Kennedy Oaks 2021

Thursday November 4, 2021

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

The Kennedy Oaks (formerly the Crown Oaks and also known as the VRC Oaks) 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).

The 2021 Kennedy Oaks takes place on 2021. 

2021 VRC Oaks Results

The season’s official Kennedy Oaks 2021 Results and full Kennedy Oaks Finishing Order for 2021 will be published below as of Thursday November 4, 2021.

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

Kennedy Oaks Race Facts

  • Date: Thursday November 4, 2021
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 2500m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1861

Kennedy Oaks Betting

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 – 2020 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. The double was repeated a year later with Miami Bound (2019) also taking out the Oaks on the back of a Wakeful Stakes success.

2021 Kennedy Oaks Odds

The spring’s top Kennedy Oaks 2021 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 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Kennedy Oaks will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

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 seven winners since 2010 including Kirramosa (2013), Aristia (2018) and Miami Bound (2019) who all completed the double. In 2020 the Kennedy Oaks winner Personal improved on a lead-up second in the Wakeful Stakes to take out the staying classic.

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.

2021 Kennedy Oaks Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Kennedy Oaks 2021 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 Miami Bound (2019), 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).

2021 Kennedy Oaks Field

The official Kennedy Oaks 2021 Final Field and Kennedy Oaks Barrier Draw will be published below once its been officially released.

2021 Kennedy Oaks Nominations

The early Kennedy Oaks 2021 Nominations close on Tuesday October 5, 2021 and will be published below.

The 2021 Kennedy Oaks nominations attracted 48 young fillies including the Preview winner Barb Raider – a daughter of former 100/1 Derby winner Rebel Raider – and the upset Flight Stakes winner Never Been Kissed.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3211 BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter 1= 56kg
2 9x521x8 GONNADANCEALOT F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 1= 56kg
3 1191 NEVER BEEN KISSED (NZ) F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 56kg
4 112×211102 HINGED F 3 Chris Waller 4 56kg
5 1×231 ELUSIVE EXPRESS (NZ) F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 5 56kg
6 112 ZOUZARELLA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 6 56kg
7 79×1751 QUEEN OF DUBAI F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7 56kg
8 331 EL PATRONESS F 3 Danny O’Brien 8 56kg
9 5121×78 BISCAYNE BAY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 56kg
10 25×4912 YEARNING F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 56kg
11 143×131 BULLOO F 3 Stuart Kendrick 11 56kg
12 3320×44343 VIANELLO F 3 James Cummings 12 56kg
13 8628×71655 CHILL F 3 Anthony Cummings 13 56kg
14 22444 STALKING F 3 James Cummings 14 56kg
15 1×67127 DOUCEUR F 3 Patrick Payne 15 56kg
16 422×2 WHATAFOX F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 16 56kg
17 66×125 ADELE AMOUR F 3 John Sadler 17 56kg
18 43×201 ACHIRA F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis 18 56kg
19 233 GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 19 56kg
20 3x72x214 I LIKE BIG PUTTS F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 20 56kg
21 724×31 AUDREY GIRL F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 21 56kg
22 2×3277 MOKULUA F 3 Clarry Conners 22 56kg
23 4×522 BLACKCOMB F 3 Danny O’Brien 23 56kg
24 4×4969 STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 24 56kg
25 45×515 CHITABE (NZ) F 3 David Payne 25 56kg
26 148 ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald 26 56kg
27 824×433 TIZ MY BAY F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 27 56kg
28 31 KAPALUA SUNSET (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 28 56kg
29 5x883x571 KHAN’S TREASURE (NZ) F 3 Barry Goodwin 29 56kg
30 456 DAISIES F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 30 56kg
31 61 BURNING POWER F 3 Patrick Payne 31= 56kg
32 1 PEARL RAIN F 3 Patrick Payne 31= 56kg
33 352 WILLOWY F 3 James Cummings 33 56kg
34 865x608x78 LOVIN’ FEELIN’ F 3 John Sargent 34 56kg
35 58×820 GALACTIC ANGEL F 3 Anthony Cummings 35 56kg
36 6×255 GAME LEGEND F 3 John Sadler 36 56kg
37 43×44 MORRISSETTE F 3 Simon Ryan 37 56kg
38 782 DUNALLEY F 3 David Brideoake 38 56kg
39 55×75 DE LA FAYETTE F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 39 56kg
40 53 ETEREA F 3 Matt Cumani 40 56kg
41 44 TRUSTED LADY (NZ) F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 41 56kg
42 746 FABIOLA F 3 Ken & Kasey Keys 42 56kg
43 7×76 GRINZINGER QUEEN F 3 Danny O’Brien 43= 56kg
44 7x I’M DIVINE F 3 Edward Cummings 43= 56kg
45 7 KINTSUGI BELLE (NZ) F 3 Henry Dwyer 43= 56kg
46 70×0 MAGIC MIA F 3 Dean S Smith 43= 56kg
47 5 POWER OF SONG F 3 Symon Wilde 43= 56kg
48 5 VANCOUVER RAIN F 3 Matt Cumani 43= 56kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Kennedy Oaks First Acceptances

The Kennedy Oaks 2021 First Acceptances are open until Tuesday October 19, 2021 and will be updated here.

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 eight VRC Oaks winners from 2009 – 2020 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.

VRC 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

2021 Kennedy Oaks Form Guide

A link to the comprehensive Kennedy Oaks 2021 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).

Kennedy Oaks Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Personal Salto Angel Montefilia 2:36.98
2019 Miami Bound Never Listen Moonlight Maid 2:38.32
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