The 8th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 23rd July 1902 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 W Dunne, trained by M Dawson at Rathbride Manor, Curragh and ridden by D Condon. The winner won by 3 lengths, with 3 lengths between second and third.


MARIEVALE (Bay filly by Buckingham out of Kooinur) SR 1925

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 MARIEVALE 8.10 D Condon Mr W Dunne
2 GOODY TWO SHOES 8.6 W Higgs Mr W Hall Walker
3 STARTLING 8.10 Bernard Dillon Major Eustace Loder
4 LISIRRIL 8.7 J Thompson Mr S E Shirley
5 FAIR REBEL 8.6 J Clayton Mr W Cullen


Although the field reached the start in plenty of time, Lisirril caused a delay, but once the signal was given Fair Rebel took the lead from Startling and Goody Two Shoes. On settling into their stride the favourite, Goody Two Shoes, came to the fore ahead of Marievale and Startling, with Fair Rebel already sending out distress signals. At the junction of the courses Goody Two Shoes veered right across to the stand side losing considerable ground and allowing Marievale a smooth passage on the rails. The favourite did not recover, and Marievale won by 3 lengths, with 3 lengths back to Startling in third.

4/6 fav Goody Two Shoes
7/2 Marievale
100/12 Startling
10/1 Fair Rebel
10/1 Lisirril
  Over round 112%

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