The 31st running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 22nd July 1925 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 Mr Washington Singer, trained by Alec Taylor at Manton, Wiltshire, and ridden by Frank Bullock. The winner won by 3 lengths in 2 minute 44.4 seconds, with a neck between second and third.


IXIA (Bay filly by Rossendale out of Scarlet Martagon) SR 1855

The winning owner won 2275 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £131,500 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 IXIA 9.0 Frank Bullock Mr Washington Singer Alec Taylor
2 VERA 9.0 Henri Jelliss Major H T Barclay J Cannon
3 VENTOSE 9.0 W Beasley Mr W B Pureloy Harper
4 FLYING DINAH 9.4 Morny Wing Captain G F Dunne Rogers
5 MAQUEDA 9.0 Jack Moylan Mr F Clarke Rogers
6 HOSTILITY 9.0 Vic Smyth Lord Furness Rogers


The runners were released on time and it was left to Flying Dinah and Maqueda to set the early pace in support of better fancied stablemate Hostility. The favourite Ventose lay comfortably in fourth, tracked by Ixia and Vera. All changed around the final bend as Ventose made her bid for glory, while the effort of Hostility petered out. At the distance Ventose was challenged by both Ixia and Vera, the former running on strongly to win by an easy 3 lengths, with Vera getting up by a neck to claim second at the expense of Ventose.

Evens fav Ventose
5/2 Hostility
4/1 Ixia
10/1 Vera
20/1 Flying Dinah
20/1 Maqueda
  Over round 117%

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