|Group 1 race|
|Location|| Curragh Racecourse |
Co. Kildare, Ireland
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
|Weight||9 st 2 lb |
3 lb for fillies
|Purse|| €400,000 (2021)|
|Mac Swiney||Poetic Flare||Van Gogh|
|Siskin||Vatican City||Lope Y Fernandez|
|Phoenix Of Spain||Too Darn Hot||Decrypt|
|Romanised||U S Navy Flag||Gustav Klimt|
|Awtaad||Galileo Gold||Blue De Vega|
|Magician||Gale Force Ten||Trading Leather|
|Roderic O'Connor||Dubawi Gold||Oracle|
|Canford Cliffs||Free Judgement||Viscount Nelson|
|Henrythenavigator||New Approach||Stubbs Art|
|Cockney Rebel||Creachadoir||He's A Decoy|
|Bachelor Duke||Azamour||Grey Swallow|
|Indian Haven||France||Tout Seul|
|Rock Of Gibraltar||Century City||Della Francesca|
|Bachir||Giant's Causeway||Cape Town|
|Desert Prince||Fa-Eq||Second Empire|
|Spinning World||Rainbow Blues||Beauchamp King|
|Turtle Island||Guided Tour||Ridgewood Ben|
|Rodrigo De Triano||Ezzoud||Brief Truce|
|Fourstars Allstar||Star Of Gdansk||Lycius|
|Tirol||Royal Academy||Lotus Pool|
|Shaadi||Great Commotion||Distant Relative|
|Prince Of Birds||Caerwent||Intimidate|
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.
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.
Leading jockey (5 wins):
Leading trainer (11 wins):
Leading owner since 1950 (10 wins):(includes part ownership)
|1965||Green Banner||N. Brennan||K. Kerr||B. Kerr|
|1966||Paveh||T. P. Burns||T. Ainsworth||P. Widener|
|1967||Atherstone Wood||Buster Parnell||Stephen Quirke||S. O'Flaherty|
|1968||Mistigo||Buster Parnell||Stephen Quirke||F. Feeney|
|1969||Right Tack||Geoff Lewis||John Sutcliffe, Jr.||Jim Brown||1:48.60|
|1970||Decies||Lester Piggott||Bernard van Cutsem||Nelson Bunker Hunt||1:38.30|
|1971||King's Company||Freddy Head||Willie Robinson||Bertram Firestone||1:37.50|
|1972||Ballymore||Christy Roche||Paddy Prendergast||Meg Mullion||1:47.70|
|1973||Sharp Edge||Joe Mercer||Dick Hern||Jakie Astor||1:45.80|
|1974||Furry Glen||George McGrath||Seamus McGrath||P. McGrath||1:48.00|
|1975||Grundy||Pat Eddery||Peter Walwyn||Carlo Vittadini||1:47.20|
|1976||Northern Treasure||Gabriel Curran||Kevin Prendergast||A. D. Brennan||1:42.80|
|1977||Pampapaul||Gianfranco Dettori||Stuart Murless||Hans Paul||1:41.90|
|1978||Jaazeiro||Lester Piggott||Vincent O'Brien||Robert Sangster||1:39.35|
|1979||Dickens Hill||Tony Murray||Mick O'Toole||Mrs Jean-Pierre Binet||1:50.60|
|1980||Nikoli||Christy Roche||Paddy Prendergast||3rd Earl of Iveagh||1:40.00|
|1981||Kings Lake||Pat Eddery||Vincent O'Brien||Mrs Jean-Pierre Binet||1:47.70|
|1982||Dara Monarch||Michael Kinane||Liam Browne||Mrs Liam Browne||1:41.80|
|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 Clore||1:42.10|
|1986||Flash of Steel||Michael Kinane||Dermot Weld||Bertram Firestone||1:53.40|
|1987||Don't Forget Me||Willie Carson||Richard Hannon Sr.||James Horgan||1:38.00|
|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 Horgan||1:39.20|
|1991||Fourstars Allstar||Mike Smith||Leo O'Brien||Bomze / DiLeo||1:38.60|
|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 Stud||1:35.80|
|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 Egan||Paul D'Arcy||Gleeson / Smith / Conway||1:41.50|
|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 Sagar||1:49.80|
|2007||Cockney Rebel||Olivier Peslier||Geoff Huffer||Phil Cunningham||1:36.10|
|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 / Instance||1:37.64|
|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 Foley||Ken Condon||Robert Ng||1:38.93|
|2019||Phoenix of Spain||Jamie Spencer||Charles Hills||Tony Wechsler & Ann Plummer||1:36.52|
|2020||Siskin||Colin Keane||Ger Lyons||Khalid Abdullah||1:38.49|
|2021||Mac Swiney||Rory Cleary||Jim Bolger||Jackie Bolger||1:41.32|
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