECRET GLAMOUR Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3 56kg 66
14 7×516 COMMANDO DRIFT (NZ) Pat Carey Fred Kersley 7 56kg 62
15 7393×2411 VELVET LADY (NZ) John Ramsey Grant Buckley 18 56kg 62
16 1×22356 MAURICENTLY Kris Lees Craig Williams 1 56kg 56
17 3×3021 CHANCE REWARD Nell Foley Ms Winona Costin 16 56kg 55
18 0x3723x580 YOUTHFULL Brad Widdup Brock Ryan 8 56kg 53

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 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 2022 first acceptances close at midday on March 8, 2022. 

2022 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 2022 Australian Oaks nominations close on Tuesday the 8th of February, 2022. 

The Australian Oaks 2022 nominations attracted 127 three-year-old fillies including VRC Oaks third placegetter Biscayne Bay and the Chris Waller-trained Espiona.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 646x43x ABBEY BRIDGE (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
2 6125x ACHIEVE (NZ) F 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
3 43x20100x ACHIRA F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis
4 1x ALWAYS ON MY MIND F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
5 5x AMERICAN ACTRESS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
6 148x1x ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald
7 71613x AQUACADE (NZ) F 3 Lance Noble
8 6898x ARION STORY F 3 Brett Partelle
9 1x ARKTIKA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
10 1x ASYMMETRICAL F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
11 2x AWARD ME F 3 Danny O’Brien
12 321135x BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter
13 8x435x BAY OF KIEL F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
14 2413311x BELLE EN ROUGE (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards
15 1x BELLE SAVOIR F 3 Nick Ryan
16 56x080x BIDDING F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
17 5121x7833x BISCAYNE BAY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
18 94x BLACK IVORY F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
19 143x1319x BULLOO F 3 Stuart Kendrick 70
20 61411x BURNING POWER F 3 Patrick Payne
21 x26326x31x CAP ESTEL F 3 Anthony Cummings 62
22 3x CHANCE REWARD F 3 Nell Foley
23 24x8521x CHARITY SPIRIT F 3 Gary Portelli 59
24 22x CHENIN F 3 Mark Newnham
25 40330x CLARA KAREN F 3 Yassy Nishitani
26 CLASSIC DEEL F 3 Kris Lees
27 7x COMMANDO DRIFT (NZ) F 3 Pat Carey
28 2x DEFINITELY MAYBE F 3 Matthew Smith
29 4x DIAMOND FALLS (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
30 33128x3x EL PATRONESS F 3 Danny O’Brien
31 13x ELLENMAC F 3 Matthew Smith 59
32 1x EMPRESS EL (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 62
33 11x ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 80
34 10x62x EVA CHIARA (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh
35 75x76x EXTASSY F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
36 4x EYE PEA OH (NZ) F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
37 60x93x8 FACETIME F 3 Gary Nickson
38 4x3111x FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 86
39 4211x FINEPOINT F 3 Chris Waller 70
40 552x FLAME OF VENICE F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
41 469x32261x FLYING WITNESS F 3 Annabel Neasham 62
42 8x245x1 FORBIDDEN CITY F 3 Peter G Moody
43 58x8209x6x GALACTIC ANGEL F 3 Anthony Cummings
44 6238x281x GIN MARTINI (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 64
45 23327x GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
46 27x7x4x GRAPPA DI MOSCATO F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
47 0657x7x GREAT MYSTERY F 3 Clarry Conners
48 852x34x GRECIAN LASS F 3 Kris Lees
49 1111x GYPSY GODDESS (NZ) F 3 David Vandyke
50 321x HARDLY SWEET F 3 Greg Eurell
51 8×460 HAVE MERCY F 3 Edward Cummings
52 33x HESITATE (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
53 94x HIDDEN SMILE F 3 Anthony Cummings
54 2x2111026x HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 92
55 5x143x332x HONEYCREEPER F 3 James Cummings
56 674x141x3x HOPE IN YOUR HEART F 3 Kerry Parker 60
57 7x1x I’M DIVINE F 3 Edward Cummings
58 44x JENNIFERENTI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
