1000 GUINEAS 1974

The 161st winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Thursday 2nd May 1974 over the Rowley Mile, was Highclere (12/1), a bay filly by Queens Hussar out of Highlight, owned by HM Queen Elizabeth II. The winner won by a short head in 1 minute 40.32 secs with 4 lengths between second and third. A field of 15 runners contested the race which was worth £35,484 (Equivalent to £393,900 in 2017)


The following 1000 Guineas 1974 clip is a 27 secs clip from Youtube

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
HIGHCLERE Joe Mercer Major Dick Hern HM Queen Elizabeth II 12/1
POLYGAMY Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn Mr Luis Freedman 4/1 fav
MRS TIGGYWINKLE John Gorton Bruce Hobbs Mr T Blackwell 11/1
ALWAYS FAITHFUL Michael Kettle Clive Brittain Mr K Marshall
BITTY GIRL Bruce Raymond Michael Jarvis Mr David Robinson
CAKE W Pyers T Curtin (Ire) Mr Nelson Bunker-Hunt
CELESTIAL Brian Taylor J Winter Mrs D McNab
GENTLE THOUGHTS Ron Hutchinson T Curtin (Ire) Mr Nelson Bunker-Hunt
HELMSDALE Lester Piggott R Houghton Mr H Wein
LADY TAN Jimmy Lindley Guy Harwood Mr R Francis
LAPIS Willie Carson Barry Hills Mr A Speelman
MIL'S BOMB Geoff Lewis Noel Murless Mr Luis Freedman
NORTHERN GEM Eric Eldin Doug Smith Mr B Roberts
RED BERRY Greville Starkey Peter Walwyn Mr D Broderick
SUNBLAST T McKeown Doug Smith Lady Zia Wernher
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