The 62nd running of the Irish Oaks was held on Saturday 21st July 1956 over 1 1/2 miles of The Curragh, starting at the Howth Post. A pot of 5880 sovereigns was availble, 900 sovereigns to the second and 580 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Mr Harry Wragg, trained by Harry Wragg and ridden by Manny Mercer. The winner won by a neck in 2 minutes 33 seconds, with 4 lengths between second and third.


GARDEN STATE (Bay filly by Krakatao out of Monkeyshines) SR 1932

The winning owner won 4400 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £104,400 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 GARDEN STATE 9.0 Manny Mercer Mr Harry Wragg Harry Wragg
2 JANIARI 9.0 S Boullanger Mons Marcel Boussac Elliott
3 ANOTHER SALLY 9.0 D Page Mrs E J King Seamus McGrath
4 END MONEY 9.0 Paddy Powell Gaekwar of Baroda J M Rogers
5 VISITE MIGOL 9.0 J Wright Mr J McGrath Seamus McGrath
6 ATLANTIDA 9.0 Liam Ward Mrs R More O'Ferrall Dawson
7 ATHGARVAN 9.0 Phil Canty Mr T S Reeves Capt Darby Rogers
8 MARY DAVIES 9.0 Aubrey Brabazon Lady Ursula Vernon J Leneham
4/5 fav Janiari        
13/2 Garden State        
100/8 Another Sally        

ISBN 978-0-9957632-0-3

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