Held during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Crown Oaks Day is an occasion for the ladies to shine. This year’s version takes place this Wednesday at Flemington Racecourse on TwinSpires.
The racing highlight of the day is the Group 1 Crown Oaks, a classic for three-year-old fillies over 2500m. With a $1 million purse, the sister event to the Victoria Derby is is the most respected filly-only race of the Spring Carnival.
Australian Racing gets started with the Crown Oaks card as Australia A – Flemington on Wednesday, post time is 8:20pm ET/5:20pm PT. The 6th and featured Crown Oaks is set to go to post at approximately 11:40pm ET/8:40pm PT.
Crown Oaks Wagering Information
Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Quinella, Tri, Super, Late Pick 4 (6A, 7A, 8A, 9A) wagering available.
Field for the 2013 $1,000,000 Crown Oaks
|1||May’s Dream||Darren Weir||Nicholas Hall||7/2|
|2||Arabian Gold||David Vandyke||J Bowman||15/1|
|3||Kirramosa (NZ)||John Sargent||N Rawiller||9/5|
|4||Gypsy Diamond||John O’Shea||J B Mc Donald||6/1|
|5||Solicit||M.Ellerton & Simon Zahra||G Boss||8/1|
|6||Quayside||David Payne||B Avdulla||15/1|
|7||Every Faith||Robert Smerdon||M Zahra||20/1|
|8||Zanbagh||Guy Walter||B Shinn||3/1|
|9||Melaleuca||Terry & Karina O’Sullivan||B Prebble||15/1|
|10||Tear Gas (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||30/1|
2013 Crown Oaks Day Information
Date: Wednesday, November 6
Where: Flemington Racecourse, Flemington VIC 3031
Conditions: Three-year-old Fillies
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About the Crown Oaks
Crown Oaks is one of the premier staying races for three year old fillies hosted by Victoria Racing Club during the Melbourne spring racing carnival.
The 2500 metre race is worth $1 million in prize money and is held on the third of the four-day racing carnival at Flemington Racecourse in November, two days after the Melbourne Cup. The race is the female equivalent of the 2500 M Victoria Derby for colts and geldings. Better performing fillies have a distinct advantage as they tack to the track under set weights conditions. While there is action for the fillies on the track, there is also plenty of high fashion off the track, on what is considered ‘Ladies Day’, the most glamorous of meetings during the carnival.
2012 Crown Oaks Results
|1||Dear Demi||Clarry Conners||Jim Cassidy||$5.00|
|2||Zydeco||Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||$2.40|
|3||Summerbliss||Craig Williams||Michael Kent||$9.00|
Rest of the field:
8. Ten Black
11. La Zuma
13. Ireland’s Teardrop
14. Mama’s Choice
15. Finnegan Beginegan
2012 Crown Oaks Race Replay provided by TVNRacingNetwork
Crown Oaks History
First held in 1859 and under the title VRC Oaks, the race was held over 12 furlongs. This distance stood until 1973 when the current 2500m was fixed. The timing and distance of this event make it a very tough race. Held at the end of many horses’ spring campaigns, horses that succeed are proven turf performers with great stamina and fight.
Past Crown Oaks Winners
|2012||1 Dear Demi||2 Zydeco||3 Summerbliss||tba|
|2011||1 Mosheen||2 Dowager Queen||3 Roma Giaconda||2:39.39|
|2010||1 Brazilian Pulse||2 Shamrocker||3 Placement||2:41.6|
|2009||1 Faint Perfume||2 Valdemoro||3 Savsbelle||2:37.2|
|2008||1 Samantha Miss||2 Miss Scarlatti||3 Allez Wonder||2:37.5|
|2007||1 Arapaho Miss||2 Serious Speed||3 Marjorie||2:36.8|
|2006||1 Miss Finland||2 Tuesday Joy||3 Anamato||2:37.2|
|2005||1 Serenade Rose||2 Florica Danica||3 Empress Lily||2:36.3|
|2004||1 Hollow Bullet||2 Kylikwong||3 Storm Alert||2:31.2|
|2003||1 Special Harmony||2 Dane Belltar||3 Timbourina||2:39.0|
|2002||1 Bulla Borghese||2 Lashed||3 Antique||2:36.3|
|2001||1 Magical Miss||2 Manang||3 Li Lo Lill||2:34.7|
|2000||1 Lovelorn||2 Lan Kwai Fong||3 Lolita Star||2:35.3|