The 53rd running of the Irish 2000 Guineas was held on Saturday 19th May 1973 over 1 mile of The Curragh. The winner received £19,658 and was owned by Mr Jakie Astor, trained by Dick Hern and ridden by Joe Mercer. The winner won by 3 lengths in 1 minute 45.8 seconds, with 2 lengths between second and third.

IRISH 2000 GUINEAS 1973

SHARP EDGE (Grey colt by Silver Shark out of Cutle) SR 1908

The winning owner won £19,658 (The equivalent of £226,000 in 2018 based on Bank of England inflation calculator).

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Pos. Horse Weight Jockey Owner Trainer
1 SHARP EDGE 9.0 Joe Mercer Mr Jakie Astor Dick Hern
2 MIDSUMMER STAR 9.0 Brian Taylor Mr Walsh M Masson
3 DAPPER 9.0 Lester Piggott   M Vincent O'Brien
4 HAIL THE PIRATES 9.0 M Kennedy Mr Daniel Galbreath M Vincent O'Brien
5 PARK LAWN 9.0 Ryan Parnell Mr Joseph McGrath Seamus McGrath
6 DECIMO 9.0 A McGarrity Lady Iveagh Paddy Prendergast
7 TEXOAH 9.0 P Jarman Mr Bernard Moss Kevin Prendergast
8 NORTH WALL 9.0 Patrick Sullivan Mr Raymond Eastwood Michael O'Toole
9 PITSKELLY 9.0 Bill Williamson Mr David Robinson Michael Jarvis
10 KLAIRVIMY 9.0 R F Parnell   Weld
11 TUDENHAM 9.0 Jimmy Lindley   Doug Smith
12 MR WAFFLES 9.0 H Cope   John Oxx
13 CONNOR PASS 9.0 Gabriel Curran   Kevin Prendergast
14 ANACHRONISM 9.0 T P Burns   T Curtin
15 PARACHUTING 9.0 K Watson   Paddy Prendergast
16 QUALITY LAD 9.0 Christy Roche   Paddy Prendergast
17 CHAMOZZLE 9.0 Johnny Roe   Paul Cole
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