The 6th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 8th August 1900 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 Eustace Loder, trained by McNally at Eyrefield Lodge, Curragh and ridden by Algernon Anthony. The winner won by a short head, with a bad third.


MAY RACE (Bay filly by Melanion out of Maibaum) SR 1870

The winning owner won 270 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £31,600 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner
1 MAY RACE 8.10 Algernon Anthony Captain Eustace Loder
2 LUCKY HIT 8.3 J Reiff Mr W Hall Walker
3 SEA GOOSE 8.10 John Doyle Mr D Shanahan
4 NIGHT-TIME 8.3 J Murphy Mr J H Locke
5 BENONI 9.7 T Fiely Mr H Tunstall Moore
6 EASTER 9.8 Joseph Doyle Colonel Knox


As the tapes were released Lucky Hit was left at the start to the dismay of those who had taken the evens. Night-Time settled in front, followed at a safe distance by Benoni and May Race. Approaching the chains May Race took over the lead, although the favourite was starting to get on level terms on the outside. With the rails to help her, May Race took command but won by an ever diminishing short head, with Sea Goose a bad third.

Evens fav Lucky Hit
2/1 May Race
6/1 Sea Goose
7/1 Benoni
10/1 Easter
10/1 Night-Time
  Over round 122%

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