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Irish 1,000 Guineas

Group 1 race
Irish 1,000 Guineas
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated 1922
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Boylesports
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance 1 mile (1,609 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight 9 st 0 lb
Purse 400,000 (2009)
1st: €228,000

The Irish 1,000 Guineas is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland which is open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run at the Curragh over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in May.

The event was established in 1922, one year after the launch of the equivalent race for which colts are eligible, the Irish 2,000 Guineas. It is the Irish version of the 1,000 Guineas Stakes, and it is currently scheduled to be run three weeks after that race. The field usually includes horses which previously contested the English version, and two have achieved victory in both events. The first of these was Attraction in 2004, and the other was Finsceal Beo in 2007. The leading horses from the Irish 1,000 Guineas often go on to compete in the following month's Coronation Stakes.

Contents

Records

Leading jockey since 1950 (3 wins):

  • Ron Hutchinson – Lacquer (1967), Black Satin (1970), Gaily (1974)
  • Christy RocheSarah Siddons (1976), More So (1978), Ridgewood Pearl (1995)
  • Walter SwinburnPrince's Polly (1982), Sonic Lady (1986), Marling (1992)
  • Michael KinaneTrusted Partner (1988), Yesterday (2003), Saoire (2005)

Leading trainer since 1950 (5 wins):

  • Paddy Prendergast – Princess Trudy (1950), Gazpacho (1963), Wenduyne (1969), Sarah Siddons (1976), More So (1978)

Winners since 1979

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time
1979 Godetia Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:52.40
1980 Cairn Rouge Tony Murray Michael Cunningham D. Brady 1:39.10
1981 Arctique Royale Gabriel Curran Kevin Prendergast Jean-Pierre Binet 1:49.30
1982 Prince's Polly Walter Swinburn Dermot Weld 1:40.50
1983 L'Attrayante Alain Badel Olivier Douieb Mrs Charles Thériot 1:49.20
1984 Katies Philip Robinson Mick Ryan Terry Ramsden 1:38.60
1985 Al Bahathri Tony Murray Harry Thomson Jones Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:45.30
1986 Sonic Lady Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 1:44.90
1987 Forest Flower Tony Ives Ian Balding Paul Mellon 1:43.90
1988 Trusted Partner Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 1:39.90
1989 Ensconse Ray Cochrane Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed 1:38.50
1990 In the Groove Steve Cauthen David Elsworth Brian Cooper 1:41.30
1991 Kooyonga Warren O'Connor Michael Kauntze Mitsuo Haga 1:37.20
1992 Marling Walter Swinburn Geoff Wragg Edmund Loder 1:41.50
1993 Nicer Michael Hills Barry Hills Catherine Corbett 1:44.20
1994 Mehthaaf Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:49.00
1995 Ridgewood Pearl Christy Roche John Oxx Anne Coughlan 1:43.90
1996 Matiya Willie Carson Ben Hanbury Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:39.80
1997 Classic Park Stephen Craine Aidan O'Brien Mrs Seamus Burns 1:42.20
1998 Tarascon Jamie Spencer Tommy Stack Jane Rowlinson 1:38.40
1999 Hula Angel Michael Hills Barry Hills Jim Fleming 1:39.10
2000 Crimplene Philip Robinson Clive Brittain Marwan Al Maktoum 1:39.80
2001 Imagine Seamus Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:41.10
2002 Gossamer Jamie Spencer Luca Cumani Gerald Leigh 1:45.50
2003 Yesterday Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:40.80
2004 Attraction Kevin Darley Mark Johnston Duke of Roxburghe 1:37.60
2005 Saoire Michael Kinane Frances Crowley Joseph Joyce 1:41.50
2006 Nightime Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Marguerite Weld 1:48.30
2007 Finsceal Beo Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Michael Ryan 1:39.30
2008 Halfway to Heaven Seamus Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Smith / Magnier 1:40.82
2009 Again Johnny Murtagh David Wachman Tabor / Magnier 1:46.34
2010 Bethrah Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:37.49

Earlier winners

  • 1922 - Lady Violette
  • 1923 - Glenshesk
  • 1924 - Voltoi
  • 1925 - Flying Dinah
  • 1926 - Resplendent
  • 1927 - West Indies
  • 1928 - Moucheron
  • 1929 - Soloptic
  • 1930 - Star of Egypt
  • 1931 - Spiral
  • 1932 - Petoni
  • 1933 - Spy-Ann
  • 1934 - Kyloe
  • 1935 - Smokeless
  • 1936 - Harvest Star
  • 1937 - Sol Speranza
  • 1938 - Lapel
  • 1939 - Serpent Star
  • 1940 - Gainsworth
  • 1941 - Milady Rose
  • 1942 - Majideh
  • 1943 - Suntop
  • 1944 - Annetta
  • 1945 - Panastrid
  • 1946 - Ella Retford
  • 1947 - Sea Symphony
  • 1948 - Morning Wings
  • 1949 - Sunlit Ride
  • 1950 - Princess Trudy
  • 1951 - Queen of Sheba
  • 1952 - Nashua
  • 1953 - Northern Gleam
  • 1954 - Pantomime Queen
  • 1955 - Dark Issue
  • 1956 - Pederoba
  • 1957 - Even Star
  • 1958 - Butiaba
  • 1959 - Fiorentina
  • 1960 - Zenobia
  • 1961 - Lady Senator
  • 1962 - Shandon Belle
  • 1963 - Gazpacho
  • 1964 - Royal Danseuse
  • 1965 - Ardent Dancer
  • 1966 - Valoris
  • 1967 - Lacquer
  • 1968 - Front Row
  • 1969 - Wenduyne
  • 1970 - Black Satin
  • 1971 - Favoletta
  • 1972 - Pidget
  • 1973 - Cloonagh
  • 1974 - Gaily
  • 1975 - Miralla
  • 1976 - Sarah Siddons
  • 1977 - Lady Capulet
  • 1978 - More So


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