The 23rd running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 25th July 1917 over 1 1/2 miles of The Curragh, starting at the Howth Post. A pot of 1500 sovereigns was availble, 50 sovereigns to the second and 25 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Mr P Nelke, trained by S Pickering at Newmarket, and ridden by Thomas Burns. The winner won by a length in 2 minute 45 seconds, with 4 lengths between second and third.


GOLDEN MAID (Bay filly by Golden Rod out of Winnie K) SR 1853

The winning owner won 1425 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £94,000 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 GOLDEN MAID 9.3 Thomas Burns Mr P Nelke S Pickering
2 GRIZZEL GRIM 9.3 Charles Trigg Mr M Singer Davies
3 INVERMORE 8.11 W Barrett Sir T Dixon Hunter
4 OTHELLO'S FIRST 8.10 Michael Beary Mr E Cummins Anthony
5 LUCY DASHWOOD 9.3 H Beasley Captain H Whitworth J H Peard
6 DOUBLE DEW 9.3 Joe Harty Mr E J Treacey Anthony
7 DAISY BUD 8.13 J Thwaites Mr D G Dickson Fetherston
8 LADY KITTY 8.3 C Foy Mr W C Carr Kirk


Off to time, Invermore settled down at the head of affairs, leading Golden Maid, Daisy Bud and Lucy Dashwood. At the half mile marker the favourite Grizzel Grim moved menacingly into second, with Golden Maid poised just behind. Inside the distance Grizzel Grim headed Invermore but swerved in doing so, presenting Golden Maid with the opportunity to break through and win cleverly by a length. There was 4 lengths back to Invermore in third.

11/10 fav Grizzel Grim
4/1 Invermore
5/1 Golden Maid
10/1 Othello's First
10/1 Lucy Dashwood
10/1 Double Dew
10/1 Daisy Bud
10/1 Lady Kitty
  Over round 129%

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