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Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

Tattersalls Irish Guiness Weekend - SATURDAY,  22ND & SUNDAY 23RD MAY 2021

The Irish 2,000 Guineas is the first Irish Classic of the flat season. It is run over one mile and is confined to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies only. The field traditionally includes horses which have previously contested the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier in the month. The race was first run in 1921. 

2020 Winner - Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas
Horse: Siskin
Owner: K Abdullah
Trainer: G M Lyons
Jockey: C T Keane

LEADING JOCKEY
JOSEPH O’BRIEN with 3 wins:
Roderic O’Connor (2011), Power (2012) & Magician (2013) 
JOHNNY MURTAGH with 3 wins
Black Minnaloushe (2001), Henrythenavigator (2008) & Mastercraftsman (2009)

LEADING TRAINER (since 1999)
AIDAN O’BRIEN with 11 wins: Saffron Walden (1999), Black Minnaloushe (2001), Rock Of Gibraltar (2002), Henrythenavigator (2008), Mastercraftsman (2009), Roderic O’Connor (2011), Power (2012), Magician (2013), Gleneagles (2015), Churchill (2017), & Peaceful (2020)

Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas

The Irish 1,000 Guineas is the second Irish Classic of the season and is run at the Curragh on the same weekend in late May as the Irish 2,000 Guineas. It is the first Irish Classic of the season confined to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. The race is run over the same course and distance, one mile, as the Irish 2,000 Guineas and traditionally includes horses which have previously contested the 1,000 guineas at Newmarket earlier in the month. The race dates back to 1922.  

2020 Winner - Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas
Horse: Peaceful
Owner: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier
Trainer: A P O'Brien
Jockey: J A Heffernan

LEADING RIDERS (since 1990)
RYAN MOORE with 3 wins: Marvellous (2014), Winter (2017) & Hermosa (2019)
SEAMIE HEFFERNAN with 3 wins: Imagine (2001), Halfway To Heaven (2008) and Misty For Me (2011)

LEADING TRAINER (since 1990)
AIDAN O’BRIEN with 9 wins: Classic Park (1997), Imagine (2001), Yesterday (2003), Halfway To Heaven (2008), Misty For Me (2011), Marvellous (2014) & Winter (2017), Hermosa (2019) & Peaceful (2020)

2020 Winner - Tattersalls Gold Cup, Group 1
Horse - Magical
Trainer - A P O'Brien
Jockey - W M Lordan
Owner - Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier

LEADING RIDER (since 1999)
PAT SMULLEN with 3 wins: Grey Swallow (2005), Casual Conquest (2009) & Fascinating Rock (2016)
JAMES DOYLE with 3 wins: Al Kazeem (2013), Noble Mission (2014) & Al Kazeem (2015)
JOHNNY MURTAGH with 3 wins: Notnowcato (2007), Duke of Marmalade (2008) & Fame and Glory (2010)

LEADING TRAINER (since 1999)
AIDAN O’BRIEN with 9 wins:
Black Sam Bellamy (2003), Powerscourt (2004), Duke Of Marmalade (2008), Fame And Glory (2010), So You Think (2011 & 2012) & Lancaster Bomber (2018), Magical (2019), Magical (2020)

Where to watch

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