2000 GUINEAS 1956
The 148th winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 2nd May 1956 over the Rowley Mile, was Gilles De Retz (50/1), a bay colt by Royal Charger out of Ma Soeur Anne, owned by Mr Anthony G Samuel. The winner won by a length in 1 minute 38.76 secs, with a length and a hlaf back to the third. A field of 19 runners contested the race which was worth £10,600 (Equivalent to £256,000 in 2017)
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GILLES DE RETZ Frank Barlow Charles Jerdein Mr Anthony G Samuel 50/1
CHANTELSEY Edgar Britt Captain Charles Elsey Mrs E Foster 10/1
BUISSON ARDENT Roger Poincelet France HH Aga Khan 20/1
PHILIUS II S Boullenger France M M Boussac 18/1
HAUT BRION J Deforge France M E Constant 25/1
SPEN VALLEY W Nevett R Peacock Mr F Ellison 50/1
DRUM BEAT Willie Snaith F Armstrong Mr J S Gerber 6/1
ROYAL SPLENDOUR E J Cracknell W Nighingall Mrs G Kohn 50/1
MONTEREY W H Carr F Armstrong Mr C Leigh 100/8
FINAL COURT Lester Piggott C Nelson Mrs E Longton 25/1
ROISTAR J Eddery Ireland Mr J McGrath 100/8
MILESIAN L Ward Ireland Mrs R M O'Ferrall 7/1
MAGNETIC NORTH R Cartwright D Hastings Mr W A Phillips 50/1
IDLE ROCKS Stan Clayton G Brooke Mr David Robinson 18/1
RUMESNIL F Palmer France Mr R B Strassburger 25/1
HAMAMA W Rickaby Gordon Richards Mr J Lewis 50/1
KING DAVID II Rae Johnstone France M C Victor Thomas 40/1
CASH & COURAGE Eph Smith S Hall Mr T West 25/1
RUSTAM Doug Smith G Brooke Lady Wyfold 7/1
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