2000 GUINEAS 1897

The 89th winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 5th May 1897 over the Rowley Mile, was Galtee More (5/4 fav), a bay colt by Kendal out of Morganette, owned by Mr Gubbins. The winner won by 4 lengths in 1 minute 40.5 secs, with a head back to the third. A field of 8 runners contested the race which was worth £3,700 (Equivalent to £451,400 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GALTEE MORE Charles Wood Darling Mr Gubbins 5/4
VELASQUEZ John Watts Lord Rosebery 6/4
MINSTREL Otto Madden Duke of Devonshire 50/1
BERZAK Fred Allsopp Lord W Beresford 25/1
WREATH OR Fred Rickaby Sir R Affleck 25/1
COLT BY ST SERF T J Calder Mr Hamar Bass 100/1
ARKLE R Moreton Duke of Westminster 100/1
GUERNSEY Morny Cannon Duke of Westminster 20/1
Note: The image opposite is shown courtesy of the issuing cigarette card company. Over Round 101%