The 30th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 23rd July 1924 over 1 1/2 miles of The Curragh, starting at the Howth Post. A pot of 2500 sovereigns was availble, 150 sovereigns to the second and 75 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Lady Nunburnholme, trained by Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort in Newmarket, and ridden by Joe Childs. The winner won by a short head in 2 minute 45.8 seconds, with 5 lengths between second and third.


AMETHYSTINE (Brown filly by Hainault out of Lesterlin) SR 1768

The winning owner won 2275 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £128,600 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 AMETHYSTINE 9.4 Joe Childs Lady Nunburnholme Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
2 VOLTOI 9.4 H Jameson Mr J J McAuley Coombs
3 ARGANTHE 9.0 H H Beasley Mrs A Bendir Harper
4 BENEDICTA 9.0 Jack Moylan Mr D J Cogan Staunton
5 PURE GAIETY 9.0 E Foley Mr R C Ross N Moss
6 LUCKY MAN 9.0 J Dines Mr R H Walker Walker
7 ARMOUR PLATE 9.0 J Fitzgerald Mr J Musker J J Parkinson
8 LADY MARCIGNY 9.0 Thomas Burns Mr J Musker J J Parkinson


Off to time, it was left to Pure Gaiety to stride ahead early on from Armour Plate, Benedicta and Arganthe. This order was maintained for the first mile until Benedicta drew to the front, although soon gave way to Amethystine and Voltoi. In a good battle between the two it was Amethystine who held on by a short head, with 5 lengths back to Arganthe in third.

6/4 fav Voltoi
2/1 Arganthe
3/1 Amethystine
6/1 Benedicta
50/1 Armour Plate
50/1 Lady Marcigny
50/1 Lucky Man
50/1 Pure Gaiety
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