New Zealand Oaks

The New Zealand Oaks is a Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies run at set weights over a distance of 2400 metres (1+12 miles) on the third Saturday of March every year at Trentham Racecourse in Wellington, New Zealand.

New Zealand Oaks
Group I race
LocationTrentham
Wellington, New Zealand
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
WebsiteTrentham
Race information
Distance2400 m (12 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
WeightSet-Weights
PurseNZ$400,000 (2020)

It was run at Riccarton until 1972[1] and over the distance of 1+14 miles to 1974.

It is currently raced on the same day as the:


Notable winnersEdit

With the consistent strength of New Zealand fillies, the race has an impressive list of winners, including:

Cup winners Empire Rose and Prize Lady were runners up.

Winning jockeysEdit

The most successful jockeys have been:

  • Chris Johnson - 5 wins (1990, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2018)
  • Opie Bosson - 5 wins (2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2021)
  • Greg Childs - 4 wins (1982, 1983, 1984 and 1987)

Race resultsEdit

Year
Winner
Breeding
Jockey
Trainer(s)
Owner(s) Time
Second
Third
2022[2] Belle En Rouge Burgundy (NZ) - Cavendish Belle Jason Laking Jamie Richards, Matamata Te Akau Beautiful In Red Racing Partnership (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM) 2:31.07 (dead) Self Obsession Aspen Colorado
2021[3] Amarelinha Savabeel - Hopscotch Opie Bosson Jamie Richards, Matamata Te Akau Hopskip'n'jump Syndicate 2:29.65 Charms Star Llanacord
2020[4] Jennifer Eccles[5] Rip Van Winkle (Ire) - Platinum Elle (NZ) Jason Waddell Shaune Ritchie, Cambridge Challenge No.10 Syndicate (Adrian Clark) 2:30.74 Vancooga Feel The Rush
2019[6] Sentimental Miss Reliable Man (GB) - Nostalgic (Aus) Lisa Allpress Lisa Latta, Awapuni Go Racing Yesteryear Syndicate 2:35.08 Beyond The Fort Star Karen
2018[7] Savvy Coup Savabeel - Eudora Chris Johnson Michael & Matthew Pitman, Riccarton AM, AR, CJ, FH & JF Bruford, JD, LR & RA Coupland 2:29.03 Contessa Vanessa Milseain
2017[8] Bonneval Makfi - Imposingly Matthew Cameron Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Cambridge T W Jarvis, A R Lawrence & J A Rattray 2:31.99 Devise Savvy Dreams
2016[9] Fanatic Shocking (Aus) - Komplete Klass (NZ) Mark Hills Graeme Sanders & Debbie Sweeney, Te Awamutu SP Kiernan 2:29.47 Sofia Rosa Strada Cavallo
2015[10] Savaria Savabeel (Aus) - Amathea (NZ) Hayden Tinsley Roydon Bergerson, Awapuni D P & Mrs K C Fleming 2:29.67 Platinum Witness Charmont
2014[11] Miss Mossman Mossman (Aus) - Dane Promise (AUS) Jonathan Parkes John Sargent & Hayden Allen RBC Racing 2:27.78 Miss Selby Rock Diva
2013[12] More Than Sacred More Than Ready (USA) - Danalaga (AUS) Leith Innes Tony Pike & Mark Donoghue, Cambridge Raffles Dancers (NZ) Pty Ltd 2:30.46 Blanket Bay Aurora Lights
