2000 GUINEAS 1942

The 134th winner of the 'New 2000 Guineas Stakes', held on Tuesday 12th May 1942 over the Bunbury Mile of the July Course, was Big Game (8/11 fav), a bay colt by Bahram out of Myrobella, owned by HM King George VI. The winner won by 4 lengths in 1 minute 40.80 secs, with a further 2 lengths back to the third. A field of 14 runners contested the race which was worth £7500 (Equivalent to £348,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
BIG GAME Gordon Richards Fred Darling HM King George VI 8/11
WATLING STREET S Ellis Earl Lord Derby 13/2
GOLD NIB R A Jones H Jelliss Mr H A Jelliss 100/7
UJIJI M Beary Lawson 6/1
HASTY SHOT W Nevett Lawson 25/1
CANYONERE T H Carey Nightingale 25/1
NUNELO A Wragg Ossie Bell 50/1
UMBALLA Harry Wragg Earl 6/1
DUST A-BLOWING Charlie Elliott Donoghue 50/1
BIRIKAN W Stephenson Beatty 50/1
TRIBONIAN Sam Wragg Ossie Bell 100/6
PERION P Maher Digby 50/1
MEHRALI Cliff Richards Rayson 50/1
HYPERIDES Eph Smith Jack Jarvis 10/1
Note: The image opposite are shown courtesy of the issuing cigarette card companies. Over Round 143%

In the Official 3-Y-O Free Handicap Fillies Triple Crown winner Sun Chariot was rated level with 2000 Guineas winner Big Game, and 5 lbs higher than Derby winner Watling Street. Based on their entire career performances, this site rates Sun Chariot 1lb higher than Big Game and 6lbs higher than Watling Street.