1000 GUINEAS 1981

The 168th winner of the 1000 Guineas, held on Thursday 30th April 1981 over the Rowley Mile, was Fairy Footsteps (6/4 fav), a bay filly by Mill Reef out of Glass Slipper, owned by Jim Joel. The winner won by a neck in 1 minute 40.43 secs, with a further neck back to the third. A field of 14 runners contested the race which was worth £52,180 (Equivalent to £206,100 in 2017)


The following 1000 Guineas 1981 clip is a 2 min 05 secs clip from Youtube

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FAIRY FOOTSTEPS Lester Piggott Sir Henry Cecil Jim Joel 6/4
TOLMI Eddie Hide Bruce Hobbs 11/2
GO LEASING Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 12/1
MARWELL Walter Swinburn Sir Michael Stoute  
MADAM GAY Tony Murray Paul Kelleway  
VOCALIST Philip Robinson Frankie Durr  
WHAT HEAVEN P Young Paul Kelleway  
SHARK SONG Brian Taylor Jeremy Hindley  
KITTYHAWK Willie Carson W R Hern  
GRECIAN SEA Joe Mercer W R Hern  
AUCTION BRIDGE Steve Cauthen Barry Hills  
BELLEAIR DREAM Pat Eddery Frankie Durr  
SWEDISH RHAPSODY George Duffield Gavin Pritchard-Gordon  
WELSHWYN Brian Rouse C Benstead  
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