VRC Oaks Tips & Betting Advice 2020

Ran on the third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the VRC Oaks is the premier females race of the Victorian spring. 

The race is worth $1 million and invariably heralds the arrival of the next great mare on the racing scene.

VRC Oaks Information


  • DateThu 04 Nov, 2021
  • Race Time06:00
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance2500 metres
  • Conditions3yo Fillies - Set Weights
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

VRC Oaks 2020 Betting Odds

The latest VRC Oaks 2020 betting odds can be found below: 

Horse
Odds
Montefilia $1.85
Personal $6
Miravalle $7
Tyche Goddess $17
Salto Angel $26
Star Of Eden $26
Cafe Rizu $31
Succeed Indeed $31
Vilanculos $34
Yatton $41
Biarchi $51
Hard Squeeze $81
Art Glass $101
Swindon Lass $126

Odds are provided by bookmaker.com.au and are correct as of 04/11/2020

VRC Oaks Betting Tips

Our experts will provide their free VRC Oaks tips and betting preview in the lead up to the Spring Carnival Group 1.

Our early preview and VRC Oaks best bets will be available in advance of the race as our tipsters pick out the best value from the futures markets and the final field.

VRC Oaks Bookmaker Promotions

VRC Oaks bookmaker offers come thick and fast given it is a key Flemington race during the Melbourne Spring Carnival. The biggest and best Australian betting sites all have special offers for customers ahead of the race and you can grab boosted and enhanced odds specials in the build up. If you are looking to sign up with a bookmaker ahead of the VRC Oaks, check out our top five below.

VRC Oaks Field

The VRC Oaks final field will be set in the lead up to the event, most likely a week in advance of the race date.

No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
1 Montefilia D. Payne H. Bowman 5
2 Personal T. Dabernig & B. Hayes D. Oliver 10
3 Cafe Rizu M. Price & M. Kent Jnr C. Newitt 14
4 Succeed Indeed L & T. Corstens M. Zahra 13
5 Salto Angel D. O'Brien D. Lane 9
6 Miravalle M. Newnham C. Williams 6
7 Tyche Goddess T. Bussuttin & N. Young K. McEvoy 3
8 Biarchi D. Jolly J. Allen 1
9 Star Of Eden M. Moroney B. Egan 2
10 Art Glass G. Begg W. Pike 12
11 Vilanculos D. O'Brien J. Kah 7
12 Hard Squeeze R. Griffiths & M. De Kock D. Yendall 8
13 Yatton M. Moroney J. McNeil 4
14 Swindon Lass M. Brown B. Higgins 11

VRC Oaks Barrier Draw

The barrier draw for the VRC Oaks has been conducted and details can be found below:

No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
1 Montefilia D. Payne H. Bowman 5
2 Personal T. Dabernig & B. Hayes D. Oliver 10
3 Cafe Rizu M. Price & M. Kent Jnr C. Newitt 14
4 Succeed Indeed L & T. Corstens M. Zahra 13
5 Salto Angel D. O'Brien D. Lane 9
6 Miravalle M. Newnham C. Williams 6
7 Tyche Goddess T. Bussuttin & N. Young K. McEvoy 3
8 Biarchi D. Jolly J. Allen 1
9 Star Of Eden M. Moroney B. Egan 2
10 Art Glass G. Begg W. Pike 12
11 Vilanculos D. O'Brien J. Kah 7
12 Hard Squeeze R. Griffiths & M. De Kock D. Yendall 8
13 Yatton M. Moroney J. McNeil 4
14 Swindon Lass M. Brown B. Higgins 11

VRC Oaks 2020 Form Guide

The VRC Oaks has long been a tough race for the punters. 

There is often a short-priced filly which has been winning the lead-up races, but none of those came over 2500m and that’s the big factor when winning the Oaks. 

Many high-class middle-distance fillies have come unstuck in the VRC Oaks and there have been some big upsets. Lasqueti Spirit won in 2016 at huge odds, toppling Yankee Rose, who went on to claim other big events.

The Oaks is suited towards the tough fillies as opposed to the talented females. Look for the horses which will be able to grind away over the 2500m. The additional distance has undone some great female gallopers and will do so in the future.

VRC Oaks Live Stream

Want to watch a live stream of the VRC Oaks? A number of bookmakers stream Australian horse racing live online and you can watch on your PC, Tablet or Smartphone. Check out our live streaming section to find where you watch the VRC Oaks.

VRC Oaks Day Schedule

VRC Oaks fixture takes place is on the third day of the carnival, also known as Ladies Day. 

Race 1: Maribyrnong Plate 
Race 2: Drinkwise Plate 
Race 3: R90 Handicap 
Race 4: Subzero Handicap 
Race 5: Country Final 
Race 6: Absolut Stakes 
Race 7: TCL TV Stakes 
Race 8: VRC Oaks 
Race 9: Roses Stakes

VRC Oaks History

The VRC Oaks was first run in 1861 when Palestine was victorious. It has since been won by many of Australia’s most promising fillies including Jameka, Mosheen, Miss Finland and Samantha Miss – all of which have gone on to claim G1 features form then on. 

Worth $1 million, the VRC Oaks headlines the Ladies Day, the third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

It was given Group 1 status in 1979 and the current sponsorship is provided by Kennedy, so the race is currently called the Kennedy Oaks, but the fans know this race as ‘The Oaks’.

VRC Oaks Results

Year
Winner
2019Miami Bound
2018Aristia
2017Pinot
2016Lasqueti Spirit 
2015Jameka
2014 Set Square
2013Kirramosa
2012Dear Demi
2011Mosheen
2010Brazilian
2009Faint Perfume
2008Samantha Miss
2007Arapaho Miss
2006Miss Finland
2005Serenade Rose
2004Hollow Bullet
2003Special Harmony
2002Bulla Borghese
2001Magical Miss
2000Lovelorn

VRC Oaks 2019 Result

1st - Miami Bound
2nd - Never Listen
3rd - Moonlight Maid
Miami Bound
Miami Bound gapped them in the 2019 VRC Oaks (Getty Images)

VRC Oaks Social News

To get all the VRC Oaks social news you should visit the Flemington social media channels.

Flemington's Twitter account can be found at @FlemingtonVRC while their Facebook page is at FlemingtonVRC

The official site can be found at Flemington.com.au.

VRC Oaks FAQ

When is the 2020 VRC Oaks?

The 2020 VRC Oaks runs on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

How long is the VRC Oaks?

The staying contest is run over 2500m.

Where is the VRC Oaks held?

The VRC Oaks is held at Flemington, which is located in Melbourne, Australia.

What time does the VRC Oaks run?

The VRC Oaks is held at 3pm on Thursday 5th November 2020.

Who won the 2019 VRC Oaks?

The 2019 VRC Oaks was taken out by Miami Bound.

What’s the prize money for the 2019 VRC Oaks?

$1 million is the total prize pool for the 2019 VRC Oaks.

                                                                                           

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