The 15th running of the Irish 2000 Guineas was held on Wednesday 15th May 1935 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 Sir Victor Sassoon, trained by John T Rogers and ridden by E Martin Quirke. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths, with a head between second and third.


MUSEUM (Brown colt by Legatee out of Imagery) SR 1991

The winning owner won £1850 (The equivalent of £125,000 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 MUSEUM 9.0 E Martin Quirke Sir Victor Sassoon John T Rogers
2 PARISIAN 9.0 W Hamill Mr J T Rogers John T Rogers
3 CHIRGWIN 9.0 E Gardner Mr W Barnett John T Rogers
4 WESTPORT 9.0 Joe Canty Marquis of Sligo Arnott
5 SOLARIUM 9.0 Morny Wing Mr Charles Mackean Col A Blake
6 LISTOI 9.0 Billy Nevett Sir Thomas Dixon M Peacock
7 COUP DE ROI 9.0 Thomas Burns Sir Percy Loraine R More O'Ferrall
8 CABINTEELY 9.0 Jack Moylan Mr Joseph McGrath H Ussher
9 AFRICAN LILY 9.0 W Barrett Major Evelyn Shirley John T Rogers
10 WITHOUT BENEFIT 9.0 T Whitehead Mr J B Magennis T Whitehead
11 NOBLE ART 9.0 P Maher Mr Y J Fitzpatrick Wellesley
Sir Ellice Victor Sassoon was born on 20th December 1881 in Naples into the wealthy Baghdadi Jewish Sassoon family who gained their wealth primarily from banking. He was educated at Harrow and went on to Trinity College, Cambridge before serving in the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. His father died in 1924 and he inherited the title of Third Baronet of Bombay. His great passion was horse racing and in 1925 he bought Bungalow Stud in Newmarket and immediately renamed it Eve Stud (later to become the Woodditton Stud after his death). He enjoyed many English Classic successes, including four Epsom Derby wins, including Pinza (SR 2131) in 1953, Crepello (SR 2109) in 1957, Hard Ridden (SR 2028) in 1958, and St Paddy (SR 2047) in 1960. He was also successful in the Irish Derby, winning in 1935 with Museum (SR 1921) and in 1937 with Phideas (SR 1928). He died on 13th August 1961 aged 79.
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