The 20th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 22nd July 1914 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 P Cullinan, trained by J Dunne at Osborne Lodge, Curragh, and ridden by John Doyle. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths in 1 minute 44.5 seconds, with 2 lengths between second and third.


MAY EDGAR (Bay filly by Sir Edgar out of Little May II) SR 1632

The winning owner won 270 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £29,600 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 MAY EDGAR 8.3 John Doyle Mr P Cullinan J Dunne
2 COURIER BELLE 10.0 T Bennett Mr D Sullivan J Dunne
3 SYMON'S GIFT 8.7 Clyde Aylin Mr C J Blake Shem Jeffreys
4 FASCINATING FANNY 8.6 W J Parkinson Mr W J Parkinson J J Parkinson
5 BELLE OF CLONMEL 9.7 F Hunter Mrs V Morton Jackson

Philip Behan

6 BROWN LABEL 8.10 P Hughes Mr B O'Donnell O'Donnell


Off on time and at the first attempt, May Edgar cut out the early work from Courier Belle, Brown Label and Belle of Clonmel. After 5 furlongs Symon's Gift made progress towards the leaders, but was denied an opening inside the distance, leaving May Edgar to make all, winning by 1 1/2 lengths from Courier Belle, with the unlucky Symon's Gift 2 lengths back in third. The trainer of Symon's Gift lodged an objection, but it was declined when not lodged in time.

5/2 jf May Edgar
5/2 jf Belle of Clonmel
3/1 Symon's Gift
5/1 Courier Belle
10/1 Brown Label
10/1 Fascinating Fanny
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