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The Australasian Oaks
- Date: March
- Prize Money: $300,000
- Distance: 2,000m
- Venue: Morphettville Races
- Type: 3YO Set Weight
- Race Odds: Sportsbet | LuxBet
The Australian Oaks is a set weights race for three-year-old fillies and it has a prize purse of AUD$250,000. This Group 1 race is held every April since 2006 and every May before that month. The Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide is the home course of the Australasian Oaks since it was first held in 1982 with Rose of Kingston winning the inaugural race.
Also known as the Allan Scott Park, the Morphettville Racecourse is the main horse racing track in South Australia and it is located about ten kilometres away from the central business district of Adelaide. Aside from the 2000-metre Australasian Oaks, it also hosts other Group 1 races such as the 1200-metre The Goodwood, the 1200-metre Robert Sangster Stakes and the 2500-metre South Australian Derby.
After Rose of Kingston’s inaugural victory at the Australasian Oaks, Royal Regatta won in 1983 while Use the Space took home the title in 1984. Centaurea won in 1985 while Miss Clipper bagged the victory in 1986. Send Me An Angel, Imposera and Stapleton Lass won in 1987, 1988 and 1989 respectively while Belle Chanson won the Australasian Oaks in 1990.
Mannerism won the 1991 Australian Oaks and his victory was followed by the victories of Gatherneaux, Our Tristalight and Tristalove in 1992, 1993 and 1994 respectively. Yelgun Dawn and Leica Smile won in 1995 and 1996 respectively while Minegold struck gold in 1997. La Volta electrified horse racing fans en route to the victory in 1998 while Episode won in 1999.
In the 2000 Australasian Oaks, Grand Echezeaux won over Umaline and Porto Roca in 2 minutes, 4.3 seconds. In 2001, Tempest Morn is the queen of the Australasian Oaks by defeating South Sea Pearl and Glitzy Guru in 2 minutes, 7.1 seconds. In the 2002 Australian Oaks, Tully Thunder struck with might to win over She’s Archie and Arboretum in 2 minutes, 3.3 seconds.
In 2003, the Australasian Oaks was won by Sound Action over Milanova and Great Anna in 2 minutes, 5.1 seconds. The 2004 Australasian Oaks was won by Rinky Dink in 2 minutes, 4.3 seconds while Star of Gretchen and Dane Belltar finished in second and third place respectively. Irish Darling took home the 2005 Australasian Oaks title in 2 minutes, 4.4 seconds over Kylikwong and Hveger.
Marju Snip snipped away the 2006 Australasian Oaks title in 2 minutes, 4.4 seconds while Zenarta and Fanciful Bella finished in second and third place respectively. The Australasian Oaks of 2007 was taken by Anamato in 2 minutes, 2.2 seconds with Cancanelle taking the runner-up spot. Devil Moon finished third in the 2007 Australasian Oaks.
Zarita won the 2008 Australasian Oaks by defeating Moment in Time and Queen of Queens in 2 minutes, 4.3 seconds while Gallica is the winner of the 2009 Australasian Oaks by finishing the race in 2 minutes, 3.8 seconds. Coming in at second place is Estee while Miss Lily Rose finished third. Small Mind won the 2010 Australian Oaks over No Evidence Needed and Ipioga in 2 minutes, 6.4 seconds.
The 2011 Australasian Oaks was won by Lights of Heaven in 2 minutes, 5.3 seconds. Coming in at second by 2 ¾ lengths is Absolutely while Southern Speed took home the third spot. Lights of Heaven was guided to victory by jockey Luke Nolen and she was the top betting market favourite with betting odds of 2.50. Absolutely had betting odds of 8.00 and was jockeyed by Brad Rawiller.