2000 GUINEAS 1954
The 146th winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 28th April 1954 over the Rowley Mile, was Darius (8/1), a bay colt by Dante out of Yasna, owned by Sir Percy Loraine. the winner won by a length in 1 minute 39.45 secs, with 5 lengths back to the third. A field of 19 runners contested the race which was worth £11,100 (Equivalent to £284,000 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
DARIUS Manny Mercer Harry Wragg Sir Percy Loraine 8/1
FERRIOL Rae Johnstone Alec Head Comte de Chambure 100/9
POONA Charlie Smirke M Marsh HH Aga Khan 40/1
LANDAU Gordon Richards Noel Murless HM The Queen 8/1
NOBLE CHARGER Joe Sime J Beary Miss Z Daniels 50/1
COCKRULLAH Scobie Breasley R Colven Mr A C Cockburn 50/1
ARABIAN NIGHT Tommy Gosling J A Waugh Mr J E Ferguson 20/1
ROYAL CHALLENGER Edgar Britt P Beasley Mr A W Gordon 10/1
MOONLIGHT EXPRESS Joe Mercer G Beeby Mr A L Hawkins 100/7
KING'S EVIDENCE Eph Smith Tommy Leader Mr H J Joel 28/1
LET'S FLY Roger Poincelet Alec Head Prince Aly Khan 100/9
SUN FESTIVAL W Nevett Noel Murless Mr T Lilley 33/1
INFATUATION Ken Gethin Vic Smyth Sir M McAlpine 5/1
VALERULLAH D Robertson W Stephenson Mr J McGrath 50/1
TUDOR HONEY W Rickaby Jack Jarvis Lord Milford 20/1
KING BRUCE Frankie Durr Captain P R H Hastings-Bass Mr W C Tarry 25/1
CORONATION YEAR W H Carr S Mercer Mr A J Thomas 50/1
DAMELOT F Palmer France Baron G de Waldner 7/1
VALI AHD Doug Smith H Peacock Lord Zetland 50/1
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