THE 1000 GUINEAS

Contested on Newmarket racecourse since 1814, the 1000 Guineas was first introduced 5 years after the colts and fillies equivalent, the 2000 Guineas. The inaugural running of the one mile race for 3 year old thoroughbred fillies took place over the Ditch Mile on Thursday 28th April 1814, and it has been contested annually ever since, including during the periods of the First and Second World War, although the Rowley Mile course is used now. This site provides a comprehensive history of the 1000 Guineas; every winner, runner, owner, trainer and jockey and, where available, video clips of the majority of races run since the early 1900s. It is the final one of five English Classic races introduced into the racing calendar, and is the second to be run each year, taking place in late April or early May. It was introduced into the Calendar by the Jockey Club under the guidance of Sir Charles Bunbury and is so named because it had a prize fund of 1000 Guineas (£1050) in its early days.

Every Classic winner has now been rated using times (the 1810 St Leger was one of the earliest occasions when a winner's time was provided), winning distances and strength of opposition. A very useful survey was carried out by the Sporting Times in May 1886 when 100 Jockey Club Members, owners, trainers, jockeys and tipsters were invited to list the top 10 racehorses. To see the results of that survey click here.

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For all of your 1000 Guineas books and memorabilia visit:-
http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21?_encoding=UTF8&node=338

History of 2000 Guineas; History of the Epsom Oaks; History of the Epsom Derby; History of the Doncaster St Leger

If you have access to further artefacts which will enhance the site then email johnwslusar@gmail.com so that your items can be included.

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