The 32nd running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 21st July 1926 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 D Sullivan, trained by Atty Persse at Stockbridge, Hants, and ridden by Frank Bullock. The winner won by 3 lengths in 2 minute 44.8 seconds, with 8 lengths between second and third.


RESPLENDENT (Bay filly by By George out of Sunbridge) SR 1753

The winning owner won 2275 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £132,200 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 RESPLENDENT 9.4 Thomas Burns Mr D Sullivan Atty Persse
2 LADY LAWLESS 9.0 Charlie Smirke HH Aga Khan R Dawson
3 LEONORA 9.0 Jack Moylan Mr P Cullinan Doyle
4 ARGENTAN 9.0 Joe Canty Major Dixon M Dawson
5 AMATOI 9.0 Morny Wing Mr A B Coyle Fordred
6 ERIN GREEN 9.0 E Martin Quirke Mr T O'Neill J J Parkinson
7 HESPERINIA 9.0 Treacy Colonel Honner Honner


Off 3 minutes late at 3.28pm, the field was eventually led by Lady Lawless and Respendent, with Argentan close up. This order was maintained until rounding the final bend, at which point Argentan weakened leaving the contest a match between the top two in the betting. In the end the English Oaks second was too strong and cantered to an easy 3 length victory, with fully 8 lengths back to Leonora in third.

Evens fav Resplendent
2/1 Lady Lawless
6/1 Argentan
10/1 Amatoi
20/1 Leonora
20/1 Erin Green
200/1 Hesperinia
  Over round 116%

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