Kennedy Oaks 2019

Thursday November 7, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The Wakeful Stakes is the best guide to VRC Oaks winners in the past 30 years

Formerly the Crown Oaks, now run as the Kennedy Oaks from 2017 onward,  is one of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival’s marquee races with a whole meeting known as Ladies’ Day devoted to the three-year-old fillies’ feature every year. Held on the third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival on the Thursday after the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November, the 2500m classic runs at Flemington Racecourse and is worth $1 million in prize money.

Held since 1861 the race registered as the VRC Oaks was upgraded to a Group 1 event in 1979 and has been won by many notable mares during their three-year-old season including Mosheen (2011), Samantha Miss (2008), Miss Finland (2006), Research (1988), Rose Of Kingston (1981) and Light Fingers (1964).

Kennedy Oaks Race Facts

  • Date: Thursday November 7, 2019
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 2500m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1861
 

Kennedy Oaks Betting & Odds

Kennedy Oaks betting markets really go off after the field is released with punters selecting from the capacity 16 fillies in the mix each year. While futures markets are open earlier, waiting for the official line-up is a safer bet. The season’s best staying fillies typically lead the markets and are proven performers in the classic with favourites boasting a strong record with four saluting from 2008 – 2018 most recently Kirramosa (2013).

The fillies coming off a win also dominate VRC Oaks odds online with upset winner Lasqueti Spirit (2016) the first since 2012 to win off a loss. In 2017 the VRC Oaks winner Pinot came off a lead-up win in the Ethereal Stakes, while in 2018 Aristia completed the Wakeful Stakes – Kennedy Oaks double

2019 Kennedy Oaks Odds

The spring’s top Kennedy Oaks 2019 odds and Kennedy Oaks betting market links will be available below once open so you can back your early favourites in the Flemington Group 1 staying race at the best price.

 

Kennedy Oaks Tips

Kennedy Oaks tips can be found everywhere during the Melbourne Cup Carnival betting season and it is usually the favourite in the markets leading the early predictions. The best lead-up race into the Kennedy Oaks historically is the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes run on Victoria Derby Day the Saturday prior to the race, which has produced five winners since 2010 including Kirramosa (2013) and Aristia (2018) who both completed the double. 

Other good Kennedy Oaks tips are to back graduates out of earlier Melbourne spring races as Lasqueti Spirit (2016) was the first winner to come off a Sydney lead-up race since Tributes (1999), and to take fillies that are proven at least up to 2000m.

2019 Kennedy Oaks Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Kennedy Oaks 2019 Tips and Kennedy Oaks Group 1 betting predictions will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies to back and sack in the Cup Carnival clash.

Kennedy Oaks Field

The Kennedy Oaks field has a capacity of 16 starters and four emergencies and is released on the Monday three days out from the race. Before the Kennedy Oaks final field of acceptances is out the week of the event, the early nominations are taken by Racing Victoria in late September and typically feature around 70 to 80 three-year-old fillies.

Fillies may come into the Kennedy Oaks field off a lead-up run in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) held the Saturday before on Derby Day, the double last completed by Aristia (2018) and Kirramosa (2013). Another good lead-up into the Kennedy Oaks field is the classic Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) in late October with the last Oaks winner to come off the weight-for-age feature against the older horses being Samantha Miss (3rd in 2008).

2019 Kennedy Oaks Field

The official Kennedy Oaks 2019 Final Field and Kennedy Oaks Barrier Draw will be published below once its been officially released.

2019 Kennedy Oaks Nominations

Kennedy Oaks 2019 Nominations close in late September and the full list of early Kennedy Oaks entries will be available right here once announced.

The 2019 Kennedy Oaks Nominations attracted 95 three-year-old fillies including a host for Godolphin led by the likes of Flit and Tenley. 

