Richmond Oaks
Richmond
RACE RECORD30.43
Avg race time30.89
Avg 1st section5.32
The Richmond club hold two major feature events every year, the Richmond Derby and Richmond Oaks, and both events have long and illustrious honour rolls.

Just like the Derby, the Richmond Oaks was first run in 1957 up the straight 320 yards and it then changed to a grass circle over 537 metres in 1974, before also switching to 535 metres when the loam track was constructed in 1999.

Among some of the past winners of the Oaks are: Zoom Top (1968), Gwendalyn Bale (1982), Winifred Bale (1983), Brave Gambler (1985), Amy’s Doll (1992), Blue Sky Riot (2018) and Dam Slippery (2019).

In 2020, in front of one of the largest crowds in recent memory at the Londonderry track brothers Hank and Leo Vanderburg went head-to-head from boxes eight and one in the Oaks Final, Hank with the favourite, Wild Flyer, Leo with Sniffy, and it was Leo claiming the most memorable of wins.