2000 GUINEAS 1839
The 31st winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Tuesday 16th April 1839 over the Rowley Mile, was The Corsair (10/1), a black colt by Sir Hercules out of Gulnare, owned by the 1st Earl of Lichfield. The winner won by a neck, with 3/4 of a length between second and third. A field of just 3 runners contested the race, worth £1,450 (Equivalent to £148,000 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
THE CORSAIR Bill Wakefield John Doe 1st Earl of Lichfield 10/1
CAESAR Jem Robinson   Lord Jersey 1/7
AETHER John Day   Duke of Grafton 20/1
      Over Round 104%