2012[13] Artistic Darci Brahma (NZ) - Artless (AUS) Michael Coleman Shaune Ritchie, Cambridge The Oaks Stud 2:28.39 Zurella Quintessential
2011[14] Midnight Oil[15] Keeper (Aus) - Gilded Light (AUS) Rosie Myers Paul Duncan, Cambridge Nineteenth Syndicate 2:30.04 Zennista Insurgent
2010[16] Keep The Peace Keeper (AUS) - Peace of Mind (NZ) Opie Bosson Shaune Ritchie, Cambridge P E Bellingham, L R & L R D Dittman 2:28.49 November Rain Zarzuela
2009 Jungle Rocket Jungle Pocket (Jap) - Gu Li (NZ) James McDonald Jeff McVean, Cambridge C & Mrs L Betts, Mrs C & D Pleasance 2:30.07 Can't Keeper Down Mill Duckie
2008 Boundless Van Nistelrooy (USA) - Nothing Less Hayden Tinsley Stephen McKee, Ardmore P A Dallimore, Trevor McKee ONZM, P N Miller & Mrs C N Taylor 2:28.74 Referred Pentura
2007 Princess Coup Encosta de Lago (AUS) - Stoneyfell Road (AUS) Opie Bosson Mark Walker, Matamata Bromley Bloodstock Ltd & R A Coupland 2:32.94 Overkaast Veloce Bella
2006 Legs Pins (AUS) - River Century (NZ) David Walker Kevin Gray, Copper Belt Lodge Waikato Stud 2001 Ltd. 2:29.42 Out Of Align Falsetto
2005 Justa Tad Istidaad (USA) - Infinity Vincent Colgan Rudy Liefting, Takanini R P Liefting 2:29.52 Prize Lady Sahara Flight
2004 Wharite Princess His Royal Highness - Regal Visit (by Vice Regal) Bruce Herd Lisa Latta, Awapuni NM Cantwell, MR Curd, TA Robinson, KJ Tod, KR Williams & RJ Wong 2:26.88 Filante Etoile Midnight Kiss
2003 Bramble Rose Shinko King (Ire) - Images (NZ) Opie Bosson Sir Mark Todd, Cambridge Rivermonte Racing Syndicate 2:27.71 The Jewell Lady Annaliese
2002 Vapour Trail Jetball (Aus) - Devil's Lair (NZ) Scott Seamer Donna & Dean Logan, Ruakaka P J & P M Vela Ltd 2:30.88 Sursum Corda Damaschino
2001 Tapildo Rhythm (USA) - Emulate (NZ) Mark Du Plessis Sheila Laxon I M & S T Taplin 2:28.05 Singalong Danasia
2000 She's Country Kenfair - Cross Country Opie Bosson Bruce Wallace, Takanini TJ Bodle 2:29.80 Hill of Grace You Beauty
1999 Savannah Success Success Express (USA) - Alma Mater (AUS) Lance O'Sullivan Graeme Rogerson JM Haseler & GA Rogerson 2:28.48 Pravda No Alimony
1998 Tycoon Lil Last Tycoon (Ire) - Imposing Bloom II (NZ) Chris Johnson Colin Jillings & Richard Yiull, Takanini PJ Walker 2:31.10 Pavan Kilmore Quay
1997 Sawatdee Deputy Governor (USA) - Chanson D'Amour Chris Johnson Alan Howatson, Hawera I B Cassels, C F Dunbar, A E & R O Nicol 2:28.71 Bao Cacao Taupari Lass
1996 Alacrity Grosvenor (NZ) - Daybreak Express (AUS) Brian Hibberd Mike Moroney, Matamata Mrs A & D Paykel & Mrs EI Wells 2:28.87 The Lions Roar San Goma
1995 Tartan Tights Tights (USA) - Ultra Sound Chris Johnson Ellis Winsloe, Gore G L Robertson 2:26.26 Rampage Queen Sneetch
1994 Snap Kingdom Bay - Crackle Lance O'Sullivan Dave & Paul O'Sullivan, Matamata Mrs LM O'Sullivan & Lord Robin Tavistock[17] 2:28.17 Facing The Music Mess
1993 Miltak McGinty (NZ) - Encore (NZ) David Walsh Dave & Paul O'Sullivan, Matamata Miktak Syndicate 2:30.03 Village Dancer Slanchyvah
