Greyhound Oaks Betting Tips, Stats and Analysis

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The Greyhound Oaks is run at Perry Barr over 480m and the 2023 renewal will run from 7th to the 28th October with £20,000 to the winner.

Greyhound Oaks Betting Tips, Stats and Analysis
Darren Brett Tipster Competition Manager

Horse Racing, greyhounds and snooker specialist with thirty years experience of writing about sport across multiple platforms. A QPR and Snooker fan

Greyhound Oaks 2023: Results

No Rush, trained by Carol Weatherall, won the £20,000 Greyhound Oaks by half-a-length from Jet Stream Angel, in a calculated time of 28.08.

No Rush was sent off the 15/8 favourite and just prevailed in a thrilling race which saw the first four dogs covered by two lengths.

The Semi-finals of the Oaks took place on Saturday 21st October.

Below are the winning times from the two semi-finals:

  • 28.05 Semi-Final Two No Rush
  • 28.08 Semi-Final One Starshine Stunner

The second round of the Oaks took place on Saturday 14th October.

Below are the winning times from the six second round heats (times include going allowance where applicable):

  • 28.03 Heat Two Droopys Mandolin
  • 28.23 Heat One Antigua Bingo
  • 28.25 Heat Three Queen Shakira
  • 28.26 Heat Six Bellmore Lola
  • 28.48 Heat Four Droopys Request
  • 28.59 Heat Five Ballyhimkin Mel

Antigua Bingo and Bellmore Lola remain the only unbeaten bitches left in the event

The first round of the Greyhound Oaks took place on Saturday 7th October.

Below are the winning times from all of the twelve heats:

  • 27.90 Heat Five Queen Joni
  • 27.99 Heat Two Antigua Bingo
  • 28.03 Heat Three No Rush
  • 28.15 Heat Ten Droopys Ailsa
  • 28.19 Heat Four Whats Up Eva
  • 28.25 Heat Twelve Allowdale Cazoo
  • 28.30 Heat Six Laughil Jess
  • 28.30 Heat Nine Keane
  • 28.31 Heat Seven Betsys Bullet
  • 28.37 Heat Eleven Bellmore Lola
  • 28.46 Heat One Jet Stream Angel
  • 28.63 Heat Eight Crossfield Maxi

Greyhound Oaks 2023: Qualifying Details

The Oaks is run over four rounds over 480 metres:

  • Round One has twelve heats where the first three dogs from each race move forward to Round Two (took place on Saturday 7th October)

  • Round Two has six heats with the first three dogs from each race move forward to the Semi-FInals (Takes place on Saturday 14th October)

  • There are three Semi-Finals with the first two dogs from each race qualifying for the Final

The Greyhound Oaks 2023: Preview

The Oaks is one of the oldest greyhound competitions still in existence with the original running taking place in 1927.

Just two bitches travel over from Ireland, both trained by Robert Gleeson. Ireland last won the Oaks in 2021 when Marie Kennedy's Billys Diva took the race. Billys Diva was the first Irish winner since 2005.

The 2023 version sees sixty bitches lining up with Liz McNair's Queen Joni put in as the ante-post favourite by the bookmakers at around 11/2.

Hove based trainer Richard Rees has Whats Up Eva in the line-up and his bitch has recently won twice over the Oaks course and distance. Bookmakers have reacted by making Whats Up Eva second favourite at around 13/2. Punters should note that this bitch is approaching her fourth birthday which would be quite old to be winning a Classic. 

Third in with the bookies is Charming Girl, trained by Patrick Janssens also at Hove. Charming Girl heads to Perry Barr after winning some decent races at Towcester and trainer Janssens will be looking to continue his good run in The Oaks after winning the event last year and getting two other bitches to the final.

The only other bitch priced in single figures with the bookmakers is Droopys Mandolin, trained in Ireland by Robert Gleeson. This bitch won the first six races of her career at Shelbourne by utilising blistering early pace. The two-year-old bitch did suffer her first defeat last time out but her match-up in Heat four with Whats Up Eva promises to be one of the highlights of the First Round.

Not sure who to back in the Greyhound Oaks? Why not see check out OLBG's Greyhound Tips page for suggestions

Who Are The Trainers To Follow In The Greyhound Oaks?

Monmore based Kevin Hutton has won the Greyhound Oaks three times in the last ten years:

  • 2019 Bull Run Byte
  • 2018 Ravenswood Flo
  • 2013 Droopys Danneel

Hutton also got bitches through to the Final in 2022, 2021 and 2020.

Hutton has the following bitches running this year:

  • Jet Stream Angel
  • Coppice Josie
  • Coppice Zaya

Mark Wallis won the Oaks twice in the last ten years:

  • 2015 Domino Storm
  • 2014 Cashen Maureen

Wallis has the following bitches running in the Oaks in 2023:

  • Ballymac Astra
  • Coonough Crow
  • Rapido Lady
  • Cashen Eliza
  • Newinn Touch

Liz McNair also won the Oaks twice 

  • 2012 Droopys Hope
  • 2009 Shaws Dilemma

McNair also finished second with Queen Jessiej in 2020

She has the following bitches running this year:

  • Queen Shakira
  • Queen Georgia
  • Queen Joni
  • Havana Bale Out

OLBG's Best Greyhound Tipsters are always worth checking out if you need a hand with your greyhound selections

Greyhound Oaks: Previous Winners

Below is a table detailing the last ten winners of the Greyhound Oaks:

Winning Greyhound
Trap Number
Winning Time
Track and distance
No Rush
Carol Weatherall
Perry Barr 480m
Slick Sakina
Patrick  Janssens (Towcester)
27.85 (Track Record)
Perry Barr 480m
Billys Diva
Marie Kennedy (Ireland)
Perry Barr 480m
Ballymac Trend
Angie Kibble (Swindon)
Swindon 476m
Bull Run Byte
Kevin Hutton (Monmore)
Swindon 476m
Ravenswood Flo
Kevin Hutton (Monmore)
Swindon 476m
Phil Simmonds (Romford)
Swindon 480m
Forest Twilight
Hayley Keightley (Private)
Belle Vue 470m
Domino Storm
Mark Wallis (Towcester)
Belle Vue 470m
Cashen Maureen
Mark Wallis (Towcester)
Belle Vue 470m

Where Can I Watch The Greyhound Oaks?

The Oaks is part of the BAGS service in betting shops and can also be watched via bookmaker sites such as Betfair or William Hill


If you are new to betting on greyhound racing or if you just want to check up on greyhound racing knowledege, OLBG has provided a Greyhounds Betting Advice page which outlines the different types of bets available and important considerations to remember when betting on greyhounds.

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Article Author

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to create and maintain this Greyhound Oaks Betting Tips, Stats and Analysis is Darren Brett our tipster competition manager who has previously worked in the greyhound industry and still watches the form and regularly bets on Greyhound Racing as well as settling our greyhound tips section.

Darren manages the Greyhound racing content on site including updating the results and preparing for the next iteration of the dog racing betting previews and provides essential insight and knowledge in helping us outline the best greyhound betting sites.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren Brett is a regualr punter on greyhound racing and has formerly worked at various greyhound track in the betting ring. With decades of sports betting experience and a passion for greyhound racing, he is our touch-point for all of our greyhound racing content.

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