Australasian Oaks Group 1 2000m
The Australasian Oaks (Schweppes Oaks) is the second prong to the Adelaide Racing Tips Ladies Day at Morphettville racecourse. The Group 1 Australasian Schweppes Oaks is for the 3 year old fillies over 2000m and is a major feature race for our Expert Saturday Adelaide Racing Tips with analyst Value Victor. It is a key race of the Adelaide Winter Racing Carnival at Morphettville racecourse. The Robert Sangster Stakes TAB Classic is also held on the same day making it a Super Saturday Adelaide Racing Tips.
Australasian Oaks – a race with long history
The race has a long history first being run in 1982 when won by the great Rose of Kingston. She has gone on to be one of the great broodmares and was also an Australian Horse of the year winner. Mannerism was another very famous winner of the race in the early 90’s. Other horses to win or run well in this race and have success are Delicacy (2015) and Zarita (2008) who after winning the Oaks went on to win the SA Derby against the boys. In 2011 third placegetter Southern Speed went on to win the Caulfield Cup, so there is history that shows quality can come out of this race.
Adelaide Racing bound from Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival
Despite the success of some horses out of this race its also fair to point out that in general the race attracts the middle distance/staying fillies who are a rung below the topliners. Many have competed over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival “The Championships” and then are generally spelled for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. That being said competitors out of this race can go on and target the Brisbane Oaks run a month later over the Brisbane Racing Tips Winter Carnival
2019 Australasian Oaks Winner
Damian Oliver won the 2019 edition aboard Princess Jenni for David Brideoake she had a slightly different path winning a 3 year old fillies race over 1600m in Melbourne before having the charmed run in the Group 1 and kick starting a big carnival for Ollie.
Coveted Group 1 Status
The race is a $400,000 event carrying the very much coveted Group 1 status that is coveted in the breeding world, so no doubt there will be another deserving winner in the 2020 edition and only history will tell us how strong the race turns out to be.
Adelaide Racing Australasian Oaks Betting Odds
$6.00 Affair to Remember
$7.00 Toffee Tongue
$8.00 Betcha Flying
$9.00 November Dreaming
$10.00 Silent Sovereign
$11.00 Moonlight Maid, Nudge, Vegas Jewel
$13.00 Sierra Sue
$15.00+ all other runners