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
|2014||Rising Romance||Zanbagh||Lucia Valentina||2:31.7|
|2013||Royal Descent||Dear Demi||Gondokoro||2:34.1|
|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|
|1995||Circles Of Gold||Love Dance||Northwood Plume||2:32.5|
|1993||Mahaya||Slight Chance||Lady Agnes||2:35.7|
|1992||My Brilliant Star||Swiss Cotton||Regal Sea||2:32.6|
|1990||Domino||Sunshine Sally||Kensington Gardens||2:37.0|
|1988||Savana City||Lady Liberty||It’s Candide||2:34.9|