G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas

Siyouni's Paddington Wins The Irish 2000 Guineas

Saturday's G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh was one for Ballydoyle, as TDN Rising Star Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}) provided his stable with compensation for their Newmarket disappointment three weeks earlier. Prepared for this Classic "old-school style" via the Madrid H. and Listed Tetrarch S., the dark horse of the Rosegreen 3-year-old crop attracted support into 3-1 second favouritism and enjoyed a tow from fellow TDN Rising Star Hi Royal (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) throughout the early stages. Putting the pressure on that 2000 Guineas runner-up three out, the...

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Can Royal Scotsman Deliver in the Irish Guineas?

There was a time around three decades ago when Paul Cole's name was synonymous with the turf's leading lights left, right and centre around Europe. Over 30 years on from his last win in any of the British, Irish or French Classics, the Whatcombe Estate frontiersman who now runs his stable along with son Oliver has found one again. Not since the heady days of Generous (Ire) and co has the Berkshire stable been as electrified as it is at present thanks to Royal Scotsman (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) and it...

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Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas: Where Did They Come From?

by Heather Anderson & Brian Sheerin    A strong field of 11 has been drawn to the Curragh to dispute Classic honours, with a typically robust challenge from Aidan O'Brien led by Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}). Several horses who contested the English equivalent are also testing their mettle in Ireland, as third-place finisher Royal Scotsman (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) was a £45,000 supplementary entry, joining Guineas runner-up Hi Royal (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}).   AGE OF KINGS (IRE), Kingman (GB)--Turret Rocks (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) Owner: Westerberg, Magnier, Tabor, Smith, Brant Breeder:...

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Hi Royal Heads Irish Guineas Eleven

TDN Rising Star Hi Royal (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) will bid to go one better than his second placing in the G1 2000 Guineas on Saturday, as Jaber Abdullah's homebred headed 11 runners for the Curragh's G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas. Reunited with Oisin Murphy, who steered him at Newmarket, the Kevin Ryan trainee received the favourable inside stall two with Fitri Hay's Guineas third Royal Scotsman (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) in seven under Jamie Spencer. He is deputising for the Paul and Oliver Cole-trained colt's regular rider Jim Crowley, who is...

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Royal Scotsman Supplemented To Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas

The Classic-placed Royal Scotsman (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) has been supplemented to the G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas on Saturday, and the field now stands at 12. Trained by Paul and Oliver Cole for Mrs. Fitri Hay, the G1 Dewhurst S. runner-up and Guineas third is joined by the Guineas second and fourth Hi Royal (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) and Galeron (Ire) (Camacho {GB}) respectively. A trio of colts line up from Aidan O'Brien in Age Of Kings (Ire) (Kingman {GB}), Cairo (Ire) (Quality Road) and Paddington (GB) (Siyouni {Fr}). Sunday's G1...

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Novibet Named Official Betting Partner Of The 2023 Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival

Novibet has been named the official betting partner of the 2023 Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival at the Curragh Racecourse, the company announced on Friday. It will be a named sponsor of six of the races across the three days from May 26-28 including Friday's feature, the Novibet Emerald Mile, as well as Saturday's Novibet Guineas Festival Premier H. Karl Riley, Novibet's Ireland Country Manager, said, "We are delighted to be named as the Official Betting Partner of this year's Irish Guineas Festival in what is the biggest horse racing sponsorship...

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Tattersalls Maintains Sponsorship Of Irish Guineas Festival

Tattersalls will continue sponsoring the Irish Guineas Festival and the three associated Group 1 races, the Curragh Racecourse announced on Tuesday. The sponsorship, which was extended an additional three years from 2023-2025, sees the €500,000 G1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas, €500,000 G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas, and G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup-with increased prize-money of €450,000--set to be contested at the Curragh during the three-day festival from May 26-28, 2023. Edmond Mahony, Chairman Tattersalls, said, "The Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival is one of the premier fixtures not only of the Irish...

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Godolphin Guineas Treble Complete As Native Trail Strikes

With Coroebus (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Modern Games (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) setting it up for him, Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) carried the heavy burden of hope into Saturday's G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh but with William Buick at his coolest the trinity of Guineas victories was completed with a degree of comfort. While the winning performance was not much more than workmanlike as the champion juvenile of 2021 grafted to deny the outsiders New Energy (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) and Imperial Fighter (Ire) (The Gurkha...

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Trail Leads Back To The Curragh

The emphasis is on speed on Saturday, with a quartet of Europe's six pattern races being sprints and only one taking place beyond a mile. Glinting in the midst of them is the jewel that is the first of the Curragh's 2022 Classics, the €500,000 G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas. With a distinct form edge, it seems on paper to be simply be a case of going through the motions for Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) with Godolphin's Guineas treble hanging tantalisingly within reach. However, this is a tough...

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Nine Declared For Saturday's G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas

Godolphin's quest for a unique 2000 Guineas treble with three different colts is set to culminate in Saturday's €500,000 G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh, where the hot favourite Native Trail (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) will face eight peers. Drawn in stall one, which was occupied by two of the last three winners of the Classic in Mac Swiney (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) and Phoenix of Spain (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), he will start against the rail as he seeks compensation for his defeat in the Apr....

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Mac Swiney Heads to the Derby, Royal Ascot For Poetic Flare

Saturday's G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas winner Mac Swiney (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) and his stablemate, G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas scorer Poetic Flare (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) are bound for the G1 Cazoo Derby and Royal Ascot's G1 St James's Palace S., respectively, owner/breeder/trainer Jim Bolger revealed on the Luck on Sunday programme. Bolger told Luck on Sunday of Mac Swiney, "As they say in the west of Ireland, I was mighty impressed with him. I thought that he stuck to the task really well--any horse wishing to take him...

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Bolger One Two In The Irish 2000 As New Approach's Mac Swiney Prevails

Staged in dour conditions for late-May, Saturday's G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh will shine like a beacon for Jim Bolger evermore as Mac Swiney (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) edged out Poetic Flare (Ire) (Dawn Approach {Ire}) in a thriller to provide the Coolcullen master with a first renewal of the Classic. Sent straight to the front by Rory Cleary from his inside draw, last year's G1 Futurity Trophy winner Mac Swiney was there to be shot at throughout but it was only his G1 2000 Guineas-winning stablemate...

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