Irish Oaks

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Irish Oaks
Group 1 race
Location Curragh Racecourse
County Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated1895
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Kerrygold
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance1m 4f (2,414 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Weight9 st 0 lb
Purse 230,000 (2020)
1st: €142,500
Irish Oaks
2021
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
SnowfallDivinelyNicest
Previous years
2020
Owner Mrs John Magnier 2nd.svg Owner Mr Jon S Kelly horseshoe.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
Even SoCayenne PepperPassion
2019
Owner Mr A E Oppenheimer.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg
Star CatcherFleetingPink Dogwood
2018
Owner Sunderland Holding Inc star on cap.svg Owner Michael Tabor blue cap.svg Owner Godolphin Ireland.svg
Sea of ClassForever TogetherMary Tudor
2017
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
EnableRain GoddessEziyra
2016
Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Lael Stable.svg Owner Mrs S Brandt.svg
Seventh HeavenArchitectureHarlequeen
2015
Owner FOMO Syndicate.svg Owner Gerard Byrne.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
Covert LoveJack NaylorCurvy
2014
Owner Michael Tabor blue cap.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mr S Stuckey.svg
BraceletTapestryVolume
2013
Owner Mr P Makin.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
ChicquitaVenus de MiloJust Pretending
2012
Owner Lady Rothschild.svg Owner Helena Springfield Ltd.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg
Great HeavensShirocco StarPrincess Highway
2011
Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Mrs J S Bolger.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
Blue BuntingBanimpireWonder Of Wonders
2010-2001
2010
Owner Anamoine Ltd.svg Owner Godolphin white cap.svg Owner Mrs A M O'Brien.svg
Snow FairyMiss Jean BrodieLady Lupus
2009
Owner Lady Bamford.svg Owner Neil Jones.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg
SariskaRoses For The LadyMidday
2008
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Michael Tabor blue cap.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
MoonstoneIce QueenGagnoa
2007
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Mrs Richard Henry and Mrs John Magnier.svg
Peeping FawnLight ShiftAll My Loving
2006
Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg Owner Mr Gary A Tanaka.svg
AlexandrovaScottish StageRising Cross
2005
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
ShawandaPlayful ActMona Lisa
2004
Owner Lord Derby.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
Ouija BoardPunctiliousHazarista
2003
Owner Patrick J O'Donovan.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Mr W S Farish III.svg
Vintage TippleL'AncresseCasual Look
2002
Owner Mrs J S Bolger.svg Owner Mrs Richard Henry and Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mrs E Roberts.svg
MargarulaQuarter MoonLady's Secret
2001
Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr Mohammed Al Nabouda.svg Owner Mr Joseph Allen.svg
LailaniMot JusteKarsavina
2000-1991
2000
Owner Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Colm McEvoy.svg
PetrushkaMelikahInforapenny
1999
Owner HRH Prince Fahd Salman.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Neil Jones.svg
RamrumaSunspangledSister Bella
1998
Owner Lady Clague.svg Owner Mrs E M Stockwell.svg Owner Godolphin.svg
WinonaKitzaBahr
1997
Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Ecurie Skymarc Farm.svg
EbadiylaYashmakBrilliance
1996
Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Lady Clague.svg
Dance DesignShamadaraKey Change
1995
Owner Mr R Barnett.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed black cap.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
Pure GrainRussian SnowsValley Of Gold
1994
Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Lady Clague.svg
BolasHawajissGothic Dream
1993
Owner Mr K Abdulla France.svg Owner M Haga.svg Owner Mr Gary A Tanaka.svg
Wemyss BightRoyal BallerinaOakmead
1992
Owner Mr W J Gredley.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg Owner D H W Dobson.svg
User FriendlyMarket BoosterArrikala
1991
Owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Stonethorn Stud Farms Limited Ireland.svg
Possessive DancerJet Ski LadyEileen Jenny
1990-1985
1990
Owner HRH Prince Fahd Salman.svg Owner A Balzarini.svg Owner Peter Leon.svg
Knight's BaronessAtollAssertion
1989
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner J-F Malle.svg
AlydaressAliysaPetite Ile
1988
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed white cap.svg Owner Ecurie Fustok.svg
DiminuendoMelodistSilver Lane
1987
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mr K Abdulla.svg Owner Stonethorn Stud Farms Limited Ireland.svg
UniteBourbon GirlEurobird
1986
Owner Helena Springfield Ltd.svg Owner Niarchos Family.svg Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg
ColorspinFleur RoyaleUntold
1985
Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg Owner a clore.svg Owner Mr Mohamed Obaida.svg
Helen StreetAlydars BestDuban
 

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.

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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.

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.

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 Enable in 2017.

Records

Leading jockey (6 wins):

Leading trainer (6 wins):

Leading owner since 1960 (7 wins):(includes part ownership)

Winners since 1970

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1970Santa Tina Lester Piggott Charlie MilbankS. O'Flaherty2:34.00
1971 Altesse Royale Geoff Lewis Noel Murless Roger Hue-Williams2:33.60
1972Regal Exception Maurice Philipperon John FellowsRobin Scully2:37.90
1973 Dahlia Bill Pyers Maurice Zilber Nelson Bunker Hunt 2:43.00
1974 Dibidale Willie Carson Barry Hills Nick Robinson2:36.20
1975 Juliette Marny Lester Piggott Jeremy Tree James Morrison2:33.10
1976 Lagunette Philippe Paquet François Boutin Marius Berghgracht2:33.10
1977 Olwyn Kipper LynchRon BossSouren Vanian2:35.10
1978 Fair Salinia [lower-alpha 1] Greville Starkey Michael Stoute Sven Hanson2:35.20
1979 Godetia Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 2:33.60
1980 Shoot A Line Willie Carson Dick Hern R. A. Budgett2:32.55
1981 Blue Wind Wally Swinburn Dermot Weld Diana Firestone 2:35.90
1982 Swiftfoot Willie Carson Dick Hern 2nd Baron Rotherwick2:33.80
1983 Give Thanks Declan Gillespie Jim Bolger Mrs Ogden White2:32.30
1984 Princess Pati Pat ShanahanCon CollinsMeg Mullion2:28.60
1985 Helen Street Willie Carson Dick Hern Sobell / Weinstock 2:39.90
1986 Colorspin Pat Eddery Michael Stoute Helena Springfield Ltd2:40.90
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 Gredley2:33.70
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 Barnett2:33.60
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 Ltd2:31.20
2001 Lailani Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:30.50
2002 Margarula Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Jackie Bolger2:37.40
2003 Vintage Tipple Frankie Dettori Paddy Mullins Pat O'Donovan2:28.30
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 / Smith2:29.60
2007 Peeping Fawn Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier 2:39.12
2008 Moonstone Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor / Smith2:34.37
2009 Sariska Jamie Spencer Michael Bell Lady Bamford 2:45.84
2010 Snow Fairy Ryan Moore Ed Dunlop Anamoine Ltd2:34.87
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 Makin2:35.01
2014 Bracelet Colm O'Donoghue Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier / Smith2:33.68
2015 Covert Love Pat Smullen Hugo PalmerFomo Syndicate2:30.38
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 Shanahan2:39.54
2021 Snowfall Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 2:34.36
  1. Sorbus finished first in 1978, but she was relegated to second place following a stewards' inquiry

Earlier winners

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