Irish 2,000 Guineas

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Irish 2,000 Guineas
Group 1 race
Location Curragh Racecourse
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Inaugurated1921
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Tattersalls
Website Curragh
Race information
Distance1 mile (1,609 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
excluding geldings
Weight9 st 2 lb
Allowances
3 lb for fillies
Purse 400,000 (2021)
1st: €228,000
Irish 2,000 Guineas
2021
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Previous years
2020
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SiskinVatican CityLope Y Fernandez
2019
Owner Tony Wechsler and Ann Plummer.svg Owner Lord Lloyd-Webber.svg Owner Mr P Twomey.svg
Phoenix Of SpainToo Darn HotDecrypt
2018
Owner Robert Ng France.svg Owner Mr Derrick Smith.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
RomanisedU S Navy FlagGustav Klimt
2017
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Godolphin.svg Owner Ballygallon Stud Limited Ireland.svg
ChurchillThunder SnowIrishcorrespondent
2016
Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum Ireland.svg Owner Al Shaqab Racing.svg Owner Qatar Racing Limited.svg
AwtaadGalileo GoldBlue De Vega
2015
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Sheikh Khalifa,Sheikh Suhaim, QRL Partnership.svg Owner Carmichael Jennings.svg
GleneaglesEndless DramaIvawood
2014
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KingmanShifting PowerMustajeeb
2013
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Michael Tabor blue cap.svg Owner Mrs J S Bolger.svg
MagicianGale Force TenTrading Leather
2012
Owner Michael Tabor.svg Owner Andrew Tinkler.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg
PowerFoxtrot RomeoReply
2011
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Roderic O'ConnorDubawi GoldOracle
2010-2001
2010
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Canford CliffsFree JudgementViscount Nelson
2009
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MastercraftsmanRayeniSoul City
2008
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HenrythenavigatorNew ApproachStubbs Art
2007
Owner Mr Phil Cunningham.svg Owner Mrs J S Bolger.svg Owner Joseph Joyce.svg
Cockney RebelCreachadoirHe's A Decoy
2006
Owner Mr Saleh Al Homaizi.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Mrs Catherine O'Flynn.svg
AraafaGeorge WashingtonDecado
2005
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DubawiOratorioDemocratic Deficit
2004
Owner Duke of Devonshire.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mrs Rochelle Quinn.svg
Bachelor DukeAzamourGrey Swallow
2003
Owner Peter Gleeson.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Eden Racing.svg
Indian HavenFranceTout Seul
2002
Owner Sir Alex Ferguson.svg Owner Mrs John Magnier.svg Owner Michael Tabor.svg
Rock Of GibraltarCentury CityDella Francesca
2001
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Black MinnalousheMozartMinardi
2000-1991
2000
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BachirGiant's CausewayCape Town
1999
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Saffron WaldenEnriqueOrpen
1998
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Desert PrinceFa-EqSecond Empire
1997
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Desert KingVerglasRomanov
1996
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Spinning WorldRainbow BluesBeauchamp King
1995
Owner Ballymacoll Stud.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg Owner Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum.svg
SpectrumAdjareliBahri
1994
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner J A O'Gorman.svg Owner Mrs Anne Coughlan.svg
Turtle IslandGuided TourRidgewood Ben
1993
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Mrs M V O'Brien.svg Owner H H Aga Khan.svg
BaratheaFatherlandMassyar
1992
Owner Mr B V Sangster.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Moyglare Stud Farm.svg
Rodrigo De TrianoEzzoudBrief Truce
1991
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Fourstars AllstarStar Of GdanskLycius
1990-1988
1990
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TirolRoyal AcademyLotus Pool
1989
Owner Sheikh Mohammed.svg Owner Maktoum Al Maktoum.svg Owner Mr Wafic Said.svg
ShaadiGreat CommotionDistant Relative
1988
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The Irish 2,000 Guineas is a Group 1 flat horse race in Ireland open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and 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 1921, a year before the launch of the Irish 1,000 Guineas. The inaugural running was won by Soldennis.

It is Ireland's equivalent of the 2,000 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 nine have achieved victory in both events. The first was Right Tack in 1969, and the most recent was Churchill in 2017.

The leading horses from the Irish 2,000 Guineas often go on to compete in the following month's St. James's Palace Stakes. The most recent to win both races was Gleneagles in 2015.

