2000 GUINEAS 1917
The 109th winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 2nd May 1917 over the Rowley Mile, was Gay Crusader (9/4 fav), a bay colt by Bayardo out of Gay Laura, owned by Mr Fairie. The winner won by a head in 1 minute 40.80 secs, with 3 lengths back to the third. A field of 14 runners contested the race which was worth £7,700 (Equivalent to £612,900 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GAY CRUSADER Steve Donoghue Alec Taylor Mr Fairie 9/4
MAGPIE Otto Madden Major W Astor 6/1
ATHDARA J Evans Mr J Buchanan 25/1
BROWN PRINCE Freddie Fox
HELFORD D Dick
BAYMOND J Clark
INVINCIBLE T Burns
KNUTSFORD Vic Smyth
GRAND FLEET Herbert Jones
ROCHETTO R Watson
LORD ARCHER N Spear
ST QUIN A Whalley
CARNATION J H Martin
BRIGAND H Robbins
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