VRC Oaks

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.

2022 VRC Oaks Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



Held during the famous Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the 2022 VRC Oaks, formerly known as the Crown Oaks and Kennedy Oaks due to sponsorship, 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 VRC 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 VRC Oaks is raced over 2500m and the competing three-year-olds all carry set weights of 55.5kg. As the feature race of VRC Oaks Day it attracts much attention from the spectators and punters. VRC 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 2022 VRC Oaks runs on Thursday November 3, 2022 on Day 2 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2022. 

 VRC Oaks 2022
Date: Thursday November 3, 2022
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2500m
Conditions: Three-year-old Fillies at Set Weights (55.5kg)
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million
Inaugurated: 1861

A traditional lead-up race to the VRC Oaks 2022 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 VRC Oaks.

Willowy (2021), Miami Bound (2019) and Aristia (2018) are the latest fillies to complete the Wakeful Stakes – VRC Oaks double. 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 VRC 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 VRC 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).

2022 VRC Oaks Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2022 VRC Oaks Betting

VRC Oaks betting is very popular, as everyone is still very enthusiastic about racing in the days after the Melbourne Cup. Our VRC Oaks betting pages are your guide to the many types of VRC Oaks bets you can make, with information on picking and placing a VRC Oaks trifecta, a VRC Oaks exacta, a VRC Oaks quinella, or a VRC Oaks First Four bet.

The VRC Oaks 2022 betting odds will be provided by Ladbrokes.com.au below complete with links for you to back your VRC Oaks tips at the right price closer to the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2022.

Willowy ($3.70 in 2021) was the last favourite in VRC Oaks betting to salute for the punters.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ALL-IN 2022 VRC OAKS ODDS (Pre-Nominations)

2022 VRC Oaks Field

The 2022 VRC 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.

2022 VRC Oaks Nominations

Early nominations for the VRC Oaks in 2022 close on Tuesday October 4, 2022 and will be published below once announced.

The VRC Oaks nominations are followed by first acceptances taken a fortnight later.

2022 VRC Oaks First Acceptances

First acceptances for the VRC Oaks in 2022 close on Tuesday October 18, 2022. 

VRC Oaks Odds

The VRC 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 VRC 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 2022 VRC Oaks in our above betting section.

VRC Oaks Form Guide

A great resource to use when placing your bets is a VRC Oaks form guide, but you may have trouble using one if you are a beginner punter. Never fear, our VRC 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 VRC Oaks form guide is a last start winner with eight saluting between 2009 – 2021 including Pinot (2017) who backed up from a Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) victory on Caulfield Cup Day; and Aristia (2018), Miami Bound (2019) and Willowy (2021) who all completed the Wakeful Stakes – VRC Oaks double.

VRC Oaks Tips

While you might like to rely on the VRC 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 VRC Oaks tips page is designed to give you the basic knowledge you need to start coming up with sensible VRC Oaks tips based on horse records, lead up races and other information.

Free Bets on VRC Oaks

You may not know this, but it is possible to get free bets on the VRC 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 VRC Oaks bets.

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