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Irish 2000 Guineas

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History

ROMANISED winning the Irish 2,000 Guineas.
ROMANISED winning the Irish 2,000 Guineas. Picture: Pat Healy Photography

The Irish 2000 Guineas is a Group 1 race run under Set Weight conditions for three year old colts and fillies at the Curragh conducted by the Curragh Racecourse for Horse Racing Ireland.
The Irish 2000 Guineas is run over the mile. It was first run in 1921 and was won by Soldennis.
It is the second of the Guineas races, three weeks after the English version. They often pattern on to the St James’s Palace Stakes.
The Irish 2000 Guineas is run on the round course.
Many of top stallion has this on the mantelpiece. None more so than the great Sadler’s Wells from 1984.
Nine horses have done the English 2000 Guineas/Irish 2000 Guineas double - Churchill in 2017 the most recent to do so.
Leading trainer is Aidan O’Brien with an amazing 11 wins. In fact he has won seven times in the last eleven years.
Most wins as a jockey are by Tommy Burns and Martin Quirke with five.
The Irish 2000 Guineas is worth €400,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Irish 2000 Guineas include Churchill (2017), Gleneagles (2015), Kingman (2014), Canford Cliffs (2010), Mastercraftsman (2009), Henrythenavigator (2008), Cockney Rebel (2007), Dubawi (2005), Rock Of Gibraltar (2002), Desert King (1997), Spinning World (1996), Barathea (1993), Rodrigo De Triano (1992), Don’t Forget Me (1987), Triptych (1985), Sadler’s Wells (1984), Right Tack (1969), Santa Claus (1964) and Hard Ridden (1958).
The 2018 Irish 2000 Guineas was won by Romanised from U S Navy Flag and Gustav Klimt.


Racing and Sports

Previous Irish 2000 Guineas Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
PHOENIX OF SPAIN (IRE) 3C
LOPE DE VEGA (IRE) - LUCKY CLIO (IRE) KEY OF LUCK (USA)
J P SPENCER 57.0 C HILLS 1
ROMANISED (IRE) 3C
HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) - ROMANTIC VENTURE (IRE) INDIAN RIDGE (GB)
SHANE FOLEY 57.0 KEN CONDON 10
CHURCHILL (IRE) 3C
GALILEO (IRE) - MEOW (IRE) STORM CAT (USA)
RYAN MOORE 57.0 A P O'BRIEN 6
AWTAAD (IRE) 3C
CAPE CROSS (IRE) - ASHEERAH (GB) SHAMARDAL (USA)
CHRIS HAYES 57.0 KEVIN PRENDERGAST 5
GLENEAGLES (IRE) 3C
GALILEO (IRE) - YOU'RESOTHRILLING (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
RYAN MOORE 57.0 A P O'BRIEN 2
KINGMAN (GB) 3C
INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (IRE) - ZENDA (GB) ZAMINDAR (USA)
JAMES DOYLE 57.0 JOHN GOSDEN 1
MAGICIAN (IRE) 3C
GALILEO (IRE) - ABSOLUTELYFABULOUS (IRE) MOZART (IRE)
J P O'BRIEN 57.0 A P O'BRIEN 3
POWER (GB) 3C
OASIS DREAM (GB) - FRAPPE (IRE) INCHINOR (GB)
J P O'BRIEN 57.0 A P O'BRIEN 3
RODERIC O'CONNOR (IRE) 3C
GALILEO (IRE) - SECRET GARDEN (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
J P O'BRIEN 57.0 A P O'BRIEN 3
CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) 3C
TAGULA (IRE) - MRS MARSH (GB) MARJU (IRE)
R HUGHES 57.5 R HANNON 5
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) 3F
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - STARLIGHT DREAMS (USA) BLACK TIE AFFAIR (GB)
J MURTAGH 57.5 A P O'BRIEN 6
HENRYTHENAVIGATOR (USA) 3C
KINGMAMBO (USA) - SEQUOYAH (IRE) SADLER'S WELLS (USA)
J MURTAGH 57.5 A P O'BRIEN 7
COCKNEY REBEL (IRE) 3C
VAL ROYAL (FR) - FACTICE (USA) KNOWN FACT
O PESLIER 57.5 G A HUFFER 7
ARAAFA (IRE) 3C
MULL OF KINTYRE (USA) - RESURGENCE (GB) POLAR FALCON (USA)
A MUNRO 57.5 J NOSEDA 8
DUBAWI (IRE) 3C
DUBAI MILLENNIUM (GB) - ZOMARADAH (GB) DEPLOY (GB)
L DETTORI 57.5 SAEED BIN SUROOR 7
BACHELOR DUKE (USA) 3C
MISWAKI (USA) - GOSSAMER (USA) SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
SEB SANDERS 57.5 JAMES TOLLER 8
INDIAN HAVEN (GB) 3C
INDIAN RIDGE (IRE) - MADAME DUBOIS (GB) LEGEND OF FRANCE (USA)
JOHN EGAN 57.5 P W D'ARCY 3
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) 3C
DANEHILL (USA) - OFFSHORE BOOM (GB) BE MY GUEST (USA)
M KINANE 57.5 A P O'BRIEN 4
BLACK MINNALOUSHE (USA) 3C
STORM CAT (USA) - CORAL DANCE (FR) GREEN DANCER (USA)
J MURTAGH 57.5 A P O'BRIEN
BACHIR (IRE) 3C
DESERT STYLE (IRE) - MORNING WELCOME (IRE) BE MY GUEST (USA)
L DETTORI 57.5 SAEED BIN SUROOR

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