1000 GUINEAS 1961

The 148th winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Thursday 27th April 1961 over the Rowley Mile, was Sweet Solera (4/1 joint fav), a chestnut filly by Solonaway out of Miss Gammon, owned by Mrs Magnus Castello. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths in 1 minute 38.14 secs, with 6 lengths between second and third. A field of 14 runners contested the race which was worth £16,233 (Equivalent to £344,100 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
SWEET SOLERA Bill Rickaby Reginald Day Mrs Magnus Castello 4/1
AMBERGRIS Jimmy Lindley Harry Wragg Sir P Loraine
INDIAN MELODY Scobie Breasley D Whelan Mr F N Shane
MYSTIFY Doug Smith G Brooke Mr D Van Clief 4/1
TENDER WORD Joe Mercer R J Colling Lord Astor
COVERT SIDE Joe Sime Arthur Budgett Major General J F B Cundell
BLUE PALM Paul Tulk O'Gorman Mr J S Godber
LADY PILOT Edward Hide W Elsey Mr William Hill
HARMONIOUS R P Elliott F Armstrong Mr C Leigh
VERBENA Eph Smith G Brooke Maj D McCalmont
CYN RA Lester Piggott Harry Wragg Mr G A Oldham
TUDOR TOP Ron Hutchinson Arthur Budgett Mr R N Richmond-Watson
JETA P Robinson Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery
SUNSPECK W H Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Lady Zia Wernher
      Over Round N/A