Winners and Past Results for the VRC Oaks
VRC Oaks is one of the premier staying races for three year old fillies hosted by Victoria Racing Club during the Melbourne spring racing carnival. The VRC Oaks is held on a Thursday in November 2 days after the Melbourne Cup.
The 2500 metre race is worth $1 million in prize money and is held on the third of the four-day racing carnival at Flemington Racecourse in November, two days after the Melbourne Cup. The race is the female equivalent of the 2500 M Victoria Derby for colts and geldings. Better performing fillies have a distinct advantage as they tack to the track under set weights conditions. While there is action for the fillies on the track, there is also plenty of high fashion off the track, on what is considered ‘Ladies Day', the most glamorous of meetings during the carnival.
Punters ought to keep a close eye on runners from the 2000 M Group 1 Wakeful Stakes held on Derby Day at the same track. There has been a host of winners and top place getters in both the events along with a number of holders of the Wakeful Stakes & VRC Oaks double. Hollow Bullet and Serenade Rose achieved the feat in 2004 and 2005 respectively while Faint Perfume did it in 2009 and Brazilian Pulse also pleased her connections with a double in 2010. Runners up, Timbourina in 2003 and Tuesday Joy in 2006 also won the Wakeful Stakes prior to running here.
Among the classiest fillies to win the VRC Oaks is Samantha Miss in 2008, who won the Princess Series prior to winning here. Magical Miss was successful in 2001 while Special Harmony and Miss Finland added the VRC Oaks to their kitty in 2003 and 2006 respectively.
The VRC Oaks is one of the oldest races hosted by the Victoria Racing Club. It began as a principal race in 1861 and has enjoyed Group 1 status since 1979. Rose Of Kingston in 1981, Research in 1988, Spirit Of Kingston in 1994, and Kensington Palace in 1997 are also among the successful gallopers to add to the VRC Oaks winners' list.
The VRC Oaks was first run in 1861 and despite being held on a work day, VRC Oaks Day has become one of the more popular crowd events on the Australian Horse Racing Calendar.
|Year||VRC Oaks Winners|
|1985||My Tristram's Belle|
|1984||Spirit Of Kingston|
|1981||Rose Of Kingston|
|1971||Kiss Me Cait|
|1875||Maid Of All Work|