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Tatts Stats for the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m)

Australasian Oaks (2000m) - Morphettville

Saturday, 02 May, 2015

Winners Profile

Seven of the last eight winners have been trained outside South Australia.


23 of those successful in the last 32 editions came via group racing (10 winners & 6 placed).

12 winners have come through the Group 3 Schweppervescence Stakes (Auraria/Lakewood Stakes), with five completing the double – the last being Grand Echezeaux in 2000.

The last three winners all finished in the top 4 in the Schweppervescence at their previous start.


Gallica (2009) and Zarita (2008) both completed the Group 2 Kewney/Australasian Oaks double.
  In 2010, Small Minds completed the Adelaide Guineas/Australasian double, while in 2011, Peter Moody’s Lights Of Heaven notched the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic/Australasian Oaks double.


Favourites have won 10 of the last 17 editions and 16/32 overall since 1983.

26 of the last 32 winners started at single figure odds.

In the last three decades, just five runners have started even money or shorter. Of those, three were successful and two lost.

The last ‘hottie’ (even money or shorter) to get rolled was Grand Archway ($1.60) in 1999 when finishing second to Episode.


Four long-shots have saluted since 1983 – Small Minds ($26) in 20104, Irish Darling ($26) in 2005, Minegold ($34) in 1997 and Yelgun Dawn ($26) in 1995.


Barrier 8 is the most successful producing six winners since 1983, while gate 1 has supplied five winners.

No horse has been successful from barrier 2 or 3 in the last 32 editions.

No runner has jumped from the outside barrier and won. However, Maybe Discreet (2013) and Small Minds (2010) overcame 14/16, while May’s Dream (2014), Irish Darling (2005) and Tempest Morn (2001) had 13/16, Gallica (2009) had 12/14 and Use The Space (1984) 13/14.

22 winners have come from single digit gates, while most recent runner to score from the inside stall was Invest in 2012.


Damien Oliver loves crossing the border from Victoria to South Australia for this race. Ollie’s record is 9: 3-1-1. However, his most recent success was on Tully Thunder in 2002.

A number of interstate raiders have won this event once including; Craig Williams, Michael Rodd, Luke Nolen, Steven Arnold, Jim Cassidy, Brad Rawiller and Craig Newitt.

Of the locals, Dom Tourneur has one victory from four attempts, while veteran Simon Price has been runner up twice from 15 rides.


Lee Freedman has an impressive record in this race; 15: 4-4-1. His last success came with Grand Echezeaux in 2000.

David Hayes 27: 3-2-1, Bart Cummings 10: 3-0-0, Peter Moody 12: 1-2-0 & Darren Weir 4: 1-1-0. 


Of the locals, Phillip Stokes has won this event twice with Maybe Discreet in 2013 and Marju Snip in 2006 (6: 2-0-1).

General Facts

This $400,000 three-year-old fillies’ classic at set weights over 2000m dates back to 1982.


The inaugural winner Rose Of Kingston went on to become Horse Of The Year, finishing her career with 10 wins (three at Group 1).
  The honour roll includes Lights Of Heaven (2011), Tempest Morn (2001), Tristalove (1994), Mannerism (1991), Centaurea (1985) and Rose Of Kingston (1982).

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