The 28th running of the Irish 1000 Guineas was held on Thursday 26th May 1949 over 1 mile of The Curragh. A pot of 1130 Guineas was available, 50 guineas to the second and 30 guineas to the third. The winner was owned by Captain G A Clark, trained by Robert Fetherstonhaugh and ridden by Herbert Holmes. The winner won by a short head, with 2 lengths between second and third.


SUNLIT RIDE (Brown filly by Solenoid out of No Pride) SR 1859

The winning owner won £1050, (The equivalent of £35,300 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 SUNLIT RIDE 9.0 Herbert Holmes Captain G A Clark Fetherstonhaugh
2 BLACK HYACINTH 9.0 P McKenna Brigadier C M Stewart Darby Rogers
3 MAZARINADE 9.0 Michael Beary Major Dermor McCalmont Atty Persse
4 CLAREEN 9.0 John Power Mr A T Adams Barnett
5 TIDERACE 9.0 T Wallace Mr W H Barnett Darby Rogers
6 FAIR EDWINE 9.0 Morny Wing Mr E Bellaney H Hartigan
7 MISS OGANN 9.0 Paddy Powell Mr C D Butler Paddy Prendergast
8 RESURGAM 9.0 Thomas Burns Mr William Hill Michael Collins
9 WHITE CLOUD 9.0 Martin Molony Mr I Ismay Darby Rogers
10 FAIR DEBIT 9.0 F McKenna Mr I Ismay Darby Rogers
11 QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES 9.0 W Howard Miss B Kearns Kearns
12 LUGGEEN 9.0 James Tyrrell Mr C Odlum Colonel A Blake
13 COLONNA 9.0 Ken Gethin Sir Percy Loraine Harry Wragg
14 ESPRIT 9.0 W Turtle Mrs H H Redsell Higgins
15 ASHLEEN 9.0 George Wells Sir R Smyth W J Byrne
16 INDORUSS 9.0 Jimmy Eddery Mr Joseph McGrath Seamus McGrath
17 HOSTESS 9.0 P F Conlon Mr R McIlhagga W J Byrne
18 DUNNETURIUS 9.0 M Barrett Mr M Fleming E Parkinson
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