1000 GUINEAS 1874

The 61st winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Friday 15th May 1874 over the Rowley Mile, was Apology (5/2 fav), a chestnut filly by Adventurer out of Mandragora, owned by Reverend John W King (aka Mr Launde), trained at Ashgill, Middleham by William Howe Osborne and ridden by John Osborne junior. The winner won by 1/2 a length in 1 minute 47.75 secs, with 3/4 length back to the third. A field of 9 runners contested the race which was worth £2.950 (Equivalent to £295,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
APOLOGY John Osborne jnr William Howe Osborne Rev John King (Mr Launde) 5/2
LA COUREUSE George Fordham M Lefevre 3/1
BLANCHEFLEUR Fred Archer Lord Falmouth 10/1
ADVENTURIERE Tom Chaloner Lord Ailesbury 100/7
HARMONY Morris Prince Batthyany 33/1
POLONAISE Custance Mr John Bowes 33/1
DEVASTATION Huxtable Sir Joseph Hawley 33/1
LADY BOTHWELL F Webb Mr James Merry 7/1
UNNAMED FILLY BY SKIRMISHER Charlie Maidment Mr H Savile 7/1
    Over Round 103%