ATC Australian Oaks

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ATC Australian Oaks

Date: Saturday 11th April 2015
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2400 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000
2014 Winner: Rising Romance

The ATC Australian Oaks is a 2400 M race for three year old fillies. The group 1 race is held annually in April at the Sydney Randwick Racecourse. The ATC Australian Oaks is worth $1 million in prize money and the 2013 event was taken by the Royal Descent with Dear Demi and Gondokoro taking second and third in that consecutive order.

The race will take place on day two of the 2014 Sydney Autumn Race Carnival alongside the major ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes worth $4million. The race is the premier three year old fillies’ event in the Sydney Autumn. For young females, the ATC Australian Oaks is seen as a perfect blue ribbon race in Australian racing and more often than not, the ATC Australian Oaks can increase the value of its winner should the horse be a broodmare.

Competitors on the ATC Australian Oaks can qualify from the Group 1 Storm Queen Stakes held at Rosehill or the Randwick Group 2 Adrian Knox Stakes. The last filly to win both the ATC Australian Oaks and the Adrian Knox Stakes at the same time was the Royal Decent in 2013. In addition to this, a number of fillies have also built their success in the Australian turf from the ATC Australian Oaks. Notable mares include the Grand Archway in 1999, the Triscay in 1991 and Research in 1989.

In 2013, the runner up at the ATC Australian Oaks Dear Demi was among the winners in the Brisbane Winter Carnival in Queensland. The filly took home the Group three Doomben Roses at Doomben. The ATC Australian Oaks is expected to be yet another thrilling race in this year’s Sydney Autumn Race Carnival. The race will feature along with the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes, the Group 3 Sapphire Stakes and also the Group 3 Princess Stakes.

ATC Australian Oaks recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Rising Romance Zanbagh Lucia Valentina 2:31.7
2013 Royal Descent Dear Demi Gondokoro 2:34.1
2012 Streama Aliyana Tilde Thy 2:31.3
2011 Absolutely Shamrocker Pinker Pinker 2:35.6
2010 Once Were Wild Faint Perfume Run For Naara 2:30.4
2009 Daffodil Think Money Miss Darcey 2;33.3
2008 Heavenly Glow Boundless Galileo’s Daughter 2:34.8
2007 Rena’s Lady Perfect Drop Tuesday Joy 2:33.7
2006 Serenade Rose Flora Danica Beauty Watch 2:28.6
2005 Dizelle She’s Justa Tad Gee That’s Tops 2:34.2
2004 Wild Iris French Lady Boulevard Of Dreams 2:30.5
2003 Sunday Joy Shower Of Roses Bramble Rose 2:32.5
2002 Republic Lass Elegant Fashion Quays 2:31.0
2001 Rose Archway Tempest Morn Asia 2:35.8
2000 Coco Cobanna Tributes Miss Zoe 2:32.5
1999 Grand Archway Light Work Camarena 2:33.0
1998 On Air Champagne Star Alight 2:05.5
1997 Danendri Assertive Lass Ellakapella 2:32.3
1996 Kenbelle Eureka Jewel Isolda 2:31.1
1995 Circles Of Gold Love Dance Northwood Plume 2:32.5
1994 Alcove Seto Flowerian Booked 2:34.3
1993 Mahaya Slight Chance Lady Agnes 2:35.7
1992 My Brilliant Star Swiss Cotton Regal Sea 2:32.6
1991 Triscay Lee’s Bid Mannerism 2:30.0
1990 Domino Sunshine Sally Kensington Gardens 2:37.0
1989 Research Courtalista Salisopra 2:34.9
1988 Savana City Lady Liberty It’s Candide 2:34.9