2000 GUINEAS 1918

The 110th winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 1st May 1918 over the Rowley Mile, was Gainsborough (4/1), a bay colt by Bayardo out of Rosedrop, owned by Lady James Douglas. The winner won by 1 1/2 lengths in 1 minute 44.60 secs, with 6 lengths back to the third. A field of 13 runners contested the race which was worth £5,050 (Equivalent to £321,200 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
GAINSBOROUGH Joe Childs Alec Taylor Lady James Douglas 4/1
SOMME KISS J H Martin Mr C T Garland 8/1
BLINK R Colling Major W Astor 100/6
JACK POINT W Earl 100/1
THERMOGENE Otto Madden 33/1
SCATWELL W Longford 3/1
BAPAUME A Whalley 100/7
ROCKSAVAGE Freddie Fox 20/1
POLYSCOPE Steve Donoghue 7/4
ROIDOUR Brownie Carslake 33/1
SHENLEY BOY J Evans 33/1
ARWIN G Hulme 100/1
SKYROCKET A Wheatley 50/1
Note: The image opposite is shown courtesy of the issuing cigarette card company. Over Round 101%
Shown below is an extract from Lord Derby's and his stud manager Major Jack Paine's Studbook.