2000 GUINEAS 1809
The 1st winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Tuesday 18th April 1809 over the Rowley Mile course, was Wizard (5/6 fav), a chestnut colt by Sorcerer out of a Precipitate mare, owned by Mr Christopher Wilson. A field of 8 runners contested the race which was worth 1450 Guineas (Equivalent to £124,200 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
WIZARD W Clift Tom Perren Mr Christopher Wilson 5/6
ROBIN Sir J Shelley 5/1
FAIR STAR Sir Charles Bunbury 8/1
JAPAN Duke of Grafton 7/2
ALMANACK Sir S Sitwell 50/1
BLACK DIAMOND Mr Craven 50/1
OSPREY Lord Foley 50/1
BRIBERY Mr Ladbroke 50/1
Note that only horses priced at 8/1 or better were recorded, all others have been allocated 50/1 Over Round 112%
Note: Image above is shown courtesy of the Sporting Gazette and Agricultural Journal 1879