Kennedy Oaks Day



The 2021 VRC Oaks Day is contested on the first Thursday of November two days after the world-class Melbourne Cup is run and won as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Formerly known as Crown Oaks Day and from 2017 onwards run as Kennedy Oaks Day for sponsorship, VRC Oaks Day is Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and is referred to as ‘Ladies Day’. As much about the trackside fashion as the spring racing, VRC Oaks Day is of course headlined by the three-year-old fillies facing off in the Group 1 $1 million VRC Oaks (2500m).

2021 VRC Oaks Day will take place on Thursday November 4, 2021.

The VRC Oaks, now the Kennedy Oaks, is the only Group 1 race on the day but VRC Oaks Day still features plenty of other popular betting races including the $500,000 Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Final (1600m).

Major 2021 VRC Oaks Day Races

  • Group 1 $1 million Kennedy Oaks (2500m)
  • Group 3 $200,000 Red Roses Stakes (1100m)
  • Group 3 $200,000 Ottawa Stakes (1000m)

2021 VRC Oaks Day Race Schedule*

The official VRC Oaks Day races and times will be available below during Melbourne Cup week.

Race 1 (12:40pm) – $130,000 TCL TV Stakes (1700m)

Race 2 (1:15pm) – $250,000 Inglis Bracelet (1600m)

Race 3 (1:55pm) – Group 3 $200,000 Darley Ottawa Stakes (1000m)

Race 4 (2:35pm) – $130,000 Twitter Trophy (1800m)

Race 5 (3:15pm) – Listed $175,000 Off the Track Desirable Stakes (1400m)

Race 6 (3:50pm) – Listed $175,000 G.H. Mumm Century Stakes (1000m)

Race 7 (4:30pm) – $500,000 Melbourne Cup Carnival Country Final (1600m)

Race 8 (5:10pm) – Group 1 $1,000,000 Kennedy Oaks (2500m)

Race 9 (5:50pm) – Group 3 $300,000 Network 10 Red Roses Stakes (1100m)

*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change. 

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