2000 GUINEAS 1961

The 153rd winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 26th April 1961 over the Rowley Mile, was Rockavon (66/1), a bay colt by Rockefella out of Cosmetic, owned by Mr Thomas Yuill. The winner won by 2 lengths in 1 minute 39.46 secs, with a short head back to the third. A field of 22 runners contested the race which was worth £22,801 (Equivalent to £483,400 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
ROCKAVON Norman Stirk George Boyd Mr Thomas Yuill 66/1
PRINCE TUDOR W Rickaby W Evans Mr J Weston-Evans 66/1
TIME GREINE W Williamson S McGrath Mr J McGrath 25/1
PRINCE MIDAS Joe Mercer R J Colling Mr J J Astor
ORLY E Eldin R Jarvis Countess Margit Batthyany
TUDOR TREASURE Doug Smith T N Yates Lord Derby
GOOD OLD DAYS W H Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mr J H Whitney
NICODEMUS Scobie Breasley Gordon Richards Mrs V J Evans
TEST CASE P Robinson Jack Jarvis Sir A Jarvis
HENRY THE SEVENTH Edward Hide W Elsey Mr H J Joel
HOT BRANDY Duncan Keith W Nightingall Mr A Kennedy
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK T Gosling W Nightingall Mr B Lister
TYPHOON Ron Hutchinson P Prendergast Mr N S McCarthy
TRAVEL LIGHT G Bougoure A S O'Brien Mr T B Martin
PSIDIUM Willie Snaith Harry Wragg Mrs A Pleach
L'EPINAY Roger Poincelet E Pollet (Fr) Mr J Pusari
BLUE SAILS F Barlow W Nevett Duchess of Rxburgh
PROSECUTOR Jimmy Etherington R Peacock Duke of Roxburgh
PINTURISCHIO Lester Piggott Noel Murless Sir Victor Sassoon
BELLY VIMY N Brennan Colling Mrs R Schofield
OUI OU NON F Palmer P Carver Baron G de Waldner
DUAL Jimmy Lindley Towser Gosden Sir H Wernher
      Over Round N/A