1000 GUINEAS 1953
The 140th winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Friday 1st May 1953 over the Rowley Mile, was Happy Laughter (10/1), a chestnut filly by Royal Charger out of Bray Melody, owned by Mr David H Wills. The winner won by 2 lengths in 1 minute 45.05 secs, with 3 lengths back to the third. A field of 14 runners contested the race which was worth £13,071 (Equivalent to £345,100 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
HAPPY LAUGHTER Manny Mercer Jack Jarvis Mr David H Wills 10/1
TESSA GILLIAN Bill Rickaby Jack Jarvis Sir Adrian Jarvis 9/2
BEBE GRANDE Willie Snaith F Armstrong Mr J S Gerber 4/1
NASTIA II W R Johnstone Alec Head (Fr) Mr M A Berger 20/1
ROSE CORAL Doug Smith G Brooks Lady Elizabeth Bassett 20/1
TUDOR GODDESS Scobie Breasley Herbert Blagrave Mr H G Blagrave 33/1
DEVON VINTAGE Joe Mercer R J Colling Mr R C Boucher 10/1
DYNASTIE II J Doyasbere A Head HH Aga Khan 7/1
ROYAL DIANA Edgar Britt Captain Charles Elsey Mr N P Donaldson 20/1
MAHALLAT Charlie Smirke Alec Head (Fr) HH Aga Khan 100/7
LIBATOR G Littlewood J E Davis Mr I Guise 50/1
FAIR COLLEEN Ken Gethin H Leader Major G Mostyn-Owen 25/1
BELLE DU BOIS L Ward Paddy Prendergast Mrs E J Lewis 50/1
NECTARINE W H Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mrs W P Wyatt 100/7
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