Irish 1000 Guineas
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The Irish 1000 Guineas is a Group 1 race run under Set Weight conditions for three year old fillies at the Curragh conducted by the Curragh Racecourse for Horse Racing Ireland.
The Irish 1000 Guineas is run over the mile. It was first run in 1922 and was won by Lady Violette.
It is the second of the fillies only Guineas races, three weeks after the English version. They often pattern on to the Coronation Stakes.
The Irish 1000 Guineas is run on the round course.
The race hasn’t quite got the pedigree of the Irish 2000 Guineas.
Three horses have done the English 2000 Guineas/Irish 1000 Guineas double – Attraction, Finsceal Beo and Winter.
After taking the Irish 1000 Guineas, Alpha Centauri would win the Coronation Stakes, Falmouth Stakes and Jacques Le Marois last year.
Aidan O’Brien trained the trifecta in 2017, all of whom would end up G1 winners that season.
Leading trainer is held by Aidan O’Brien and Hubert Hartigan with seven wins.
Most wins as a jockey is by Morny Wing with seven.
The Irish 1000 Guineas is worth €400,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Irish 1000 Guineas include Alpha Centauri (2018), Winter (2017), Misty For Me (2011), Again (2009), Halfway To Heaven (2008), Finsceal Beo (2007), Attraction (2004), Imagine (2001), Ridgewood Pearl (1995), Kooyonga (1991), In The Groove (1990) and Sonic Lady (1986).
The 2018 Irish 1000 Guineas was won by Alpha Centauri from Could It Be Love and Happily.
Previous Irish 1000 Guineas Winners
| HERMOSA (IRE) 3F |
GALILEO (IRE) - BEAUTY IS TRUTH (IRE) PIVOTAL (GB)
|RYAN MOORE||57.0||A P O'BRIEN||2|
| ALPHA CENTAURI (IRE) 3F |
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - ALPHA LUPI (IRE) RAHY (USA)
|C O'DONOGHUE||57.0||MRS J HARRINGTON||8|
| WINTER (IRE) 3F |
GALILEO (IRE) - LADDIES POKER TWO (IRE) CHOISIR (AUS)
|RYAN MOORE||57.0||A P O'BRIEN||4|
| JET SETTING (IRE) 3F |
FAST COMPANY (IRE) - MEAN LAE (IRE) JOHANNESBURG (USA)
|SHANE FOLEY||57.0||ADRIAN KEATLEY||10|
| PLEASCACH (IRE) 3F |
TEOFILO (IRE) - TOIRNEACH (USA) THUNDER GULCH (USA)
|K J MANNING||57.0||J S BOLGER||15|
| MARVELLOUS (IRE) 3F |
GALILEO (IRE) - YOU'RESOTHRILLING (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
|RYAN MOORE||57.0||A P O'BRIEN||11|
| JUST THE JUDGE (IRE) 3F |
LAWMAN (FR) - FARADAY LIGHT (IRE) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
|J P SPENCER||57.0||C HILLS||2|
| SAMITAR (GB) 3F |
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) - AILEEN'S GIFT (IRE) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
|M HARLEY||57.0||M R CHANNON||6|
| MISTY FOR ME (IRE) 3F |
GALILEO (IRE) - BUTTERFLY COVE (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
|J A HEFFERNAN||57.0||A P O'BRIEN||15|
| BETHRAH (IRE) 3F |
MARJU (IRE) - REVE D'IMAN (FR) HIGHEST HONOR (FR)
|P SMULLEN||57.5||D K WELD||8|
| AGAIN (IRE) 3F |
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - CUMBRES (FR) KAHYASI (IRE)
|J MURTAGH||57.5||D WACHMAN||3|
| HALFWAY TO HEAVEN (IRE) 3F |
PIVOTAL (GB) - CASSANDRA GO (IRE) INDIAN RIDGE (IRE)
|J A HEFFERNAN||57.5||A P O'BRIEN||5|
| FINSCEAL BEO (IRE) 3F |
MR GREELEY (USA) - MUSICAL TREAT (IRE) ROYAL ACADEMY (USA)
|K J MANNING||57.5||J S BOLGER||8|
| NIGHTIME (IRE) 3F |
GALILEO (IRE) - CAUMSHINAUN (IRE) INDIAN RIDGE (GB)
|P SMULLEN||57.5||D K WELD||15|
| SAOIRE (GB) 3F |
PIVOTAL (GB) - POLISH DESCENT (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
|M KINANE||57.5||MS F M CROWLEY||19|
| ATTRACTION (GB) 3F |
EFISIO (GB) - FLIRTATION (GB) PURSUIT OF LOVE (GB)
|K DARLEY||57.5||M JOHNSTON||5|
| YESTERDAY (IRE) 3F |
SADLER'S WELLS (USA) - JUDE (GB) DARSHAAN (GB)
|M KINANE||57.5||A P O'BRIEN||8|
| GOSSAMER (GB) 3F |
SADLER'S WELLS (USA) - BROCADE (GB) HABITAT (GB)
|J P SPENCER||57.5||L M CUMANI||13|
| IMAGINE (IRE) 3F |
SADLER'S WELLS (USA) -
|J A HEFFERNAN||57.5||A P O'BRIEN|
| CRIMPLENE (IRE) 3F |
LION CAVERN (USA) -
|PHILIP ROBINSON||57.5||C E BRITTAIN|
The Racing and Sports Priceline for the 2019 Nassau Stakes on day three of the Goodwood Festival.
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