The 25th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 23rd July 1919 over 1 1/2 miles of The Curragh, starting at the Howth Post. A pot of 2000 sovereigns was availble, 100 sovereigns to the second and 50 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Mr J J Maher, trained by Philip Behan, and ridden by Michael Beary. The winner won by 1/2 length in 2 minute 41.6 seconds, with 6 lengths between second and third.


SNOW MAIDEN (Grey filly by Tetrarch out of Snoot) SR 1947

The winning owner won 1850 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £90,800 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 SNOW MAIDEN 9.5 Michael Beary Mr J J Maher Philip Behan
2 TETRARCHIA 9.0 Freddie Fox Lady Nelson Nugent
3 KILKERLEY 9.0 W Barrett Captain R W Quin Hunter
4 BABY BLAKE 8.3 H H Beasley Mr J H Peard J H Peard
5 MADEMOISELLE FOCH 8.10 G Colling Major Paget Colling
6 REFUGEE 9.0 C Hanshaw Mr W Parrish Rogers


The field were released on time and on settling down it was left to Kilkerley and Refugee to draw clear of Mademoiselle Foch, Baby Blake and Snow Maiden. Four furlongs from home Refugee sent out distress signals, leaving Mademoiselle Fock to assume sole command, stalked by Snow Maiden and Tetrarchia. As they approached the two furlong marker Snow Maiden made her bid for glory and drew two lengths ahead of Tetrarchia, and she was hard held to win cosily by half a length, with 6 lengths back to Kilkerley.

5/2 jf Refugee
5/2 jf Snow Maiden
4/1 Tetrarchia
6/1 Baby Blake
8/1 Mademoiselle Foch
20/1 Kilkerley
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