The 18th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 24th July 1912 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 Galstaun, trained by J J Parkinson at Maddenstown Lodge, Curragh, and ridden by J Thompson. The winner won by 3 lengths in 1 minute 49.4 seconds, with a head between second and third.


SHINING WAY (Bay filly by Oppressor out of Lady Strathmore) SR 1936

The winning owner won 270 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £29,300 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 SHINING WAY 9.0 J Thompson Mr Galstaun J J Parkinson
2 LITTLE FAIRY 9.0 John Doyle Mr C J Kerin Dunne
3 WHISTLING DUCK 8.3 J Patman Mr J Lonsdale Cullen
4 BELLE HAMILTON 8.7 Clyde Aylin Mr C J Blake Shem Jeffrey
5 GEM 8.3 Joseph Doyle jnr Mr E Deyaney McAuliffe
6 SIMON LASS 10.4 P Hughes Mr Richard Croker Allen


The field arrived at the start early and were released on time. The well-fancied favourite Shining Way cut out the early running, setting such a strong gallop that none could stay with her. She made all and won in a canter by 3 lengths, with a head between Little Fairy and Whistling Duck.

4/7 fav Shining Way
5/1 Little Fairy
5/1 Simon Lass
10/1 Belle Hamilton
10/1 Gem
10/1 Whistling Duck
  Over round 122%

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