2000 GUINEAS 1945

The 137th winner of the 'New 2000 Guineas Stakes', held on Wednesday 9th May 1945 over the Bunbury Mile of the July Course, was Court Martial (13/2), a chestnut colt by Fair Trial out of Instantaneous, owned by the 2nd Viscount Astor. The winner won by a head in 1 minute 40.80 secs, with 2 lengths back to the third. A field of 20 runners contested the race which was worth £7500 (Equivalent to £306,000 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
COURT MARTIAL Cliff Richards Joseph Lawson 2nd Viscount Astor 13/2
DANTE W Nevett Sir Eric Ohlson Evens
ROYAL CHARGER R A Jones Sir Jack Jarvis 40/1
GAEKWAR'S PRIDE P Beasley 66/1
SOUTH WIND Arthur Wragg 66/1
HIGH PEAK Harry Wragg 15/2
FAIRTHORN P Evans 66/1
FLARE PATH Doug Smith 66/1
ELYSIUM M Beary 33/1
CHAMOSSAIRE Tommy Lowrey 40/1
DARBHANGA Gordon Richards 25/1
MANUCHEHR P Maher 66/1    
FORDHAM Charlie Elliott 33/1    
CAPTAIN KIM T Bartlam 66/1    
BLACK PETER Sam Wragg 40/1    
SHEPHERDINE J Taylor 66/1    
SUN HONEY Eph Smith 50/1    
SUN STORM T Carey 15/2    
VICINITY G Bridgland 100/9    
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