The 35th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 24th July 1929 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 C L Mackean, trained by Blake at Maryborough, and ridden by E Martin Quirke. The winner won by 5 lengths in 2 minute 41.6 seconds, with 8 lengths between second and third.


SOLOPTIC (Chestnut filly by Soldennis out of Dark Eyes) SR 1936

The winning owner won 2275 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £137,400 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 SOLOPTIC 9.7 E Martin Quirke Mr C L Mackean Blake
2 BOWER OF ROSES 9.0 Joe Canty Captain Dixon J J Parkinson
3 SILVER BLUE 9.0 M Barrett Captain Dixon Behan
4 SLANTHE 9.0 Jack Moylan Mr Delany Delany


Off 4 minutes late, this proved to be a very one-sided affair. Bower of Roses set a brisk early gallop, but Soloptic was always close up and, rounding the home bend, moved into the lead on a tight rein. She won by an easy 5 lengths, with 8 lengths back to Silver Blue. The next year Soloptic won the Group 2 Challenge Stakes over 7 furlongs at Newmarket.

1/10 fav Soloptic
10/1 Bower of Roses
25/1 Silver Blue
100/1 Slanthe
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