1000 GUINEAS 1854
The 41st winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Thursday 4th May 1854 over the Ditch Mile, was Virago (1/3 fav), a chestnut filly by Pyrrhus The First out of Virginia, owned by Henry Padwick (aka Mr Howard). The winner won by a length in 1 minute 46 secs, with 2 lengths back to the third. A field of just 3 runners contested the race which was worth £1,950 (Equivalent to £228,200 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
VIRAGO John Wells John Barham day Henry Padwick (aka Mr Howard) 1/3
METEORA Templeman John Scott Mr John Scott 7/2
HONEYSUCKLE Nat Flatman   Mr Anthony Nichol 10/1
      Over Round 106%