The 48th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Thursday 23rd July 1942 over 1 1/2 miles of The Curragh, starting at the Howth Post. A pot of 2000 sovereigns was availble, 300 sovereigns to the second and 200 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by HH Aga Khan, trained by H Hartigan, and ridden by Joe Canty. The winner won by a length in 2 minutes 43.2 seconds, with 5 lengths between second and third.


MAJIDEH (Chestnut filly by Mahmoud out of Qarrat-Al-Ain) SR 1956

The winning owner won 1500 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £67,200 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 MAJIDEH 9.4 Joe Canty HH Aga Khan H Hartigan
2 FAIREST 9.0 T P Burns Lord Talbot De Malahide Colonel Blake
3 PRIMROSE PATH 9.0 A Barrett R More O'Ferrall R More O'Ferrall
4 SO LOVELY 9.0 E Martin Quirke Miss P Murray H Hartigan
5 WINCARA 9.0 J Tyrrell Mr W M Shawe Taylor H Ussher
6 SHINING STAR 9.0 M Connors Mr E Barry J J Parkinson
7 LISNALEE 9.0 E Newman Sir Thomas Dixon C Brabazon
8 FAIRY LIGHT 9.0 P Canty Mr H Gray James Canty


Shining Star dwelt at the start, losing many lengths, but on settling down Fairy Light led from So Lovely and Wincara. With half a mile to run So Lovely took it up, closely attended by Fairy Light, an order which was maintained rounding the final bend. At the distance Majideh made smooth progress to win hard held by a length from Fairest, with fully 5 lengths back to Primrose Path in third.

1/6 fav Majideh
10/1 Fairest
100/8 So Lovely
100/8 Wincara
25/1 Fairy Light
25/1 Lisnalee
25/1 Primrose Path
25/1 Shining Star
  Over round 125%

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