Australian Oaks 2022

Saturday April 9, 2022

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 ran 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 latest edition of the Australian Oaks took place on Saturday April 9, 2022 and saw the Danny O’Brien-trained El Patroness ($26) score an upset off a Melbourne lead-up. 

Australian Oaks Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 9, 2022
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1885

2022 Australian Oaks Results

The Australian Oaks 2022 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 9, 2022 and confirmed below once announced.

  • 1st: #6 El Patroness ($26)
  • 2nd: #2 Gypsy Goddess
  • 3rd: #8 Gin Martini

The Danny O’Brien-trained Victorian visitor El Patroness ($26) produced a superior staying performance in Sydney relishing the 2400m and her first Heavy track assignment for an upset over Gypsy Goddess ($4) and the front-running outsider Gin Martini ($91) in the 2022 Australian Oaks results.

Australian Oaks 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 – 2022 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).

There was a notable upset in 2022 however with El Patroness winning at Australian Oaks odds of $26.

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.

2022 Australian Oaks Odds

The Australian Oaks 2022 betting odds on the Group 1 autumn feature for three-year-old fillies will be available below as soon as released so stay tuned.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Australian 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.

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.

2022 Australian Oaks Field

The Australian Oaks 2022 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.

A capacity line-up of staying fillies does battle in the 2022 Australian Oaks final field on Saturday including Surround Stakes winner Hinged coming off a second in the Vinery Stud Stakes, third in that same key lead-up Gypsy Goddess from the Sunshine Coast and Adrian Knox Stakes winner Honeycreeper for Godolphin.

  • Scratched: #11 Hardly Sweet (4), #12 Lekvarte (13), #17 Chance Reward (16)

2022 Australian Oaks Nominations

The Australian Oaks 2022 nominations close on Tuesday the 8th of February, 2022. 

The 2022 Australian Oaks nominations drew 127 fillies including VRC Oaks placegetter Biscayne Bay and the Hawkes Racing-trained Thousand Guineas winner Yearning.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 646x43x ABBEY BRIDGE (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
2 6125x ACHIEVE (NZ) F 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
3 43x20100x ACHIRA F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis
4 1x ALWAYS ON MY MIND F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
5 5x AMERICAN ACTRESS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
6 148x1x ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald
7 71613x AQUACADE (NZ) F 3 Lance Noble
8 6898x ARION STORY F 3 Brett Partelle
9 1x ARKTIKA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
10 1x ASYMMETRICAL F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
11 2x AWARD ME F 3 Danny O’Brien
12 321135x BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter
13 8x435x BAY OF KIEL F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
14 2413311x BELLE EN ROUGE (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards
15 1x BELLE SAVOIR F 3 Nick Ryan
16 56x080x BIDDING F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
17 5121x7833x BISCAYNE BAY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
18 94x BLACK IVORY F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
19 143x1319x BULLOO F 3 Stuart Kendrick 70
20 61411x BURNING POWER F 3 Patrick Payne
21 x26326x31x CAP ESTEL F 3 Anthony Cummings 62
22 3x CHANCE REWARD F 3 Nell Foley
23 24x8521x CHARITY SPIRIT F 3 Gary Portelli 59
24 22x CHENIN F 3 Mark Newnham
25 40330x CLARA KAREN F 3 Yassy Nishitani
26 CLASSIC DEEL F 3 Kris Lees
27 7x COMMANDO DRIFT (NZ) F 3 Pat Carey
28 2x DEFINITELY MAYBE F 3 Matthew Smith
29 4x DIAMOND FALLS (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
30 33128x3x EL PATRONESS F 3 Danny O’Brien
31 13x ELLENMAC F 3 Matthew Smith 59
32 1x EMPRESS EL (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 62
33 11x ESPIONA F 3 Chris Waller 80
34 10x62x EVA CHIARA (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh
35 75x76x EXTASSY F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
36 4x EYE PEA OH (NZ) F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
37 60x93x8 FACETIME F 3 Gary Nickson
38 4x3111x FANGIRL F 3 Chris Waller 86
39 4211x FINEPOINT F 3 Chris Waller 70
40 552x FLAME OF VENICE F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
41 469x32261x FLYING WITNESS F 3 Annabel Neasham 62
42 8x245x1 FORBIDDEN CITY F 3 Peter G Moody
43 58x8209x6x GALACTIC ANGEL F 3 Anthony Cummings
44 6238x281x GIN MARTINI (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 64
45 23327x GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
46 27x7x4x GRAPPA DI MOSCATO F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
47 0657x7x GREAT MYSTERY F 3 Clarry Conners
48 852x34x GRECIAN LASS F 3 Kris Lees
49 1111x GYPSY GODDESS (NZ) F 3 David Vandyke
50 321x HARDLY SWEET F 3 Greg Eurell
51 8×460 HAVE MERCY F 3 Edward Cummings
52 33x HESITATE (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
53 94x HIDDEN SMILE F 3 Anthony Cummings
54 2x2111026x HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 92
55 5x143x332x HONEYCREEPER F 3 James Cummings
56 674x141x3x HOPE IN YOUR HEART F 3 Kerry Parker 60
57 7x1x I’M DIVINE F 3 Edward Cummings
58 44x JENNIFERENTI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
59 1393x KARMAN LINE (NZ) F 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
60 KENEALLY F 3 Anthony Cummings
61 0x50x3x LAELAPS F 3 Danny O’Brien
62 31x LE VILLI (NZ) F 3 John Wheeler
63 63x LEGAL CHOICE F 3 Chris Waller
64 62x3451x LEKVARTE (NZ) F 3 Joseph Pride 60
65 16x LET’S SAY GRACE (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
66 70x LULU’S HALO F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
67 04x MADIBA’S QUEEN (NZ) F 3 Anthony Cummings
68 7651x MAMOUNIA F 3 James Cummings 60
69 122 MATRON BULLWINKEL F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
70 1x22x MAURICENTLY F 3 Kris Lees 57
71 8x MAWKEB F 3 Ben & JD Hayes
72 56x82303x MIKASA F 3 John Thompson
73 2121x MINOUCHE F 3 James Cummings
74 25216x MISS ELLA (NZ) F 3 Stephen Marsh
75 5x3133x MISS MIDDLE PARK F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
76 2x MISS WORTHINGTON F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
77 2x327791x MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners 80
78 9731x MONFELICITY (NZ) F 3 David Payne 59
79 NAIROBI (NZ) F 3 Pat Carey
80 19x NANA JENN F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
81 3x NANO STAR F 3 Chris Waller
82 11912x NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
83 48x3x NINJA STAR F 3 Matthew Smith
84 1x8x NINYO F 3 Aaron Laing
85 61217x NOTIONS F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 64
86 0x77x0941x NYMPH F 3 Gary Nickson
87 07x26x OUR BELLE FILLE (NZ) F 3 Peter Robl
88 81x PINK IVORY (NZ) F 3 John Sargent 59
89 1x PONO KITORO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 60
90 81x PRETTY AMAZING F 3 Chris Waller 59
91 23x PROPHET’S PRIDE F 3 Paul Facoory
92 41x PROSPETTIVA (NZ) F 3 Matthew Williams
93 6351x3x PUT TO SHAME F 3 Barbara Joseph, Paul & Matt Jones
94 2x QUEENMAKER F 3 Edward Cummings
95 16x REDOUTE’S SOUL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
96 26x1x RINGAROSA F 3 Gary Portelli 62
97 9x5210x1x ROCKLILY F 3 Matthew Dunn 69
98 123×1 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 65
99 9x03x ROSABEEL (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
100 3x SANSTOC (NZ) F 3 Mark Newnham
101 14x SAUCEY HORSEY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
102 SCHUSS F 3 Anthony Cummings
103 12×5253 SECRET GLAMOUR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
104 311x SELF OBSESSION (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards
105 2x SELFIE TIME (NZ) F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
106 5x6x SNEAKY ISLAND F 3 Brad Widdup
107 6x SOCIABEEL (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
108 978x SOLAROSA F 3 Kris Lees
109 2244477x STALKING F 3 James Cummings
110 5x677x STAVANGER F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
111 4x4969x STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 59
112 8x71x SUMMERBEEL (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
113 36x721711x SWEET RUBY F 3 Kim Waugh 76
114 TAHLEQUAH (NZ) F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
115 738x23x TAIZAI F 3 John Thompson
116 4x414122x THE PERFECT PINK (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards
117 31x THOUSAND YEARS F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 61
118 32x TIEMPE PASSATE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
119 11x9x TILIANAM (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
120 453x ULTIMATE PRIDE (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 57
121 7393x2x VELVET LADY (NZ) F 3 John Ramsey
122 17544x VERONA (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
123 7140x VON TRAPP F 3 Mark Newnham 75
124 34x WE’VE GOT TONIGHT (NZ) F 3 John O’Shea
125 422x22x WHATAFOX F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
126 25x491214x YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
127 0x3723x YOUTHFULL F 3 Brad Widdup

