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AJC Oaks

Race Name Grade Track
AJC Oaks 1 Randwick Racecourse AJC Oaks

AJC Oaks

The AJC Oaks is a Gr 1 Australian horserace contested by three-year-old fillies at set weights in April each year at Sydney's historical Randwick Racecourse over 2400m. The AJC Oaks currently offers a purse of AUD$500,000 and, since its inauguration, has yielded many top Australian fillies as winners.

The first time the AJC Oaks was run was in 1885, and then only had two entrants, Uralla and Percussion, both owned by a well-known racehorse owner of the time, James White. It was won by Uralla and, since that first running, the AJC Oak has undergone many changes.

For instance, the AJC was run up until 1884, when a disagreement amongst the committee that governed horseracing at the time resulted in the race being put on hold indefinitely. It was only in 1922 that the race was restarted, only now under a different name - the Adrian Knox Stakes, run over 1600m.

Although its distances were altered over the next few years, the Adrian Knox Stakes remained a popular Sydney race. In 1956, it's race distance was changed to 2400m, which has not changed up until now. And then in 1963, the race was returned to its former glory when it was renamed the AJC Oaks.

That year it was won by Arctic Star, who also went on to win the VRC Oaks (now called the Crown Oaks), making her one of only a few fillies to win the Oaks Double. The most recent Oaks Double winner is Research in 1989.

AJC Oaks - Past Winners

2004 Wild Iris
2005 Dizelle
2006 Serenade Rose
2007 Rena's Lady
2008 Heavenly Glow

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