Irish Oaks

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The Irish Oaks is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland 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.

Irish Oaks
Group 1 race
LocationCurragh Racecourse
County Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated1895
Race typeFlat / Thoroughbred
SponsorKerrygold
WebsiteCurragh
Race information
Distance1m 4f (2,414 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Weight9 st 0 lb
Purse500,000 (2022)
1st: €290,000
Irish Oaks
2023
Dark blue Emerald green, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves, blue cap
Savethelastdance Bluestocking Library
Previous years
2022
Emerald green, emerald green and white check sleeves, white cap Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Dark green, white spots on sleeves, dark green cap
Magical Lagoon Toy Cairde Go Deo
2021
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Dark blue Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Snowfall Divinely Nicest
2020-2011
2020
pink Forest green, white seams and cuffs on sleeves, horseshoe and white doves on back, red cap Dark blue
Even So Cayenne Pepper Passion
2019
Black and white halved, sleeves reversed, red cap Dark blue Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
Star Catcher Fleeting Pink Dogwood
2018
Yellow, purple star and star on cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves and cap
Sea of Class Forever Together Mary Tudor
2017
Emerald green, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap Dark blue Green, red epaulettes, green cap
Enable Rain Goddess Eziyra
2016
Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Royal blue, white cross sashes, emerald green sleeves and cap Purple and pink diamonds, white sleeves, red diamonds, white cap, red star
Seventh Heaven Architecture Harlequeen
2015
Orange and white hoops, black cap Dark blue, white panel, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Dark blue
Covert Love Jack Naylor Curvy
2014
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, blue cap Dark blue Dark blue and light green diamonds
Bracelet Tapestry Volume
2013
Dark blue, white chevron, red sleeves and cap Dark blue Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Chicquita Venus de Milo Just Pretending
2012
Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Black, white slvs, red cap, black star
Great Heavens Shirocco Star Princess Highway
2011
Royal blue White, purple panel, check cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Blue Bunting Banimpire Wonder Of Wonders
2010-2001
2010
Yellow, red epaulets and sleeves Royal blue, white cap Orange, royal blue hoop and armlet, check cap
Snow Fairy Miss Jean Brodie Lady Lupus
2009
Maroon Grey, red cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Green, Pink sash, White sleeves, Pink cap
Sariska Roses For The Lady Midday
2008
DARK BLUE ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Moonstone Ice Queen Gagnoa
2007
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap DARK BLUE and EMERALD GREEN CHECK, white sleeves and cap
Peeping Fawn Light Shift All My Loving
2006
Dark blue Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Emerald green, white sash, emerald green and yellow checked sleeves, white cap
Alexandrova Scottish Stage Rising Cross
2005
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, white cap, emerald green spots Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap
Shawanda Playful Act Mona Lisa
2004
Black, White cap Royal blue GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
Ouija Board Punctilious Hazarista
2003
White, black and royal blue hooped sleeves, black and royal blue striped cap Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Emerald green, yellow chevrons, hoop on cap
Vintage Tipple L'Ancresse Casual Look
2002
White, purple stripe, check cap Dark Blue and Emerald Green check, White sleeves and cap Black, red sash, quartered cap
Margarula Quarter Moon Lady's Secret
2001
Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap Yellow, white and yellow striped sleeves, yellow cap, white star Emerald green and white check, striped sleeves, emerald green cap
Lailani Mot Juste Karsavina
2000-1991
2000
Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Royal blue White, royal blue triple diamond, white cap, emerald green star
Petrushka Melikah Inforapenny
1999
Dark green Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Grey, red cross of lorraine, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
Ramruma Sunspangled Sister Bella
1998
Maroon, White spots, White cap, Maroon spots MADONNA BLUE, brown cross belts, blue cap Royal blue
Winona Kitza Bahr
1997
GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Royal blue, yellow chevron and armlets, black cap
Ebadiyla Yashmak Brilliance
1996
Black, white sleeves, red cap, black star GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Maroon, White spots, White cap, Maroon spots
Dance Design Shamadara Key Change
1995
Cherry, black sash, primrose and white quartered cap Maroon, white sleeves, black cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Pure Grain Russian Snows Valley Of Gold
1994
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap Maroon, White spots, White cap, Maroon spots
Bolas Hawajiss Gothic Dream
1993
Green, pink epaulettes, white sleeves, pink cap Red, white triple diamond, light blue sleeves, white cap Emerald green, white sash with yellow piping, emerald green and yellow check sleeves, white cap with pompon
Wemyss Bight Royal Ballerina Oakmead
1992
Yellow, Black and Yellow striped sleeves, White cap Black, white sleeves, red cap, black star BROWN and YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, check cap
User Friendly Market Booster Arrikala
1991
Yellow, black epaulets Royal blue, white chevron, light blue cap Black, white disc, black sleeves and cap
Possessive Dancer Jet Ski Lady Eileen Jenny
1990-1985
1990
Dark green Green and blue vertical stripes, white sleeves, blue and green armlets, quartered cap Scarlet, gold cap, scarlet hoop
Knight's Baroness Atoll Assertion
1989
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star emerald Green, Red epaulettes Black, yellow spots on cap
Alydaress Aliysa Petite Ile
1988
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Maroon, white sleeves, white cap Green, red armlets and cap
Diminuendo Melodist Silver Lane
1987
Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Green, pink sash & cap, white sleeves Black, white disc, black sleeves and cap
Unite Bourbon Girl Eurobird
1986
Black, white spots, black sleeves, white cap Dark blue, light blue cross belts, striped sleeves, white cap Maroon, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
Colorspin Fleur Royale Untold
1985
Pale blue, yellow and white check cap Light blue, light blue and mauve quartered cap Royal blue, red epaulets, striped cap
Helen Street Alydars Best Duban
 

It is Ireland's equivalent of The Oaks, a famous race in England.

