The 20th running of the Irish 1000 Guineas was held on Wednesday 11th June 1941 over 1 mile of The Curragh. A pot of 1000 Guineas was available, 50 guineas to the second and 30 guineas to the third. The winner was owned by Mr Fred Myerscough, trained by Colonel Arthur Blake and ridden by George Wells. The winner won by a Head, with 3 lengths between second and third.


MILADY ROSE (Bay filly by Knight of the Garter out of Rose Cygnet) SR 1882

The winning owner won £1020, (The equivalent of £49,000 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 MILADY ROSE 9.0 George Wells Mr Fred Myerscough Colonel A Blake
2 BOUDOIR 9.0 Jack Moylan   Cecil Brabazon
3 FIRST BLOOM 9.0 Joe Canty   J J Hilliard
4 CUIRM GAIL 9.0 Morny Wing Mrs S McGrath Michael Collins
5 LEMON AND GREY 9.0 W Barrett   Michael Collins
6 FINTONA 9.0 J Taylor Mr H S Gill Darby Rogers
7 JUNGLE CAT 9.0 E Martin Quirke Sir Percy Loraine R More O'Ferrall
8 CEDARGROVE 9.0 Thomas Burns   Darby Rogers
9 CARLIA 9.0 T P Burns   Colonel A Blake
Arthur Blake was born in 1884 and after a spell in the Armed Forces, when he rose to the position on Colonel, he became a racehorse trainer. His training career was based at Heath House Stables in Maryborough, Portlaoise from where he became Champion Irish Trainer on 3 occasions, 1929, 1930 and again in 1938. In all he trained 17 Irish Classic winners which included two Irish Derby winners, firstly in 1938 with Rosewell (SR 1904) and again in 1941 with Sol Oriens (SR 1932). He died in 1974.
1/2 fav Milady Rose
4/1 Jungle Cat
7/1 Boudoir
8/1 Carlia
10/1 Lemon and Grey
12/1 Cuirm Gail
100/8 First Bloom
25/1 Cedargrove
33/1 Fintona
  Over round 142%

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