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Irish Oaks Festival

Irish Oaks Festival

The Irish Oaks will take place on Saturday,18th July (E)

2020 Schedule of Races;

Irish Oaks, Group 1

Paddy Power Minstrel Stakes, Group 2

GAIN Railway Stakes, Group 2

Comer Group International Curragh Cup, Group 2

Paddy Power Scurry

Kildare Village Ladies Derby

 

2019 Winner
Horse - Star Catcher 7/2
Trainer -  J. Gosden GB
Jockey - L. Dettori
Owner - A. E. Oppenheimer
Prize Money - €400,000
Conditions - 3 year old Fillies only
Distance - 1 mile 4 furlongs

The Irish Oaks was inaugurated in 1895 and it was run over a mile until 1915 at which point it settled at its current distance. English trained fillies have an especially strong record in the Irish Oaks and have been victorious on 49 occasions. The first horse to complete the Epsom-Irish Oaks double was Masaka in 1948.

A total of 14 fillies have won both races and they are as follows:
1948 Masaka 1971 Altesse Royale 1975 Juliet Marney
1978 Fair Salinia 1981 Blue Wind 1987 Unite
1988 Diminuendo* (dead heated with Melodist) 1992 User Friendly
1999 Ramruma 2004 Ouija Board 2006 Alexandrova
2009 Sariska 2010 Snow Fairy 2017 Enable

LEADING RIDER (since 1999)
FRANKIE DETTORI with 5 wins: Lailani (2001), Vitnage Tipple
(2003), Blue Bunting (2011) & Enable (2017). Star Catcher (2019).

LEADING TRAINER (since 1999)
AIDAN O’BRIEN with 5 wins: Alexandrova (2006), Peeping Fawn
(2007), Moonstone (2008), Bracelet (2014) & Seventh Heaven (2016)