Australasian Oaks 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Auraria Stakes held at the same track earlier in the autumn is the key lead-up to the Australasian Oaks

The Australasian Oaks – formerly known as the Schweppes Oaks due to sponsorship – was previously one of two Group 1 races held at Morphettville Racecourse on Robert Sangster Stakes Day during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival in late April or early May.

It is now the sole Group 1 feature on its own race meeting a week prior to the Robert Sangster Stakes.

2022 Australasian Oaks Winner Glint Of Hope

2022 Australasian Oaks winner Glint Of Hope. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Open to three-year-old fillies the set weights race is conducted over 2000m and attracts a field of both local and interstate talent each season. Offering just over $500,000 in total prize money the Australasian Oaks has been dominated by favourites in recent years and has a capacity of 16 starters.

The 2020 Australasian Oaks prize money was cut to $400,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m) held over 200m shorter a fortnight earlier also at Adelaide’s premier track is the key lead-up providing a host of recent Australasian Stakes winners. Sopressa (2018) was the last filly to complete the double.

The latest edition of the Australasian Oaks ran on Saturday April 29, 2023 at Morphettville Racecourse and was won by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Port Adelaide Guineas winning filly Affaire A Suivre ($7.50). 

Australasian Oaks Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 29, 2023
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $502,250
  • First Run: 1982

2023 Australasian Oaks Results

The official Australasian Oaks 2023 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday April 29, 2023.

2023 Australasian Oaks winner Affaire A Suivre

Affaire A Suivre was impressive with a comprehensive victory in the 2023 Australasian Oaks. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

  • 1st: #6 Affaire A Suivre
  • 2nd: #1 She’s Fit
  • 3rd: #3 Jennilala

Classy Astern filly Affaire A Suivre ($7.50) from the Maher/Eustace stable made it two-from-two at the Morphettville track backing-up from her Port Adelaide Guineas victory to defeat She’s Fit home in the 2023 Australasian Oaks results at elite level off a gun John Allen ride.

Australasian Oaks Betting

Favourites have a strong recent record with the shortest-priced in Australasian Oaks betting saluting seven times from 2006 – 2023 most recently Toffee Tongue ($5 in 2020) and Princess Jenni ($3.30 in 2019). There was a huge upset in 2021 however with Media Award ($61) becoming the first double-figure winner in the race since 2010, while in 2022 Glint Of Hope won at 12/1 while the favourite My Whisper ($2.70) ran third.

Australasian Oaks odds are traditionally dominated by fillies coming off a top four run in the lead-up with the last winner to run worse than fourth in her final start being Anamato (2007) who improve on a 12th in Sydney’s Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m).

Interstate visitors have a strong record against the locals and often feature highly in Australasian Oaks betting markets, including in 2018 when the Darren Weir-trained Sopressa led an all-Victorian Australasian Oaks trifecta and in 2020 with Chris Waller enjoying his second victory with Toffee Tongue.

2023 Australasian Oaks Odds

The season’s top Australasian Oaks odds online will be available here as soon as Australasian Oaks betting 2023 is open so stay tuned to see the price on your selections for the Group 1 in Adelaide.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Australasian Oaks will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Australasian Oaks Field

Schweppes Oaks odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au

Australasian Oaks winner Delicacy (2015) went on to beat the boys in that year’s SA Derby. Photo Credit: Jenny Barnes.

The Australasian Oaks field has a capacity of 16 starters and from 2003 – 2023 was run under capacity just four times.

The only time the Australasian Oaks field was run with under 10 starters in the past 30 years was when Episode defeated just eight rivals back in 1999.

Australasian Oaks nominations close the week prior, with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Tuesday of race week.

Plenty of interstate talent features in the Australasian Oaks field each year and visiting mares from outside of Adelaide boast an excellent record in the race including the 2017 win by the Sydney-trained Egg Tart for trainer Chris Waller, the 2018 victory of the Darren Weir-trained Sopressa who backed-up from a lead-up win in Adelaide’s Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m), Waller posting his second success in 2020 with Toffee Tongue, the upset 2021 Australasian Oaks winner Media Award hailing from Geelong in Victoria,  and the 2022 victory by the Cranbourne-trained Glint Of Hope from the Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young stable.

In 2023 another interstate-trained filly saluted in the Australasian Oaks results with the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Affaire A Suivre making it two-from-two at the track on the back of her lead-up success in the Listed Port Adelaide Guineas.

