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The VRC Oaks is the feature event of Oaks Day, also known as Ladies Day, at Flemington Racecourse on the third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
2018 Kennedy Oaks Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD/li>
Kennedy Oaks News
Held during the famous Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the 2018 Kennedy Oaks, registered as the VRC Oaks and run in 2017 as the Kennedy Oaks, is the leading event for three-year-old fillies and is their equivalent of the Victoria Derby held five days earlier on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Taking place on the first Thursday of November, the Kennedy Oaks is held exactly two days after the Melbourne Cup every year at Flemington Racecourse.
This Group 1 event is one of the most lucrative races for fillies in the country with stakes set at over $1 million. The Kennedy Oaks is raced over 2500m and the competing three-year-olds all carry set weights of 55.5kg. As the feature race of Kennedy Oaks Day it attracts much attention from the spectators and punters. Kennedy Oaks Day itself is also known as “Ladies Day” and sees the Fashions on the Field competition take place, ensuring a large crowd attendance each year.
The 2018 VRC Kennedy Oaks ran Thursday November 8, 2018 as the Kennedy Oaks.
|Crown Oaks 2018|
|Date:||Thursday November 8, 2018|
|Conditions:||Three-year-old Fillies at Set Weights (55.5kg)|
|Prize Money:||$1 million|
A traditional lead-up race to the Kennedy Oaks 2018 is the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) held the week before, and the Wakeful Stakes winner often continues on to claim victory or at least place in the Crown Oaks. Other good races to watch earlier on, if you are interested in taking advantage of the more generous betting odds offered on the fillies for the Kennedy Oaks before the running of the Wakeful Stakes, include the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) or the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). Both of these races are often used as a final lead up to the Oaks for the runners.
The 2500m distance of the Kennedy Oaks often proves difficult for the lower quality fillies, and the winner is more often than not an elite turf champion. Notable winners include Samantha Miss (2008), Miss Finland (2006), Special Harmony (2003) and Magical Miss (2001).
2018 Kennedy Oaks Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
See below for the full Kennedy Oaks 2018 Results & Finishing Order following the immediate conclusion of the race.
2018 Kennedy Oaks Betting
Crown Oaks betting is very popular, as everyone is still very enthusiastic about racing in the days after the Melbourne Cup. Our Crown Oaks betting pages are your guide to the many types of Crown Oaks bets you can make, with information on picking and placing a Crown Oaks trifecta, a Crown Oaks exacta, a Crown Oaks quinella, or a Crown Oaks First Four bet.
The VRC Oaks 2018 betting odds will be provided by Ladbrokes.com.au below complete with links for you to back your Crown Oaks tips at the right price closer to the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2018!
2018 Kennedy Oaks Field
The 2018 Kennedy Oaks field will be released by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week, one day before Melbourne Cup Day, and will be published below.
|1||422×11110||AMPHITRITE||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||5||55.5kg|
|2||242×537921||ARISTIA||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||4||55.5kg|
|3||740×485042||QAFILA||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jim Crowley||10||55.5kg|
|4||211315||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Darren Weir||John Allen||13||55.5kg|
|5||2314×62317||GREYSFUL GLAMOUR||Mark Newnham||Tim Clark||1||55.5kg|
|6||x023x51434||SIZZLEME||Cindy Alderson||Luke Currie||14||55.5kg|
|7||6×22186||DARK CONFIDANT||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||15||55.5kg|
|8||29251||MISS MOANA (NZ)||John Sargent||Mark Zahra||9||55.5kg|
|9||8511||MARACAIBO||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Stephen Baster||8||55.5kg|
|10||4221||SCAMPER||Leon & Troy Corstens||Kerrin McEvoy||12||55.5kg|
|11||82521||ZAPURLER||Darren Weir||Hugh Bowman||3||55.5kg|
|12||2224||COLLECTABLE||Robbie Griffiths||James McDonald||11||55.5kg|
|13||54×0636540||EXCLUSIVELY OURS||Matthew Brown||Ben Thompson||6||55.5kg|
|14||0x0x9031||MINER’S MISS||Paddy Payne||Ms Michelle Payne||2||55.5kg|
|15||805×733||LESEDI||Robbie Laing||Noel Callow||7||55.5kg|
2018 Kennedy Oaks Nominations
The official Kennedy Oaks Nominations for 2018 close in late September and will be provided below as soon as announced by Racing Victoria.
