2022 Irish 2000 Guineas Tips, Odds, News and Predictions
The first Classic race to be staged during the Irish flat racing season is the Irish 2000 Guineas. This historic Classic takes place at the end of May, on day two of the Irish Guineas Festival.
Many of Ireland's and England's finest colts have won the Irish 2000 Guineas during their three-year-old campaigns. Legends like Grundy, Dubawi, Mastercraftsman and Kingman all landed this famous Classic.
Irish 2000 Guineas Key Facts
|Date||Saturday 21st May, 2022|
|Status||Group One (Classic)|
|First Prize||€ 285,000|
2022 Irish 2000 Guineas Odds
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2022 Irish 2000 Guineas Tips
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2021 Irish 2000 Guineas Result
Irish 2000 Guineas Day Card
|1:45pm||Irish EBF Maiden 6f|
|2:15pm||Marble Hill Stakes (Group 3) 6f|
|2:45pm||Greenland Stakes (Group 2) 6f|
|3:20pm||Irish 2000 Guineas (Group 1) 1m|
|3:55pm||Lanwades Stud Stakes (Group 2) 1m|
|4:25pm||Fillies' Premier Handicap 1m|
|5:00pm||Betway Premier Handicap 5f|
|5:30pm||Betway Handicap 7f|
Irish 2000 Guineas History
The Irish version of the 20000 Guineas was first staged at the Curragh in 1921, over a century after the British 2000 Guineas took place at Newmarket.
Organisers made sure the dates for the British and Irish 2000 Guineas didn't clash, to ensure that the best colts in Britain and Ireland could compete in both races.
Right Track was the first colt to achieve the British and Irish 2000 Guineas double in 1969. Since then, many excellent colts have completed that Classic double. The most recent winner was Aidan O'Brien's Churchill, who won both Classics in 2017.
Aidan O'Brien is the most successful trainer in the history of the Irish 2000 Guineas. Aidan's father, Vincent O'Brien managed just four winners in his career. Aidan has saddled eleven winners since Desert King handed O'Brien his first victory back in 1997.
Two jockey's managed to ride the winner of the Irish 2000 Guineas on five occasions. Tommy Burns Senior rode five winners between 1921 and 1948, with Martin Quirke matching that tally between the years of 1929 and 1941.
Legendary Irish trainers like Stephen Quirke, Paddy Prendergast and Dermot Weld have won the Irish 2000 Guineas. Top names from British flat racing, like John Dunlop, Sir Michael Stoute, Richard Hannon and John Gosden have also saddled winners of this Curragh Classic.
Ken Condon and Ger Lyon's celebrated their first Classic wins as trainers when Romanised and Siskin claimed Irish 2000 Guineas glory in 2018 and 2020 respectively. In 2021, Jim Bolger saddled his first winner of this Classic, when Mac Swiney held on to claim victory.
Irish 2000 Guineas Winners
|2019||Phoenix Of Spain|
|2002||Rock Of Gibraltar|