2000 GUINEAS 1963

The 155th winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 1st May 1963 over the Rowley Mile, was Only For Life (33/1), a bay colt by Chanteur out of Life Sentence, owned by Monica Sheriffe. The winner won by a short head in 1 minute 45.00 secs, with 3 lengths back to the third. A field of 21 runners contested the race which was worth £31,369 (Equivalent to £614,800 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
ONLY FOR LIFE Jimmy Lindley Jeremy Tree Monica Sheriffe 33/1
IONIAN L Ward T Shaw Mrs A B Biddle 18/1
CORPORA A Mulley F Armstrong Mr R F Scully 100/6
VIJAY Geoff Lewis Keith Piggott Mr J J Chouis
KING OF BABYLON Edward Hide W Elsey Mr R F Dennis
MOON SHOT Lester Piggott Noel Murless Mrs E N Graham
HAPPY OMEN W H Carr S James Major L B Holliday
DARANNOUR Roger Poincelet Alec Head (Fr) HH Aga Khan
HILL O'DOON D Page S McGrath (Ire) Mrs P W McGrath
GREEK HONEY Brian Taylor H Leader Mrs D McNab
MAGIC CARPET Ron Hutchinson G Smyth Duke of Norfolk
FIDELIO W Williamson Harry Wragg Mr G A Oldham
PROMOTHEE M Larraus N Pelat (Fr) P Perelas
AIGLE GRIS J Massard J Cunningham (Fr) M P Reichenbach
MELISO G Bougoure P Prendergast Mr A E Reuben
THE WILLIES Scobie Breasley Arthur Budgett Mr R N Richmond-Watson
CAMPAIGN P Robinson Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery
THE BO'SUN S Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery
WILLIOTUR Joe Sime A Vasey Mr G B Turnbull
CROCKET Doug Smith G Brooke Mr D G Van Clief
PORTOFINO W Rickaby H Cottrill Mr P Wismont
      Over Round N/A