The 10th running of the Irish 1000 Guineas was held on Wednesday 15th April 1931 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 J J Maher, trained by Colonel Arthur Blake and ridden by Mornington Wing. The winner won by 3 lengths, with 6 lengths between second and third.


SPIRAL (Bay filly by Spion Kop out of Dorval) SR 1813

The winning owner won £1020, (The equivalent of £66,000 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 SPIRAL 9.0 Morny Wing Mr J J Maher Colonel A Blake
2 BALLYSPELLIN 9.0 Joe Canty Major Dixon Philip Behan
3 CHELSEA 9.0 G Hulme Mr Richard Croker Cecil Brabazon
4 SALOME 9.0 T Cullinan Count McCormack F More O'Ferrall
5 RADA 9.0 John Doyle Mr T Ray T Ray
6 BACCHANTE 9.0 Joe Dines Sir H de Trafford Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
7 TYRANT QUEEN 9.0 Jack Moylan Mr Charles Mackean Colonel A Blake
Mornington (Morny) Albert Wing was born in Doncaster on 2nd August 1896, the son of jockey Walter Wing. He began his riding career as an apprentice at the stables of William Walters in Newmarket and quickly established himself as a leading jockey, winning the Jockeys Apprentice Championship in 1915. His greatest successes were in Ireland where he won the Irish Derby on six occasions. He won on his first ride in the race in 1921 aboard Ballyheron (SR 1908), and followed this with wins in 1923 Waygood (SR 1906), 1930 Rock Star (SR 1854), 1938 Rosewell (SR 1904), 1942 Windsor Slipper (SR 2035) and finally in 1946 aboard Bright News (SR 1949). He died aged 68 in Naas on 4th May 1965.
4/6 fav Spiral
4/1 Bacchante
9/2 Salome
100/8 Ballyspellin
50/1 Chelsea
50/1 Tyrant Queen
200/1 Rada
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