The 54th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Saturday 17th July 1948 over 1 1/2 miles of The Curragh, starting at the Howth Post. A pot of 4680 sovereigns was availble, 936 sovereigns to the second and 468 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by HH Aga Khan, trained by Hubert Hartigan and ridden by Aubrey Brabazon. The winner won by a length, with a length between second and third.


MASAKA (Bay filly by Nearco out of Majideh) SR 1952

The winning owner won 3276 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £113,200 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 MASAKA 9.0 Aubrey Brabazon HH Aga Khan Hubert Hartigan
2 AMINA 9.0 Morny Wing Prince Aly Khan Hubert Hartigan
3 SUN LANE 9.0 G Wells Mrs W Bryant G Lambton
4 BALLYMAGINATHY 9.0 J Tyrrell Mr G F Annesley H Ussher
5 RIO BAY 9.0 W Turtle Mr B Kerr Paddy Prendergast
6 QUEEN'S LEGEND 9.0 Herbert Holmes Mrs E J King Fetherstonhaugh
7 WINDSOR WHISPER 9.0 T Burns Lt-Col Evelyn Shirley Collins
8 MORNING WINGS 9.0 Joe Canty Mr J Kirkpatrick E McGrath
9 INTERROGATED 9.0 M Moloney Mr R McIlhagga B Nugent
10 PHOEBE 9.0 P Powell Mr F S Myerscough F Myerscough
Evens fav Masaka        
6/1 Sun Lane        
8/1 Amina        

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