Australian Oaks 2021

Saturday April 17, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: Favourites have a strong recent record in the Australian Oaks so backing the top fancy in betting is a good bet

The Australian Oaks is one of four exciting Group 1 races held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Day 2 of The Championships during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Run on the second Saturday of April* the 2400m race is open to three-year-old fillies and is held at the same meeting as the autumn’s richest race, the Group 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

*In 2021 the Australian Oaks will run on the third Saturday of April with all race meetings of the autumn in Sydney from Slipper Day onwards postponed a week due to the weather.

The other Group 1 races on the card that day are the Sydney Cup and Queen Of The Turf Stakes – also known as The Coolmore Legacy Stakes. The Australian Oaks, or ATC Oaks, is a set weights event with all the fillies in the field carrying 56kg. Offering $1 million in total prize money the Australian Oaks winner takes out $600,000 for connections.

For 2020 the Australian Oaks prizemoney was reduced to $500,000 with $287,000 going to the winner due to the Coronavirus outbreak, before being boosted back to $1 million in 2021.

Winners of the Adrian Knox Stakes and Vinery Stud Stakes are exempt from Australian Oaks ballot and these two races are the key lead-ups to the Group 1 over the mile and a half.

Colette (2020) was the last filly to complete the Adrian Knox Stakes – ATC Australian Oaks double joining the likes of Royal Descent (2013), Serenade Rose (2006), Rena’s Lady (2007) and Heavenly Glow (2008) who also took out both races in recent years.

The next edition of the Australian Oaks takes place on Saturday April 17, 2021. 

Australian Oaks Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 17, 2021
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1885

2021 Australian Oaks Results

The Australian Oaks 2021 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 17, 2021 and confirmed below once announced.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Australian Oaks Odds & Betting

One of the popular fillies’ betting doubles of the autumn is the Adrian Knox Stakes – Australian Oaks double with the former the key lead-up race influencing markets for the Group 1 a week later, most recently achieved by Colette (2020). 

Australian Oaks betting favours fillies coming out of the Adrian Knox as well as the Vinery Stud Stakes held over 2000m at Sydney’s other premier track – Rosehill – two weeks earlier.

From 2006 – 2020 six Australian Oaks favourites saluted for the punters including four on the trot with: Bonneval ($4.20 in 2017), Unforgotten ($4 in 2018), Verry Elleegant ($2 in 2019) and Colette ($3 in 2020).

Looking for fillies coming off good form with a good barrier in the Australian Oaks odds is also important as just three winners since 2002 jumped from a double digit gate when Daffodil overcame barrier 11 of 18 to win in 2009, Sofia Rosa got the job done from 11 of 14 in 2016 and $2 fancy Verry Elleegant won from 11 of 14 in 2019.

2021 Australian Oaks Betting

The Australian Oaks 2021 betting odds on the Group 1 autumn feature for three-year-old fillies will be available below as soon as released so stay tuned.

australian oaks 2021 ODDS

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Australian Oaks Field

Australian Oaks odds favoured a win by Streama in 2012.

Streama (2012) was the last favourite in Australian Oaks betting to salute for the punters in the autumn classic for fillies. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The largest Australian Oaks field in the past 30 years was 18 starters in 2009 when Daffodil scored an upset win as a 12/1 chance in betting.

The race run with just eight starters in both 2007 and 2012 when Rena’s Lady and Streama won respectively.

Featuring the season’s best staying three-year-old fillies the Australian Oaks field is primarily made-up of horses coming out of the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) run the previous Saturday on Doncaster Mile Day.

The Adrian Knox Stakes has produced nine Australian Oaks winners in the past 20 years.  Australian Oaks nominations close on a Monday in early February before first acceptances are taken a month later.

The official Australian Oaks field of final acceptors and barrier draw is then out on the Tuesday before the race, while connections have until the same day to pay the $22,000 late entry fee.

2021 Australian Oaks Field

The Australian Oaks 2021 field and barrier draw will be announced the Tuesday leading-up to Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ with the full list of young staying fillies listed below.

