Crown Oaks

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Crown Oaks
registered as VRC Oaks
Group 1 race
Location Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
Inaugurated 1861
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Crown Casino (2016)
Race information
Distance 2,500 metres
Surface Turf
Qualification Three year old fillies
Weight Set weights - 55½ kilograms
Purse $1,000,000 (2016)

The Crown Oaks, registered as the VRC Oaks is a Victoria Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies, run under set weights conditions, over 2,500 metres at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia on the third day of the VRC Spring Carnival, the Thursday after the Melbourne Cup in early November.[1] Total prize money for the race is A$1,000,000

History[edit]

Record attendance for the race day was set in 2004 with 110,677 in attendance.[2]

Name[edit]

  • 1861–2006 - VRC Oaks
  • 2007 onwards - Crown Oaks

Distance[edit]

  • 1861–1971 - 112 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1972 - 2400 metres
  • 1973 onwards - 2500 metres

Grade[edit]

  • 1855–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1

Social attraction[edit]

Popularly known as Ladies Day or just Oaks Day (but in recent times also colloquially called Blokes Day[3]), Crown Oaks Day has been an extraordinary phenomenon of racing. Despite being held on a work day (Melbourne Cup Day is the only public holiday during the racing carnival), Oaks Day boasts the fastest growing crowd records of any day in the Carnival, with over 70,000 punters attending the track each year. While the main draw card of the race day are the stars of the track, the other popular event on Crown Oaks Day is the annual "Fashions on the Field" celebrations. Introduced by the Victoria Racing Club in 1962 in an effort to woo more women to the track, Ladies day and the Fashions on the Field concept has grown considerably with each year and is now adopted at racetracks and smaller events all over the world.

Winners[edit]

  • 2016 - Lasqueti Spirit[4][5]
  • 2015 - Jameka[6]
  • 2014 - Set Square[7]
  • 2013 - Kirramosa[8]
  • 2012 - Dear Demi[9]
  • 2011 - Mosheen[10]
  • 2010 - Brazilian Pulse[11]
  • 2009 - Faint Perfume[12]
  • 2008 - Samantha Miss[13]
  • 2007 - Arapaho Miss[14]
  • 2006 - Miss Finland[15]
  • 2005 - Serenade Rose[16]
  • 2004 - Hollow Bullet[17]
  • 2003 - Special Harmony[18]
  • 2002 - Bulla Borghese[19]
  • 2001 - Magical Miss[20]
  • 2000 - Lovelorn[21]
  • 1999 - Tributes[22]
  • 1998 - Grand Archway[23]
  • 1997 - Kensington Palace[24]
  • 1996 - My Brightia[25]
  • 1995 - Saleous[26]
  • 1994 - Northwood Plume[27]
  • 1993 - Arborea[28]
  • 1992 - Slight Chance[29]
  • 1991 - Richfield Lady[30]
  • 1990 - Weekend Delight[31]
  • 1989 - Tristanagh[32]
  • 1988 - Research[33]
  • 1987 - Sandy's Pleasure[34]
  • 1986 - Diamond Shower[35]
  • 1985 - My Tristram's Belle[36]
  • 1984 - Spirit Of Kingston[37]
  • 1983 - Taj Eclipse[38]
  • 1982 - Rom's Stiletto
  • 1981 - Rose Of Kingston
  • 1980 - November Rain
  • 1979 - Brava Jeannie
  • 1978 - Scomeld
  • 1977 - Show Ego
  • 1976 - Surround
  • 1975 - Denise's Joy
  • 1974 - Leica Show
  • 1973 - Bonnybel
  • 1972 - Toltrice
  • 1971 - Kiss Me Cait
  • 1970 - Sanderae
  • 1969 - Goliette
  • 1968 - Double Steel
  • 1967 - Chosen Lady
  • 1966 - Farmer's Daughter
  • 1965 - Gipsy Queen
  • 1964 - Light Fingers
  • 1963 - Jingle Bells
  • 1962 - Arctic Star
  • 1961 - Indian Summer
  • 1960 - Lady Sybil
  • 1959 - Mintaway
  • 1958 - Chicola
  • 1957 - Amarco
  • 1956 - Innesfell
  • 1955 - Evening Peal
  • 1954 - Lady Mogambo
  • 1953 - Waltzing Lady
  • 1952 - Waterlady
  • 1951 - Lady Havers
  • 1950 - True Course
  • 1949 - Chicquita
  • 1948 - Grey Nurse
  • 1947 - Nizam's Ring
  • 1946 - Sweet Chime
  • 1945 - Cherie Marie
  • 1944 - Provoke
  • 1943 - Three Wheeler
  • 1942 - East End
  • 1941 - Primavera
  • 1940 - Session
  • 1939 - Triode
  • 1938 - French Gem
  • 1937 - Prairie Moon
  • 1936 - Siren
  • 1935 - Nalda
  • 1934 - Alinura
  • 1933 - Golden Hair
  • 1932 - Protea
  • 1931 - Gallantic
  • 1930 - Barbette
  • 1929 - Lineage
  • 1928 - Opera Queen
  • 1927 - Ninbela
  • 1926 - Lanson
  • 1925 - Redshank
  • 1924 - Miss Disraeli
  • 1923 - Frances Tressady
  • 1922 - Scarlet
  • 1921 - Furious
  • 1920 - Mufti
  • 1919 - Hyades
  • 1918 - Stagegirl
  • 1917 - Folly Queen
  • 1916 - Thana
  • 1915 - Rosanna
  • 1914 - Carlita
  • 1913 - Mint Sauce
  • 1912 - Moe
  • 1911 - Wilari
  • 1910 - Styria
  • 1909 - Lady San
  • 1908 - Nushka
  • 1907 - Lady Rylstone
  • 1906 - Yabba Gabba
  • 1905 - Lady Wallace
  • 1904 - Red Streak
  • 1903 - Sweet Nell
  • 1902 - Fishery
  • 1901 - Beanba
  • 1900 - Haulette
  • 1899 - Nitre
  • 1898 - Symmetry
  • 1897 - Eleusive
  • 1896 - Thunder Queen
  • 1895 - Auraria
  • 1894 - Regina
  • 1893 - The Dauphine
  • 1892 - Etra Weenie
  • 1891 - Tiraillerie
  • 1890 - Litigant
  • 1889 - Spice
  • 1888 - Pearlshell
  • 1887 - Dainty
  • 1886 - The Nun
  • 1885 - Uralla
  • 1884 - Venetia
  • 1883 - Quality
  • 1882 - Vaucluse
  • 1881 - Royal Maid
  • 1880 - Sapphire
  • 1879 - Petrea
  • 1878 - Melita
  • 1877 - Pardon
  • 1876 - Briseis
  • 1875 - Maid Of All Work
  • 1874 - Gaslight
  • 1873 - Rose D'amour
  • 1872 - Sunshine
  • 1871 - Formosa
  • 1870 - Florence
  • 1869 - Kestrel
  • 1868 - My Dream
  • 1867 - Sylvia
  • 1866 - Sea Gull
  • 1865 - Lady Heron
  • 1864 - Illumination
  • 1863 - Aruma
  • 1862 - Modesty
  • 1861 - Palestine