Records

Leading jockey (5 wins):

Leading trainer (11 wins):

Leading owner since 1950 (10 wins):(includes part ownership)


Winners since 1965

YearWinnerJockeyTrainerOwnerTime
1965Green BannerN. BrennanK. KerrB. Kerr
1966Paveh T. P. Burns T. AinsworthP. Widener
1967Atherstone Wood [lower-alpha 1] Buster Parnell Stephen QuirkeS. O'Flaherty
1968Mistigo Buster Parnell Stephen QuirkeF. Feeney
1969 Right Tack Geoff Lewis John Sutcliffe, Jr.Jim Brown1:48.60
1970Decies Lester Piggott Bernard van Cutsem Nelson Bunker Hunt 1:38.30
1971King's Company Freddy Head Willie Robinson Bertram Firestone 1:37.50
1972 Ballymore Christy Roche Paddy Prendergast Meg Mullion1:47.70
1973 Sharp Edge Joe Mercer Dick Hern Jakie Astor 1:45.80
1974 Furry Glen George McGrathSeamus McGrathP. McGrath1:48.00
1975 Grundy Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Carlo Vittadini1:47.20
1976 Northern Treasure Gabriel Curran Kevin PrendergastA. D. Brennan1:42.80
1977 Pampapaul Gianfranco Dettori Stuart MurlessHans Paul1:41.90
1978 Jaazeiro Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:39.35
1979 Dickens Hill Tony Murray Mick O'Toole Mrs Jean-Pierre Binet1:50.60
1980 Nikoli Christy Roche Paddy Prendergast 3rd Earl of Iveagh 1:40.00
1981 Kings Lake Pat Eddery Vincent O'Brien Mrs Jean-Pierre Binet1:47.70
1982 Dara Monarch Michael Kinane Liam BrowneMrs Liam Browne1:41.80
1983 Wassl Tony Murray John Dunlop Ahmed Al Maktoum 1:52.00
1984 Sadler's Wells George McGrath Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:38.20
1985 Triptych Christy Roche David O'Brien Alan Clore1:42.10
1986 Flash of Steel Michael Kinane Dermot Weld Bertram Firestone 1:53.40
1987 Don't Forget Me Willie Carson Richard Hannon Sr. James Horgan1:38.00
1988 Prince of Birds Declan Gillespie Vincent O'Brien Robert Sangster 1:39.00
1989 Shaadi Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Sheikh Mohammed 1:37.50
1990 Tirol Pat Eddery Richard Hannon Sr. John Horgan1:39.20
1991 Fourstars Allstar Mike Smith Leo O'BrienBomze / DiLeo1:38.60
1992 Rodrigo de Triano Lester Piggott Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 1:41.70
1993 Barathea Michael Roberts Luca Cumani Sheikh Mohammed 1:43.00
1994 Turtle Island John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 1:50.10
1995 Spectrum John Reid Peter Chapple-Hyam Lord Weinstock 1:40.30
1996 Spinning World Cash Asmussen Jonathan Pease Niarchos Family 1:38.80
1997 Desert King Christy Roche Aidan O'Brien Michael Tabor 1:38.30
1998 Desert Prince Olivier Peslier David Loder Lucayan Stud1:35.80
1999 Saffron Walden Olivier Peslier Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:38.10
2000 Bachir Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:39.80
2001 Black Minnaloushe Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:41.40
2002 Rock of Gibraltar Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Ferguson / Magnier 1:47.30
2003 Indian Haven John EganPaul D'ArcyGleeson / Smith / Conway1:41.50
2004 Bachelor Duke Seb Sanders James Toller Exors of Duke of Devonshire 1:40.00
2005 Dubawi Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:41.60
2006 Araafa Alan Munro Jeremy Noseda Al Homaizi / Al Sagar1:49.80
2007 Cockney Rebel Olivier Peslier Geoff HufferPhil Cunningham1:36.10
2008 Henrythenavigator Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Sue Magnier 1:39.63
2009 Mastercraftsman Johnny Murtagh Aidan O'Brien Smith / Magnier / Tabor 1:48.16
2010 Canford Cliffs Richard Hughes Richard Hannon Sr. Heffer / Roy / Instance1:37.64
2011 Roderic O'Connor Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor et al.1:37.88
2012 Power Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor et al.1:39.04
2013 Magician Joseph O'Brien Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor et al.1:36.81
2014 Kingman James Doyle John Gosden Khalid Abdullah 1:47.29
2015 Gleneagles Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor et al.1:39.30
2016 Awtaad Chris Hayes Kevin Prendergast Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:45.26
2017 Churchill Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Magnier / Tabor et al.1:40.46
2018 Romanised Shane FoleyKen Condon Robert Ng 1:38.93
2019 Phoenix of Spain Jamie Spencer Charles Hills Tony Wechsler & Ann Plummer1:36.52
2020 Siskin [lower-alpha 2] Colin Keane Ger Lyons Khalid Abdullah 1:38.49
2021 Mac Swiney Rory Cleary Jim Bolger Jackie Bolger1:41.32
  1. Kingfisher finished first in 1967, but he was relegated to second place after a stewards' inquiry
  2. The 2020 race was run in June due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of Ireland

Earlier winners

  1. The 1944 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners

See also

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