2000 GUINEAS 1953

The 145th winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 29th April 1953 over the Rowley Mile, was Nearula (2/1 fav), a bay colt by Nasrullah out of Respite, owned by Mr William Humble. The winner won by 4 lengths in 1 minute 38.26 secs, with 3 lengths back to the third. A field of 16 runners contested the race which was worth £13,921 (Equivalent to £367,500 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
NEARULA Edgar Britt Captain Charles Elsey Mr William Humble 2/1
BEBE GRANDE Willie Snaith F Armstrong Mr J Gerber 10/1
OLEANDRIN R Fawdon T Leader Mr Stavros Niarchos 20/1
KING OF THE TUDORS C Spares W Stephenson Mr F Dennis 100/9
STAR OF THE FOREST W R Johnstone J Dines Mr W Preston 20/1
AUREOLE W H Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort HM The Queen 100/6
MASAI KING Charlie Smirke R Marsh HH Aga Khan 6/1
BOXWOOD Eph Smith T Leader Mr H J Joel 25/1
CHATSWORTH Stan Clayton H Cottrill Major L Holliday 66/1
PROPITIATION Scobie Breasley Lawson Mr W Bowyer 40/1
TOSCO M Larraun Mme J Couturie Mme Couturie 100/9
PRINCE CHRISTIAN Doug Smith H Peacock Mr F Dennis 33/1
PRINCE CHARLEMAGNE Ken Gethin T Carey Mr L Lipton 22/1
MARCHE MILITAIRE S Smith N Bertie Sir V Sassoon 66/1
MARCH PAST E Fordyce Ken Cundell Mrs Trimmer-Thompson 25/1
WINDSOR STAR Lester Piggott W Payne Lady Baron 40/1
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