The 4th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Tuesday 19th July 1898 over 1 mile of The Curragh, starting at the Madrid Post. A pot of 300 sovereigns was availble, 20 sovereigns to the second and 10 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Mr F F McCabe, trained by T Doyle at Park Cottage, Kilbeggin and ridden by T Doyle. The winner won by 4 lengths, with 4 lengths between second and third.


SABINE QUEEN (Bay filly by Hackler out of The Sabine) SR 1932

The winning owner won 270 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £33,400 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner
1 SABINE QUEEN 9.12 T Doyle Mr F F McCabe
2 LADY FLUSH 9.7 Fiely Mr R J Love
3 FEATHERBRAIN 8.7 Algernon Anthony Mr R H Stubber
4 NEAVNACH 9.0 Dawson Mr James Daly
5 ORANMORE II 8.3 J Walsh Captain Peel


After one false start the field got on their way with Neavnach setting the early pace from Oranmore II and Featherbrain. On settling down after 2 furlongs Featherbrain took up the running, followed in close order by Oranmore II and Lady Flush. This order was maintained until reaching the chains where Lady Flush took over, though Sabine Queen was travelling ominously well. At the distance Sabine Queen took over whilst still cantering, running on to win by a comfortable 4 lengths, with a further 4 lengths back to Featherbrain, with Neavnach fourth and Oranmore II last.

1/2 fav Sabine Queen
5/1 Neavnach
8/1 Featherbrain
8/1 Lady Flush
8/1 Oranmore II
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