Following a run in the Australasian Oaks field, many fillies may look to step-up in distance for a shot at the Group 3 SA Fillies Classic (2500m) on The Goodwood Day. Irish Darling (2005) was the last filly to complete the Australasian Oaks – SA Fillies Classic double in the same year.

2023 Australasian Oaks Field

The official Australasian Oaks 2023 field of fillies is set for release the Tuesday leading-up to Australasian Oaks Day and will be available below so stay tuned.

The 2023 Australasian Oaks final field features a quality line-up of three-year-old fillies led by the Oaks winning She’s Fit coming off a third in the WATC Derby and the Edward Cummings-trained Arts who was fifth last time out in Sydney’s Group 1 ATC Oaks.

2023 Australasian Oaks Nominations

The early Australasian Oaks 2023 nominations are taken on a Tuesday two weeks out from the event and will be listed below once closed.

The 2023 Australasian Oaks odds are now out attracting 37 three-year-old fillies including Jennilala who won the Group 3 Auraria Stakes last weekend, Anthony & Sam Freedman’s Clare Lindop Stakes winner As Time Goes By, WA Oaks winner She’s Fit who ran third to the boys in the Group 2 WATC Derby in Perth last time out, and progressive local So You Think filly Party Princess.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 57×311 AFFAIRE A SUIVRE (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 70
2 7408×81028 AMATI F 3 Chris Waller 71
3 x1x50x3444 ANPHINA F 3 Andrew Bobbin 64
4 3x870x561 ARTOCRACY F 3 Peter Lafferty 60
5 1015 ARTS F 3 Edward Cummings 80
6 43×1332 ARUGAMAMA F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 66
7 5x2535x221 AS TIME GOES BY F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 74
8 1 BOOGNISH F 3 Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea 63
9 85688×6333 DISTURBIA (NZ) F 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne 57
10 2x6143x007 DO IT LA F 3 Peter G Moody 73
11 2522x20x12 FLORAL OASIS F 3 Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea 62
12 15×2721 JENNILALA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 75
13 0x3123x761 KILLIAKO F 3 Phillip Stokes 69
14 213456×13 LET’SBEFRANKBABY F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 70
15 521×61 LIGHTNING FLASH F 3 Matt Laurie 66
16 1×443 MISS TARZY (NZ) F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 61
17 2×33 MON ETOILE (NZ) F 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne 59
18 x33421x657 MORE REWARD F 3 Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillivray 69
19 433×351 MOYA LASS F 3 Julius Sandhu 63
20 8135×56 NAKAMOTO (NZ) F 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne 62
21 1×2579 NOVEMBER FALLS (NZ) F 3 Mitchell Beer 58
22 0x52733 ONE LAST KISS F 3 Dan O’Sullivan 58
23 243×5112 PARTY PRINCESS F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 68
24 1337×985 PROSCENIUM ARCH (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 66
25 61 RAMAZZINA (NZ) F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 63
26 0x235 RAVIN F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 58
27 9617×108 RICH RESULT F 3 John & Chris Ledger 63
28 115352 RUNNING ON TIME (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 69
29 32114 SEQUESTERED F 3 James Cummings 66
30 6×623113 SHE’S FIT F 3 Daniel Morton 80
31 x378x75328 SIRIUS PRINCESS F 3 Trevor J Andrews 59
32 2x245x31 STARIANNE F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 62
33 313 TASS F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 67
34 313 UNUSUAL PEARL (NZ) F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 62
35 851258×3 WHAKAMANA F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 64
36 496×421 WHISPERING LADY F 3 Mark & Levi Kavanagh 61
37 606×525222 WINNING BID F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 58

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Australasian Oaks Form Guide

All of the essential information including jockeys, trainers and barriers are listed in the Australasian Oaks form guide each year. Looking for fillies coming off nice lead-up form at the track with the potential to run out a strong 2000m is important.

From 2009 – 2023 seven of the 15 winners jumped from a double digit Australasian Oaks barrier including Affaire A Suivre (16 of 16 in 2023), and since 1983 the most successful gate producing six winners is eight.

Damien Oliver has ridden three previous Australasian Oaks winners, but none since Tully Thunder (2002), while Lee Freedman has trained four winners with Grand Eschezeaux (2000) the most recent.

