Australian Oaks (ATC)

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Australian Oaks
Group 1 race
Location Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Inaugurated 1885 (as AJC Oaks)
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor James Boag's Premium (2016)
Race information
Distance 2,400 metres
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Three year old fillies
Weight Set weights - 56 kg
Purse $1,000,000 (2016)

The Australian Oaks is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for three year old fillies at set weights run over a distance of 2,400 metres at Randwick Racecourse, Sydney in the autumn during the ATC Championships series. The Australian Oaks is the premier staying race for three-year-old fillies during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.[1] Total prize money in 2014 was A$1,000,000.

Race history[edit]

From inception in 1885 to 1894 this race was known as the AJC Oaks. The race was not held between 1895 to 1921 and when it was resumed it was known as the Adrian Knox Oaks Stakes until 1956.[1] Since 1994 this race has been known as the AJC Australian Oaks and after the merger of the AJC and STC as the ATC Australian Oaks.

Between 1922 and 1945 the race was held in January.[1]

Record time for the 2400 distance was set in 2006 by Serenade Rose with the time of 2:28.6 seconds.[1]

Race distance[edit]

  • 1885–1894 - 1 12 miles (~2400 metres)[2]
  • 1922–1945 - 1 mile (~1600 metres)
  • 1946–1955 - 1 14 miles (~2000 metres)
  • 1956–1972 - 1 12 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1973 onwards - 2400 metres

The winners[edit]

  • 2016 - Sofia Rosa [3]
  • 2015 - Gust Of Wind [4]
  • 2014 - Rising Romance [5]
  • 2013 - Royal Descent [6]
  • 2012 - Streama [7]
  • 2011 - Absolutely [8]
  • 2010 - Once Were Wild [9]
  • 2009 - Daffodil [10]
  • 2008 - Heavenly Glow [11]
  • 2007 - Rena's Lady [12]
  • 2006 - Serenade Rose [13]
  • 2005 - Dizelle [14]
  • 2004 - Wild Iris [15]
  • 2003 - Sunday Joy [16]
  • 2002 - Republic Lass [17]
  • 2001 - Rose Archway [18]
  • 2000 - Coco Cobanna [19]
  • 1999 - Grand Archway [20]
  • 1998 - On Air [21]
  • 1997 - Danendri [22]
  • 1996 - Kenbelle [23]
  • 1995 - Circles Of Gold [24]
  • 1994 - Alcove [25]
  • 1993 - Mahaya [26]
  • 1992 - My Brilliant Star [27]
  • 1991 - Triscay [28]
  • 1990 - Domino [29]
  • 1989 - Research [30]
  • 1988 - Savana City [31]
  • 1987 - Bounding Away [32]
  • 1986 - Just Now [33]
  • 1985 - Our Sophia [34]
  • 1984 - La Souvronne [35]
  • 1983 - Starzaan [36]
  • 1982 - Sheraco
  • 1981 - November Rain
  • 1980 - Lowan Star
  • 1979 - Valley Of Georgia
  • 1978 - Invade
  • 1977 - Surround
  • 1976 - How Now
  • 1975 - Sufficient
  • 1974 - Leilani
  • 1973 - Analie
  • 1972 - Gossiper
  • 1971 - Waikiki
  • 1970 - Gay Poss
  • 1969 - Flying Fable
  • 1968 - Lowland
  • 1967 - Farmer's Daughter
  • 1966 - Dual Quest
  • 1965 - Light Fingers
  • 1964 - Jane Hero
  • 1963 - Arctic Star
  • 1962 - Indian Summer
  • 1961 - Wenona Girl
  • 1960 - Pique
  • 1959 - Chicola
  • 1958 - Gay Satin
  • 1957 - Sandara
  • 1956 - Evening Peal
  • 1955 - Sabah
  • 1954 - Edelweiss
  • 1953 - Waterlady
  • 1952 - Wayside Bloom
  • 1951 - True Course
  • 1950 - Elusive
  • 1949 - Persist
  • 1948 - Jalna
  • 1947 - Sweet Chime
  • 1946 - Rose Bay
  • 1945 - Ribbon
  • 1944 - Flight
  • 1943 - Flying Shuttle
  • 1942 - Whisper Low
  • 1941 - Session
  • 1940 - Climax
  • 1939 - Early Bird
  • 1938 - Sweet Myra
  • 1937 - Sal Volatile
  • 1936 - Cereza
  • 1935 - Limyris
  • 1934 - Leila Vale
  • 1933 - Roman Spear
  • 1932 - Gallantic
  • 1931 - Tantrum
  • 1930 - Gay Ballerina
  • 1929 - Loquacious
  • 1928 - Justify
  • 1927 - Persuasion
  • 1926 - Valicare
  • 1925 - Meenah
  • 1924 - Valdoona
  • 1923 - All Wheat
  • 1922 - Vodka
  • 1895–1921 race not held
  • 1894 - Acmena
  • 1893 - Bessie Macarthy
  • 1892 - Trieste
  • 1891 - Corvette
  • 1890 - Prelude
  • 1889 - Spice
  • 1888 - Pearlshell
  • 1887 - Lava
  • 1886 - †Tamarisk / Crossfire
  • 1885 - Uralla[2]