59 1393x KARMAN LINE (NZ) F 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
60 KENEALLY F 3 Anthony Cummings
61 0x50x3x LAELAPS F 3 Danny O’Brien
62 31x LE VILLI (NZ) F 3 John Wheeler
63 63x LEGAL CHOICE F 3 Chris Waller
64 62x3451x LEKVARTE (NZ) F 3 Joseph Pride 60
65 16x LET’S SAY GRACE (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
66 70x LULU’S HALO F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
67 04x MADIBA’S QUEEN (NZ) F 3 Anthony Cummings
68 7651x MAMOUNIA F 3 James Cummings 60
69 122 MATRON BULLWINKEL F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
70 1x22x MAURICENTLY F 3 Kris Lees 57
71 8x MAWKEB F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
72 56x82303x MIKASA F 3 John Thompson
73 2121x MINOUCHE F 3 James Cummings
74 25216x MISS ELLA (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh
75 5x3133x MISS MIDDLE PARK F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
76 2x MISS WORTHINGTON F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
77 2x327791x MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners 80
78 9731x MONFELICITY (NZ) F 3 David Payne 59
79 NAIROBI (NZ) F 3 Pat Carey
80 19x NANA JENN F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
81 3x NANO STAR F 3 Chris Waller
82 11912x NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
83 48x3x NINJA STAR F 3 Matthew Smith
84 1x8x NINYO F 3 Aaron Laing
85 61217x NOTIONS F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 64
86 0x77x0941x NYMPH F 3 Gary Nickson
87 07x26x OUR BELLE FILLE (NZ) F 3 Peter Robl
88 81x PINK IVORY (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 59
89 1x PONO KITORO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 60
90 81x PRETTY AMAZING F 3 Chris Waller 59
91 23x PROPHET’S PRIDE F 3 Paul Facoory
92 41x PROSPETTIVA (NZ) F 3 Matthew Williams
93 6351x3x PUT TO SHAME F 3 Barbara Joseph, Paul & Matt Jones
94 2x QUEENMAKER F 3 Edward Cummings
95 16x REDOUTE’S SOUL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
96 26x1x RINGAROSA F 3 Gary Portelli 62
97 9x5210x1x ROCKLILY F 3 Matthew Dunn 69
98 123×1 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 65
99 9x03x ROSABEEL (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
100 3x SANSTOC (NZ) F 3 Mark Newnham
101 14x SAUCEY HORSEY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
102 SCHUSS F 3 Anthony Cummings
103 12×5253 SECRET GLAMOUR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
104 311x SELF OBSESSION (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards
105 2x SELFIE TIME (NZ) F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
106 5x6x SNEAKY ISLAND F 3 Brad Widdup
107 6x SOCIABEEL (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
108 978x SOLAROSA F 3 Kris Lees
109 2244477x STALKING F 3 James Cummings
110 5x677x STAVANGER F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
111 4x4969x STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 59
112 8x71x SUMMERBEEL (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
113 36x721711x SWEET RUBY F 3 Kim Waugh 76
114 TAHLEQUAH (NZ) F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
115 738x23x TAIZAI F 3 John Thompson
116 4x414122x THE PERFECT PINK (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards
117 31x THOUSAND YEARS F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 61
118 32x TIEMPE PASSATE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
119 11x9x TILIANAM (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
120 453x ULTIMATE PRIDE (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 57
121 7393x2x VELVET LADY (NZ) F 3 John Ramsey
122 17544x VERONA (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
123 7140x VON TRAPP F 3 Mark Newnham 75
124 34x WE’VE GOT TONIGHT (NZ) F 3 John O’Shea
125 422x22x WHATAFOX F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
126 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
127 0x3723x YOUTHFULL F 3 Brad Widdup

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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
2022
ATC Australian Oaks
1st El Patroness 2 minutes 38.19 seconds
2nd Gypsy Goddess
3rd Gin Martini
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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