History

The event was established in 1895, and it was originally contested over a mile. It was extended to its present length in 1915.[citation needed]

The field usually includes fillies which ran previously in the Epsom Oaks, and several have won both races. The first was Masaka in 1948, and the most recent was Snowfall in 2021.[citation needed]

The leading participants from the Irish Oaks sometimes go on to compete in the following month's Yorkshire Oaks. The last to achieve victory in both events was Snowfall in 2021.[citation needed]

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

  • Johnny MurtaghEbadiyla (1997), Winona (1998), Petrushka (2000), Peeping Fawn (2007), Moonstone (2008), Chicquita (2013)

Leading trainer (7 wins):

  • Aidan O'Brien - Alexandrova (2006), Peeping Fawn (2007), Moonstone (2008), Bracelet (2014), Seventh Heaven (2016), Snowfall (2021), Savethelastdance (2023)

Leading owner since 1960 (8 wins): (includes part ownership)

  • Susan MagnierAlexandrova (2006), Peeping Fawn (2007), Moonstone (2008), Bracelet (2014), Seventh Heaven (2016), Even So (2020), Snowfall (2021), Savethelastdance (2023)

Winners since 1960

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1960 Lynchris Bill Williamson John Oxx senior Mrs E. Fawcett
1961 Ambergris Jimmy Lindley Harry Wragg R. More O'Ferrall
1962 French Cream Bill Rickaby Geoffrey Brooke R. Dennis
1963 Hibernia III Bill Williamson John Oxx senior Dr M. Andree
1964 Ancasta Jack Purtell Vincent O'Brien F. Burmann
1965 Aurabella Liam Ward Vincent O'Brien Lt-Col J. Silcock
1966 Merry Mate Bill Williamson John Oxx senior John McShain
1967 Pampalina Johnny Roe John Oxx senior Mrs B. Aitken
1968 Celina Sandy Barclay' Noel Murless Mrs J. Hindley
1969 Gaia Liam Ward Vincent O'Brien Mrs J. Hanes
1970 Santa Tina Lester Piggott Charlie Milbank S. O'Flaherty 2:34.00
1971 Altesse Royale Geoff Lewis Noel Murless Roger Hue-Williams 2:33.60
1972 Regal Exception Maurice Philipperon John Fellows Robin Scully 2:37.90
1973 Dahlia Bill Pyers Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:43.00
1974 Dibidale Willie Carson Barry Hills Nick Robinson 2:36.20
1975 Juliette Marny Lester Piggott Jeremy Tree James Morrison 2:33.10
1976 Lagunette Philippe Paquet François Boutin Marius Berghgracht 2:33.10
1977 Olwyn Kipper Lynch Ron Boss Souren Vanian 2:35.10
1978 Fair Salinia Greville Starkey Michael Stoute Sven Hanson 2:35.20
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 2nd Baron Rotherwick 2:33.80
1983 Give Thanks Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger Mrs Ogden 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
(dh)
Diminuendo
Melodist
Steve Cauthen
Walter Swinburn
Henry Cecil
Michael Stoute
Sheikh Mohammed
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 Bill 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 Pat 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 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
2010 Snow Fairy Ryan Moore Ed Dunlop Anamoine Ltd 2:34.87
2011 Blue Bunting Frankie Dettori Mahmood Al Zarooni Godolphin 2:42.97
2012 Great Heavens William Buick John Gosden Lady Rothschild 2:42.92
2013 Chicquita Johnny Murtagh Alain de Royer-Dupré Paul Makin 2:35.01
2014 Bracelet Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier / Smith 2:33.68
2015 Covert Love Pat Smullen Hugo Palmer Fomo Syndicate 2:30.38
2016 Seventh Heaven Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:34.53
2017 Enable Frankie Dettori John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 2:32.13
2018 Sea of Class James Doyle William Haggas Sunderland Holding Inc 2:32.54
2019 Star Catcher Frankie Dettori John Gosden Anthony Oppenheimer 2:34.49
2020 Even So Colin Keane Ger Lyons Magnier / Paul Shanahan 2:39.54
2021 Snowfall Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:34.36
2022 Magical Lagoon Shane Foley Jessica Harrington Zhang Yuesheng 2:34.02
2023 Savethelastdance Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier /Tabor / Smith / Westerberg 2:43.11

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

See also

References

  • Paris-Turf:
    • "1979"., "1981"., "1983"., "1984"., "1986"., "1987".
  • Racing Post: