Well, it’s that time of year again, where the Group 1 races head from Sydney to Adelaide, and Morphettville Racecourse becomes the centre of attention. The Australasian Oaks is the opening G1 of the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival, and this year’...
In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Australasian Oaks:
|Date||Saturday, 29th April, 2023|
|Racecourse||Morphettville Racecourse, SA, Australia|
The Australasian Oaks is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in late April / early May. The race in 2022 will be held on Saturday 29th of April at Morphettville Racecourse. Looking back at the race in 2022, it was won by Glint Of Hope.
For three-year-old fillies the Australasian Oaks was first run in 1982 and won by the Bob Hoysted trained Rose Of Kingston who was ultimately named Australian Horse of the Year.
The race was quickly upgraded to Group 1 status the following year in 1983 and was won by Royal Regatta.
Some of Australia’s leading fillies head a star studded list of winners of the Australasian Oaks including Imposera (1988) and Mannerism (1991) who both continued on to win the Caulfield Cup as four-year-old mares.
The two Hall Of Fame trainers Bart Cummings and Lee Freedman share the record for the most number of winners of the Australasian Oaks with four winners each.
Australian Group 1 winning record holder Damien Oliver has ridden four winners and holds the record with his most recent winner being Princess Jenni (2019).
One of the most popular wins in recent times was when Harry Coffey drove Sopressa home to win in 2008, the first Group 1 win for the popular rider who has fought health issues his entire career.
The Australasian Oaks is an Australian Group 1 held at Morphettville Racecourse, it is one of the major races that takes place in South Australia and the $502,250 prizemoney attached to it means the race brings in some of the best horses from across the country. It also attracts many Aussies who enjoy having a casual punt on the races. Our expert tipsters will put together a list of expert Australasian Oaks tips so you can bet with confidence.
As the nominations are yet to be accepted for the Australasian Oaks in 2023, it is hard to provide updates right now. However, as the Autumn Racing Carnival continues to heat up across the country, the horses that are aiming for this race will become clearer, and at this time we will provide you with updates. If you are after the best Australasian Oaks horse tips, then we will keep you updated with which horses are most likely to be running!
Unfortunately there are no Australasian Oaks odds available at the moment, but we will keep on top of this for you and we will bring it through to you once available. When looking for Australasian Oaks tips, we have indicated some key areas for success in the betting section below.
We will list The Sharks’ Australasian Oaks best tips for the race this year closer to the time of the race. Make sure you check back soon!
Our tips are not out for the Australasian Oaks in 2023 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Australasian Oaks is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2023 Australasian Oaks.
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!
There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the Australasian Oaks. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:
Is Previous Australasian Oaks Form a Good Indicator of Future Success?
The Australasian Oaks is restricted to three-year-old fillies so they only get the one crack at this race.
Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Australasian Oaks?
Yes. Since the Australasian Oaks was first run in 1982 only eight winners have started at a double figure price. Since 2006, seven favourites have been successful in this race but the 2021 and 2022 runnings have seen Media Award ($61) and Glint Of Hope ($10) both win the race at double digit odds.
Formlines from Lead Up Races
The traditional lead-up race for the Australasian Oaks is the Auraria Stakes (Schweppervescence Stakes). That race has produced four winners from the last 11 years with the most recent Sopressa (2018).
The race is restricted to three-year-olds.
The fillies race under set-weight conditions and favours the best filly in the race.
The race is restricted to three-year-old fillies.
Our Australasian Oaks best bets for 2023 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.
You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!
Well before the Australasian Oaks field is released – lots of bookies will open early markets, or all-in markets, for Australasian Oaks betting. We believe that this is the best time to bet on your horse because you could get really great odds on your choice.
Once the bookies release their 2023 Australasian Oaks odds, they will tend to fluctuate a lot. There are a number of aspects that cause this, but once we get a better idea of the type of horses that will be aiming for the Australasian Oaks, we will see the odds change dramatically.
If you do choose to place bets in the early markets that are available, it means you could find the favourite horse at double digit odds or more. So, if your horse does go on to win the race, you will get more bang for your buck! Although, there is increased risk if you choose this and you should be aware.
Depending on when you put your 2023 Australasian Oaks futures bet on, your horse may not get a run in the race, but you also won’t get your money back. This occurs when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the starting date. If you are looking to have a bet when it says ‘Before Noms’, then you know you’ll receive your cash back if your horse doesn’t run.
The 2023 Australasian Oaks odds are yet to be released, please check back here closer to race day.
A great capacity field was announced for the 2022 edition of the Australasian Oaks, including 16 runners and four emergencies. There ended up being two scratchings before the race, which meant first and second emergencies, Bundle Of Fun and Roots managed to gain a place in the race.
Looking at the odds it was My Whisper who was the $4.60 favourite. The 3YO filly was the deserved favourite, after winning her last four starts, including the Group 3 Auraria Stakes in her last start. She has gone straight from that Group 3 to this Group 1, and has not been tried at Group 2 level. Jamie Kah gets the ride, and the filly has a season record of 5: 4-0-0.
Next up in the odds is El Patroness, who was actually scratched before the race. The rest of the runners for the Australasian Oaks were $10 or greater, which just shows how open the 2022 edition of the race is. Of the runners at $10, we have Daisies, Bon’s A Pearla, Mac ‘N’ Cheese and Glint Of Hope.
