Oak Tree Stakes

The Oak Tree Stakes is a Group 3 race for fillies and mares over seven furlongs at the Glorious Goodwood Festival meeting.

Al Jazi (2016 and 2017) is the only horse to win the race twice. Other notable winners include Star Pastures (1981), Brocade (1984), Red Evie (2006), Billesdon Brook (2019) and One Master (2020).

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Oak Tree Stakes

Race Overview – The Oak Tree Stakes

The Oak Tree Stakes is a Group 3 flat horse race at Goodwood Racecourse for three-year-old fillies and mares.

The Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes takes place on the second day of the Glorious Goodwood Festival at 2.25 pm.

The Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes event was established in 1980, and it was initially called the New Stand Stakes.

In our Oak Tree Stakes guide, we provide all the latest betting odds, tips and free bets available updated in November 2022.

Oak Tree Stakes Odds 2022

Here are the latest odds for the Oak Tree Stakes in 2022:

Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes
  • Date: Wednesday 27th of July 2022
  • Time: 14:25
  • Details: 13 Runners
Soft Whisper
Bounce The Blues
Primo Bacio
She Do
Roman Mist
Symphony Perfect
Happy Craf
Rolling The Dice

Oak Tree Stakes Tips 2022

Here are some tips for Oak Tree Stakes in 2022:

  • Our horse racing winning bet tip for the 14:25 Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes is TBC to win under the ride of TBC.
  • Our horse racing each way bet tip for the 14:25 Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes is TBC to win under the ride of TBC.

Some of the horses in the Oak Tree Stakes will run in other events earlier in the year. Stay updated on the horses and place ante-post bets if you want to wager on them.

For more betting tips check out all the information for Glorious Goodwood Day Two Tips.

Oak Tree Stakes Previous Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2013 Annecdote 3 Richard Kingscote Jonathan Portman
2014 J Wonder 3 Jimmy Fortune Brian Meehan
2015 Amy Eria 4 Gregory Benoist François Rohaut
2016 Al Jazi 3 Gregory Benoist François Rohaut
2017 Al Jazi 4 Frankie Dettori François Rohaut
2018 Pretty Baby 3 Dane O’Neill William Haggas
2019 Billesdon Brook 4 Sean Levey Richard Hannon Jr.
2020 One Master 6 Tom Marquand William Haggas
2021 Last Empire 5 Daniel Tudhope Kevin Ryan
2022 Oscula 3 William Buick George Boughey

Famous Oak Tree Stakes Winners

The race was first run as the New Stand Stakes in 1980 with victory going to Trevita, trained by Harry Thomson Jones and ridden by Paul Cook. It commemorated the opening of the new grandstand by Her Majesty The Queen.

The following year it carried the title of the Royal Wedding Day Stakes as it coincided with the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana. It acquired its current name in 1982 but was not granted Group 3 status until 2004.

There were some high-class winners in the 1980s including the Henry Cecil trained trio of Chalon (1982), Ever Genial (1985) and Gayane (1987).

Star Pastures (1981) was another top-class filly to win this race, trained by Jeremy Hindley and ridden by Brian Taylor.

1984 winner Brocade went on to win the Challenge Stakes and the Group 1 Prix de la Foret for Trainer Guy Harwood. She also went on to be a fine broodmare with her offspring including Breeders’ Cup winner Barathea and Irish 1000 Guineas winner Gossamer.

The high quality of winners continued throughout the nineties including Blue Siren (1994) and Dazzle (1997).

Selfish (1999) became the first older horse to win the Oak Tree Stakes when scoring as a five-year-old.

2006 winner Red Evie was a prolific winner trained by Michael Bell. She worked her way through the handicap, taking Royal Ascot’s Sandringham Handicap. She followed her Goodwood victory by adding the Matron Stakes and was even better as a four-year-old. Red Evie won the Lockinge Stakes and the Hungerford Stakes, both at Newbury.

French trainer Francois Rohaut won it for three successive seasons including twice with the first dual winner Al Jazi (2016 and 2017).

66-1 1000 Guineas winner Billesdon Brook added her name to the roll of honour in 2019 and the classy One Master won it as a six-year-old the following season.

Key Oak Tree Stakes Trials

Oak Tree Stakes winners have come from a wide variety of races with no outstanding trials.

Previous course form does seem to be an advantage with six of the last twelve winners having raced at least once at Goodwood, four of them having been successful at the Sussex track.

The most popular targets for winners of this race in recent years have been the Supreme Stakes back at Goodwood and the Sceptre Stakes at Doncaster. Tropical Paradise won the Supreme Stakes in 2010 on her next start.

Pretty Baby (2018) won the Chartwell Fillies Stakes at Lingfield the following season while Billesdon Brook took the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.

Other possible targets include the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp and the City of York Stakes at the Ebor Festival.

Oak Tree Stakes Betting Trends

There have been four winning favourites in the Oak Tree Stakes in the last twelve seasons; Al Jazi (2017), Pretty Baby (2018), One Master (2020) and Oscula (2022). That followed a series of shock results in this event.

Amy Eria (2015) sprang a 33-1 surprise in 2015 and was the longest-priced winner.

Annecdote (2013) returned at 14-1 while Al Jazi was a 12-1 chance when successful in 2016.

Jubiloso was an expensive loser for favourite backers as Classic winning Billesdon Brook (12-1) returned to her best in 2019.

Other surprise winners here include Tropical Paradise (2010) and Last Empire (2021), both returned at 16-1.

Three-year-olds used to dominate this race but there has been a more even spread in recent seasons.

One Master won it as a six-year-old in 2020 to become the oldest winner in the history of the race. She was also the highest-rated winner in recent years on an official figure of 114.

The lowest rated winner in the past 12 seasons was Annecdote (2013) on 97.

Oak Tree Stakes – Top Trainers and Jockeys

The leading trainer in the history of the Oak Tree Stakes is Sir Henry Cecil with six winners; Chalon (1982), Ever Genial (1985), Gayane (1987), Alidiva (1990), Selfish (1999) and Chachamaidee (2011). Three of those were ridden by Steve Cauthen who still leads the jockey standings with four winners having also won on Fenny Rough (1983) for Barry Hills.

William Haggas trained Pretty Baby (2018) and One Master (2020) but no trainer has been able to dominate this race in recent seasons.

It is a similar story for the jockeys with Frankie Dettori one behind Cauthen’s tally after victories on Beraysim (1998), Red Evie (2006) and Al Jazi (2017).

Betting on the Oak Tree Stakes

The Oak Tree Stakes is always a competitive race and has been won by some high-class fillies and mares.

Favourites have been performing better in recent seasons and the field sizes have been holding up well so plenty of scope for each-way betting.

Best Oak Tree Stakes Betting Sites

Here are the most popular free bets for Oak Tree Stakes betting:

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If you are looking for more information on the above betting sites, or any in general, be sure to check out our guides on:

Our guides will give you all the info you need.

Summary of Oak Tree Stakes

For a period the Oak Tree Stakes was classed as a Listed level horse racing event before it was promoted to Group 3 status in 2004 and is a decent event, with winners often going on to better things.

The Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes takes place on the 2nd day of the amazing festival and with huge crowds, it is a great betting event for punters.

Many of the leading UK bookmakers create dedicated Glorious Goodwood Free Bets in November 2022 as they see the whole week as one of the best horse racing festivals in the UK.

For more information on the Whispering Angel Oak Tree Stakes check out the Oak Tree Stakes Wikipedia Page.

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