2000 GUINEAS 1948
The 140th winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 28th April 1948 over the Rowley Mile, was My Babu (2/1 fav), a bay filly by Djebel out of Perfume II, owned by HH Maharaja of Baroda. The winner won by a head in 1 minute 35.80 secs, with 4 lengths back to the third. A field of 18 runners contested the race which was worth £9000 (Equivalent to £447,600 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
MY BABU Charlie Smirke Sam Armstrong HH Maharaja of Baroda 2/1
THE COBBLER Gordon Richards Lt-Colonel Giles Loder 100/30
PRIDE OF INDIA Edgar Britt Mr H J Joel 20/1
DJEDDAH Charlie Elliott 100/8
CAPTAIN FOX W Lister 50/1
PRETENCE Tommy Lowrey 33/1
JULIAN J Marshall 100/6
PENROSE STAR A Roberts 66/1
NOOR M Beary 50/1
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN W Johnstone 50/1
SOLAR SLIPPER Eph Smith 20/1
USHER W Rickaby 33/1
MINSTER LOVELL T Burn 40/1
TORMIE K Gethin 66/1
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS M Moloney 8/1
ANSCHLUSS W Nevett 66/1
STRAIGHT PLAY H Packham 25/1
ROYAL DRAKE T Doyasbere 28/1
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