1992 Staring Fiesta Star (AUS) - Sweet Violet (NZ) Noel Harris Murray Baker, Woodville Grovedale Trust & MK Gyde 2:28.96 Conifer Bay Fine Design
1991 Let's Sgor Creag-An-Sgor - Alycide Larry Cassidy Murray Baker, Woodville MA Fisher, PM Paterson, EGL Simpson & TG Whiteman 2:30.22 Plume Narration
1990 Domino Grosvenor - Tupelo Honey Chris Johnson Jim Campin, Cambridge J W Campin 2:29.81 Blue Music Te Akau Pearl
1989 Regal Empress Triumphal March (USA) - Empress Lu (NZ) Catherine Tremayne RN & Mrs MS Fraser, Mrs JA Lang & NA Leitch 2:30.60 Kate's Myth Sarah Fay
1988 Candide Sound Reason (Can) - Country Flower (NZ) Ross Elliott M & Miss SA Joseph & Trans Media Park Stud Pty Ltd 2:27.96 Savana City Red Chifton
1987 Starline Sir Tristram (Ire) - Star Lot Greg Childs Ray Verner, Takanini Miss MB Macdougall & Mrs LS Otway 2:32.30 Sounds Like Fun Etoile d'Or
1986 Royal Heights Sir Tristram (Ire) - Claudine Wawrick Robinson Ross Douglas, Morrinsville Mr and Mrs R F Douglas 2:26.50 Empire Rose Eau D'Etoile
1985 Solveig Imposing - Soliloquoy Grant Cooksley Colin Curnow & Trevor McKee, Takanini RE & RWE Moore 2:28.94 Pass A Glance Avana
1984 Zepherin Zephyr Bay - Lucky Bid Greg Childs Jim Gibbs & Roger James, Matamata Balcarres Stud Ltd 2:29.11 Duanette's Girl Aptitude
1983 Aulyn Auk - Helyn Greg Childs Ray Verner, Takanini BM Mollet 2:28.03 Trafficker Our Flight
1982 Maurita Harbor Prince - Cathmol Greg Childs Jim Gibbs, Matamata PR Kearns, A O'Malley & E Yee 2:31.25 Amrica Placio
1981 Glamour Bay Zephyr Bay - Glamour Test (by Test Case) Bruce Compton FR Begueley, Matamata K Joe, JH Lindsay & J McAnnalley 2:29.25 Summer Haze Just From Santa
1980 Supreme Glory Final Orders - Supreme One Jim Walker H Furness, Paeroa CE Proctor, MG & Mrs Thwaites 2:30.25 Pays Anne Firefly
1979 Tang Taipan II - Agricolet (by Agricola) Des Harris Charlie Cameron, Hastings DB & EJ Callaghan & RM Miller 2:29.25 Tui's Lass Springtide (relegated from 2nd)
1978 Athenaia Hermes - Meleina (by Timanova) Robert Vance Colin Jillings, Takanini Sir Tristran Antico, Mrs DH Munro & TJ Smith 2:28.50 Mun Lee Kindled
1977 La Mer Copenhagen II - La Balsa Des Harris Malcolm Smith, New Plymouth 2:29.25 Blintz Star Chick
1976 Eastern Time Hermes - Letty (by Klorassan) David Peake Royce Dowling, Te Rapa J L Chionbian 2:32.00 Entice Nena
1975 Princess Patrice Charicles - How About That Gary Phillips M C Conway, Avondale DA Hagar & PS Wilson 2:28.5
1974 Sweet Offer Sucaryl - Fair Offer Gary Phillips Brian Deacon, Hawera ID & Mrs Parsons 2:29.75
1973 no race
1972 Brown Satin Mellay (GB) - Satinette[18] AK Robinson BG, C and JWG White 2:04.6
1971 Young Ida Oncidium (GB) - Young Margaret II (Ire) [19] JA Messent JHT Duncan 2:05.4
1970 Devante Sobig - Skylit[20] JA Messent C J Cameron, Hastings MW Owen & TS Sellwood 2:02.6
1969 Princess Mellay[21] Mellay (GB) - Princess Ermine [22] AK Robinson Mrs HA Anderton 2:03.4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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