The 36th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 23rd July 1930 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 HH Aga Khan, trained by R Dawson at Whatcombe, and ridden by Michael Beary. The winner won by a short head in 2 minute 42.4 seconds, with 4 lengths between second and third.


THERESINA (Chestnut filly by Diophon out of Teresina) SR 1778

The winning owner won 2275 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £141,400 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 THERESINA 9.7 Michael Beary HH Aga Khan R Dawson
2 SOUTH SEA BUBBLE 9.0 Joe Canty Mr H Gray Behan
3 ST BREDA 9.0 J Leach Mr H Kennedy H Leader
4 STAR OF EGYPT 9.0 R Jones Mr G Allen R More O'Ferrall
5 ATHMORE 9.0 M Barrett Captain Dixon J J Parkinson
6 LISDOON 9.0 W Howard Sir T Dixon J J Parkinson
7 DONA BARI 9.0 E Martin Quirke Count McCormack R More O'Ferrall
8 FAN TO 9.0 Jack Moylan Mr F Meyerscough Walsh


The field were let loose at 3.29, four minutes after the official start time, and it was Star of Egypt and Dona Bari who made the early running. This order was maintained until rounding the turn into the straight where South Sea Bubble, St Breda and Theresina all made rapid progress. Entering the final furlong Theresina and South Sea Bubble began to go clear, with the former winning by a short head. There was a 4 length gap back to St Breda in third.

4/5 fav Theresina
4/1 South Sea Bubble
4/1 St Breda
7/1 Star of Egypt
20/1 Athmore
25/1 Fan To
50/1 Lisdoon
100/1 Dona Bari
  Over round 119%

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