Crown Oaks Day Betting New Zealand
In New Zealand, horseracing is certainly one of the largest betting markets in the country. A major horse race attracts thousands of visitors and horse racing enthusiasts from New Zealand and Australia. For online betting websites, a major horse race can pull in thousands of horse racing bets from small wagers to major punts. One of the biggest horse racing events of the year is the Crown Oaks day race. Crown Oaks betting starts weeks before the race with punters predicting the winner before the barrier draw has even taken place.
The Crown Oaks day, also known as ladies’ day, is run on the third day of the Spring Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Crown Oaks day is a major event in the racing calendar and includes the famous fashions on the field event. When it comes to Crown Oaks betting, the race itself is a group 1 thoroughbred race for three-year-old fillies. The race is run under set-weight conditions over a distance of 2500 meters. The race also boasts a total prize money of 1 million Dollars, bringing in a quality field from New Zealand and Australia.
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Lead Up Races
In addition to checking the Crown Oaks odds, punters can get a good idea of which runner is primed for the race by reviewing the lead up races to the main event. The most significant lead up race to the Crown Oaks is the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes. The Wakeful Stakes is also run at Flemington a couple of days earlier at Derby Day. Run over a distance of 2000 meters, the race is open to three-year-old fillies which who will most likely compete at the Crown Oaks Day.
Before the final field has been announced and before the barrier draw has taken place, the Crown Oaks odds will be set according to recent performances at lead up races. Once the barrier draw takes place, the odds tend to change in relation to the barrier number. Punters who placed fixed odds bets before the race will be paid out the same odds no matter how much the odds increase or decrease before the race.
Crown Oaks Betting Options
Crown Oaks betting provides punters with a huge range of online betting options for both novice and seasoned punters. For those just starting out, the best way to get started is to place a straight win bet. This is a simple bet on the winner of the feature race. For punters wanting a little bit more action there are a number of multi and exotic bets including:
- A Placing Bet – This is where a punter bets on a horse to finish anywhere in the money, which includes 1st, 2nd and 3rd
- An Each Way Bet – Each way betting is a combination of a win bet and a placing bet. The Crown Oaks odds for an each way bet will be higher than a placing bet.
- Quinella – This is where a punter picks two horses to come in 1st and 2nd in any order.
- Doubles – Doubles is a type of multi bet where punters predict the winner of two separate races on the same race day or event.