The Crown Oaks is a Group 1 race that is held on the Thursday following the Melbourne Cup. Run over a distance of over 2500m, it is a race that pits the best three-year-old staying fillies in the country against each other. First run back in 1861 (won by Palestine), it is a major fixture at the Melbourne Spring Carnival. Many fillies that participate in the Crown Oaks make their way via the Group 1 Wakeful Stakes held the Saturday before. The Thousand Guineas can also unveil a staying type and likely Oaks candidate.
Brazilian Pulse followed up her victory in the Wakeful Stakes by taking out the Oaks. Faint Perfume (2009), Serenade Rose (2005) and Hollow Bullet (2004) have all won the fillies staying double as well. Other notable winners of the Oaks include; Dear Demi (2012), Samantha Miss (2008), Miss Finland (2006), Rose of Kingston (1981) and Light Fingers (1964). Total prize money for the fillies classic has passed the $1m mark, with the winner receiving $600,000.
|2015||JAMEKA||DAMIEN OLIVER||CIARON MAHER||02:43.3|
|2014||SET SQUARE||HUGH BOWMAN||CIARON MAHER||02.39.3||$7.50|
|2013||KIRRAMOSA||NASH RAWILLER||JOHN SARGENT||02.40.6||$2.70|
|2012||DEAR DEMI||JIM CASSIDY||CLARRY CONNORS||2.35.8||$5|
|2011||MOSHEEN||DANNY NIKOLIC||ROBERT SMERDON||02.39.3||$5|
|2010||BRAZILIAN PULSE||CRAIG WILLIAMS||MICHAEL MORONEY||02.41.6||$3|
|2009||FAINT PERFUME||MICHAEL RODD||BART CUMMINGS||02.37.2||$1.60|
|2008||SAMANTHA MISS||HUGH BOWMAN||KRIS LEES||02.37.5||$1.90|
|2007||ARAPAHO MISS||COREY BROWN||PAT CAREY||02.36.8||$7|
|2006||MISS FINLAND||CRAIG WILLIAMS||DAVID HAYES||02.37.2||$2.50|