SA Fillies Classic
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The SA Fillies Classic is a Group 3 race for three-year-old fillies conducted by the South Australian Jockey Club at Morphettville in Adelaide.
The SA Fillies Classic is run under set weights conditions over 2500m and is registered as the South Australian Oaks. It was run as the SA Oaks from 1951 until 2008.
The race was first run in 1951 over 10 1/2 furlongs (2100m) and remained at that distance until 1960. From 1961-1984 the distance was 10 furlongs (2000m) but was extended to 2400m in 1986 when the South Australian Jockey Club introduced the Australasian Oaks over 2000m.
The SA Fillies Classic was run over 2400m from 1986-1994 and went to 2500m in 1995.
From 1951 until 1984 the SA Oaks/Fillies Classic was run in the spring. It was not held in 1985 to permit a change to an autumn date.
The race is traditionally held at Morphettville but was run at Cheltenham Park in 1979 and at Victoria Park in 1980.
The SA Oaks/Fillies Classic was a Group 1 race from 1980-2004, Group 2 in 2005 and 2006 and has been Group 3 since 2007.
She’s Archie is probably the most famous winner in the last 20 years as she would go on to run second to Makybe Diva in her first Melbourne Cup win.
The 2019 SA Fillies Classic will be run for prizemoney of $150,000.
Notable winners of the SA Oaks/Fillies Classic include Wine Lover, Raindear, Te Parae, Goliette, Rain Amore, Little Papoose, Ace Queen, In Pursuit, Runaway Bride, Neliska, Lady Liberty, Gamine, Lee’s Bid, Our Tristalight, Pindi, Miss Margaret, Derobe, Zacheline, Episode, Asia, She’s Archie, Irish Darling, The Dream and Precious Lorraine.
The 2018 SA Fillies Classic was won by Pleasuring from Earth Angel and Teodora.
Previous SA Fillies Classic Winners
| MOOR GAIT (AUS) 3F |
FIORENTE (IRE) - L'INQUISITOR (AUS) BLACKFRIARS (AUS)
|D W STACKHOUSE||56.0||ANDREW NOBLET||7|
| PLEASURING (AUS) 3F |
HARD SPUN (USA) - SLEEPLESSINSEATTLE (AUS) END SWEEP (USA)
|DAMIAN LANE||56.0||DARREN WEIR||4|
| ANA ROYALE (AUS) 3F |
ANACHEEVA (AUS) - SACHA ROYALE (AUS) FASLIYEV (USA)
|M J ZAHRA||56.0||STUART WEBB||9|
| CHABAUD (NZ) 3F |
LOOKIN AT LUCKY (USA) - ROCKADUBAI (AUS) FASTNET ROCK (AUS)
|D DUNN||56.0||R W SMERDON||12|
| OKAHU BAY (AUS) 3F |
FLYING SPUR (AUS) - ACACIA BAY (AUS) RODRIGO DE TRIANO (USA)
|M NEILSON||56.0||PHILLIP STOKES||2|
| REZONED (NZ) 3F |
ZABEEL (NZ) - BETTER ALTERNATIVE (AUS) FLYING SPUR (AUS)
|M J ZAHRA||56.0||R W SMERDON||8|
| WOWEE (AUS) 3F |
CHOISIR (AUS) - ZEAL (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
|NICHOLAS HALL||56.0||JOHN SADLER||3|
| RED TYPHOON (AUS) 3F |
HOLD THAT TIGER (USA) - LADYBIRD BLUE (AUS) BLUEBIRD (USA)
|L NOLEN||56.0||R W SMERDON||5|
| PRECIOUS LORRAINE (AUS) 3F |
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - MONSOON WEDDING (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
|P GATT||56.0||D A HAYES||5|
| DANAUPAIR STARLET (AUS) 3F |
DELAGO BROM (AUS) - DANAUPAIR (NZ) DANASINGA (AUS)
|M NEILSON||56.0||PATRICK PAYNE||7|
| ZAPURPLE (NZ) 3F |
ZABEEL (NZ) - PURPLE GROOVE (NZ) RHYTHM (USA)
|NICK RYAN||56.0||J T CONLAN||3|
| QUEEN OF QUEENS (AUS) 3F |
KING OF KINGS (IRE) - THE KULM (AUS) GRAND LODGE (USA)
|D R SMITH||56.0||MICK PRICE||5|
| WATCHES (AUS) 3F |
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - WELLINGTON DREAMER (AUS) EL QAHIRA (NZ)
|D BRERETON||56.0||MICHAEL KENT||2|
| DREAM THE DREAM (AUS) 3F |
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - DREAM OF THE DANCE (AUS) ISLERO (NZ)
|N CALLOW||55.0||JAMIE EDWARDS||8|
| IRISH DARLING (AUS) 3F |
IVORY'S IRISH (AUS) - SANDY DARLING (AUS) GEIGER COUNTER (USA)
|P J HARVEY||55.0||TONY VASIL||2|
| DOWRY (NZ) 3F |
BAHHARE (USA) - DESTINED FOR ME (NZ) NOBLE BIJOU (USA)
|R MCLEOD||55.0||M BAKER||3|
| LARROCHA (AUS) 3F |
DANEHILL (USA) - KENSINGTON GARDENS (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
|D NIKOLIC||55.0||TONY MCEVOY||2|
| SHE'S ARCHIE (AUS) 3F |
ARCHWAY (IRE) - A LITTLE TIMID (AUS) ALMAARAD (IRE)
|P MERTENS||55.0||DARREN WEIR||1|
| ASIA (AUS) 3F |
DANEHILL (USA) - ENGLISH WONDER (AUS) TWIG MOSS (FR)
|D OLIVER||55.0||JACK DENHAM||12|
| VOILE D'OR (AUS) 3F |
DIEU D'OR (AUS) - CURATOR (CAN) ASSERT (IRE)
|J J NOSKE||55.0||J J MILLER||1|
The two year old filly Li’l Kontra lived up to her good form when she took out the Group 3 1200 metre National Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday.
Godolphin leads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 SA Fillies Classic at Morphettville on Saturday.
The 2019 SA Fillies Classic at Morphettville on Saturday will have a full field of 16.
Some strong fillies won this when the SA Fillies Classic run at Morphettville on Saturday was the SA Oaks.
The Nominations for the 2019 SA Fillies Classic at Morphettville on Saturday suggests a full field of girls to run.
David Brideoake's assistant trainer Alex Woodhams isn't concerned about the distance of the VRC St Leger at Flemington for three-year-old filly Jenstar.