2020 Australian Oaks Tips & Betting Advice
Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2020 Australian Oaks. The race will take place on Saturday, 11 April, 2020 at Randwick Racecourse.
We provide you with Australian Oaks tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.
2020 Australian Oaks
|Date||Saturday, April 11|
|Race Type||Set weights|
AUSTRALIAN OAKS TIPS
When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.
Our experts assess all the Australian Oaks runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 tips to help you back the winner.
Tipster Aaron Hamilton will provide his tips and selections for the 2020 Australian Oaks once the field has been finalised.
AUSTRALIAN OAKS WINNERS (SINCE 2000)
|2010||Once Were Wild|
|2015||Gust Of Wind|
AUSTRALIAN OAKS ODDS
Leading bookmakers Sportsbet and BetEasy have the latest 2020 Australian Oaks betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Australian Oaks betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.
AUSTRALIAN OAKS LIVE STREAM
Australia’s leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Australian Oaks (and all other races from New South Wales tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Randwick races including the Australian Oaks streamed live online at Ladbrokes, BetEasy or Sportsbet. To find out how to stream the Australian Oaks live, see our guide to watch the race.
AUSTRALIAN OAKS BONUS BETS
The Australian Oaks features a host of special offers from bookmakers and that includes the opportunity to claim bonus bets when becoming a new customer before the race. A range of bonus bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.
AUSTRALIAN OAKS HISTORY
Contested one week after the male equivalent is run in the form of the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m), the Australian Oaks is run on Day 2 of The Championships during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
The Group 1 race for three-year-old fillies was first run in 1885 when won by Uralla and in the following year the race had its first and only dead-heat when the judge failed to split Tamarisk and Crossfire.
It was not held between 1895 and 1921 before returning in 1922 as Vodka proved triumphant.
With $1 million in prizemoney, it attracts the country’s top three-year-old staying fillies and is run alongside three Group 1 features held on Day 2 of The Championships. They are the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), $2 million Sydney Cup (3200m) and the $1 million Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m).
The most reliable lead-up races to the Australian Oaks are the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) held one week earlier on Day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick and the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) held two weeks earlier at Rosehill Gardens.
In 1965, Light Fingers won the Australian Oaks and later that year became the first of 12 Melbourne Cup (3200m) winners for master trainer Bart Cummings.
Notable winners of the Australian Oaks include Flight (1944), Evening Pearl (1956), Wenona Girl (1961), Leilani (1974), Surround (1977), Research (1989), Circles of Gold (1995), Grand Archway (1999), Republic Lass (2002), Sunday Joy (2003), Streama (2012), Royal Descent (2013), Rising Romance (2014) and Unforgotten (2018).
The 2015 Australian Oaks isn’t remembered for winner Gust Of Wind. Instead, it is remembered more for the defeat of Winx. Since her second-placing in the race, the great mare hasn’t lost a race with her winning streak in the thirties – and that includes four Cox Plates!
Originally known as the ‘Sandy Course,’ Randwick Racecourse was first used in 1833 where a private match race between two horses was held.
In 1840 the track was abandoned as a racecourse and used for training purposes before the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) moved its headquarters to Randwick and held a meeting in 1860.
The Queen Elizabeth II stand was opened to the public on August 4, 1969, and in 1992, Queen Elizabeth II visited Randwick and opened the new $30 million Paddock Grandstand.
The Australian Derby (2400m) remains one of the longest standing races to be held at Randwick after its inaugural running took place in 1861.
RANDWICK TRACK DESCRIPTION
Randwick is the largest racetrack in New South Wales and all races are run in a clockwise direction. It is a sweeping track with a rise from the 300m mark to the winning post in the home straight.
As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington. Due to large rainfall in the area, Kensington has been reconstructed using the Strathayr racing surface which is similar to Moonee Valley.
Strathayr is a turf cover over a base of sand, this means it is a free draining track which can take a substantial amount of rain without affecting the rating.