The 57th running of the Irish 1000 Guineas was held on Friday 12th May 1978 over 1 mile of The Curragh. The winner won £30,992. The winner was owned by Mrs Joan Gelb, trained by Paddy Prendergast and ridden by Christy Roche. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths in 1 minute 39.6 seconds, with a short head between second and third.

IRISH 1000 GUINEAS 1978

MORE SO (Brown filly by Ballymore out of Demare) SR 1827

The winning owner won £30,992, (The equivalent of £169,000 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 MORE SO 9.0 Christy Roche Mrs Joan Gelb Paddy Prendergast
2 SORBUS 9.0 Roy Carroll Mr Gerald Jennings John Oxx
3 RIDANESS 9.0 Tommy Carmody   Liam Browne
4 SUTTON PLACE 9.0 Wally Swinburn   Dermot Weld
5 QUATEMALA 9.0 Lester Piggott Mr Robert Sangster Noel Meade
6 ENID CALLING 9.0 Mick Kinane Mr M Throsby Michael Kauntze
7 CISTUS 9.0 Willie Carson   W R Hern
8 SHADOW ROSE 9.0 Gabriel Curran   Kevin Prendergast
9 MISS KILDARE 9.0 P Sullivan   Liam Browne
10 BLUE DOC 9.0 Declan Gillespie   Jim Bolger
11 BLUE NIMBUS 9.0 P Matthews   Feane
12 CORBEL 9.0 Johnny Roe   A Maxwell
13 GAY HORIZON 9.0 V Kennedy   Thomas Burns
14 JINKITIS 9.0 George McGrath   P Canty
15 PALACE BALL 9.0 Joanna Morgan   Seamus McGrath
16 ROYCON 9.0 D Hogan   S Quirke
17 GLENCARA 9.0 Tommy Murphy   Thomas Burns
  Betting        
2/1 jf Cistus        
2/1 jf More So        
10/1 Ridaness        
20/1 Sorbus        

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