2021 Australian Oaks Nominations

The Australian Oaks 2021 nominations closed on Tuesday the 9th of February, 2021 attracting 105 three-year-old fillies led in betting by the Flight Stakes – Spring Champion Stakes double winner Montefilia and the VRC Oaks champ Personal

2021 Australian Oaks First Acceptances

The Australian Oaks first acceptances are taken about a month out from the race following on from the early nominations in February. 

The 2021 Australian Oaks first acceptances closed at midday on Tuesday the 9th of March, 2021 leaving 47 fillies in the mix led in updated betting by Jamie Richards’ flying NZ Oaks winner Amarelinha

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2112111 AMARELINHA (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards  
2 8x4317x916 BARGAIN (NZ) F 3 Mark Newnham 63
3 43×33 BEDFORD SQUARE (NZ) F 3 Matthew Smith  
4 21×36 BROOKSPIRE F 3 Chris Waller 65
5 61×3230 CHASE MY CROWN F 3 Joel & Wayne Wilkes 59
6 10×3622521 CHEQUERBOARD F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
7 x12310x521 CHICA FUERTE F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
8 4319×745 DARLING DIAMOND F 3 Mark Newnham 64
9 7×37214637 DRAGON QUEEN (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney  
10 25x1282x DUAIS F 3 Edward Cummings 65
11 x21134x432 ELIZABEEL F 3 John Sargent 88
12 521163 FLEXIBLE F 3 James Cummings 71
13 61111 FORCE OF WILL (NZ) F 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 82
14 311816 FRENCH BONNET F 3 Kim Waugh 69
15 112×13 HARMONY ROSE F 3 Mark Newnham 94
16 7916×2 HIMIKO F 3 Stephen O’Halloran 55
17 5x2227x781 HUNGRY HEART F 3 Chris Waller 92
18 3x1x1x43 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 68
19 06×992140 KARAUNA F 3 Anthony Cummings 58
20 8×5641 LA CABANA (NZ) F 3 Anthony Cummings  
21 763×227224 LADY OF LUXURY F 3 Bjorn Baker  
22 1x34x711 LAND AHOY F 3 John Sargent 63
23 x176644x01 MIRAVALLE F 3 Mark Newnham 68
24 7x17x705 MISS GUGGENHEIM F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
25 4x314113x6 MONTEFILIA F 3 David Payne 106
26 33×62 MOREMI F 3 Richard Litt  
27 7×34213 MY SQUEEZE LOUISE (NZ) F 3 Denis Pagan  
28 114 NOTHINSWEETABOUTME F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 63
29 4x9P12116 PARURE F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
30 x42227x215 PERFECT WORLD F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
31 0x52221x23 PERSONAL F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
32 757 POSEIDON JEWEL F 3 Kerry Parker  
33 343×91 PRETTY GOOD (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 60
34 4×1 PRINCESS RHAENYS F 3 Peter G Moody  
35 40x11x33 SALLY POPS F 3 Robert Quinn 58
36 822252×82 SALTO ANGEL (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien  
37 1x26521x4 SEDUCTION QUEEN F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 63
38 100×29 SELFLESS F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
39 5×33113665 SIGNORA NERA (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller  
40 51×77 STAR POINT F 3 Gwenda Markwell 60
41 9x62613x74 STOLEN GLANCE F 3 Gwenda Markwell 65
42 21×4355417 TOKORANGI (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney  
43 2x4330x824 VANGELIC F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 92
44 32×18 VIDIANO F 3 Peter G Moody  
45 6×6179 VINTAGE HARVEST F 3 Mark Newnham 58
46 00×241 YANKEE DIVA F 3 Nigel Blackiston  
47 53318246 ZEE FALLS (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh  

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Australian Oaks Tips

Australian Oaks tips favour young fillies with proven form over at least 2000m showing the potential to run out a strong mile and a half. Tipping Australian Oaks runners on the short back-up out of the Adrian Knox Stakes is always popular and the Adrian Knox – ATC Oaks is common betting double.

Another key lead-up race to consider when doing the Australian Oaks tips is the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper Day a fortnight before. Five Australian Oaks winners from 2010 – 2020 had their final lead-up in the Vinery Stud Stakes including Rising Romance (4th) in 2014, Unforgotten (2nd) in 2018 who defeated that year’s winner Hiyaam in a reverse of the quinella and Verry Elleegant who did the double in 2019.

