1000 GUINEAS 1855
The 42nd winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Thursday 26th April 1855 over the Ditch Mile, was Habena (Evens fav), a chestnut filly by Birdcatcher out of Bridle, owned by the 7th Duke of Bedford. The winner won by 3/4 length in 1 minute 47 secs, with a head back to the third. A field of 11 runners contested the race which was worth £1,950 (Equivalent to £198,900 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
HABENA Sam Rogers William Butler jnr 7th Duke of Bedford Evens
CAPUCINE Tom Aldcroft Mr T V Turner 10/1
CLOTILDE J Prince Lord J Scott 5/2
THE MOSQUITO Templeman Mr Rudston Read 8/1
DAFFODIL Pettit Mr W H Barrett 50/1
FAYEAWAY Job Marson Lord Chesterfield 20/1
SIMONY Alfred Day Lord Clifden 20/1
ANTOINETTE Nat Flatman Mr Greville 50/1
TREACHERY Wells Mr Howard 25/1
BIANCA Bartholomew Mr Montague 30/1
FIRELIGHT Sly Lord Orford 50/1
Note that only horses priced at 30/1 or better were recorded, all others have been allocated 50/1. Over Round 122%