Royal Descent Wins 2013 Australian Oaks – Race Results

April 20th, 2013

Royal Descent has won the Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks at Royal Randwick Racecourse today April 20, 2013.

The three-year-old won the race by an incredible ten lengths ahead of Dear Demi, who finished second, and Gondokoro,who rounded out the placings in third.

Royal Descent

Royal Descent winning the 2013 Australian Oaks. Picture by Steve Hart.

Trained by Chris Waller, Royal Decent has now won four of her seven race starts and has earned more than $470,000 in prize money during her short horse racing career.

Royal Descent was paying odds of $4.40 to win the race at

Nash Rawiller was the jockey who steered Royal Descent to her unbelievable 2013 ATC Australian Oaks victory.

“I’m a bit lost for words,” Rawiller said.

“I’m still blown away by it.

“I snuck a peak at the 250 (metres) and I was home.

“It’s just so exciting.”

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2013 ATC Australian Oaks Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 4 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 9 56kg $4.40
2 1 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners Jim Cassidy 10L 6 56kg $7.50
3 8 GONDOKORO (NZ) Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 12L 5 56kg $18
4 2 HABIBI (NZ) Donna Logan Vinnie Colgan 13.4L 3 56kg $3.70F
5 3 LONGPORT John P Thompson Christian Reith 15.8L 7 56kg $7
6 9 WIND BENDER Chris Waller Tommy Berry 17L 4 56kg $61
7 7 SUMMERBLISS Michael Kent Hugh Bowman 19.2L 8 56kg $8
8 11 ZUCCOTTO Guy Walter Blake Shinn 24.9L 10 56kg $61
9 5 MORE THAN SACRED Tony Pike Leith Innes 26.7L 2 56kg $9.50
10 10 SHE’S A GIRL Steve Englebrecht Nathan Berry 99.9L 1 56kg $101