The 55th running of the Irish Oaks was held on Saturday 23rd July 1949 over 1 1/2 miles of The Curragh, starting at the Howth Post. A pot of 5220 sovereigns was availble, 1044 sovereigns to the second and 522 sovereigns to the third. The winner was owned by Major D McCalmont, trained by Robert Fetherstonhaugh and ridden by Herbert Holmes. The winner won by 4 lengths, with 6 lengths between second and third.


CIRCUS LADY (Chestnut filly by Fun Fair out of Oracion) SR 1974

The winning owner won 3654 sovereigns, (The equivalent of £122,800 in today's terms based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 CIRCUS LADY 9.0 Herbert Holmes Major D McCalmont Fetherstonhaugh
2 CORONATION V 9.0 E C Elliott M M Boussac Marcel Boussac
3 BEAU CADEAU 9.0 P Powell jnr Mr D D Frame Beary
4 KISHMA 9.0 Morny Wing Mrs A Kyle Ackernley Beasley
5 TIDERACE 9.0 F McKenna Mr W H Barnett Darby Rogers
6 FAIR EDWINE 9.0 M Molony Mr E Bellaney Hubert Hartigan
7 DIANA 9.0 John Power Mr J K Cooper Cooper
8 FELINE 9.0 J Tyrrell Lady Stafford King-Harman Colonel Blake
9 INDORUSS 9.0 Jimmy Eddery Mr Jos McGrath Seamus McGrath
10 SUNNY STREAM 9.0 P Canty Mr J McVey Robinson
11 ASHLEEN 9.0 G Wells Mr R R Smyth W J Byrne
12 LIVELINESS 9.0 T Wallace Mr A P Reynolds Wellesley
4/5 fav Coronation V        
3/1 Circus Lady        
50/1 Beau Cadeau        

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