Kennedy Oaks 2018

Thursday November 8, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Wakeful Stakes is the best guide to Crown 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).

2018 VRC Crown Oaks Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD
  • 4th: TBD

Crown Oaks Race Facts

  • Date: Thursday November 8, 2018
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 2500m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1861

2018 Crown Oaks Results

The season’s official Kennedy Oaks 2018 Results and full Kennedy Oaks Finishing Order for 2018 will be published below as of Thursday November 8, 2018.

The 2018 Kennedy Oaks Results and finishing order will be placed here once its run.

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 – 2017 most recently Kirramosa (2013).

The fillies coming off a win also dominate Crown 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.

2018 Kennedy Oaks Odds

The spring’s top Kennedy Oaks 2018 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 four winners since 2010 including Kirramosa who completed the double in 2013.

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.

2018 Kennedy Oaks Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Kennedy Oaks 2018 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 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).

2018 Kennedy Oaks Field

The official Kennedy Oaks 2018 Final Field and Kennedy Oaks Barrier Draw will be published below once its been officially released.

2018 Kennedy Oaks Nominations

Kennedy Oaks 2018 Nominations close in late September and the full list of early Kennedy Oaks entries will be available right here once announced.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 422x1x AMPHITRITE F 3 Darren Weir
2 19x3184x ANGEL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
3 111×69 ANJANA F 3 Darren Weir
4 ANNA MAE (NZ) F 3 Michael Kent
5 3x242x53x ARISTIA F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
6 326423×157 ARISTOCRATIC MISS F 3 Tony McEvoy
7 19x ASHARANI F 3 David Vandyke
8 8x BEAUTY OPTION F 3 Grahame Begg
9 3x BLONDE DISPOSITION F 3 David Brideoake
10 5×74 CHARITABLE NATURE F 3 Danny O’Brien
11 22 COLLECTABLE F 3 Robbie Griffiths
12 231×97 CRISTAL EYES F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
13 6×221 DARK CONFIDANT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
14 333×51 DIAMOND BEAUTY F 3 Matt Laurie
15 0x431 DISENCHANTED e F 3 Brent Stanley
16 861×7 DUCALE F 3 Paul Perry
17 3x4213x EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Kris Lees
18 89x ELUSIVE ROSE F 3 Brian & Ashley McKnight
19 362×7136 EVERARD F 3 Kris Lees
20 54x063x EXCLUSIVELY OURS F 3 Matthew Brown
21 6x1531x FIERA VISTA F 3 Darren Weir
22 0 FIREFLY F 3 Cindy Alderson
23 0x0031x FIVE STAR GAL F 3 John Moloney
24 11 FRANKELY AWESOME F 3 Kris Lees
25 2x11223x08 FUNDAMENTALIST F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
26 417801×39 FUTOOH F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
27 162 GAELIC DREAM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
28 22332x1x GHEEDAA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
29 161x GOLDEN HALO F 3 Darren Weir
30 419×8 GREGORIAN CHANT (NZ) F 3 Mitchell Freedman
31 92314×623 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR F 3 Mark Newnham
32 GWEN’S GIFT F 3 Christopher Davis
33 HEAD NOISES F 3 Michael Kent
34 8 HEAVENLY BARB F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
35 420 HIGH BEAM F 3 Darren Weir
36 8 HOT BLONDE (NZ) F 3 Nikki Burke
37 622×11 IN HEART’S WAKE F 3 Tony McEvoy
38 8123 ITCHY EARS F 3 Jason Warren
39 93x IT’S CHOICE F 3 Matt Cumani
40 587x JENNEVEE F 3 John McArdle
41 10×3300 KINKY BOOM F 3 Tony McEvoy
42 23123×34 KRONE F 3 Darren Weir
43 805x LESEDI F 3 Robbie Laing
44 LEXICOLOGY F 3 Michael Kent
45 5x1x10 MADAM ROUGE F 3 Chris Waller
46 04 MAIGRET F 3 Darren Weir
47 8 MARACAIBO F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
48 1 MAUI GIRL F 3 Tony McEvoy
49 685 MAXIMALIST F 3 Mark Kavanagh
50 0x0x9x MINER’S MISS F 3 Paddy Payne
51 5x22x2x MIRETTE F 3 Archie Alexander
52 53 MISS LADYBIRD F 3 Michael Moroney
53 2837×01 MISS LOUISIANA F 3 Anthony Freedman
54 274 MISS MATRIARCH F 3 Robbie Griffiths
55 292 MISS MOANA (NZ) F 3 John Sargent
56 1214 MISS QUAINTLY F 3 David Vandyke
57 12×2 MUSIC BAY F 3 Phillip Stokes
58 21169×575 NASAAYIM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
59 9×21 ONCE IN A LIFETIME F 3 Tony McEvoy
60 x32322x544 OOHOOD F 3 Tony McEvoy
61 21x OREGON DREAMER (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
62 23×3 OUR SUNNY GIRL (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
63 3×12514 PANZERFAUST F 3 Paul Messara
64 325x PARIS SHOWGIRL F 3 Henry Dwyer
65 73x221x1x PEACEFUL (NZ) F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
66 430×9 PEACEFUL SOLUTION F 3 Robert Kingston
67 0x1 PIERRO BELLE F 3 Tony McEvoy
68 331x PRESSURE (NZ) F 3 Matt Cumani
69 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake
70 1x PRISM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
71 14x740x48 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
72 2x656x19 ROOBEENA F 3 Tony McEvoy
73 541×0 RUBIRA F 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
74 4x SCAMPER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
75 3721x SEEWHATSHEBRINGS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
76 75154 SHE’S SENSATIONAL F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
77 5x023x51 SIZZLEME F 3 Cindy Alderson
78 1213×52 SPANISH WHISPER F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
79 333 STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir
80 3216x STRYKER QUEEN F 3 Matt Laurie
81 146 SYMI F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
82 31×93 TAHITIAN DANCER F 3 Shane Nichols
83 230×4 TANTIVY F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
84 0x4 THE ONE THING F 3 Joseph Waldron
85 11 THE SOLOIST F 3 Richard Freedman
86 21 THOUSAND WISHES F 3 Danny O’Brien
87 211x31x THRILLSTER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
88 6 TIDES F 3 Anthony Freedman
89 35×82 UNGUARDED F 3 Richard Freedman
90 51 VANUATU F 3 Darren Weir
91 211 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir
92 972x WESTON SUPER MARE F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
93 5 WONDERFUL RIRI F 3 Paul Preusker
94 76×20 YOUWANTMETOO F 3 Kerry Parker
95 6×12 YULONG METEOR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
96 82 ZAPURLER F 3 Darren Weir
97 ZARGOS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

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 six Crown Oaks winners from 2009 – 2017 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

2018 Kennedy Oaks Form Guide

A link to the comprehensive Kennedy Oaks 2018 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
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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