2000 GUINEAS 1961

The 153rd winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 26th April 1961 over the Rowley Mile, was Rockavon (66/1), a bay colt by Rockefella out of Cosmetic, owned by Mr Thomas Yuill. The winner won by 2 lengths in 1 minute 39.46 secs, with a short head back to the third. A field of 22 runners contested the race which was worth £22,801 (Equivalent to £483,400 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
ROCKAVON Norman Stirk George Boyd Mr Thomas Yuill 66/1
PRINCE TUDOR W Rickaby W Evans Mr J Weston-Evans 66/1
TIME GREINE W Williamson S McGrath Mr J McGrath 25/1
PRINCE MIDAS Joe Mercer R J Colling Mr J J Astor 66/1
ORLY E Eldin R Jarvis Countess Margit Batthyany 40/1
TUDOR TREASURE Doug Smith T N Yates Lord Derby 33/1
GOOD OLD DAYS W H Carr Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort Mr J H Whitney 100/7
NICODEMUS Scobie Breasley Gordon Richards Mrs V J Evans 100/7
TEST CASE P Robinson Jack Jarvis Sir A Jarvis 10/1
HENRY THE SEVENTH Edward Hide W Elsey Mr H J Joel 100/6
HOT BRANDY Duncan Keith W Nightingall Mr A Kennedy 66/1
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK T Gosling W Nightingall Mr B Lister 66/1
TYPHOON Ron Hutchinson P Prendergast Mr N S McCarthy 6/1
TRAVEL LIGHT G Bougoure A S O'Brien Mr T B Martin 18/1
PSIDIUM Willie Snaith Harry Wragg Mrs A Pleach 50/1
L'EPINAY Roger Poincelet E Pollet (Fr) Mr J Pusari 100/7
BLUE SAILS F Barlow W Nevett Duchess of Roxburgh 66/1
PROSECUTOR Jimmy Etherington R Peacock Duke of Roxburgh 66/1
PINTURISCHIO Lester Piggott Noel Murless Sir Victor Sassoon 7/4 fav
BAILY VIMY N Brennan Colling Mrs R Schofield 33/1
OUI OU NON F Palmer P Carver Baron G de Waldner 18/1
DUAL Jimmy Lindley Towser Gosden Sir H Wernher 33/1
      Over Round 126%