Australian Oaks Barrier Draw Stats & Info

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The Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) barrier draw and final field will be declared on Tuesday, April 08, 2025.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.


Australian Oaks Nominations – When Is The List of 3YO Fillies Entries Revealed?

The Australian Oaks takes place on Day 2 of The Championships held at Royal Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The nominations for the 2025 Australian Oaks will take place at 11:00am on February 11, 2025.

The Australian Oaks is a 2400m staying race for the three-year-old fillies.


Australian Oaks Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Is It Conducted?

The final field and barrier draw for the 2025 Australian Oaks will be revealed on Tuesday, April 08, 2025.

Most races in New South Wales use a computer system to randomly generate the barriers. The Australian Oaks is no different.

The honour roll for the Australian Oaks boasts some talented winners including Streama, Royal Descent, Rising Romance, Verry Elleegant and Colette in recent years.


Australian Oaks Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2024 Autumn Angel 8 56kg
2023 Pennyweka 11 56kg
2022 El Patroness 2 56kg
2021 Hungry Heart 3 56kg
2020 Colette 4 56kg
2019 Verry Elleegant 11 56kg
2018 Unforgotten 7 56kg
2017 Bonneval 6 56kg
2016 Sofia Rose 11 56kg
2015 Gust Of Wind 5 56kg
2014 Rising Romance 4 56kg
2013 Royal Descent 9 56kg
2012 Streama 6 56kg
2011 Absolutely 3 56kg
2010 Once Were Wild 3 56kg
2009 Daffodil 11 56kg
2008 Heavenly Glow 5 56kg
2007 Rena’s Lady 5 56kg
2006 Serenade Rose 9 55.5kg
2005 Dizelle 7 55.5kg
2004 Wild Iris 8 55.5kg


Is There A Draw Bias in the Australian Oaks?

Looking at the winning barriers in the Australian Oaks, we do not believe there is a bias with starting barriers.

A good mix of winners have come from different gates with four coming from barrier 11 in the past four decades.

One of the best fillies in the race generally salutes in the race which is another reason that a barrier draw bias does not exist in the Oaks.


Most Successful Australian Oaks Barriers

Barrier Wins
5 7
11 5
1 5
3 4
7 4
2 1
8 1

Last updated for 2024 Australian Oaks Results

Please note that barrier statistics only include races from 1983 onwards.



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