Barb Raider franked the 2022 Australasian Oaks form that winter in Brisbane with the runner-up winning the Group 2 The Roses and finishing second in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks results.

Australasian Oaks Form Facts

  • Last-start winners have dominated the Australasian Oaks results in the past decade including most recently Sopressa (2018), Princess Jenni (2019), Media Award (2021), and Affaire A Suivre (2023).
  • The Auraria Stakes is the key lead-up to the Group 1 including producing four of the eight winners from 2012 – 2023 with Sopressa (2018) the latest to do the double.
  • Single-figure hopes in Australasian Oakes betting make the best bet with double-figure upsets very uncommon.

2023 Australasian Oaks Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Australasian Oaks 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Australasian Oaks Tips

Taking a filly coming off a top three run at the track is a top Australasian Oaks tip and from 2008 – 2023 11 of the 16 winners came off a win including Abbey Marie (2016), Egg Tart (2017), Sopressa (2018),  Princess Jenni (2019), upset 60/1 winner Media Award (2021), and Affaire A Suivre (2023).

Some of the top lead-up races to consider when doing the Australasian Oaks tips in Adelaide include the Group 3 Auraria Stakes and Group 2 SA Fillies Classic both held at the same track earlier in the season.

Melbourne’s Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) has also provided two Australasian Oaks winners in the past 10 years with Zarita (2008) and Gallica (2009) both completing the double.

2023 Australasian Oaks Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Australasian Oaks tips 2023 and best bets on the fillies to back and sack in the Morphettville staying showdown will be detailed right here the week of the race.

  • To Win: #1 She’s Fit ($5.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The favourite is drawn out wide (barrier 16) but has time to overcome the alley and still looks the one to beat at a nice price. Craig Williams comes aboard Dan Morton’s classy Group 3 WA Oaks winning daughter of Pride Of Dubai who presents rock-hard fit here. She was a 1.6 length winner in the Oaks over the 2400m before taking on the boys in the Group 2 WA Derby running a brave third. Under two lengths beaten that run she drops back to 2000m against her own kind again here and looks a genuine chance to return to winning form.

Australasian Oaks Results

Favourites have a good recent strike rate in the Australasian Oaks results however some upsets have occurred. The longest priced winners in the past 10 years are Irish Darling (2005) and Small Minds (2010) who both jumped at a $26 starting price.

Some of the most notable Australasian Oaks winners include Egg Tart (2017), Delicacy (2015), May’s Dream (2014), Lights Of Heaven (2011) and Zarita (2008).

Australasian Oaks Winners

Past Australasian Oaks winners and place-getters going back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Affaire A Suivre She’s Fit Jennilala 2:05.0
2022 Glint Of Hope Barb Raider My Whisper 2:04.8
2021 Media Award Personal Ripper Rita 2:03.8
2020 Toffee Tongue Moonlight Maid Affair To Remember 2:07.1
2019 Princess Jenni Mirette House Of Cartier 2:02.7
2018 Sopressa Sheezdashing Miss Admiration 2:04.3
2017 Egg Tart Kenedna Ana Royale 2:04.3
2016 Abbey Marie Silent Sedition C’est Beau La Vie 2:04.1
2015 Delicacy Fenway Bahamas 2:04.8
2014 May’s Dream Star Fashion Scratchy Bottom 2:04.8
2013 Maybe Discreet Grand Daughter La Zuma 2:07.0
2012 Invest Our Miss Jones Essence 2:06.9
2011 Lights Of Heaven Absolutely Southern Speed 2:05.3
2010 Small Minds No Evidence Needed Ipioga 2:06.4
2009 Gallica Estee Miss Lily Rose 2:03.8
2008 Zarita Moment In Time Queen Of Queens 2:04.3
2007 Anamato Cancanelle Devil Moon 2:02.2
2006 Marju Snip Zenarta Fanciful Bella 2:04.4
2005 Irish Darling Kylikwong Hveger 2:04.4
2004 Rinky Dink Star Of Grechen Dane Belltar 2:04.3
2003 Sound Action Milanova Great Anna 2:05.1
2002 Tully Thunder Shes Archie Arboretum 2:03.3
2001 Tempest Morn South Sea Pearl Glitzy Guru 2:07.1
2000 Grand Echezeaux Umaline Porto Roca 2:04.3