1000 GUINEAS 1940
The 127th winner of the 1000 Guineas, renamed the New 1000 Guineas Stakes, held on Friday 3rd May 1940 over the Bunbury Mile of the July Course, was Godiva (10/1), a bay filly by Hyperion out of Carpet Slipper, owned by Esmond Harmsworth (2nd Viscount Rothermere). The winner won by 5 lengths in 1 minute 40.6 secs, with 4 lengths back to the third. A field of 11 runners contested the race which was worth £7500 (Equivalent to £450,000 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GODIVA Doug Marks William Rose Jarvis Esmond Harmsworth 10/1
GOLDEN PENNY Gordon Richards Lord Astor 8/11
ALLURE M Beary Sir M McAlpine 10/1
CREDDENTIA P Beasley Mr T Cozzika 33/1
DRAWING PRIZE J Brennan Lord Astor 33/1
GREAT TRUTH R A Jones HM King George VI 33/1
LYRIC Cliff Richards Mrs F Barlow 33/1
MERRY DEVON Tommy Lowrey Lord Glanely 100/7
THYRSE Harry Wragg Sir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen 100/8
TORNADE R Perryman Mr Dupre 9/1
VALERAINE Eph Smith Mr J Hirst 25/1
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