The 9th running of the Irish 1000 Guineas was held on Wednesday 23rd April 1930 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 G R Allen, trained by R More O'Ferrall and ridden by Thomas Burns. The winner won by 2 lengths, with a neck between second and third.


STAR OF EGYPT (Bay filly by Allenby out of Marie Lloyd) SR 1703

The winning owner won £1020, (The equivalent of £63,400 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 STAR OF EGYPT 9.0 Thomas Burns Mr G R Allen R More O'Ferrall
2 SOUTH SEA BUBBLE 9.0 James Doyle Mr Harold S Gray Philip Behan
3 ST BREDA 9.0 E Gardner Mr H Kennedy H Leader
4 AKELEY 9.0 A Barrett Captain R B Brassey Hubert Hartigan
5 ROSE CYGNET 9.0 Joe Canty Captain Dixon Philip Behan
6 GAY CAPRICE 9.0 G McQuillan Colonel F Clarke F Clarke
7 LISDOON 9.0 M Barrett Sir Thomas Dixon J J Parkinson
8 SARAH JENNINGS 9.0 B Curran Mr T K Laidlaw Daly
9 GLASS PRINCESS 9.0 E W Simmons Mr R B Strassburger J J Parkinson
Francis More O'Ferrall was born in Kildangan, County Kildare in 1904, eldest son of landowner Dominic More O'Ferrall. Like his two brothers he was interested in horse racing and founded the Anglo-Irish Bloodstock Agency. He won the 1950 Irish Derby with Dark Warrior (SR 1959) trained by Paddy Prendergast and ridden by John Thompson. His two brothers, Roderic and Rory, were also involved in horse racing. Roddy was a horse breeder and successful trainer, while the middle of the three brothers, Rory, was a successful owner enjoying Classic success in the 1960 Irish 2000 Guineas with Kythnos and in 1974 in the Irish St Leger with Mistisri. Francis died in 1974 aged 72.
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4/1 St Breda
5/1 Akeley
6/1 South Sea Bubble
7/1 Star of Egypt
10/1 Glass Princess
20/1 Gay Caprice
33/1 Lisdoon
200/1 Saraj Jennings
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