Australasian Oaks

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Schweppes Oaks
Registered as Australasian Oaks
Group 1 race
Location Morphettville Racecourse, South Australia
Inaugurated 1982
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Schweppes (2013)
Race information
Distance 2,000 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification 3-year-old fillies
Weight Set Weights
Purse $400,000 (2013)

The Schweppes Oaks, registered as the Australasian Oaks is a South Australian Jockey Club Group 1 Australian Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies at Set Weights run over a distance of 2000 metres at Morphettville Racecourse, Adelaide in the autumn.[1] Prize money is A$400,000

Race history[edit]

The inaugural race won by Rose Of Kingston who went on to become the Australian Horse of the Year and finished her racing career with ten wins including three Group 1 races that included the Australian Derby. She was also the Australasian Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and Australasian Champion Older Mare in 1982 and later was a successful broodmare.[1]

Race name[edit]

  • 1982–2005 - Australasian Oaks
  • 2006 onwards - Schweppes Oaks

Race grade[edit]

  • 1982 - Grade 3
  • 1983 onwards - Grade 1

Race distance[edit]

The distance of the race is 2000 metres, but due to the track conditions the running rail is sometimes moved and this changes the official distance of the race.

  • 1982–1992 - 2000 metres
  • 1993 - 2014 metres
  • 1994–2000 - 2000 metres
  • 2001 - 2020 metres
  • 2002 - 2000 metres
  • 2003 - 2025 metres
  • 2004 - 2024 metres
  • 2005 - 2031 metres
  • 2006 - 2020 metres
  • 2007–2008 - 2000 metres
  • 2009 - 2005 metres
  • 2010 - 2006 metres
  • 2011 - 2008 metres
  • 2012 onwards - 2000 metres

Race venue[edit]

The race was run in 2000 at Victoria Park.[2]

Race records[edit]

The 2007 winner Anamato holds the race record time of 2:02.20.[3]

Most wins by a trainer: 4[3]
Bart Cummings – 1983, 1989, 1993, 1994
Lee Freeman – 1986, 1991, 1992, 2000

Past winners[edit]

  • 2014 - May's Dream[4]
  • 2013 - Maybe Discreet[5]
  • 2012 - Invest[6]
  • 2011 - Lights Of Heavon[7]
  • 2010 - Small Minds[8]
  • 2009 - Gallica[9]
  • 2008 - Zarita[10]
  • 2007 - Anamato[11]
  • 2006 - Marju Snip
  • 2005 - Irish Darling
  • 2004 - Rinky Dink
  • 2003 - Sound Action
  • 2002 - Tully Thunder
  • 2001 - Tempest Morn
  • 2000 - Grand Echezeaux[2]
  • 1999 - Episode
  • 1998 - La Volta
  • 1997 - Minegold
  • 1996 - Leica Smile
  • 1995 - Yelgun Dawn
  • 1994 - Tristalove
  • 1993 - Our Tristalight
  • 1992 - Gatherneaux
  • 1991 - Mannerism
  • 1990 - Belle Chanson
  • 1989 - Stapleton Lass
  • 1988 - Imposera
  • 1987 - Send Me An Angel
  • 1986 - Miss Clipper
  • 1985 - Centaurea
  • 1984 - Use The Space
  • 1983 - Royal Regatta
  • 1982 - Rose Of Kingston

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the Australasian Oaks". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "2000 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Schweppes Oaks". The Races SA. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  4. ^ 2014 result
  5. ^ 2013 result
  6. ^ 2012 result
  7. ^ 2011 result
  8. ^ 2010 result
  9. ^ 2009 result
  10. ^ 2008 result
  11. ^ 2007 result