1000 GUINEAS 1970

The 157th winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Thursday 30th April 1970 over the Rowley Mile, was Humble Duty (3/1 joint fav), a grey filly by Sovereign Path out of Flattering, owned by Lady Jean Ashcombe. The winner won by an impressive 7 lengths, the greatest winning distance of the century, in 1 minute 42.13 secs, with 2 lengths back to the third. A field of 12 runners contested the race which was worth £21,105 (Equivalent to £318,700 in 2017)

The following 1000 Guineas 1970 clip is a 42 secs clip from Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIpH35FkF8s

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
HUMBLE DUTY Lester Piggott Peter Walwyn Lady Jean Ashcombe 3/1
GLEAM Freddie Head Alec Head Mrs P Wertheimer 100/7
BLACK SATIN Ron Hutchinson John Dunlop Mr W L Reynolds 100/7
CAPERA Graham Sexton Harry Wragg Mr G A Oldham 22/1
HIGHEST HOPES Jimmy Lindley W R Hern Mr L B Holliday
BLUE ACROPOLIS Frankie Durr P Robinson Mr I Allen
HEATHERDOWN H J Greenaway W Elsey Lord Allendale
OBELISK Sandy Barclay Noel Murless Col F Hue-Williams
CAMELINE G Thiboeuf Francois Boutin (Fr) Mrs P Miguet
PICCADILLY LIL John Gorton Bruce Hobbs Mr J P Philipps
TORA SANTA George Cadwaladr Eric Cousins Mr R E Sangster
FARFALLA Tony Murray Doug Smith Mr D Van Clief
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