Thursday 5th November 2015
Flemington | 2500m | Group 1 | Set weight | $1,000,000Thursday, 5th November 2015
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:
|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|
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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