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 711x ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
2 6×17 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER F 3 Dan O’Sullivan
3 2 ALIGNMENT F 3 Bryan & Daniel Guy
4 687×41 AMAZING PEACE F 3 Paul Perry
5 4455×66 ANGEL ROCK F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
6 3x587x11 ASIAGO F 3 James Cummings
7 76×229 ASPECT RATIO F 3 John Sargent
8 ASSOLUTA (NZ) F 3 Francis Finnegan
9 9352 AU PAIR (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
10 24×6 BALAABEL F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
11 5 BAMBOLINA F 3 Chris Ryan
12 1×10 BEAUTY BOLT F 3 Grahame Begg
13 171 BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
14 2721x BUBBLE GUM (NZ) F 3 John Wheeler
15 BUTTERCUP BABY F 3 Nick Ryan
16 68x314x CAILLOUX F 3 Matt Cumani
17 7x CAPE LEOPARD F 3 Pat Carey
18 521x2x CELESTIAL FALLS F 3 Mark Newnham
19 637x4x CHAMPAGNE TOOTS (NZ) F 3 Liam Birchley
20 0 CLASSY ONE (NZ) F 3 Wayne Walters
21 2 CONTRITION (NZ) F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
22 12×43 DESERVED F 3 Matt Cumani
23 23 DUBAI HOUSE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
24 3x21x0x ECLAIR BREEZE F 3 Phillip Stokes
25 4x22902x EDINBURGH F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
26 0x2134 EMERALDS F 3 John Sargent
27 7×6121 EXCELIDA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 345×14 FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
29 03 FIERY BELLE (NZ) F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
30 366×4 FIORENTE’S GIRL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
31 312x2x FLIT F 3 James Cummings
32 4232x6x FOXBOROUGH F 3 John Sargent
33 65x FRIDAY (NZ) F 3 Jaimee-Lee Lupton
34 6x21x GAMAY F 3 Archie Alexander
35 552 GO HARVIES F 3 Andrew Noblet
36 6x GREAT AMBITION F 3 Yoshitomo Shima
37 6x GREEN DELIGHT (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
38 15x0x HILLS F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
39 INDIVIDUAL GOLD (NZ) F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
40 3 ISOLA COMACINA (NZ) F 3 Andrew Noblet
41 6x4x JACIN TALEE F 3 Brett Conlon
42 JEWELLED PRINCESS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
43 11×39 KOOWEERUP F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
44 812×63 LEVEN LASS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
45 22 LUNAKORN F 3 Anthony Freedman
46 40 MARDI GIRL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
47 21235 MARNDARRA F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
48 4x54x47 MAYA MIRACLE F 3 Joe Cleary
49 3×11 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
50 884×724 MISS HARRIETTE F 3 Shane Nichols
51 14×4 MOONLIGHT MAID F 3 Mitchell Freedman
52 10 NAMIBIA F 3 Pat Carey
53 85×5513 NEVER LISTEN F 3 John Ramsey
54 0x03 NOVEMBER (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
55 7×6 NUDGE F 3 Chris Waller
56 1x OCEAN MISS F 3 David & Coral Feek
57 566×22121 ORIENTAL LILY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
58 3×54 PALURIEN F 3 James Cummings
59 7x PARADEE F 3 Danny O’Brien
60 0x8x PERFECT IMPRESSION F 3 Anthony Cummings
61 1x5x POINT OF INTEREST F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
62 8x223x1 PRESENTLY F 3 Ken Keys
63 245x168x PRETTY BRAZEN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
64 211165×42 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards
65 4×24 RAPTURES F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
66 143×97 REALLY DISCREET F 3 Phillip Stokes
67 963 REPETITEUR F 3 Henry Dwyer
68 5×2 ROCKAROSA F 3 Chris Waller
69 314x SAONE (NZ) F 3 Lindsey Smith
70 1 SELICA (NZ) F 3 Michael Kent
71 138431×0 SHE SHAO FLY F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
72 142 SILENT SOVEREIGN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
73 0x SILK JACKET F 3 Matt Cumani
74 212 SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
75 68x6665x1 SONG BROCADE F 3 John Sadler
76 8×53 SORRIDERE F 3 Kerry Parker
77 7×12 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman
78 058×61 SPRINGROLLS F 3 Tim Hughes
79 2×41 STAY GOLD F 3 Danny O’Brien
80 0x835 STICK ’EM UP F 3 John Sargent
81 1×216 SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
82 1x1100x53 TENLEY F 3 James Cummings
83 32 THE MOCKINGBIRD F 3 Symon Wilde
84 0x TIME TO DAZZLE (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
85 2422 TISANE F 3 James Cummings
86 3×6 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
87 31×38 TRAGIC F 3 Anthony Freedman
88 9x8x TUMANAKO (NZ) F 3 Phillip Stokes
89 94 TUNIS F 3 Kieran McDonagh
90 1 VEGAS JEWEL (NZ) F 3 Mark Kavanagh
91 0 VICTORY APPROACH F 3 Michelle Payne
92 0921x VINGT CINQER F 3 Austy Coffey
93 44×4 WALKING FLYING (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
94 8×11175 WESTPORT F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
95 27×24 WILD VIXEN F 3 Levi Kavanagh

