VRC Oaks News

Fifteen fillies have been confirmed in the final field for this afternoon’s 2016 Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) at Flemington Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Yankee Rose has returned to racing in typically slick form this season…


VRC Oaks

The 2017 VRC Oaks is a legendary racing event that takes place at the famed Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

The VRC Oaks is currently referred to as the Crown Oaks due to sponsorship arrangements.VRC Oaks

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The 2017 VRC Oaks will be held on Thursday, November 9th.

Open only to three year old fillies and run under set weights, the VRC Oaks pays a total of $1 million prize money and is raced over 2500m.

The popularity of the event has become very visible with an incredible number of bets being placed through online venues like Ladbrokes.com.au, and the event is one of the fastest growing races in terms of attendance within the Australian horse racing industry. The VRC Oaks is far and away one of the biggest three year old fillies races in Australia.

The race is exclusively for fillies three years or older that comply with strict weight conditions. Although the explosion of Australians placing wagers online for the VRC Oaks has greatly increased in recent years, the race has actually been popular for a long time.

The first VRC Oaks was held in 1861 and has created quite a legacy for itself since then. Part of this legacy has been the long list of reputable and fan favourite riders and horses that have won over the years. Some of these winners include Samantha Miss (2008), Arapaho (2007), Serenade Rose (2005) and Hollow Bullet (2004).

Another reason that the VRC Oaks is such a popular race among Aussie racing enthusiasts placing wagers online is that the race follows such a great season of racing with lead up races including the open handicap at Caulfield as well as the Wakeful Stakes at Flemington. It is also held usually within a couple of days of the extremely popular Melbourne Cup Day, which is held on the first Tuesday of November. While in recent years the race has been know by many as the Crown Oaks, it is still officially registered as the VRC Oaks.

Ladies’ Day

Ladies’ Day is one of the reasons the VRC Oaks gets so much attention, as thousands of women dress up for the annual Fashions on the Field celebration. While this is mostly just an excuse for a social event, it has actually gotten more women interested in horse racing and betting. While the online wagering venues were once predominantly filled with men, there are a lot more Aussie women these days stepping up and coming out on top at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au.

Betting on the VRC Oaks

It is much easier to bet on the VRC Oaks (or Crown Oaks as it is currently known) than it used to be. While punters used to have to visit a betting agency to place bets on the VRC Oaks, these days a lot of them simply place their wagers from home at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au. It really is the best way to bet, and signing up for an account at an online betting site only takes a few minutes.