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Irish 1000 Guineas

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alpha centauri winning the irish 1000 guineas
ALPHA CENTAURI winning the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Picture: Pat Healy Photography

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.
Racing and Sports

Previous Irish 1000 Guineas Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
ALPHA CENTAURI (IRE) 3F
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - ALPHA LUPI (IRE) RAHY (USA)
C O'DONOGHUE57.0MRS J HARRINGTON8
WINTER (IRE) 3F
GALILEO (IRE) - LADDIES POKER TWO (IRE) CHOISIR (AUS)
RYAN MOORE57.0A P O'BRIEN4
JET SETTING (IRE) 3F
FAST COMPANY (IRE) - MEAN LAE (IRE) JOHANNESBURG (USA)
SHANE FOLEY57.0ADRIAN KEATLEY10
PLEASCACH (IRE) 3F
TEOFILO (IRE) - TOIRNEACH (USA) THUNDER GULCH (USA)
K J MANNING57.0J S BOLGER15
MARVELLOUS (IRE) 3F
GALILEO (IRE) - YOU'RESOTHRILLING (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
RYAN MOORE57.0A P O'BRIEN11
JUST THE JUDGE (IRE) 3F
LAWMAN (FR) - FARADAY LIGHT (IRE) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
J P SPENCER57.0C HILLS2
SAMITAR (GB) 3F
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) - AILEEN'S GIFT (IRE) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
M HARLEY57.0M R CHANNON6
MISTY FOR ME (IRE) 3F
GALILEO (IRE) - BUTTERFLY COVE (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
J A HEFFERNAN57.0A P O'BRIEN15
BETHRAH (IRE) 3F
MARJU (IRE) - REVE D'IMAN (FR) HIGHEST HONOR (FR)
P SMULLEN57.5D K WELD8
AGAIN (IRE) 3F
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - CUMBRES (FR) KAHYASI (IRE)
J MURTAGH57.5D WACHMAN3
HALFWAY TO HEAVEN (IRE) 3F
PIVOTAL (GB) - CASSANDRA GO (IRE) INDIAN RIDGE (IRE)
J A HEFFERNAN57.5A P O'BRIEN5
FINSCEAL BEO (IRE) 3F
MR GREELEY (USA) - MUSICAL TREAT (IRE) ROYAL ACADEMY (USA)
K J MANNING57.5J S BOLGER8
NIGHTIME (IRE) 3F
GALILEO (IRE) - CAUMSHINAUN (IRE) INDIAN RIDGE (GB)
P SMULLEN57.5D K WELD15
SAOIRE (GB) 3F
PIVOTAL (GB) - POLISH DESCENT (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
M KINANE57.5MS F M CROWLEY19
ATTRACTION (GB) 3F
EFISIO (GB) - FLIRTATION (GB) PURSUIT OF LOVE (GB)
K DARLEY57.5M JOHNSTON5
YESTERDAY (IRE) 3F
SADLER'S WELLS (USA) - JUDE (GB) DARSHAAN (GB)
M KINANE57.5A P O'BRIEN8
GOSSAMER (GB) 3F
SADLER'S WELLS (USA) - BROCADE (GB) HABITAT (GB)
J P SPENCER57.5L M CUMANI13
IMAGINE (IRE) 3F
SADLER'S WELLS (USA) -
J A HEFFERNAN57.5A P O'BRIEN
CRIMPLENE (IRE) 3F
LION CAVERN (USA) -
PHILIP ROBINSON57.5C E BRITTAIN

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