The 56th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Saturday 22nd July 1950 over 1 1/2 miles of The Curragh, starting at the Howth Post. A pot of 5905 sovereigns was availble, 904 sovereigns to the second and 586 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Mons Marcel Boussac, trained by Charles Semblat and ridden by Rae Johnstone. The winner won by 1/2 length in 2 minutes 27 seconds, with 3 lengths between second and third.


COREJADA (Bay filly by Pharis out of Tourzima) SR 1925

The winning owner won 4415 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £143,800 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 COREJADA 9.0 Rae Johnstone Mons Marcel Boussac Charles Semblat
2 NIZARIA 9.0 M Molony HH Aga Khan Hubert Hartigan
3 STELLA POLARIS 9.0 Charlie Smirke Mr J Musker M Marsh
4 HIGHLY PLACED 9.0 F McKenna Mr J S Gray Hurley
5 ROSE SLIPPER 9.0 W Howard Mrs E J King M Arnott
6 MORNING MADAM 9.0 P Canty Mr Y J Kirkpatrick P Connolly
7 SOL-LUNAR 9.0 John Power Mr A P Reynolds John Oxx
8 REQUETTE 9.0 Aubrey Brabazon Mr W H Barnett Darby Rogers
9 MUNGANO ROSE 9.0 Liam Ward Mr P J O'Meara John Oxx
10 L'HORIZON 9.0 J Feane HH Aga Khan Hubert Hartigan
11 GOLDEN PLAID 9.0 J Tyrrell Mr C S Bird jnr H Ussher
12 QUEEN OF IRAN 9.0 P F Conlon HH Aga Khan Hubert Hartigan
13 EARLY SHOW 9.0 Herbert Holmes Mr R McIlhagga J M Rogers
14 DE DE TEE 9.0 J W Thompson Mr R McIlhagga Paddy Prendergast
15 CALFSTOWN BRAMBLE 9.0 N Brennan Mr J A Wilson H Ussher
16 FOOLISHNESS 9.0 T Reagan Mr R W Hall-Dare H M Ryan


This year the value of the race reached £5935, an increase on the £5220 of the previous year, of the £4680 in 1948, and of the low in 1945 of £1000. Although the favourite had lost the French Oaks in unlucky fashion, she was made the odds-on favourite to land this Classic for Mons Marcel Boussac, a third Classic of the season for the stable which had already landed the Epsom Derby with Galcador (SR 2058) and the Epsom Oaks with Asmena (SR 1903). The field set off at a steady pace with no one keen to cut out the early running. It was left to outsider Foolishness to lead from Requette and Sol-Lunar, while Corejada was held up towards the rear. As the leaders turned into the home straight Requette gave home supporters false hope in her dash for the line, but with two furlongs to run she was a spent force, and Nizaria took over. At the distance Corejada seemed to be boxed in, with Johnstone struggling to find a gap, but he bided his time and once he released her she won readily, albeit by a cheeky half a length, with 3 lengths back to Stella Polaris in third.

4/7 fav Corejada
6/1 Stella Polaris
8/1 Requette
10/1 Nizaria
10/1 Rose Slipper
100/8 De De Tee
20/1 Morning Madam
20/1 L'Horizon
50/1 Sol-Lunar
50/1 Mungano Rose
50/1 Queen of Iran
50/1 Early Show
66/1 Highly Placed
100/1 Golden Plaid
100/1 Calfstown Bramble
100/1 Foolishness
  Over round 136%

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