Victoria Oaks 2017
The Thursday 9th November 2017, after the Melbourne Cup (two days after the Cup) sees the Group 1 $1 million Oaks Day run at Flemington racecourse. The Oaks is for 3 year old fillies and is raced over 2,500 metres.
It is a set weights race to find the best filly in the country and is the most prestigious fillies race in Australasia. The Oaks was first run in 1861 and has had Group 1 status since 1979.
Victoria Oaks 2017 – A massive day Racing during Melbourne Cup Week Carnival
In recent years, Oaks Day has seen massive crowds to rival that of the other two big race meetings during the Melbourne Cup Week Carnival of Derby Day and Melbourne Cup. Much like the Victoria Derby, Oaks Day often provides a staying star of the future.
The 2015 winner Jameka, has gone on to be a super mare with wins in the Caulfield Cup 2016 during the 2016 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and the BMW in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival 2017.
Oaks Day or Ladies Day at Flemington Racecourse
The other interesting fact of Oaks Day is its capacity to gain massive crowds despite being on a workday and the third race meeting in six days as part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
It regularly has crowds in excess of 70,000 and whilst it is commonly known as Ladies Day has in recent times been more known as “Blokes Day”!
Oaks Day tips and betting
iTipsports Racing will be there with you all the way with our man Pete Brinky, who is one of Australia’s most experienced Melbourne Racing form analyst to help you with your Oaks Day tips.
Our Melbourne racing tips will give you the edge during the Carnival. Odds for the Oaks are typically not released until mid September.
Recent winners of the Victoria Oaks 2017
There are some mighty fillies who have won the Oaks with the two most famous fillies to win are the great Surround and Light Fingers. Trainers Lee Freedman and the great Bart Cummings each won this race 4 times. The 2016 Crown Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit won at the massive odds of 101-1.
Other recent winners of the Victoria Oaks include:
2016 – Lasqueti Spirit
2015 – Jameka
2014 – Set Square
2013 – Kirramoso
2012 – Dear Demi
2011 – Mosheen
Lead up races to the Victoria Oaks 2017
The Group 2 Wakeful Stakes on Derby Day as part of the Melbourne Cup Week Carnival will see likely chances perform on this day as the primary lead up race. Other traditional lead up races to keep an eye on in this classic are the Edward Manifold Stakes, a Group 2 over 1600m and the Group 1 Thousand Guineas also over 1600m. These three races will give you a complete guide to the likely Crown Oaks winner.