2000 GUINEAS 1899

The 91st winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 26th April 1899 over the Rowley Mile, was Flying Fox (5/6 fav), a bay colt by Orme out of Vampire, owned by the Duke of Westminster. The winner won by 2 lengths in 1 minute 43 secs, with a further 3 lengths back to the third. A field of 8 runners contested the race which was worth £4,250 (Equivalent to £510,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FLYING FOX Mornington Cannon John Porter Duke of Westminster 5/6
CAIMAN Tod Sloan Mr Beresford 5/1
TRIDENT Tommy Loates Mr Leopold de Rothschild 100/14
BIRKENHEAD Charles Wood Mr L Brassey 10/1
DESMOND J Hind Lord Dunraven 40/1
MARK FORIARD Fred Pratt Mr W M Low 100/1
SCINTILLANT Fred Rickaby Mr R A Oswald 10/1
METHOD Main Mr J S Curtis 200/1
Note: The image opposite is shown courtesy of the issuing cigarette card company Taddy & Co. Over Round 105%