1000 GUINEAS 1956

The 143rd winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Friday 4th May 1956 over the Rowley Mile, was Honeylight (100/6), a bay filly by Honeyway out of Crepuscule, owned by Sir Victor Sassoon. The winner won by 2 lengths in 1 minute 39.15 secs, with 3 lengths back to the third. A field of 19 runners contested the race which was worth £10,630 (Equivalent to £256,200 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
HONEYLIGHT Edgar Britt Captain Charles Elsey Sir Victor Sassoon 100/6
MIDGET Roger Poincelet France M P Wertheimer 100/30
ARLETTA Eddie Hide C F Elsey Mr Phil Bull 33/1
LADY MIDGE Ken Gethin Staff Ingham Mrs M Benson 33/1
VALMADA Serge Boullenger Boussac (Fr) M Boussac 33/1
DILETTANTE Doug Smith J F Watts Lord Derby 100/6
LA FRESNES Joe Mercer J F Watts Lord Derby 33/1
CORNER GARTH Jimmy Etherington W Bellerby Mrs S L Glover 33/1
VARETA W R Johnstone France P de la Grandiere 20/1
VICTORIA CROSS W H Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mrs J W Hanes 7/4
MARIEUSE Joe Sime P Beasley Mrs W H Harrison 33/1
NONE FOREVER Tommy Gosling H Cottrill Major L B Holliday 33/1
ROYAL PAGEANT Eph Smith T Leader Mr H J Joel 100/9
CIGALON J Deforges France Comte L de Kerourans 20/1
OH MY HONEY Stan Clayton G Brooke Major D McCalmont 33/1
FOLLOWING BREEZE Scobie Breasley Norman Bertie Mr Clifford Nicholson 28/1
CHANGING SCENE R Fawdon H Leader Mr D de Rougemont 100/6
NATO T M Burns Ireland M A Waldheim 33/1
GARDEN STATE Manny Mercer Harry Wragg Mr Harry Wragg 33/1
      Over Round 131%