1000 GUINEAS 1879

The 66th winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Friday 2nd May 1879 over the Rowley Mile, was Wheel of Fortune (40/75 fav), a bay filly by Adventurer out of Queen Bertha, owned by the 6th Viscount Falmouth. The winner won by 4 lengths in 1 minute 54 secs, with 10 lengths back to the third. A field of 8 runners contested the race which was worth £4,300 (Equivalent to £468,700 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
WHEEL OF FORTUNE Fred Archer Matt Dawson 6th Viscount Falmouth 40/75
ABBAYE Jem Goater Mr T Jennings 100/3
RECONCILIATION C Wood Mr John Bowes 3/1
PEACE Huxtable Mr C Alexander 25/1
JESSIE AGNES Tom Chaloner Mr James Merry 100/3
ELLANGOWAN Snowden Lord Zetland 50/1
ROSALIND Tom Cannon Mr F Gretton 100/3
LOCH TANNA Custance Duke of Hamilton 100/3
    Over Round 108%