1000 GUINEAS 1888
The 75th winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Friday 4th May 1888 over the Rowley Mile, was Briar-Root (100/8), a brown filly by Springfield out of Eglentyne, owned by Mr Douglas Baird. The winner won by 2 lengths in 1 minute 44.60 secs, with a length back to the third. A field of 14 runners contested the race which was worth £3,500 (Equivalent to £423,500 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BRIAR-ROOT Billy Warne James Ryan Mr Douglas Baird 100/8
SEABREEZE W Robinson Lord Calthorpe 6/4
BELLE MAHONE J Fagan Mr C Perkins 9/1
MAGENTA Mornington Cannon Duke of Beaufort 50/1
LATANIA Tom Cannon jnr Duke of Beaufort 50/1
DOLORES Rickaby Lord Durham 10/1
ESTAFETTE John Osborne Lord Ellesmere 100/8
NINA John Watts Duke of Hamilton 10/1
SAWDUST F Webb Mr F Lawson 100/9
FRONDEUSE Jimmy Woodburn M Lefevre 100/6
HALL MARK Tom Cannon snr Mr Lowe 25/1
HER MAJESTY F Barrett Baron de Rothschild 9/1
LOVE IN IDLENESS T Weldon Prince Soltykoff 8/1
REBOUND Jem Goater   Prince Soltykoff 66/1
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