2021 Australian Oaks Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Australian Oaks 2021 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so you know what fillies to back and sack in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day Group 1 this autumn.

Australian Oaks Form Guide

The Australian Oaks form guide provides punters with all the key information including saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, lead-up races and barriers.

The last Australian Oaks winner to run worse than fifth in her final lead-up run was Sunday Joy who improved on a 12th against the boys in the Australian Derby to win the fillies’ equivalent in 2003.

Since 1992 just four Australian Oaks winning fillies came off a run outside of Sydney with New Zealand raider Daffodil (2009), that year’s Schweppes Oaks runner-up in Adelaide Absolutely (2011), another Kiwi Sofia Rosa (2016) who ran second in the NZ Oaks back home and most recently Bonneval (2017) who did the NZ Oaks – ATC Oaks double.

Gai Waterhouse has trained three Australian Oaks winners since 2000 including Once Were Wild (2010). The most successful Australian Oaks barrier draw producing six winners since 1983 is gate five followed by the inside alley with five winners out of barrier one in that time despite the distance of the race.

Australian Oaks Form Facts

  • Favourites in Australian Oaks betting have won four times in recent years with Bonneval (2017), Unforgotten (2018), Verry Elleegant (2019) and Colette (2020)
  • Roughies in Australian Oaks odds also have had a number of recent wins including Gust Of Wind ($17 in 2015), Absolutely ($31 in 2011) and Rena’s Lady ($21 in 2007)
  • The Adrian Knox Stakes is the key Australian Oaks form line to follow into the Group 1 race
  • Fillies that ran outside the top four in their lead-up run are ones to avoid when doing the Australian Oaks form
  • Sunday Joy (12th in 2003) was the last Australian Oaks winning filly to come off a Australian Derby run against the boys
  • The Australian Derby – Oaks double was last achieved by Research (1989)

2021 ATC Oaks Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive ATC Australian Oaks 2021 Form Guide will be made available below the week of the race.

Australian Oaks Results

Upset Australian Oaks results are not uncommon with the favourites having only a fair record in the classic. The longest priced winners over the past decade are Rena’s Lady ($21 in 2007), Absolutely ($31 in 2011) and Gust Of Wind ($17 in 2015).

Notable recent Australian Oaks winners include Verry Elleegant (2019), Unforgotten (2018), Rising Romance (2014), Royal Descent (2013), Streama (2012) and Serenade Rose (2006).

Australian Oaks Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Colette Toffee Tongue Quintessa 2:36.3
2019 Verry Elleegant Scarlet Dream Frankely Awesome 2:31.2
2018 Unforgotten Hiyaam Miss Admiration 2:27.2
2017 Bonneval Perfect Rhyme Lasqueti Spirit 2.36.2
2016 Sofia Rosa Ambience Believe 2:34.2
2015 Gust Of Wind Winx Candelara 2:32.4
2014 Rising Romance Zanbagh Lucia Valentina 2:31.7
2013 Royal Descent Dear Demi Gondokoro 2:34.1
2012 Streama Aliyana Tilde Thy 2:31.
2011 Absolutely Shamrocker Pinker Pinker 2:35.6
2010 Once Were Wild Faint Perfume Run For Naara 2:30.4
2009 Daffodil Think Money Miss Darcey 2;33.3
2008 Heavenly Glow Boundless Galileo’s Daughter 2:34.8
2007 Rena’s Lady Perfect Drop Tuesday Joy 2:33.7
2006 Serenade Rose Flora Danica Beauty Watch 2:28.6
2005 Dizelle She’s Justa Tad Gee That’s Tops 2:34.2
2004 Wild Iris French Lady Boulevard Of Dreams 2:30.5
2003 Sunday Joy Shower Of Roses Bramble Rose 2:32.5
2002 Republic Lass Elegant Fashion Quays 2:31.0
2001 Rose Archway Tempest Morn Asia 2:35.8
2000 Coco Cobanna Tributes Miss Zoe 2:32.5