The 7th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 24th July 1901 over 1 mile of The Curragh, starting at the Madrid Post. A pot of 300 sovereigns was availble, 20 sovereigns to the second and 10 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Mr P J Brophy, trained by T Miller at Brownstown Lodge, Curragh and ridden by J Thompson. The winner won by a head, with 2 lengths between second and third.


ROYAL MANTLE (Bay filly by Henry VIII out of Mantilla) SR 1879

The winning owner won 270 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £31,600 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner
1 ROYAL MANTLE 8.3 J Thompson Mr P J Brophy
2 MATAGON 8.7 Algernon Anthony Mr J Gubbins
3 KEENDRAGH 9.7 John Doyle Mr R D Jamieson
4 THEATRE ROYAL 9.0 H Buxton Mr S E Shirley
5 LADY ELECT 8.3 J Reiff Mr C J Blake


The start was considerably delayed when all the field, with the exception of Theatre Royal, went to the wrong starting point. Eventually, when the tapes went up, Royal Mantle jumped away quickly to ensure a strong gallop, from Keendragh, Lady Elect and Matagon. On settling down Matagon took over until the field reached the chains, at which point Keendragh and Theatre Royal made their play towards the leader. Before reaching the bend to the rails the contest developed into a match between the favourite and Montagon. After an exciting battle Royal Mantle got home by a head, with 2 lengths back to Keendragh. Theatre Royal was fourth and Lady Elect trailed in a long last.

Evens fav Royal Mantle
4/1 Matagon
8/1 Keendragh
8/1 Lady Elect
8/1 Theatre Royal
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