|Group 1 race|
|Location|| Curragh Racecourse |
County Kildare, Ireland
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1m 4f (2,414 metres)|
|Weight||9 st 0 lb|
|Purse|| €230,000 (2020)|
|Even So||Cayenne Pepper||Passion|
|Star Catcher||Fleeting||Pink Dogwood|
|Sea of Class||Forever Together||Mary Tudor|
|Covert Love||Jack Naylor||Curvy|
|Chicquita||Venus de Milo||Just Pretending|
|Great Heavens||Shirocco Star||Princess Highway|
|Blue Bunting||Banimpire||Wonder Of Wonders|
|Snow Fairy||Miss Jean Brodie||Lady Lupus|
|Sariska||Roses For The Lady||Midday|
|Peeping Fawn||Light Shift||All My Loving|
|Alexandrova||Scottish Stage||Rising Cross|
|Shawanda||Playful Act||Mona Lisa|
|Vintage Tipple||L'Ancresse||Casual Look|
|Margarula||Quarter Moon||Lady's Secret|
|Dance Design||Shamadara||Key Change|
|Pure Grain||Russian Snows||Valley Of Gold|
|Wemyss Bight||Royal Ballerina||Oakmead|
|User Friendly||Market Booster||Arrikala|
|Possessive Dancer||Jet Ski Lady||Eileen Jenny|
|Helen Street||Alydars Best||Duban|
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.
It is Ireland's equivalent of The Oaks, a famous race in England.
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.
Leading jockey (6 wins):
Leading trainer (6 wins):
Leading owner since 1960 (7 wins):(includes part ownership)
|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|
| Diminuendo |
| Steve Cauthen |
| Henry Cecil |
| Sheikh Mohammed |
|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|
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