2000 GUINEAS 1870
The 62nd winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Tuesday 3rd May 1870 over the Rowley Mile, was Macgregor (100/30), a bay colt by Macaroni out of Necklace, owned by Mr James Merry. The winner won by 5 lengths in 1 minute 50 secs, with 3/4 length back to the third. A field of 10 runners contested the race which was worth 4500 sovereigns (Equivalent to £495,000 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MACGREGOR John Daley J Waugh Mr James Merry 100/30
NORMANBY Grimshaw Lord Stamford 66/1
KINGCRAFT T French Lord Falmouth 75/40
HAWTHORNDEN J Adams Mr Heane 100/6
CLAUDIUS Chaloner Mr William S Crawfurd 33/1
KING O'SCOTS Custance Mr Jos Dawson 6/1
STANLEY John Osborne Mr Johnstone 100/15
ASTOLFO George Fordham Mr G Jones 40/1
SUNLIGHT Tom Cannon Mr James Merry 13/1
THE CHAMPION Maidment Mr Savile 40/1
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