1000 GUINEAS 1840

The 27th winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Thursday 7th May 1840 over the Ditch Mile, was Crucifix (1/10 fav), a bay filly by Priam out of Octaviana, owned by Lord George Bentinck, winning by a length in a hack canter. A field of 4 runners contested the race which was worth £1,450 (Equivalent to £138,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
CRUCIFIX John Barham Day John Barham Day Lord George Bentinck 1/10
ROSA BIANCA W Day John Barham Day Lord George Bentinck 25/1
SPANGLE Cotton Lord Albemarle 25/1
SILISTRIA S Mann Lord Exeter 25/1
Note that only the favourite's price was recorded, others have been allocated 25/1. The winner won the 1000 Guineas, 2000 Guineas and The Oaks. Over Round 102%