Winners and Past Results for the Moonee Valley Oaks
The Moonee Valley Oaks is a Group 2, now called the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic is a middle distance, set weight race that is open only to three year old fillies.
The Moonee Valley Oaks is held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne, during the Moonee Valley Racing Carnival in October.
This 1600 meter race, hosted by Moonee Valley Racing Club offer a purse of $200,000. The race has been run under many names since its inception in 1998. In 1998 it was conducted as a Listed Race over a 2040 meter distance and called the Moonee Valley Oaks. From 1999-2000 it was a run as a Group 3 race, keeping the name and distance unchanged. In 2002, it was upgraded to Group 2. In 2005, it was known as the Woodstock Mile and held over a distance of 1600 metres. In 2006, it was renamed as Woodstock Classic, and run over 1500 meters. From 2007 and 2008 it was called the Hollylodge Classic, 2009 Sportingbet Classic, 2010 Moonee Valley Classic and 2011 and on its current name the Fillies Classic. From 2011 the race has been run over 1600 meters.
A lot of people regard the Moonee Valley Oaks to be the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic. The inaugural race, in 1998 was a dead heat between Kensington Palace and Champagne.
The Moonee Valley Oaks typically attracts fillies who are aiming to compete in races such as the Group 1 2000 M Australasian Oaks and the Group 3 2500 M SA Oaks at Morphettville during the Adelaide racing carnival in March. Some runners will also aim for a berth in the 1600 metre Group 2 Kewney Stakes at Flemington on Super Saturday. The level weight conditions of the race usually benefit the better performing fillies, with classier fillies making it to the podium.
|Year||Moonee Valley Oaks Winners|
|2011||Lights Of Heaven|
|2000||Hill Of Grace|