The cream of Europe’s top three-year-old fillies are set to battle it out for Classic race glory in the Group1 Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh Racecourse this Saturday July 20. A total of 13 entries have been received, including the Epsom Oaks first and second Talent and Secret Gesture, Ribblesdale Stakes first and second Riposte and Just Pretending and the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) runner-up Chicquita.
The €400,000 2400m Darley Irish Oaks is the centrepiece of a magnificent race card that is set to start at 10:40am ET right here on TwinSpires.
Other unmissable attractions at this meeting include the €63,000 Group 3 1400m Minstrel Stakes and the €60,000 Group 3 1200m Anglesey Stakes, a two-year-old event frequently won by a serious contender for the following year’s Classics.
- Darley Irish Oaks (Group 1) 2,400m
- Minstrel Stakes (Group 3) 1,400m
- Anglesey Stakes (Group 3) 1,200m
2013 Darley Irish Oaks Contenders
|Alive Alive Oh||T Stack|
|Chicquita||A De Royer-Dupre|
|Just Pretending||A P O´Brien|
|Magical Dream||A P O´Brien|
|Miss You Too||David Simcock|
|Say||A P O´Brien|
|Scintillula||J S Bolger|
|Secret Gesture||Ralph Beckett|
|Tarana||John M Oxx|
|Venus De Milo||A P O´Brien|
Darley Irish Oaks History
The Darley Irish Oaks Weekend is one of the most famous international horse racing events in Ireland featuring the best of racing, food, fashion and fun for all the family. Two exciting days of top class racing with Europe’s top fillies lining up in the Darley Irish Oaks on Saturday, while a family day theme on Sunday will feature lots of exciting free entertainment for children.
Where is the 2013 Darley Irish Oaks? The Curragh Racecourse, Co. Kildare, Ireland
When is the 2013 Darley Irish Oaks? Saturday, July 20