Australasian Oaks 2017

Saturday May 6, 2017

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

The Australasian Oaks – registered as the Schweppes Oaks – is 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.

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 $500,000 in total prize money the Schweppes Australasian Oaks has been dominated by favourites in recent years and has a capacity of 16 starters.

The Group 3 Schweppervescence Stakes (1800m) held over 200m shorter a fortnight earlier also at Adelaide’s premier track is the key lead-up providing all four Australasian Oaks winners from 2012 – 2015.

The next edition of the Australasian Oaks is due to run on Saturday May 6, 2017 .

Australasian Oaks Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 6, 2017
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1982

Australasian Oaks Odds & Betting

Favourites have a strong recent record with the shortest-priced in Australasian Oaks betting saluting five times from 2006 – 2016, and no double-figure winner scoring a massive upset since Small Minds ($26) in 2010.

Australasian Schweppes 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.

2017 Australasian Oaks Betting

The season’s top Schweppes Oaks odds online will be available here as soon as Australasian Oaks betting 2017 is open so stay tuned to see the price on your selections for the Group 1 in Adelaide.

Australasian Oaks Field

The Australasian Oaks field has a capacity of 16 starters and from 2003 – 2016 was run under capacity just twice with 14 runners in 2009 and 15 in 2011. The only time the Schweppes 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 Thursday of 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 Robert Sangster Stakes field each year and visiting mares from outside of Adelaide boast an excellent record in the race.

2017 Australasian Oaks Field

Schweppes Oaks odds online at

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

The official Schweppes Australasian Oaks 2017 field of fillies is set for release on Tuesday May 2, 2017 and will be available below so stay tuned.

Australasian Oaks Tips

Taking a filly coming off a top three run at the track is a top Australasian Oaks tip and from 2008 – 2016 six of the nine winners came off a win including Abbey Marie (2016).

Some of the top lead-up races to consider when doing the Schweppes Oaks tips in Adelaide include the Group 3 Schweppervescence 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.

2017 Australasian Oaks Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Australasian Schweppes Oaks tips 2017 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.

Australasian Oaks Form Guide

All of the essential information including jockeys, trainers and barriers are listed in the Australasian Schweppes 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 – 2016 five of the eight winners jumped from a double digit Australasian Oaks barrier 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.

Australasian Oaks Form Facts

  • Last-start winners have dominated the Schweppes Oaks results in the past decade
  • The Auraria Stakes (Schweppervescence Stakes) is the key lead-up to the Group 1 including producing three of the five winners from 2012 – 2016
  • Single-figure hopes in Australasian Oakes betting make the best bet with double-figure upsets very uncommon

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 Schweppes Oaks winners include Delicacy (2015), May’s Dream (2014), Lights Of Heaven (2011) and Zarita (2008).

2017 Australasian Oaks Results

The official Australasian Schweppes Oaks 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday May 6, 2017 .

Australasian Oaks Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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