1000 GUINEAS 1881
The 68th winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Friday 6th May 1881 over the Rowley Mile, was Thebais (5/6 fav), a chestnut filly by Hermit out of Devotion, owned by Mr William Stirling Crawfurd. The winner won by a neck in 1 minute 50 secs, with 10 lengths back to the third. A field of 13 runners contested the race which was worth £4,750 (Equivalent to £527,300 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
THEBAIS George Fordham Alec Taylor snr Mr William S Crawfurd 5/6
THORA Watts Duke of Hamilton 100/7
BAL GAL Fred Archer Lord Falmouth 9/2
MOLL DAVIS Rossiter Mr C Brewer 33/1
ANGELINA Charles Wood Lord Calthorpe 33/1
WANDERING NUN John Osborne Mr Chaplin 25/1
NAPOLI Lemaire Mr J H Houldsworth 33/1
STCHAISTIA Greaves Mr E G Ilovaisky 33/1
MARIE THERESE Morgan Count Frederic de Lagrange 33/1
LUCY GLITTERS Snowden Mr C Perkins 100/14
MYRA Tom Cannon Lord Rosebery 100/6
MAZURKA Jem Goater Lord Cadogan 33/1
METEORA F Webb Mr Norman 33/1
    Over Round 125%