Good morning and welcome to Oaks Day 2019. Spare a thought for all the racegoers reaching for an extra hatpin this morning as Melbourne’s weather refuses to get into the spring racing spirit.
We’re headed for a top temperature of just 17 degrees with gusty winds of up to 50 km/h and a 90 per cent chance of rain this afternoon and evening.
Track conditions at Flemington are currently rated a Good 4.
Trainer Danny O’Brien will be hoping to repeat his Melbourne Cup magic with Miami Bound currently favourite to take out the Kennedy Oaks, which will run this year at the later time of 5:50pm.
Away from the track, our Fashion Editor Melissa Singer will be helping to judge the national winner of the Fashions on the Field.
We’ll bring you all the latest news from on and off the track as well as the Birdcage colour.