Top 5 Australasian Oaks winners
The Australasian Oaks (2000m) is a Group 1 race for the three-year-old fillies at Morphettville and has been won by some champion gallopers over the years. See who made our list of top 5 Australasian Oaks winners since 1980.
In modern times, the feature race has been taken out by some outstanding gallopers.
Top 5 Australasian Oaks winners.
1. ROSE OF KINGSTON (1982)
Rose Of Kingston heads our list of Top 5 Australasian Oaks winners since 1980. The champion galloper, who was also the dam of the 1990 Melbourne Cup (3200m) winner, Kingston Rule, took out the Oaks in 1982 and was named the Australian Horse of the Year. She won 10 races in total and was the dominant three-year-old in 1981/1982, taking out the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m), Champagne Stakes (1600m), Kennedy Oaks (2500m) and Australian Derby (2400m) before returning at four to win the Craiglee Stakes (1600m) and the Coongy Handicap (2000m).
2. MANNERISM (1991)
Mannerism is bets remembered for her 1992 Caulfield Cup (2400m) win when sneaking up the inside at Caulfield in wet conditions with Damien Oliver on board, while Shane Dye went via the cape aboard Veandercross, missing out as favourite. The Caulfield Cup was one of four Group 1 wins for Mannerism, who took out the Australasian Oaks in 1991.
3. DELICACY (2015)
One of the finest gallopers to come out of Western Australia in recent years, Delicacy, scooped the local three-year-old races in Perth, including the WA Oaks (2400m) and the WA Derby (2400m). She then headed over the border to repeat that effort in South Australia, taking out this race before claiming the SA Derby (2500m) ahead of Werther, who would go on to be a success story in Hong Kong.
4. EGG TART (2017)
A quality performer from the Chris Waller stable, Egg Tart worked through the grades in 2017 to claim this race before emulating her famous stablemate, Winx, by taking out the Queensland Oaks (2200m). She was around the mark in some big races throughout her career after that and was placed behind Winx on a couple of occasions at Group 1 level, while she just missed out in the 2018 Doomben Cup (2000m).
5. SOUND ACTION (2003)
A two-time Group 1 winner, Sound Action took out the Australasian Oaks in 2003. She was around the mark in most of her races, finishing out of the top four just twice in 15 starts. She is often remembered for keeping Lonhro in a pocket in the 2004 Australian Cup (2000m). She could only manage 7th behind the champ in that race but defeated the likes of Maybe Diva at Group 1 level in the Ranvet Stakes (2000m), following that run.