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Irish Oaks

Group 1 race
Irish Oaks
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated 1895
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Darley
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance 1m 4f (2,414 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Purse 500,000 (2009)
1st: €285,000

The Irish Oaks is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July.

The event was established in 1895, and its distance was initially set at 1 mile. This was extended to the present length in 1915.

The race is the Irish version of the Oaks Stakes, and the field usually includes fillies which previously contested its English counterpart. The first to achieve victory in both events was Masaka in 1948, and the most recent was Sariska in 2009. The Irish Oaks is held two weeks after the Irish Derby, the equivalent race for which colts are eligible. The leading participants sometimes go on to compete in the following month's Yorkshire Oaks.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey since 1950 (5 wins):

  • Johnny MurtaghEbadiyla (1997), Winona (1998), Petrushka (2000), Peeping Fawn (2007), Moonstone (2008)

Leading trainer since 1950 (6 wins):

  • Sir Michael StouteFair Salinia (1978), Colorspin (1986), Unite (1987), Melodist (1988, dead-heat), Pure Grain (1995), Petrushka (2000)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1979 Godetia Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:33.60
1980 Shoot a Line Willie Carson Dick Hern R. A. Budgett 2:32.55
1981 Blue Wind Wally Swinburn Dermot Weld Diana Firestone 2:35.90
1982 Swiftfoot Willie Carson Dick Hern Lord Rotherwick 2:33.80
1983 Give Thanks Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger Mrs O. White 2:32.30
1984 Princess Pati Pat Shanahan Con Collins Meg Mullion 2:28.60
1985 Helen Street Willie Carson Dick Hern Sobell / Weinstock 2:39.90
1986 Colorspin Pat Eddery Michael Stoute Helena Springfield Ltd 2:40.90
1987 Unite Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:34.90

1988

Diminuendo (DH) Steve Cauthen Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 2:36.40

1988

Melodist (DH) Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:36.40
1989 Alydaress Michael Kinane Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 2:31.20
1990 Knight's Baroness Richard Quinn Paul Cole Prince Fahd bin Salman 2:31.70
1991 Possessive Dancer Steve Cauthen Alex Scott Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:31.10
1992 User Friendly George Duffield Clive Brittain William J. Gredley 2:33.70
1993 Wemyss Bight Pat Eddery André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:35.80
1994 Bolas Pat Eddery Barry Hills Khalid Abdullah 2:37.60
1995 Pure Grain John Reid Michael Stoute Robert Barnett 2:33.60
1996 Dance Design Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 2:29.70
1997 Ebadiyla Johnny Murtagh John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 2:33.70
1998 Winona Johnny Murtagh John Oxx Lady Clague 2:39.80
1999 Ramruma Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil Prince Fahd bin Salman 2:33.00
2000 Petrushka Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute Highclere Racing Ltd 2:31.20
2001 Lailani Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:30.50
2002 Margarula Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Jackie Bolger 2:37.40
2003 Vintage Tipple Frankie Dettori Paddy Mullins Patrick O'Donovan 2:28.30
2004 Ouija Board Kieren Fallon Ed Dunlop 19th Earl of Derby 2:28.20
2005 Shawanda Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:27.10
2006 Alexandrova Kieren Fallon Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith 2:29.60
2007 Peeping Fawn Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 2:39.12
2008 Moonstone Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith 2:34.37
2009 Sariska Jamie Spencer Michael Bell Lady Bamford 2:45.84

Earlier winners

  • 1895 - Sapling
  • 1896 - Kosmos
  • 1897 - Dabchick
  • 1898 - Sabine Queen
  • 1899 - Irish Ivy
  • 1900 - May Race
  • 1901 - Royal Mantle
  • 1902 - Marievale
  • 1903 - Mary Lester
  • 1904 - Topstone
  • 1905 - Blakestown
  • 1906 - Juliet
  • 1907 - Reina
  • 1908 - Queen of Peace
  • 1909 - Fredith
  • 1910 - Blair Royal
  • 1911 - Tullynacree
  • 1912 - Shining Way
  • 1913 - Athgreany
  • 1914 - May Edgar
  • 1915 - Latharna
  • 1916 - Captive Princess
  • 1917 - Golden Maid
  • 1918 - Judea
  • 1919 - Snow Maiden
  • 1920 - Place Royale
  • 1921 - The Kiwi
  • 1922 - Miss Hazelwood
  • 1923 - Becka
  • 1924 - Amethystine
  • 1925 - Ixia
  • 1926 - Resplendent
  • 1927 - Cinq a Sept
  • 1928 - Haintonette
  • 1929 - Soloptic
  • 1930 - Theresina
  • 1931 - Nitsichin
  • 1932 - Santaria
  • 1933 - Salar
  • 1934 - Foxcroft
  • 1935 - Smokeless
  • 1936 - Silversol
  • 1937 - Sol Speranza
  • 1938 - Conversation Piece
  • 1939 - Superbe
  • 1940 - Queen of Shiraz
  • 1941 - Uvira
  • 1942 - Majideh
  • 1943 - Suntop
  • 1944 - Avoca
  • 1945 - Admirable
  • 1946 - Linaria
  • 1947 - Desert Drive
  • 1948 - Masaka
  • 1949 - Circus Lady
  • 1950 - Corejada
  • 1951 - Djebellica
  • 1952 - Five Spots
  • 1953 - Noory
  • 1954 - Pantomime Queen
  • 1955 - Agar's Plough
  • 1956 - Garden State
  • 1957 - Silken Glider
  • 1958 - Amante
  • 1959 - Discorea
  • 1960 - Lynchris
  • 1961 - Ambergris
  • 1962 - French Cream
  • 1963 - Hibernia
  • 1964 - Ancasta
  • 1965 - Aurabella
  • 1966 - Merry Mate
  • 1967 - Pampalina
  • 1968 - Celina
  • 1969 - Gaia
  • 1970 - Santa Tina
  • 1971 - Altesse Royale
  • 1972 - Regal Exception
  • 1974 - Dibidale
  • 1975 - Juliette Marny
  • 1976 - Lagunette
  • 1977 - Olwyn
  • 1978 - Fair Salinia *

* Sorbus finished first in 1978, but she was relegated to second place following a Stewards' Inquiry.

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