The 21st running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 21st July 1915 over 1 mile of The Curragh, starting at the Madrid Post. A pot of 1000 sovereigns was availble, 50 sovereigns to the second and 25 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Sir T Dixon, trained by Hunter, and ridden by W Barrett. The winner won by a short head in 1 minute 46.2 seconds, with 2 1/2 lengths between second and third.


LATHARNA (Chestnut filly by Kosmos Bey out of Westminster Lass) SR 1611

The winning owner won 925 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £90,400 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 LATHARNA 8.3 W Barrett Sir T Dixon Hunter
2 EGRETTA 9.10 F Hunter Col W Hall Walker M Dawson
3 COURTLY LASS 8.10 W J Parkinson W J Parkinson J J Parkinson
4 FAIR WIND FILLY 8.3 C Ringstead Major D Dixon Philip Behan
5 RICKETY KATE 8.10 J Lines Mr G H Dennehy M Dawson
6 GALWAY BELLE 8.13 C Trigg Mr C Kerin J Dunne
7 COUNTESS TORBY 8.13 Steve Donoghue Mr C Moore Philip Behan
8 FAIRY VIEW 8.7 J Patman Mr C J Blake Shem Jeffreys
9 LADY PRIM 8.13 Joe Canty Mr G H Dennehy M Dawson


Lady Prim was the first to show from Courtly Lass, Latharna and the Fair Wind filly. On settling down, after a couple of furlongs, Latharna moved closer to Lady Prim and this order continued round the home turn, at which point Lady Prim cried enough, allowing Courtly Lass to take over at the helm. Approaching the final furlong, Latharna challenged on the rails, but was in turn challenged on the wide outside by Egretta. Latharna struggled on gamely to win by a short head, with 2 1/2 lengths back to Courtly Lass.

3/1 fav Courtly Lass
7/2 Fair Wind filly
4/1 Lady Prim
8/1 Latharna
10/1 Galway Belle
10/1 Countess Torby
100/8 Egretta
100/8 Rickety Kate
50/1 Fairy View
  Over round 114%

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