2016 Australasian Oaks Field, Barriers & Odds

Australasian Oaks

The 2016 Australasian Oaks , also known as the Schweppes Oaks is a Group 1 race over a distance of 2000m for three-year-old fillies at set weights.

Adelaide is home to a great range of exciting group races held throughout March and May as part of the Autumn Racing Carnival. One of the most elite and anticipated race days conducted at the esteemed Morphettville racecourse is the Robert Sangster Stakes Day in March. This race meeting sees the first Group 1 events take place, ensuring that the crowds and punters are plentiful and kept highly entertained. Aside from the Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) the other terrific Group 1 race to take place on the day is the Australasian Oaks.

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The 2016 Australasian Oaks, also called the Schweppes Oaks, is scheduled to run on Saturday May 7th, 2016.

The Australasian Oaks is the leading fillies’ race of the carnival at this distance, and the testing length and lucrative $400,000 prize purse attracts a fine field of competitors from both local and interstate stables.

The set weight conditions ensures that only the best entries see success in the Australasian Oaks, and punters keen to place a wager have been well served in recent years when betting on the favourites.

The Australasian Oaks has been won by some truly excellent gallopers including Zarita (2008), who continued her campaign success by beating her male rivals  in the Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m). Zarita proved not only her quality as a filly but as a staying champion as well.

This is the perfect lead-up race for runners aimed at the Group 3 South Australian Oaks a couple of weeks later. Run under the same set weight conditions, the SA Oaks is also for three-year-old fillies but is quite a step up in distance at 2400m, and provides a real challenge for the contenders with only the best stayers seeing victory.

This is one of the popular betting doubles in the Adelaide Autumn Carnival, the Australasian Oaks – SA Oaks double, and punters who can pick the winning filly in both races will see a very nice return!

A huge number of punters are always eager to follow up their Adelaide Carnival betting with wagers in Australia’s most illustrious racing event, the Victorian Spring Carnival. And for those bettors considering a bet on the Caulfield Cup, the Australasian Oaks is the race to watch having produced a number of Caulfield Cup winners over the years.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 1

Goodwood Handicap

(1200m)

Morphettville

$350,000

SWP

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

History

The Australasian Oaks is one of the younger Australian horse races, inaugurated in 1982 when Rose Of Kingston claimed victory. It started out as a Group 3 event, but its importance and quality as a group race was soon recognised and the next year in 1983 it was elevated to its current Group 1 status.

The best way to get in on the Australasian Oaks’ rich betting markets is to jump online and check out the terrific odds offered by some of Australia’s leading bookmakers. This is the premier fillies’ event in the Adelaide Carnival, so be sure to place your wager!

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Australasian Oaks News

A talented and capacity field has been confirmed for Saturday’s 2016 Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Silent Sedition has returned to racing in slick form this time and remains outright…