Irish 1000 Guineas Winners

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 25: Seamus Heffernan rides Halfway to Heaven to victory over Mad About You ridden by P.J. Smullen during the 1000 Guineas at Curragh Racecourse on May 25, 2008 in Curragh, Ireland. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)In 2008, Halfway to Heaven jockeyed by Seamus Heffernan pulled in ahead of Mad About You ridden by P.J. Smullen at Curragh Racecourse to win the 1000 Guineas. Halfway to Heaven is owned by English businessman Michael B. Tabor and was trained by Ireland’s renowned and highly successful flat-racing trainer Aidan O’Brien, who currently holds the modern-day record for the most wins at the Irish 1000 Guineas: 1997, 2001, 2003 and once again 2008. Dermot Weld and Barry Hills each trained two winners.

2007 Irish 1000 Guineas Results

Finsceal Beo became the second-ever double winner of the 1000 Guineas in 2007 – first winning the English 1000 Guineas at Newmarket Racecourse in record-breaking time and then going on to win the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse. In between the two races, Finsceal Beo also finished as runner-up in the French version of the 1000 Guineas, the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches. The only other double 1000 Guineas winner was the filly Attraction, in 2004.

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Irish 1000 Guineas Winners in the 2000s

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
2008 Halfway to Heaven Seamus Heffernan Aidan O’Brien Michael Tabor 1:40.82
2007 Finsceal Beo Kevin Manning Jim Bolger Michael Ryan 1:39.30
2006 Nightime Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Marguerite Weld 1:48.30
2005 Saoire Michael Kinane Frances Crowley Joseph Joyce 1:41.50
2004 Attraction Kevin Darley Mark Johnston 10th Duke of Roxburghe 1:37.60
2003 Yesterday Michael Kinane Aidan O’Brien Sue Magnier 1:40.80
2002 Gossamer Jamie Spencer Luca Cumani Gerald W. Leigh 1:45.50
2001 Imagine Seamus Heffernan Aidan O’Brien Sue Magnier 1:41.10
2000 Crimplene Philip Robinson Clive Brittain Marwan Al Maktoum 1:39.80

Irish 1000 Guineas Winners from 1990 to 2000

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time
1999 Hula Angel Michael Hills Barry Hills Jim Fleming 1:39.10
1998 Tarascon Jamie Spencer Tommy Stack Jane Rowlinson 1:38.40
1997 Classic Park Stephen Craine Aidan O’Brien Mrs Seamus Burns 1:42.20
1996 Matiya Willie Carson Ben Hanbury Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:39.80
1995 Ridgewood Pearl Christy Roche John Oxx Anne Coughlan 1:43.90
1994 Mehthaaf Willie Carson John Dunlop Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:49.00
1993 Nicer Michael Hills Barry Hills Mrs J. M. Corbett 1:44.20
1992 Marling Walter Swinburn Geoff Wragg Sir Edmund Loder 1:41.50
1991 Kooyonga Warren O’Connor Michael Kauntze Mitsuo Haga 1:37.20
1990 In the Groove Steve Cauthen David Elsworth Brian Cooper 1:41.30

Early Irish 1000 Guineas Winners Since 1922

1922 – Lady Violette 1923 – Glenshesk 1924 – Voltoi
1925 – Flying Dinah 1926 – Resplendent 1927 – West Indies
1928 – Moucheron 1929 – Soloptic 1930 – Star of Egypt
1931 – Spiral 1932 – Petoni 1933 – Spy-Ann
1934 – Kyloe 1935 – Smokeless 1936 – Harvest Star
1937 – Sol Speranza 1938 – Lapel 1939 – Serpent Star
1940 – Gainsworth 1941 – Milady Rose 1942 – Majideh
1943 – Suntop 1944 – Annetta 1945 – Panastrid
1946 – Ella Retford 1947 – Sea Symphony 1948 – Morning Wings
1949 – Sunlit Ride 1950 – Princess Trudy 1951 – Queen of Sheba
1952 – Nashua 1953 – Northern Gleam 1954 – Pantomime Queen
1955 – Dark Issue 1956 – Pederoba 1957 – Even Star
1958 – Butiaba 1959 – Fiorentina 1960 – Zenobia
1961 – Lady Senator 1962 – Shandon Belle 1963 – Gazpacho
1964 – Royal Danseuse 1965 – Ardent Dancer 1966 – Valoris
1967 – Lacquer 1968 – Front Row 1969 – Wenduyne
1970 – Black Satin 1971 – Favoletta 1972 – Pidget
1973 – Cloonagh 1974 – Gaily 1975 – Miralla
1976 – Sarah Siddons 1977 – Lady Capulet 1978 – More So
1979 – Godetia 1980 – Cairn Rouge 1981 – Arctique Royale
1982 – Prince’s Polly 1983 – L’Attrayante 1984 – Katies
1985 – Al Bahathri 1986 – Sonic Lady 1987 – Forest Flower
1988 – Trusted Partner 1989 – Ensconse

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