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Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

Digital Racecard - Saturday 22nd May (Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas Day) & Sunday 23rd May (Tattersalls 2000 Guineas Day)

 

 

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

Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas (€400,000)

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 Group 1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas will celebrate it’s 100th birthday this year having first taken place 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 (€400,000)

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)

Tattersalls Gold Cup, Group 1 (€300,000)

The Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup was included in the top fifteen highest rated races in the world last year following the victory of Magical for the second successive year. 

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)

About the sponsor:

Tattersalls have been associated with the Curragh since they first sponsored the Gold Cup in 1985.  They added the Irish 2000 Guineas in 2013 and the Irish 1000 Guineas in 2015 to their sponsorship portfolio.

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