Irish Oaks Winners

Michael Stoute holds the record for training the most Irish Oaks winners. Horses he trained won the race in three consecutive years (1986, 1987 and 1988), again in 1995 and, most recently, in 2000. The 1987 winner, Unite, also won the Epsom Oaks.

John Oxx and Aidan O’Brien can each claim two consecutive Irish Oaks wins.

Recent Darley Irish Oaks Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2000 Petrushka Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute Highclere Racing Ltd 2:31.2
2001 Lailani Frankie Dettori Ed Dunlop Maktoum Al Maktoum 2:30.5
2002 Margarula Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Jackie Bolger 2:37.4
2003 Vintage Tipple Frankie Dettori Paddy Mullins Patrick O’Donovan 2:28.3
2004 Ouija Board Kieren Fallon Ed Dunlop 19th Earl of Derby 2:28.2
2005 Shawanda Christophe Soumillon Alain de Royer-Dupré HH Aga Khan IV 2:27.1
2006 Alexandrova Kieren Fallon Aidan O’Brien Sue Magnier 2:29.6
2007 Peeping Fawn Johnny Murtagh Aidan O’Brien Michael Tabor 2:39.1
2008 Moonstone Johnny Murtagh Aidan O’Brien Sue Magnier 2:34.4

In 2006, Alexandrova secured an Oaks triple, winning the Epsom Oaks, the Irish Oaks and the Yorkshire Oaks.

Irish Oaks Winners from 1987 to 2000

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1987 Unite Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 2:34.9
1988 Diminuendo
Melodist
Steve Cauthen
Walter Swinburn
Henry Cecil
Michael Stoute
Sheikh Mohammed 2:36.4
1989 Alydaress Michael Kinane Henry Cecil Sheikh Mohammed 2:31.2
1990 Knight’s Baroness Richard Quinn Paul Cole Prince Fahd bin Salman 2:31.7
1991 Possessive Dancer Steve Cauthen Alex Scott Ahmed Al Maktoum 2:31.1
1992 User Friendly George Duffield Clive Brittain Bill Gredley 2:33.7
1993 Wemyss Bight Pat Eddery André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 2:35.8
1994 Bolas Pat Eddery Barry Hills Khalid Abdullah 2:37.6
1995 Pure Grain John Reid Michael Stoute Robert Barnett 2:33.6
1996 Dance Design Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 2:29.7
1997 Ebadiyla Johnny Murtagh John Oxx HH Aga Khan IV 2:33.7
1998 Winona Johnny Murtagh John Oxx Lady Clague 2:39.8
1999 Ramruma Kieren Fallon Henry Cecil Prince Fahd bin Salman 2:33.0

The 1988 race was a nail-biting dead heat, with Stoute’s Melodist coming in neck and neck with Henry Cecil’s Diminuendo – both horses owned by Sheikh Mohammed.

Early Irish Oaks Winners

1895 – Sapling

1896 – Kosmos

1897 – Dabchick

1898 – Sabine Queen

1899 – Irish Ivy

1900 – May Race1901 – Royal Mantle

1902 – Marievale

1903 – Mary Lester

1904 – Topstone

1905 – Blakestown

1906 – Juliet

1907 – Reina

1908 – Queen of Peace

1909 – Fredith

1910 – Blair Royal

1911 – Tullynacree

1912 – Shining Way

1913 – Athgreany

1914 – May Edgar

1915 – Latharna

1916 – Captive Princess

1917 – Golden Maid

1918 – Judea

1919 – Snow Maiden

1920 – Place Royale

1921 – The Kiwi

1922 – Miss Hazelwood

1923 – Becka

1924 – Amethystine

1925 – Ixia

1926 – Resplendent

1927 – Cinq à Sept

1928 – Haintonette

1929 – Soloptic

1930 – Theresina

1931 – Nitsichin

1932 – Santaria

1933 – Salar

1934 – Foxcroft

1935 – Smokeless

1936 – Silversol

1937 – Sol Speranza

1938 – Conversation Piece

1939 – Superbe

1940 – Queen of Shiraz

1941 – Uvira

1942 – Majideh

1943 – Suntop

1944 – Avoca

1945 – Admirable

1946 – Linaria

1947 – Desert Drive

1948 – Masaka

1949 – Circus Lady

1950 – Corejada

1951 – Djebellica

1952 – Five Spots

1953 – Noory

1954 – Pantomime Queen

1955 – Agar’s Plough

1956 – Garden State

1957 – Silken Glider

1958 – Amante

1959 – Discorea

1960 – Lynchris

1961 – Ambergris

1962 – French Cream

1963 – Hibernia III

1964 – Ancasta

1965 – Aurabella

1966 – Merry Mate

1967 – Pampalina

1968 – Celina

1969 – Gaia

1970 – Santa Tina

1971 – Altesse Royale

1972 – Regal Exception

1973 – Dahlia

1974 – Dibidale

1975 – Juliette Marny

1976 – Lagunette

1977 – Olwyn

1978 – Fair Salinia

1979 – Godetia

1980 – Shoot a Line

1981 – Blue Wind

1982 – Swiftfoot

1983 – Give Thanks

1984 – Princess Pati

1985 – Helen Street

1986 – Colorspin

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