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 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 2022 Australian Oaks first acceptances close at midday on Tuesday the 8th of March, 2022. 

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.

Six Australian Oaks winners from 2010 – 2022 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, Verry Elleegant who did the double in 2019 and Hungry Heart (2021) who also won both races for trainer Chris Waller.

2022 Australian Oaks Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Australian Oaks 2022 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.

  • To Win: #2 Gypsy Goddess ($4.20 at time of publish) 

Going to give the Queenslander another go with this David Vandyke-trained daughter of Tarzino sure to relish the 2400m fit third-up. The Heavy track is a query, definitely, but the distance is a non-issue. She was undefeated in the sunshine state before travelling down for the rescheduled Vinery. The 1850m was short of her preferred. The third, while distant behind the Waller quinella, was still strong enough as an Oaks trial. At Eagle Farm in December she beat the boys by a big margin in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes over 2100m so ticks plenty of boxes to return to winning form with Willie Pike aboard.

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 winners to run worse than fifth in her final lead-up run were Sunday Joy who improved on a 12th against the boys in the Australian Derby to win the fillies’ equivalent in 2003 and the Danny O’Brien-trained Victorian El Patroness in 2022 who finished eighth in Moonee Valley’s Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m).

Since 1992 just five 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, Bonneval (2017) who did the NZ Oaks – ATC Oaks double and most recently the aforementioned El Patroness (2022).

Gai Waterhouse has trained three Australian Oaks winners since 2000 including Once Were Wild (2010).

The most successful Australian Oaks barrier draw producing seven 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 El Patroness ($26 in 2022), 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)

2022 ATC Oaks Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive ATC Australian Oaks 2022 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), Gust Of Wind ($17 in 2015) and El Patroness ($26 in 2022).

Notable recent Australian Oaks winners include Hungry Heart (2021), 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
2022 El Patroness Gypsy Goddess Gin Martini 2:38.1
2021 Hungry Heart Duais Bargain 2:33.5
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