The 17th running of the Irish 1000 Guineas was held on Wednesday 25th May 1938 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 Major Dermot McCalmont, trained by George Lambton and ridden by Bernard Carslake. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths, with 1/2 length between second and third.


LAPEL (Chestnut filly by Apelle out of Lampeto) SR 1931

The winning owner won £1020, (The equivalent of £65,300 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 LAPEL 9.4 B Carslake Major Dermor McCalmont George Lambton
2 BOW BELL 9.0 E Martin Quirke Mr R More O'Ferrall More O'Ferrall
3 ON EDGE 9.0 Morny Wing Mr Isidore J Blake Colonel A Blake
4 EARLY CROP 9.0 W Howard Mr W Barnett B Rogers
5 MY JEWEL 9.0 E Gardner Mr F Clarke F Clarke
6 BELDAME 9.0 M Barrett Mr W J Parkinson J J Parkinson
7 MOONDYNE 9.0 P Canty Mr W J Kelly W J Kelly
8 SPINET 9.0 W Barrett Mr E R Purdon Ruttle
9 PAINTER'S SONG 9.0 H Beasley Major Evelyn Shirley B Rogers
10 AFRICAN QUEEN 9.0 James Power Mrs Evelyn Shirley B Rogers
11 FILLE DE POETE 9.0 John Power Mrs H G Wellesley Wellesley
12 ANYWAY 9.0 Jack Moylan Mr R B Henry Fetherstonhaugh
Dermot McCalmont was born in 1887 into a family who enjoyed their racing. His father, Colonel Harry McCalmont, had won the English Triple Crown with Isinglass (SR 2047) in 1893 and Dermot became an accomplished amateur jockey, winning the Grand Military Gold Cup at Sandown Park which was restricted to Military Amateur riders. After his military career, where he reached the post of Major, he devoted more time to horse racing, developing the Ballylinch Stud in Kilkenny in 1914 built around the unbeaten stallion The Tetrarch, but he was also a successful, Classic winning owner. He won the English 2000 Guineas in 1920 with Tetratema (SR 2077) and for a second time in 1929 with Mr Jinks (SR 1951), but was equally successful in Ireland. He won the 1944 Irish Derby with Slide On (SR 1928) and again the next year with Piccadilly (SR 1853). He died in 1968 aged 81.
8/11 fav Lapel
5/1 Bow Bell
5/1 On Edge
10/1 Moondyne
10/1 Painter's Song
20/1 Anyway
20/1 Early Group
20/1 Beldame
20/1 My Jewel
20/1 Spinet
20/1 African Queen
20/1 Fille de Poete
  Over round 142%

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400 former courses

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140 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-3-4

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