The 9th running of the Irish 2000 Guineas was held on Wednesday 29th May 1929 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 Mrs C L Mackean, trained by Colonel Arthur Blake and ridden by E Martin Quirke. The winner won by 2 1/2 lengths, with 3 lengths between second and third.


SALISBURY (Bay colt by The Boss out of Rhodesian Mare) SR 1796

The winning owner won £1850 (The equivalent of £111,800 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 SALISBURY 9.0 E Martin Quirke Mrs C L Mackean Colonel Arthur Blake
2 HEREMON 9.0 Joe Canty Mr Tomlinson Cecil Boyd-Rochfort
3 STAR EAGLE 9.0 Morny Wing Mr Fred Myerscough Grundy
4 EMPIRE BUILDER 9.4 H Beasley Major Dermor McCalmont Atty Persse
5 RED CLOVER 9.0 John Doyle Mr M Cunningham Cunningham
6 AROOSTOOK 9.0 J Marshall Lord Beaverbrook S Wootton
7 MONTIGNY 9.0 Jack Moylan Captain Harding J T Rogers
E Martin Quirke was a very accomplished Irish jockey who became Irish Champion jockey in 1923 and achieved 9 Classic wins in a fantastic career. His first ride in the Irish Derby was aboard Navarre in 1918 when he finished third to King John (SR 2007), but the next year he claimed his solitary Irish Derby success on Loch Lomond (SR 1917). He later went on to join the training ranks, setting up stables in Mountjoy Lodge, from where he trained Jack Ketch to win the Irish 2000 Guineas in 1957. He retired in 1963 and handed on the training establishment to his son Stephen.
7/4 fav Empire Builder
3/1 Salisbury
4/1 Aroostook
5/1 Heremon
5/1 Star Eagle
20/1 Red Clover
100/1 Montigny
  Over round 119%

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