1000 GUINEAS 1819

The 6th winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Thursday 29th April 1819 over the Ditch Mile, was Catgut (20/1), a bay filly by Comus (or Juniper) out of Vanity, owned by the Duke of Grafton. A field of 7 runners contested the race which was worth 1900 Guineas (Equivalent to £150,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CATGUT Frank Buckle* Robert Robson Duke of Grafton 20/1
ESPAGNOLLE Lord George Cavendish 2/5
SISTER TO OSMAN Duke of Rutland 6/1
CALYPSO Sir John Shelley 25/1
SALL Mr Thornhill 25/1
HAIRBELL Major Wilson 25/1
POLYMNIA Mr Curteis 25/1
Note that only horses priced at 20/1 or better were recorded, all others have been allocated 25/1 Over Round 105%
*Note that while the Duke of Grafton's regular jockey was Frank Buckle, there is no official record he was aboard Catgut.
NOTE:The image above is shown courtesy of the Sporting Gazette and Agricultural Journal 1879