The Nottinghamshire Oaks, a Listed event at Nottingham, is a four-year-old and over fillies and mares’ race run over one mile and two furlongs. A popular local event and important in terms of the Pattern schedule, the race takes place in late May or early June around the same time as the actual Oaks at Epsom.
Originally staged in 2006 and run at Warwick as the Warwickshire Oaks, contested back then over a mile and three furlongs, it continued at its original home up to and including the 2013 renewal. Switched to Nottingham in 2014 after an unfortunate accident at Warwick, the race then found its permanent home after its former host site closed permanently for flat racing.
Carrying a prize fund of around £40,000 this is a reasonably valuable Listed race, with past winners across both venues having included Henry Cecil’s subsequent Group 1 Falmouth Stakes winner Timepiece as well as Sir Michael Stoute’s very smart filly Sun Maiden, placed at Royal Ascot.