The inaugural running of the Irish 2000 Guineas was held on Wednesday 25th May 1921 over 1 mile of The Curragh. A pot of 2000 Guineas was available, 100 guineas to the second and 50 guineas to the third. The winner was owned by Mr Charles Mackean, trained by Shem C Jeffrey and ridden by Thomas Burns. The winner won by 2 lengths, with 1/2 length between second and third.


SOLDENNIS (Chestnut colt by Tredennis out of Soligena) SR 1860

The winning owner won £1850, (The equivalent of £86,100 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 SOLDENNIS 9.7 Thomas Burns Charles Mackean Shem C Jeffrey
2 FAIRY CHIEF 8.11 H Beasley Mr J T Rogers J T Rogers
3 KIRCUBBIN 8.9 Michael Breary Major Dixon Philip Behan
4 DOUBLE TIP 9.3 Joe Canty Mr H S Gray Philip Behan
5 BROXA 9.0 A Balding Major Holiday Lines
6 BALLYHERON 9.0 Morny Wing Colonel Chateris Joseph Hunter
7 WESTVIEW 8.11 Clyde Aylin Mrs S V Heney Shem C Jeffrey
8 PERHAPS NOT 8.9 H Jameson Mr H S Gray Philip Behan
9 KNIGHT OF CLONMEL 8.9 M Ward Mr Joseph Wilkinson Philip Behan
10 RARE SPORT 8.6 Joe Hart Mr Owen Toole Binnie


The favourite,Broxa, was receiving 7lbs from the well fancied Soldennis. In the race Westview set the early pace, but approaching the final 2 furlongs the favourite made his move, althouugh his effort was short lived. Approacing the distance Fairy Chief was being pursued by Soldennis who took up the running readily to win by an easy 2 lengths, with half a length separating Fairy Chief and Kircubbin.

7/4 fav Broxa
4/1 Soldennis
4/1 Kircubbin
6/1 Fairy Chief
8/1 Westview
100/8 Ballyheron
50/1 Double Tip
50/1 Knight of Clonmel
50/1 Rare Sport
50/1 Perhaps Not
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