The inaugural running of the Irish 1000 Guineas was held on Wednesday 19th April 1922 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 A Le Roch, trained by Shem C Jeffrey and ridden by Mornington Wing. The winner won by a head, with 4 lengths between second and third.


LADY VIOLETTE (Bay filly by Rossendale out of Vivette) SR 1750

The winning owner won £1020, (The equivalent of £55,100 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 LADY VIOLETTE 9.0 Morny Wing Mr A Le Roch Shem C Jeffrey
2 EL OBEID 9.0 Joe Canty Colonel F Blacker J T Rogers
3 MARTINA 9.0 H Beasley Captain C Moore C Moore
4 RACHEL 9.0 Clyde Aylin Captain C Moore C Moore
5 REARL ASH 9.0 Thomas Burns Mr W W Ashe Rankin
6 TAILTE 9.0 Joe Dawson Mr A McCann Dawson
7 SWEET CLEMATIS 9.0 Joe Harty Mr H Lacy Anthony
8 ATHENE 9.0 A Barrett Mr W C Carr Reidy
9 MISS HAZLEWOOD 9.0 W Beasley Captain B Daly Grundy
10 ROYDAMNA 9.0 Hunter Mr John Ryan Balfe
11 NOBLE PRINCESS 9.0 Jameson Mr W A Wallis Morgan


As the tapes went up Noble Princess made the early running, but within a furlong Lady Violette had taken charge, followed by Rachel, Martina and El Obeid. She continued to set a strong gallop until approaching the distance, at which point El Obeid mounted a vigorous challenge, but was denied by a head, with fully 4 lengths back to Martina.

5/4 fav Pearl Ash
100/30 Lady Violette
8/1 Martina
100/8 El Obeid
20/1 Athene
20/1 Noble Princess
20/1 Miss Hazlewood
20/1 Sweet Clematis
20/1 Rachel
20/1 Roydamna
20/1 Tailte
  Over round 122%

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