1000 GUINEAS 1954
The 141st winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Friday 30th April 1954 over the Rowley Mile, was Festoon (9/2), a chestnut filly by Fair Trial out of Monsoon, owned by Mr John Arthur Dewar. The winner won by 2 lengths in 1 minute 38.90 secs, with a further 2 lengths back to the third. A field of 12 runners contested the race which was worth £11,111 (Equivalent to £284,400 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FESTOON Scobie Breasley Noel Cannon John Arthur Dewar 9/2
BIG BERRY Lester Piggott Lawson Major General J F Combe 20/1
WELSH FAIRY Frankie Durr Hastings-Bass Miss P Vaughan 20/1
KEY Sir Gordon Richards Noel Murless Sir Victor Sassoon 5/2
CORDOVA II Manny Mercer (France) M M Boussac 11/2
BARA BIBI Charlie Smirke Noel Murless HH Aga Khan 6/1
HYPERA W H Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mrs E N Graham 100/9
CASCADE Eph Smith Norman Bertie Lord Porchester 100/9
FAIR JANE II F Palmer (France) Baron G de Waldner 20/1
FRESCO Edgar Britt Captain Charles Elsey Captain A M Keith 25/1
ELIZABETH TUDOR Joe Mercer Lawson Mr V C Beth 66/1
FEEVAGH Ken Gethin W Stephenson Mr J McGrath 66/1
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