|2||19x3184x||ANGEL||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|4||–||ANNA MAE (NZ)||F||3||Michael Kent|
|5||3x242x53x||ARISTIA||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra|
|6||326423×157||ARISTOCRATIC MISS||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|8||8x||BEAUTY OPTION||F||3||Grahame Begg|
|9||3x||BLONDE DISPOSITION||F||3||David Brideoake|
|10||5×74||CHARITABLE NATURE||F||3||Danny O’Brien|
|12||231×97||CRISTAL EYES||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|13||6×221||DARK CONFIDANT||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|14||333×51||DIAMOND BEAUTY||F||3||Matt Laurie|
|15||0x431||DISENCHANTED e||F||3||Brent Stanley|
|17||3x4213x||EL DORADO DREAMING||F||3||Kris Lees|
|18||89x||ELUSIVE ROSE||F||3||Brian & Ashley McKnight|
|20||54x063x||EXCLUSIVELY OURS||F||3||Matthew Brown|
|21||6x1531x||FIERA VISTA||F||3||Darren Weir|
|23||0x0031x||FIVE STAR GAL||F||3||John Moloney|
|24||11||FRANKELY AWESOME||F||3||Kris Lees|
|25||2x11223x08||FUNDAMENTALIST||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|26||417801×39||FUTOOH||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|27||162||GAELIC DREAM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|28||22332x1x||GHEEDAA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|29||161x||GOLDEN HALO||F||3||Darren Weir|
|30||419×8||GREGORIAN CHANT (NZ)||F||3||Mitchell Freedman|
|31||92314×623||GREYSFUL GLAMOUR||F||3||Mark Newnham|
|32||–||GWEN’S GIFT||F||3||Christopher Davis|
|33||–||HEAD NOISES||F||3||Michael Kent|
|34||8||HEAVENLY BARB||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|35||420||HIGH BEAM||F||3||Darren Weir|
|36||8||HOT BLONDE (NZ)||F||3||Nikki Burke|
|37||622×11||IN HEART’S WAKE||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|38||8123||ITCHY EARS||F||3||Jason Warren|
|39||93x||IT’S CHOICE||F||3||Matt Cumani|
|41||10×3300||KINKY BOOM||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|45||5x1x10||MADAM ROUGE||F||3||Chris Waller|
|47||8||MARACAIBO||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|48||1||MAUI GIRL||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|50||0x0x9x||MINER’S MISS||F||3||Paddy Payne|
|52||53||MISS LADYBIRD||F||3||Michael Moroney|
|53||2837×01||MISS LOUISIANA||F||3||Anthony Freedman|
|54||274||MISS MATRIARCH||F||3||Robbie Griffiths|
|55||292||MISS MOANA (NZ)||F||3||John Sargent|
|56||1214||MISS QUAINTLY||F||3||David Vandyke|
|57||12×2||MUSIC BAY||F||3||Phillip Stokes|
|58||21169×575||NASAAYIM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|59||9×21||ONCE IN A LIFETIME||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|61||21x||OREGON DREAMER (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|62||23×3||OUR SUNNY GIRL (NZ)||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young|
|64||325x||PARIS SHOWGIRL||F||3||Henry Dwyer|
|65||73x221x1x||PEACEFUL (NZ)||F||3||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|66||430×9||PEACEFUL SOLUTION||F||3||Robert Kingston|
|67||0x1||PIERRO BELLE||F||3||Tony McEvoy|
|68||331x||PRESSURE (NZ)||F||3||Matt Cumani|
|69||–||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)||F||3||David Brideoake|
|70||1x||PRISM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|71||14x740x48||QAFILA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|73||541×0||RUBIRA||F||3||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman|
|74||4x||SCAMPER||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|75||3721x||SEEWHATSHEBRINGS||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|76||75154||SHE’S SENSATIONAL||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|78||1213×52||SPANISH WHISPER||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|79||333||STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ)||F||3||Darren Weir|
|80||3216x||STRYKER QUEEN||F||3||Matt Laurie|
|81||146||SYMI||F||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|82||31×93||TAHITIAN DANCER||F||3||Shane Nichols|
|83||230×4||TANTIVY||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|84||0x4||THE ONE THING||F||3||Joseph Waldron|
|85||11||THE SOLOIST||F||3||Richard Freedman|
|86||21||THOUSAND WISHES||F||3||Danny O’Brien|
|87||211x31x||THRILLSTER||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens|
|91||211||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||F||3||Darren Weir|
|92||972x||WESTON SUPER MARE||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
|93||5||WONDERFUL RIRI||F||3||Paul Preusker|
|95||6×12||YULONG METEOR||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace|
|97||–||ZARGOS||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig|
Kennedy Oaks Odds
The Kennedy Oaks odds on the possible three-year-old fillies to face off in the million dollar classic open at bookmakers around the country as soon as the Crown Oaks nominations close in late September. The VRC Oaks odds firm as the race date approaches so for value check out the all-in odds for the Crown Oaks below.
Kennedy Oaks Form Guide
A great resource to use when placing your bets is a Crown Oaks form guide, but you may have trouble using one if you are a beginner punter. Never fear, our Crown Oaks form guide page is here to inform you of what the various details on a form guide mean for each horse and how to use a form guide to improve your betting.
One thing to look for on the Crown Oaks form guide is a last start winner with five saluting between 2009 – 2017 including Pinot (2017) who backed up from a Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) victory on Caulfield Cup Day.
Kennedy Oaks Tips
While you might like to rely on the Crown Oaks tips you get from the paper, you will do much better if you come up with your own tips. With that in mind, our Crown Oaks tips page is designed to give you the basic knowledge you need to start coming up with sensible Crown Oaks tips based on horse records, lead up races and other information.
Free Bets on Kennedy Oaks
You may not know this, but it is possible to get free bets on the Crown Oaks when you bet at an online bookie. New members at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au are offered special bonus bets as a reward for joining, and these can be used for wagers on major races. Take a look at some of the online bookmakers we feature if you want some free Crown Oaks bets.