The 5th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Tuesday 18th July 1899 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 Captain Peel, trained by W Behan at Herbert Lodge, Curragh and ridden by T Almac. The winner won by 4 lengths, with 5 lengths between second and third.


IRISH IVY (Bay filly by Marmiton out of Wild Ivy) SR 1921

The winning owner won 270 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £33,000 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner
1 IRISH IVY 9.7 T Almac Captain Peel
2 SIDEWING 9.4 John Doyle Lord Fermoy
3 GLENA BAY 8.3 Joseph Doyle Mr J Reese
4 WILD BIRD 9.7 Algernon Anthony Mrs Moore
5 FLOWER OF SONG 8.3 J Westlake Mrs Sadlier-Jackson


The runners got away at the first time of asking, leaving Wild Bird to set the early pace from Flower of Song and Sidewing. This order was left intact until the runners could be distinguished from the stand when Irish Ivy had siddled into the lead, but Sidewing was close on her tail. At the distance Irish Ivy ran on strongly to claim a 4 length victory with 5 lengths between Sidewing and Glena Bay.

1/2 fav Irish Ivy
3/1 Sidewing
10/1 Glena Bay
16/1 Wild Bird
16/1 Flower of Song
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