The 10th running of the Irish 2000 Guineas was held on Wednesday 28th May 1930 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 P Fitzgerald, trained by Colonel Arthur Blake and ridden by E Martin Quirke. The winner won by a neck, with a length between second and third.


GLANNARG (Grey colt by Argosy out of Glannagalt) SR 1857

The winning owner won £1850 (The equivalent of £115,000 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 GLANNARG 9.0 E Martin Quirke Mr P Fitzgerald Colonel Arthur Blake
2 ROCK STAR 9.0 Morny Wing Sir M Wilson Walter Nightingall
3 FREIGHTER 9.0 Thomas Burns Mrs B M Webster Jack Anthony
4 ATHNUS 9.0 A Barrett Mr W Barnett J T Rogers
5 STRONGBOW 9.0 P Beasley Colonel Giles Loder Peter P Gilpin
6 IRISH TIMES 9.0 Joe Canty Major D Dixon Philip Behan
7 SPRING DOUBLE 9.0 M Barrett Mr J P Hogan J J Parkinson
8 INNISKEEN 9.0 E Gardner Major Evelyn Shirley J T Rogers
9 BLACK ADMIRAL 9.0 Jack Moylan Mr H Ussher H Ussher
10 OVERALL 9.0 P Fitzgerald Lady L Murray Joseph Hunter
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.
2/1 fav Strongbow
4/1 Glannarg
5/1 Rock Star
5/1 Black Admiral
8/1 Freighter
33/1 Irish Times
33/1 Overall
50/1 Inniskeen
50/1 Athnus
100/1 Spring Double
  Over round 107%

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