2000 GUINEAS 1891
The 83rd winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 29th April 1891 over the Rowley Mile, was Common (12/1), a brown colt by Isonomy out of Thistle, owned by the 1st Baron Alington. The winner won by 3 lengths in 1 minute 47 secs, with 3/4 length back to the third. A field of 9 runners contested the race which was worth £4,250 (Equivalent to £501,500 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
COMMON George Barrett John Porter 1st Baron Alington 12/1
ORVIETO John Osborne Mr J H Houldsworth 6/1
PETER FLOWER Rickaby Lord Durham 3/1
RAGIMUNDE George Chaloner Duke of Beaufort 50/1
GOUVERNEUR John Watts M E Blanc 5/4
CUTTLESTONE T Weldon Lord Bradford 100/8
CLEATOR J Fagan Mr J Lowther 40/1
ST SIMON OF THE ROCK Tom Cannon Colonel North 20/1
ROUSSEAU J Liddiard Mr H Milner 100/1
Note: The image opposite is shown courtesy of Vanity Fair. Over Round 106%