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Crown Oaks". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Track attendances
  3. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/11/06/1099547431841.html
  4. ^ Lynch, Michael (3 November 2016). "Racing's glorious uncertainty as Lasqueti Spirit and Brenton Avdulla stun rivals in VRC Oaks". The Age. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "2016 Result – Crown Oaks (held 3 November 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "2015 Result – Crown Oaks (held 5 November 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "2014 Result – Crown Oaks (held 6 November 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "2013 Result – Crown Oaks (held 7 November 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "2012 Result – Crown Oaks (held 8 November 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "2011 Result – Crown Oaks (held 3 November 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "2010 Result – Crown Oaks (held 4 November 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "2009 Result – Crown Oaks (held 5 November 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "2008 Result – Crown Oaks (held 6 November 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "2007 Result – Crown Oaks (held 8 November 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "2006 Result – VRC Oaks (held 9 November 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "2005 Result – VRC Oaks (held 3 November 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "2004 Result – VRC Oaks (held 4 November 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "2003 Result – VRC Oaks (held 6 November 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  19. ^ "2002 Result – VRC Oaks (held 7 November 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  20. ^ "2001 Result – VRC Oaks (held 8 November 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  21. ^ "2000 Result – VRC Oaks (held 9 November 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  22. ^ "1999 Result – VRC Oaks (held 4 November 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  23. ^ "1998 Result – VRC Oaks (held 5 November 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  24. ^ "1997 Result – VRC Oaks (held 6 November 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  25. ^ "1996 Result – VRC Oaks (held 7 November 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  26. ^ "1995 Result – VRC Oaks (held 9 November 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  27. ^ "1994 Result – VRC Oaks (held 3 November 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  28. ^ "1993 Result – VRC Oaks (held 4 November 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  29. ^ "1992 Result – VRC Oaks (held 5 November 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  30. ^ "1991 Result – VRC Oaks (held 7 November 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  31. ^ "1990 Result – VRC Oaks (held 8 November 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  32. ^ "1989 Result – VRC Oaks (held 9 November 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  33. ^ "1988 Result – VRC Oaks (held 3 November 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  34. ^ "1987 Result – VRC Oaks (held 5 November 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  35. ^ "1986 Result – VRC Oaks (held 6 November 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  36. ^ "1985 Result – VRC Oaks (held 7 November 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  37. ^ "1984 Result – VRC Oaks (held 8 November 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015. 
  38. ^ "1983 Result – VRC Oaks (held 3 November 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 November 2015.