2000 GUINEAS 1869

The 61st winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Tuesday 27th April 1869 over the Rowley Mile, was Pretender (100/30), a bay colt by Adventurer out of Ferina, owned by Mr John Johnstone, trained at Tupgill, Middleham by Tom Dawson and ridden by John Osborne junior. The winner won by 1/2 a length in 1 minute 48 secs, with 5 lengths back to the third. A field of 19 runners contested the race which was worth 4500 sovereigns (Equivalent to £468,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
PRETENDER John Osborne jnr Tom Dawson Mr John Johnstone 100/30
BELLADRUM Kenyon James Waugh snr Mr James Merry 9/1
PERRY DOWN Butler Mr T Jennings 1000/15
MARTYRDOM George Fordham Lord Calthorpe 5/1
TYPHON Morris Count Batthyany 1000/15
STANDARD BEARER Parry Mr Padwick 200/1
DUKE OF BEAUFORT Tom Cannon Mr Brayley 3/1
ALPENSTOCK Custance Lord Royston 25/1
TASMAN Snowden Sir R Bulkeley 100/1
SIDEROLITE Wells Sir Joseph Hawley 100/1
KING COPHETUA J Adams Sir Joseph Hawley 40/1
CONRAD C Page Mr H Woolcott 200/1
THE DRUMMER Chaloner Mr G Jones 7/1
PRINCE IMPERIAL T French Duke of Newcastle 25/1
TENEDOS Heartfield Duke of Newcastle 100/1
ROYAL RAKE J Mann Lord Rendlesham 200/1
UNNAMED BAY COLT BY TOM WHISLER J Daley Baron Rothschild 25/1
BRAMBRIDGE Jem Goater Lord Westmorland 200/1
NEUCHATEL Maidment Mr Savile 200/1
Note: The image above is shown courtesy of Vanity Fair. Over Round 109%