The 15th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Wednesday 21st July 1909 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 J Cooper, trained by M Reidy at The Curragh, and ridden by John Doyle. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths, with a head between second and third.


FREDITH (Bay filly by Hackler out of Sybil) SR 1751

The winning owner won 270 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £30,600 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 FREDITH 8.3 John Doyle Mr J Cooper M Reidy
2 CASPIA 9.3 Clyde Aylin Mr C J Blake Shem Jeffrey
3 FLUFFY RUFFLES 8.10 Steve Donoghue Mr Richard Croker Allen
4 GALATEE 8.3 W Lea Mr J H H Peard J H H Peard
5 EMMA OLIVIA 9.0 A Sharples Mr A Lowry Dawson
6 HELEN FENTON 8.10 J Thompson Mr J H H Peard J H H Peard
7 MISS FLIGHTY 8.7 P Hughes Mr J Lonsdale Cullen


They arrived at the start early, although Fluffy Ruffles was fractious, but they got away on time. Fredith led from Caspia, Emma Olivia and Galatee. After 2 furlongs Emma Olivia took the helm and went on from Caspia, demoting the favourite to third. After half a mile Caspia assumed control and maintained her position until inside the distance where she was resolutely challenged by both Fluffy Ruffles and Fredith. However, it was Fredith who proved the stronger to win by 1 1/2 lengths, with a head separating Caspia and Fluffy Ruffles.

Even fav Fredith
4/1 Emma Olivia
5/1 Fluffy Ruffles
100/14 Galatee
100/12 Caspia
100/12 Helen Fenton
100/12 Miss Flighty
  Over round 136%

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