1000 GUINEAS 1868

The 55th winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Thursday 30th April 1868 over the Ditch Mile, was Formosa (10/11 fav), a chestnut filly by Buccaneer out of Eller, owned by Mr William Graham. The winner won by 3 lengths in 1 minute 45 secs, with 3 lengths back to the third. A field of 8 runners contested the race which was worth 3750 sovereigns (Equivalent to £386,300 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FORMOSA George Fordham Henry Woolcott Mr William Graham 10/11
ATHENA Tom Cannon Mr Padwick 10/1
LADY COVENTRY J Daley Mr M Dawson 11/4
FRANCHISE Chaloner Lord Ailesbury 100/7
SISTER TO ASCHAM Custance Lord Glasgow 100/3
VIRTUE Snowden Mr G Holmes 100/3
LADY HIGHTHORN T French Mr Richard C Naylor 100/3
MYSOTIS Morris Mr Watt 100/3
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