Irish 1000 Guineas Betting Guide

The Irish 1000 Guineas horse race is a Group 1 flat race for three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is one of the five yearly Irish Classic races, and has been run over a distance of one mile at Ireland’s Curragh Racecourse since 1922.

Irish 1000 Guineas Winners

On 25 May 2008, jockey Seamus Heffernan and Halfway to Heaven raced to victory in the 1000 Guineas at Curragh Racecourse with a time of 1:40.82. Halfway to Heaven is owned by English businessman Michael B. Tabor and was trained by Ireland’s renowned and highly successful Aidan O’Brien.

In the 2007 Irish 1000 Guineas, winner Finsceal Beo became only the second filly ever to secure a 1000 Guineas double – winning both the English 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and then the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh. The only other filly to manage this feat was the Mark Johnston-trained Attraction, in 2004.

For a full list of results winners, see Irish 1000 Guineas winners.

Irish Guineas Festival Packages Curragh Racecourse

The Irish 1000 Guineas horse race is due to be raced on the second day of the Boylesports Irish Guineas Festival – 24 May 2009. This day of the festival offers plenty of excitement with numerous races lined-up, including the Tattersalls Gold Cup – a Group 1 race known as one of Europe's leading middle-distance races for older thoroughbreds.

Day 2 of the Irish 1000 Guineas horse race is also Ladies Day, with a "Fashions On The Turf" competition featuring spectacular prizes for the ladies showing off the most stylish outfits. The day also promises to keep the youngsters happy with a Giddy Up Club for children.

On 24 May, the first race is due to be run at 2:00pm. See Irish 1000 Guineas tickets for ticket prices and booking information.

Irish 1000 Guineas Betting Odds

The total prize fund for the Irish 1000 Guineas was a whopping £224,500 – the same as for the Irish 2000 Guineas. The jockeys annd trainers need not be the only lucky ones at Curragh Racecourse this year. Start considering who you think will come out tops with the 2009 Irish 1000 Guineas bookmakers, and check out our Irish Guineas betting section for the best betting tips and hints.