Crown Oaks 2018

Thursday November 8, 2018

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

The Crown Oaks, run as the Kennedy Oaks in 2017,  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 Crown Oaks 2018 Results and full Kennedy Oaks Finishing Order for 2018 will be published below as of Thursday November 8, 2018.

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

Crown Oaks Betting & Odds

Crown 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 Crown Oaks Odds

The spring’s top Crown 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.

Crown Oaks Tips

Crown 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 Crown 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 Crown 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 Crown Oaks Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Kennedy Oaks 2018 Tips and Crown 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.

Crown Oaks Field

The Crown 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 Crown 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 Crown 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 Crown 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 Crown Oaks Field

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

2018 Crown Oaks Nominations

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

The 2017 Kennedy Crown Oaks Nominations drew a bumper 92 fillies including Aloisia for the suspended Ciaron Maher who won the race back-to-back with Set Square (2014) and Jameka (2015), and Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Pinot who won the Kennedy Oaks Trial (1800m) at Flemington on September 27.

Crown Oaks Form Guide

The Crown 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 Crown 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

Crown Oaks Form Facts

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

2018 Crown Oaks Form Guide

A link to the comprehensive VRC Oaks 2018 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Crown Oaks Results

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

Crown 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