1000 GUINEAS 1839
The 26th winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Thursday 18th April 1839 over the Ditch Mile, was Cara (7/4), a bay filly by Belshazzar out of Fanchon, owned by Mr Richard Watt, winning cleverly by a length, with a further 2 lengths back to the third. A field of 5 runners contested the race, worth £1,450 (Equivalent to £147,900 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CARA George Edwards Charles Marson Mr Richard Watt 7/4
CAENIS John Day John Barham Day Duke of Portland 6/5
ALEXANDRINA Jem Robinson Mr Osbaldeston 8/1
RETROSPECT Pavis Mr Newton 6/1
MACREMMA Conelly Lord Exeter 20/1
    Over Round 111%
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