† Deadheat[37]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Winners and Past Results for the Australian Oaks". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Official 1885 Race results AJC Oaks (1 12 miles)". The Argus, Melbourne (Trove Digitized Newspapers). 23 September 1885. p. 6 column 6. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "2016 Result – James Boag's Australian Oaks (held 9 April 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "2015 Result – Seven News Australian Oaks (held 11 April 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "2014 Result – Seven News Australian Oaks (held 19 April 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "2013 Result – Patinack Farm Australian Oaks (held 20 April 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "2012 Result – Patinack Farm Australian Oaks (held 21 April 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "2011 Result – Patinack Farm 100th AJC Oaks (held 16 April 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "2010 Result – Patinack Farm A J C Oaks (held 17 April 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "2009 Result – A J C Oaks (held 18 April 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "2008 Result – Australian Oaks (held 30 April 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "2007 Result – Australian Oaks (held 11 April 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "2006 Result – A.J.C. Australian Oaks (held 19 April 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "2005 Result – A.J.C. Australian Oaks (held 30 March 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "2004 Result – A.J.C. Aust. Oaks (held 14 April 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "2003 Result – A.J.C. Aust. Oaks (held 26 April 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "2002 Result – A.J.C. Australian Oaks (held 6 April 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "2001 Result – A.J.C. Australian Oaks (held 21 April 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "2000 Result – A.J.C. Australian Oaks (held 29 April 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "1999 Result – A J C - Australian Oaks (held 10 April 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "1998 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 18 April 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "1997 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 5 April 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "1996 Result – A.J.C. Australian Oaks (held 13 April 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "1995 Result – A.J.C. Australian Oaks (held 22 April 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "1994 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 9 April 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "1993 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 17 April 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "1992 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 22 April 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  28. ^ "1991 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 3 April 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  29. ^ "1990 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 18 April 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  30. ^ "1989 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 29 March 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  31. ^ "1988 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 6 April 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  32. ^ "1987 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 22 April 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  33. ^ "1986 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 2 April 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  34. ^ "1985 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 10 April 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  35. ^ "1984 Result – A.J.C. Oaks (held 25 April 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  36. ^ "1983 Result – AJC Oaks (held 6 April 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  37. ^ "Official 1886 Race results AJC Oaks (1 12 miles)". South Australian Weekly Chronicle, Adelaide (Trove Digitized Newspapers). 25 September 1886. p. 15 column 1. Retrieved 14 April 2013. Even money against Tamarisk and Crossfire, any price against Acme. The latter went away with the lead, and made the pace to the three-furlong post from Acme. Tamarisk and Crossfire there put in a desperate finish, which resulted in a dead heat. Time, 2 min. 40 sec.