With the 2023 Australasian Oaks field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2022 field, headlined by winner Glint Of Hope:
|1. EL PATRONESS (56kg) – Scratched||8||John Allen||Danny O’Brien|
|2. BARB RAIDER (56kg)||14||Craig Williams||Jerome Hunter|
|3. DAISIES (56kg)||17||Mark Zahra||M Price & M Kent (Jnr)|
|4. BON’S A PEARLA (56kg)||5||Jack Hill||Kevin Corstens|
|5. DOUCEUR (56kg)||15||Michael Dee||Patrick Payne|
|6. MY WHISPER (56kg)||3||Jamie Kah||P & P Snowden|
|7. MAC ’N’ CHEESE (56kg)||18||Barend Vorster||T & C McEvoy|
|8. MAMOUNIA (56kg)||20||Damien Oliver||James Cumming|
|9. FORTUNATE KISS (56kg)||4||Harry Coffey||Daniel Bowman|
|10. GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) (56kg)||2||Daniel Moor||T Busuttin & N Young|
|11. LADY CHANT (56kg)||12||Glyn Schofield||Brock Lewthwaite|
|12. ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) (56kg)||1||Ethan Brown||Clinton McDonald|
|13. PRETTY AMAZING (56kg) – Scratched||19||Damien Thornton||Chris Waller|
|14. SO YOU SEE (56kg)||10||Jamie Mott||Michael Moroney|
|15. STRAY (56kg)||13||Jake Toeroek||Anthony Cummings|
|16. MORRISSETTE (56kg)||7||Kayla Crowther||Simon Ryan|
|17e. BUNDLE OF FUN (56kg)||6||John Allen||Patrick Payne|
|18e. ROOTS (56kg)||9||Damien Thornton||Chris Waller|
|19e. THE MAP (56kg) – Scratched||16||–||D Clarken & O MacGillivray|
|20e. BLACKCOMB (56kg) – Scratched||11||–||Danny O’Brien|
As the odds suggested, it was a very open field in the Australasian Oaks for 2022, as only one runners was listed under double digit odds, which was My Whisper, after El Patroness was scratched (at odds of $6.00). In total 16 runners took part in the Group 1, and the 2000m is no easy feat for the field.
Crossing the line in first place was Glint Of Hope, but she certainly didn’t have it all her way, with just half a length separating the top three runners. The inside barrier (2) seemed to work well enough for jockey Daniel Moor, who managed to add another win to his collection.
Next to cross the finish line was Barb Raider who was second at both the 800m and 400m mark, but just didn’t have enough to truly challenge Glint Of Hope. The 3YO filly ended up just 0.2L behind the winner, with Craig Williams overcoming the wide-ish barrier (12) to get the $90,225 in prizemoney.
Wrapping up the minor placing was the pre-race favourite, My Whisper. The filly was 4th at the 800m mark, and actually dropped back to 6th by the 400m mark, and put in a great effort under the guidance of Jamie Kah, but at the end of the day, she just couldn’t do enough to get the win, finishing 0.5L behind Glint Of Hope.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2022 Australasian Oaks race:
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Here are the results from the Australasian Oaks in 2022:
|1st||10. GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) (56kg)||Daniel Moor||–|
|2nd||2. BARB RAIDER (56kg)||Craig Williams||0.2L|
|3rd||6. MY WHISPER (56kg)||Jamie Kah||0.5L|
|4th||4. BON’S A PEARLA (56kg)||Jack Hill||2.1L|
|5th||5. DOUCEUR (56kg)||Michael Dee||2.2L|
|6th||3. DAISIES (56kg)||Mark Zahra||2.8L|
|7th||14. SO YOU SEE (56kg)||Jamie Mott||4.2L|
|8th||16. MORRISSETTE (56kg)||Kayla Crowther||4.6L|
|9th||9. FORTUNATE KISS (56kg)||Harry Coffey||5.6L|
|10th||17e. BUNDLE OF FUN (56kg)||John Allen||5.8L|
|11th||18e. ROOTS (56kg)||Damien Thornton||6L|
|12th||8. MAMOUNIA (56kg)||Damien Oliver||6.6L|
|13th||12. ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) (56kg)||Ethan Brown||6.7L|
|14th||7. MAC ’N’ CHEESE (56kg)||Barend Vorster||8.3L|
|15th||11. LADY CHANT (56kg)||Glyn Schofield||8.9L|
|16th||15. STRAY (56kg)||Jake Toeroek||12.7L|
The results for the upcoming Australasian Oaks are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:
|2022||Glint Of Hope||Barb Raider||My Whisper|
|2021||Media Award||Personal||Ripper Rita|
|2020||Toffee Tongue||Moonlight Maid||Affair To Remember|
|2019||Princess Jenni||Mirette||House Of Cartier|
|2017||Egg Tart||Kenedna||Ana Royale|
|2016||Abbey Marie||Silent Sedition||C’est Beau La Vie|
|2014||May’s Dream||Star Fashion||Scratchy Bottom|
|2013||Maybe Discreet||Grand Daughter||La Zuma|
|2012||Invest||Our Miss Jones||Essence|
|2011||Lights Of Heaven||Absolutely||Southern Speed|
|2010||Small Minds||No Evidence Needed||Ipioga|