The 34th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 25th July 1928 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 J A Hirst, trained by R Colling at Newmarket, and ridden by Fred Winter. The winner won by a short head in 2 minute 43.8 seconds, with 4 lengths between second and third.


HAINTONETTE (Chestnut filly by Hainault out of Cherry Hinton) SR 1827

The winning owner won 2275 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £135,900 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 HAINTONETTE 9.4 Fred Winter Mr J A Hirst R Colling
2 MAQUILLAGE 9.7 H H Beasley Major D McCalmont Atty Persse
3 SWEET WALL 9.0 E Martin Quirke Mr C L Mackean Blake
4 ROMAN MARKET 9.7 J Dines Sir Abe Bailey R Day
5 CHEQUINGO 9.0 J H Harty Mr Bradlaw Fetherston
6 ST DROMACK 9.0 Jack Moylan Captain Dixon Behan
7 MONLA 9.0 Morny Wing Sir T Dixon Behan


Off at the second time of asking, and just 4 minutes late, it was the Behan pair of Monla and St Dromack who set out to make it a strong early pace, closely followed by Roman Market, Sweet Wall and Haintonette. Rounding the final bend Monla was sending out distress signals, while Maquillage and Haintonette moved up to challenge Sweet Wall. Inside the distance Maquillage had a good tussle with Hainonette, but the latter was the stronger and won by a short head, with 4 lengths back to Sweet Wall.

2/1 jf Haintonette
2/1 jf St Dromack
4/1 Roman Market
5/1 Maquillage
100/8 Sweet Wall
20/1 Monla
50/1 Chequingo
  Over round 117%

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