Thursday 5th November 2015
Otherwise known as ladies’ day, 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. That’s not including the hundreds of cubic zirconias on the bevy of bedazzled beauties roaming the car park, who are a permanent fixture of the race. Truthfully, the off-the-track stakes are almost as high as those on it. With stylish ladies vying for a place in racing’s glamour-gala ‘Fashions on the Field’, Crown Oaks 2015 is unlikely to disappoint.
The event itself is a taxing 2,500m (thankfully a distance almost impossible for the human fillies, especially after a few shandies), Group 1 for three-year-old fillies run under set-weight conditions. Held at the end of many fillies’ spring campaigns, the timing and distance of this event make Crown Oaks betting tough. When checking out Crown Oaks odds, look for the proven performers with great stamina and fight (not unlike their human counterparts who take home a stallion).
When is the Crown Oaks 2015?
The Crown Oaks will be held on Thursday November 5th 2015, at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
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.
Winners of the Crown Oaks
Below is a list of Crown Oaks Winners and Crown Oaks runners up in the past few years:
|2014||Set Square||Thunder Lady||Golconda||2:39.3|
|2011||Mosheen||Dowager Queen||Roma Giaconda||2:39.3|
|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|
|2001||Magical Miss||Manang||Li Lo Lill||2:34.7|
|2000||Lovelorn||Lan Kwai Fong||Lolita Star||2:35.3|
What happened in the 2013 Crown Oaks?
NZ filly Kirramosa won the Oaks. The three-year-old flew home down the final straight to just nab second-placed runner Zanbagh on the line. Another New Zealander we’d be happy to claim as our own!
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