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Australasian Oaks

The Australasian Oaks is a Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies that takes place in May at Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, South Australia during the Adelaide autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 2000 metres for fillies only and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Australasian Oaks was won by Egg Tart from Kenedna with Ana Royale third.

Held on the same day as the Gr1 Robert Sangster Stakes, the Australasian Oaks has been run as the 'Schweppes Stakes' in recent years and takes place alongside the Gr2 Queen Of The South Stakes & Gr3 DC Mckay Stakes.

2017 Australasian Oaks info

Date: Saturday 6th May 2017
Track: Morphettville racecourse, Adelaide
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: 3yo Fillies - Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
2017 Winner: Egg Tart

The Australasian Oaks is the premier middle distance staying race for three-year-old fillies during the autumn racing carnival in Adelaide and the set weight conditions of the race suits the better fillies entered. Typically made up of more than handy local fillies, the Australasian Oaks also attracts any interested visitors from other states who choose to make the trek to Adelaide in search of Group 1 success.

The Australiasian Oaks provides the ideal lead up race to the upcoming Gr3 SA Oaks over 2400m at the same track. A race such as the Gr3 Auraria Stakes over 1800m at Morphettville on Gr3 RN Irwin Stakes day earlier in the carnival is a typical lead-up event to this race. In recent times May's Dream (2014) & Maybe Discreet (2013) both placed in the Auraria Stakes on their way to winning this race.

Occasionally a quality female galloper may contest this event and go on to bigger and better things, such as Delicacy (2015) & Zarita (2008), who both managed to beat the colts & geldings in the Gr1 SA Derby later in the carnival, while Southern Speed (3rd in 2011) went on to win the Gr1 Caulfield Cup the following spring at Caulfield in Melbourne. Darren Weir trained filly Kenedna (2nd in 2017) headed north to Brisbane to win the Gr2 Doomben Roses at Doomben racecourse in Queensland.

Egg Tart (2017) took out a three-year-old fillies race over 1600m at Flemington in Melbourne before making the trip to Adelaide to score an impressive victory in this event and recent Australasian Oaks winners include Abbey Marie (2016) and Delicacy (2015).

2017 Australasian Oaks result

1. $3.00 Egg Tart 56.0 Kerrin McEvoy
2. $2.80 Kenedna 56.0 John Allen
3. $21.00 Ana Royale 56.0 Mark Zahra

then followed
4. $101.00 Tiffany's Lass 56.0 Ms Katelyn Mallyon
5. $26.00 Sedanzer 56.0 Stephen Baster
6. $21.00 Sebring Dream 56.0 Joao Moreira
7. $16.00 Sword Of Light 56.0 Damian Lane
8. $18.00 Smart As You Think 56.0 Dwayne Dunn
9. $9.00 Toffee Nose 56.0 Daniel Moor
10. $10.00 Harlow Gold 56.0 Regan Bayliss
11. $41.00 Pretty Punk 56.0 Clare Lindop
12. $51.00 With A Bit Of Dash 56.0 Ms Jamie Kah
13. $101.00 Star Patriot 56.0 Paul Gatt
14. $71.00 Moqueen 56.0 Jason Collett

Margins: 0.1 len, 0.5 len
Time: 2:04.32

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Australasian Oaks recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Egg Tart Kenedna Ana Royale 2:04.3
2016 Abbey Marie Silent Sedition C'est Beau La Vie 2:04.1
2015 Delicacy Fenway Bahamas 2:03.3
2014 May's Dream Star Fashion Scratchy Bottom 2:04.8
2013 Maybe Discreet Grand Daughter La Zuma 2:07.0
2012 Invest Our Miss Jones Essence 2:06.9
2011 Lights Of Heaven Absolutely Southern Speed 2:05.3
2010 Small Minds No Evidence Needed Ipioga 2:06.4
2009 Gallica Estee Miss Lily Rose 2:03.8
2008 Zarita Moment In Time Queen Of Queens 2:04.3
2007 Anamato Cancanelle Devil Moon 2:02.2
2006 Marju Snip Zenarta Fanciful Bella 2:04.4
2005 Irish Darling Kylikwong Hveger 2:04.4
2004 Rinky Dink Star Of Grechen Dane Belltar 2:04.3
2003 Sound Action Milanova Great Anna 2:05.1
2002 Tully Thunder Shes Archie Arboretum 2:03.3
2001 Tempest Morn South Sea Pearl Glitzy Guru 2:07.1
2000 Grand Echezeaux Umaline Porto Roca 2:04.3
1999 Episode Grand Archway Toy Carousel 2:04.2
1998 La Volta Pavan Madonna 2:07.0
1997 Minegold Prairie Derobe 2:09.9
1996 Leica Smile Miss Margaret Ester Kelly 2:05.2
1995 Yelgun Dawn Tranquility Danarani 2:03.4
1994 Tristalove Pindi Our Mess 2:02.4
1993 Our Tristalight Western Classic The Penny 2:04.0
1992 Gatherneaux My Brilliant Star Bold Alliance 2:02.2
1991 Mannerism Shavano Miss Angel Baby 2:02.2
1990 Belle Chanson Tasteful Encounter Our Freeze Frame 2:03.4
1989 Stapleton Lass Memphis Blues Scollata 2:03.4
1988 Imposera Fire Twig Bianco Flyer 2:05.1