Irish 1,000 Guineas

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Irish 1,000 Guineas
Group 1 race
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated1922
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Tattersalls
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance1 mile (1,609 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-old fillies
Weight9 st 0 lb
Purse 230,000 (2020)
1st: €142,500
Irish 1000 Guineas
2020
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Michael Tabor orange cap.svg Owner Michael Tabor blue cap.svg
PeacefulFancy BlueSo Wonderful

The Irish 1,000 Guineas is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland 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.

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History

The event was established in 1922, a year after the launch of the Irish 2,000 Guineas. The inaugural running was won by Lady Violette.

It is Ireland's equivalent of the 1000 Guineas, and in recent years it has taken place three weeks after that race. The field usually includes horses which previously contested the English version, and four have achieved victory in both events; Attraction in 2004, Finsceal Beo in 2007, Winter in 2017 and Hermosa in 2019.

The leading horses from the Irish 1,000 Guineas often go on to compete in the following month's Coronation Stakes. The last to win both races was Alpha Centauri in 2018.

Records

Leading jockey (7 wins):

Leading trainer (9 wins):

Leading owner since 1950 (9 wins):(includes part ownership)

Winners since 1960

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1960ZanobiaLiam WardT. ShawMrs A. Biddle
1961Lady SenatorTommy GoslingP. AshworthG. Freeman
1962Shandon Belle T. P. Burns R. FetherstonhaughS. Abbot
1963GazpachoFreddie Palmer Paddy Prendergast Mrs J. Mullion
1964Royal Danseuse Johnny Roe Seamus McGrath Joe McGrath
1965Ardent DancerBill RickabyTommy GoslingMrs P. McAllister
1966 Valoris J. Power Vincent O'Brien Charles Clore
1967LacquerRon Hutchinson Harry Wragg Budgie Moller
1968Front RowEric EldinRyan JarvisF. Allen
1969Wenduyne Bill Williamson Paddy Prendergast J. Mullion
1970Black SatinRon Hutchinson John Dunlop W. Reynolds
1971Favoletta Lester Piggott Harry Wragg Budgie Moller
1972 Pidget Wally Swinburn Kevin Prendergast Norman Frank Butler 1:47.80
1973 Cloonagh Greville Starkey Henry Cecil Arthur Boyd-Rochfort1:47.40
1974 Gaily Ron Hutchinson Dick Hern Michael Sobell 1:49.50
1975 Miralla Buster Parnell Hugh NugentLady Lister Kaye1:46.10
1976 Sarah Siddons Christy Roche Paddy Prendergast Mrs J R Mullion1:45.20
1977 Lady Capulet Tommy Murphy Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:45.20
1978 More So Christy Roche Paddy Prendergast Joan Gelb 1:39.60
1979 Godetia Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:52.40
1980 Cairn Rouge Tony MurrayMichael CunninghamD. Brady1:39.10
1981 Arctique Royale Gabriel Curran Kevin PrendergastJean-Pierre Binet1:49.30
1982 Prince's Polly Wally Swinburn Dermot Weld Kerry Fitzpatrick1:40.50
1983 L'Attrayante Alain BadelOlivier DouiebMrs Charles Thériot1:49.20
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 Cooper1:41.30
1991 Kooyonga Warren O'ConnorMichael KauntzeMitsuo Haga1:37.20
1992 Marling Walter Swinburn Geoff Wragg Sir Edmund Loder1:41.50
1993 Nicer Michael Hills Barry Hills Catherine Corbett1:44.20
1994 Mehthaaf Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:49.00
1995 Ridgewood Pearl Christy Roche John Oxx Anne Coughlan1:43.90
1996 Matiya Willie Carson Ben Hanbury Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:39.80
1997 Classic Park Stephen Craine Aidan O'Brien Mrs Seamus Burns1:42.20
1998 Tarascon Jamie Spencer Tommy Stack Jane Rowlinson1:38.40
1999 Hula Angel Michael Hills Barry Hills Jim Fleming1:39.10
2000 Crimplene Philip Robinson Clive Brittain Marwan Al Maktoum1:39.80
2001 Imagine Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:41.10
2002 Gossamer Jamie Spencer Luca Cumani Gerald Leigh1:45.50
2003 Yesterday Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:40.80
2004 Attraction Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 10th Duke of Roxburghe 1:37.60
2005 Saoire Michael Kinane Frances CrowleyJoseph Joyce1:41.50
2006 Nightime Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Marguerite Weld1:48.30
2007 Finsceal Beo Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Michael Ryan1:39.30
2008 Halfway to Heaven Seamie 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
2011 Misty for Me Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier / Smith1:35.90
2012 Samitar Martin Harley Mick Channon Martin S. Schwartz 1:38.50
2013 Just The Judge Jamie Spencer Charles HillsQatar Racing Ltd & Sangster family1:39.37
2014 Marvellous Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Smith / Tabor / Magnier 1:45.52
2015 Pleascach Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Jackie Bolger1:39.17
2016 Jet Setting Shane FoleyAdrian KeatleyEquinegrowthpartners Syndicate1:42.46
2017 Winter Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier / Smith1:39.78
2018 Alpha Centauri Colm O'Donoghue Jessica Harrington Niarchos Family 1:38.71
2019 Hermosa Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier / Smith1:35.07
2020 Peaceful [lower-alpha 1] Seamie Heffernan Aidan O'Brien Tabor / Magnier / Smith1:38.19
  1. The 2020 race was run in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland

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