Flemington Racecourse - Spring Racing Carnival


Crown Oaks

Flemington | 2500m | Group 1 | Set weight | $1,000,000Thursday, 9th November 2017

Held on what is widely known as Ladie's Day, the Crown Oaks is where fillies of both two and four-legged kinds get an opportunity to strut their stuff. In fact, it’s the most respected filly-only race of the spring. Held on day three of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse, Crown Oaks is the biggest jewel on the day’s card, with a $1 million purse (*prizemoney, not Prada) up for grabs. Restricted to three-year-old fillies and run over 2500m, the Oaks is the female equivalent of the Derby.

While it doesn't have a list of champion winners like some of the other classics over the spring carnival, there have been a select few fillies who won the Oaks before going on to become champion mares, including: Surround, Evening Peal, Rose Of Kingston, Light Fingers, Miss Finland and Mosheen.

Winners of the Crown Oaks

Below is a list of Crown Oaks Winners and Crown Oaks runners up in the past few years:

Year Winner Second Third Time
2016 Lusqueti Spirit Harlow Gold Eleanora 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
1999 Tributes My Sienna Shizu 2:34.3

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Facts about the Crown Oaks

  • Each filly carries 55.5kg
  • 16 of the past 21 winners have carried either saddle cloth number one or two.
  • The race was originally 2,400m, and extended to 2,500m in 1973.

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