2007 Irish 1000 Guineas

CURRAGH, IRELAND - MAY 27: Kevin Manning and Finsceal Beo return after landing The Boylesports Irish 1000 Guineas Race run at The Curragh Racecourse on May 27, 2007, in The Curragh, Ireland. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)Finsceal Beo made history at the 2007 Irish 1000 Guineas, winning the race by a neck after also having won the 2007 English 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and earning a second position in the French equivalent, the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches. After the filly Attraction in 2004, Finsceal Beo is only the second horse to win the 1000 Guineas double since the Irish 1000 Guineas was first raced in 1922.

Trained by Dermot Weld, runner-up Dimenticata gave Finsceal Beo some stiff competition late in the race. But it wasn’t enough to keep Finsceal Beo and jockey Kevin Manning from taking the victory, which was met by exuberant celebrations from owner Mick Ryan and his entourage. Aidan O’Brien’s Peeping Fawn – one of the favourites for the race – took third position.

2007 Irish 2000 Guineas Results

Also run on the day of the 2007 Irish 1000 Guineas was the prestigious, Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup. Five-year-old Notnowcato narrowly beat the race favourite, Aidan O’Brien’s Dylan Thomas, to earn his second victory at Group 1 level.

Some consolation came for trainer Aidan O’Brien with a win by Alexander of Hales, ridden by jockey Seamie Heffernan, in the Group 3 Gallinule Stakes.

Who do you think will emerge victorious at the Irish 1000 Guineas?

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