Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival – Crown Oaks Day

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

Post Horse Trainer Jockey Odds
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
Distance: 2500m
Conditions: Three-year-old Fillies
Purse: $1million

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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

Place Horse Trainer Jockey Odds
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:
4. Maraatib
5. Alzora
6. Transonic
7. Gondokoro
8. Ten Black
9. Zuccotto
10. Tyanna
11. La Zuma
12. Kate
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

Year Results Winning Time
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