Kennedy Oaks Form Guide

The Kennedy Oaks form guide details all the basic information and statistics you need to place a well-informed wager on the classic including the jockeys and trainers of each filly, their starting barrier and lead-up form.

Last start winners are always a good way to go with seven VRC Oaks winners from 2009 – 2018 having won their lead-up race. Previous form at Flemington is also crucial with all but 10 Kennedy Oaks champs since 1983 having had their final start at the track.

Crown Oaks Betting markets put Jameka first for the 2015 running of the race.

Crown Oaks Winner (2015) Jameka went on to win the Caulfield Cup the following year. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos

Kennedy Oaks Form Facts

  • Kennedy Oaks favourites have only one once since 2010
  • Last start winners have dominated the recent Kennedy Oaks results
  • The Wakeful Stakes is the key Kennedy Oaks form race producing more winners in the past 30 years than any other event
  • Fillies that contested a Flemington race before the Kennedy Oaks have the best strike rate

2019 Kennedy Oaks Form Guide

A link to the comprehensive Kennedy Oaks 2019 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Kennedy Oaks Results

The Kennedy Oaks results and finishing order of all the starters are known after the event runs as one of the last on the Flemington card on the Thursday meeting in early November. The results reveal not only the winner but also the winning quinella, trifecta and first four and the margins that are all crucial when checking your exotic bets.

There have been a number of notable upset Kennedy Oaks results in the past decade including the shock all-the-way win by Lasqueti Spirit ($101) in 2016. Some of the standout Kennedy Oaks winners include subsequent Caulfield Cup winner Jameka (2016), Samantha Miss (2008), Miss Finland (2006) and Research (1988).

2019 VRC Oaks Results

The season’s official Kennedy Oaks 2019 Results and full Kennedy Oaks Finishing Order for 2019 will be published below as of Thursday November 7, 2019.

Kennedy Oaks Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2018 Aristia Greysful Glamour Miner’s Miss 2:40.54
2017 Pinot Bring Me Roses Hiyaam 2:37.25
2016 Lasqueti Spirit Harlow Gold Eleonora 2:37.7
2015 Jameka Honesta Ambience 2:43.3
2014 Set Square Thunder Lady Golconda 2:39.3
2013 Kirramosa Zanbagh Solicit 2:40.6
2012 Dear Demi Zydeco Summerbliss 2:35.8
2011 Mosheen Dowager Queen Roma Giaconda 2:39.3
2010 Brazilian Pulse Shamrocker Placement 2:41.6
2009 Faint Perfume Valdemoro Savsbelle 2:37.2
2008 Samantha Miss Miss Scarlatti Allez Wonder 2:37.5
2007 Arapaho Miss Serious Speed Marjorie 2:36.8
2006 Miss Finland Tuesday Joy Anamato 2:37.2
2005 Serenade Rose Florica Danica Empress Lily 2:36.3
2004 Hollow Bullet Kylikwong Storm Alert 2:31.2
2003 Special Harmony Dane Belltar Timbourina 2:39.0
2002 Bulla Borghese Lashed Antique 2:36.3
2001 Magical Miss Manang Li Lo Lill 2:34.7
2000 Lovelorn Lan Kwai Fong Lolita Star 2:35.3