2016 Australian Oaks Field, Barriers & Odds

Australian Oaks News

Sofia Rosa has been crowned the 2016 Australian Oaks winner after producing an impressive late turn of foot to beat Ambience and Believe to the line on Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick. Sofia Rosa lost the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) on protest three weeks ago…


Australian Oaks

The 2016 Australian Oaks is a terrific Group 1 thoroughbred race that takes place at the picturesque Royal Randwick racecourse in Sydney.

Held on one of the biggest race meetings of the autumn carnival in Sydney, the Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks is one of four Group 1 features on Day 2 of The Championships, which is now run on the second Saturday in April.

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The Australian Oaks is run over the traditional Oaks distance of 2400m and is an elite staying event for three-year-old fillies.

Run under set weight conditions, the Australian Oaks is worth $350,000 and is usually won by one of the higher seeded fillies on the field because of the set weights.

The 2016 ATC Australian Oaks will race on the 9th of April, 2016 at the Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Australian Oaks Lead-Up Races

Held on the second last race meeting in Sydney during the autumn, the three-year-old fillies contesting the ATC Australian Oaks could have come via a number of earlier events.

The Oaks is an excellent follow up race for horses that previously ran in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) a fortnight earlier on BMW Day. The Randwick and Rosehill Guineas’ are another two good three-year-old set weight features of the carnival that serve as a good guide to the Australian Oaks.

A good final preparatory run for the Australian Oaks is the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) held the week before at the same track.

The Championships Day 2

The Championships is a massive initiative by Racing NSW to create a blockbuster series of events during the Autumn Racing Carnival to rival Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival. Held over two days at Sydney’s flagship racecourse, Royal Randwick, The Championships features a massive eight Group 1 events, with nearly $20 million total prize money. The Australian Oaks is held on Day 2 of The Championships, alongside a host of other massive events:

Group 1 Horse Racing

Group 1

Doncaster Mile

(1600m)

Randwick

$2,000,000

3YO&Up HCP

Group 1

Sydney Cup

(3200m)

Randwick

$500,000

HCP

Group 1

All Aged Stakes

(1400m)

Randwick

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

Champagne Stakes

(1600m)

Randwick

$400,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Robert Sangster Stakes

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

Fillies & Mares WFA

Group 1

The Goodwood

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Australian Oaks History

One of the longest running Sydney races, the ATC Australian Oaks was first run in 1885 and Uralla was the first winner.

It was upgraded from a Principal race to a Group 1 feature in 1980 and has been won by some brilliant female runners including Daffodil 92009), Dizelle (2005), Sunday Joy (2003) and Triscay (1991).

Australian Oaks Betting

The only place to put down your wagers on the Australian Oaks is at an online betting site. These websites offer punters everything from the best possible odds to easy to access betting tools aimed at making your wagering choices that much easier. So, whether you want Australian Oaks betting or Melbourne Cup betting, you’ll find it all in one convenient place.

The Australian Oaks is great, but the Melbourne Cup is now coming up. So don’t miss out on your chance to bet on the Melbourne Cup 2016.