The TWE Vault is a new blog that will run weekly and we will be looking back on previous race footage that was truly breath-taking at the time that you may have forgot about.
The beauty of this blog is to revisit those amazing rides and also give you readers that have never seen the specific race before to enjoy if for the first time.
Each week we will try and link the race we will be showing to one that is up and coming during that week and for our first look back in the vault we head to the Curragh for the 2018 Irish Oaks.
Although we will be looking at many different races from different time periods we are starting fairly current, taking you back a year with a superb contest in this Irish Classic race.
The Group 1 field was full of very talented fillies with Aidan O'Brien doing what he does best by entering a decent amount of runners in the field including his Epsom Oaks winner Forever Together.
She led the beating and looked the one to beat all the way round but it was the English raider and superstar Sea Of Class who got up late in the day for James Doyle to secure her first black type win and really put her name on the map.
From there Sea Of Class really made a name for herself going on to take the Yorkshire Oaks and finishing a very narrow second to the super-mare Enable in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.
Sea Of Class as many horse racing fans will know is fighting for her life after receiving surgery for a case of colic and her trainer William Haggas has said she will never race again.
This was such sickening news for the sport as she is one of the leading middle distance fillies in racing and would have been sure to try and get her retribution in Paris in the Arc.
This race is a testament and sums up perfectly how she liked to race, coming off the pace to speed home very late and that day James Doyle gave her one of the rides of the year.
Forever Together was a very unlucky loser, which has to be said, but the day and this race should all be about the daughter of Sea The Stars.
Hopefully the 2019 Irish Oaks throws up another compelling contest where we can add it to the vault one day but for now enjoy this superb contest for what it is.
(Credit At The Races)