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2023 Yorkshire Oaks Tips & Picks

DateThursday August 24, 2023
ClassGroup 1
Race typeSet weights
Prize money£350,000
Age3YO+ fillies and mares

{27 of the last 29 winners have paid 8/1 or lower

Aidan O'Brien has four wins in the last 12 years.}

The Yorkshire Oaks runs on the second day of the Ebor Festival at York and it has long been associated with champion fillies and mares.

Enable was the 2017 winner, showing just how classy the winners of the Yorkshire Oaks are and it's the feature race on a quality Ladies' Day card in August.

Yorkshire Oaks day betting card

There are six races for punters to bet on, including the Lowther Stakes and Galtres Stakes.

Race No.
Race Name
1Yearling Stakes
2Lowther Stakes
3Class 2 Handicap
4Yorkshire Oaks
5Galtres Stakes
6Fillies' Handicap

Yorkshire Oaks betting selections & tips

We will have expert tips for the Yorkshire Oaks available when the final-field markets are released by bookmakers.

Yorkshire Oaks history

Established in 1849, the Yorkshire Oaks has been run as a Group 1 since 1971 and it's one of the highest races during the Ebor Festival in August.

To strengthen its appeal, the Yorkshire Oaks opened to older horses in 1991 after it was only open the three-year-old fillies.

Two runners (Only Royale and Islington) have won the Oaks on multiple occasions due to this new rule being introduced.

The Yorkshire Stakes features many Epsom Oaks entrants and the last horse to win both was Enable in 2007 – one of 10 fillies to have completed the double.

It has been sponsored by Darley Stud since 2006, having had success in the race themselves with the likes of Awaasif and Untold in the 1980's.

Legendary jockey Fred Archer scored eight wins in the 19th century and trainers Mathew Dawson and Sir Michael Stoute have won an incredible nine times.

Yorkshire Oaks betting guide

Enable was a stunning five-length winner in 2017 and she would become one of the best thoroughbreds in the world. 

Punters didn't get a big price on that occasion, but they got a better price with Seventh Heaven in 2016. The Aidan O'Brien-trained filly won at 100/30 over stablemate Found.

The Yorkshire Oaks has long been a favourites race and even those that pay long single figures in the market have the class to run as a short-priced elect.

Midday scored at 11/4 in 2010 and she was followed by Blue Bunting at the same odds in 2011. 

The Fugue has been an interesting runner for John Gosden. She finished second in 2012 as the 7/4 favourite before going one better in 2013 as the 2/1 favourite.

Tapestry and Pleascach scored at 8/1 in consecutive years, but both runners could have been much shorter in the market. 

The Epsom Oaks is a good lead-up race for the Yorkshire Oaks and we should be seeing more and more winners come out and win in late August.

An even better guide is the Irish Oaks. The last four Irish Oaks winners to run in the Yorkshire Oaks have won.

Yorkshire Oaks trends

Seven of the last nine Oaks winners were defeated, but the Irish Oaks winner has won five of the last 12 editions.

27 of the last 29 winners have paid less than 10/1 and nine of the last 11 have started as the first or second favourite.

Nine of the last 10 winners have won earlier in the season.

Past Yorkshire Oaks winners

Race Winner
2018Sea Of Class
2016Seventh Heaven
2013The Fugue
2011Blue Bunting
2009Dar Re Mar
2008Lush Lashes
2007Peeping Fawn
2001Super Tassa
1997My Emma
1996Key Change
1995Pure Grain
1994Only Royale
1993Only Royale
1992User Friendly
1991Magnificent Star
1989Roseate Tern