2000 GUINEAS 1963

The 155th winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Wednesday 1st May 1963 over the Rowley Mile, was Only For Life (33/1), a bay colt by Chanteur out of Life Sentence, owned by Monica Sheriffe. The winner won by a short head in 1 minute 45.00 secs, with 3 lengths back to the third. A field of 21 runners contested the race which was worth £31,369 (Equivalent to £614,800 in 2017)


Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
ONLY FOR LIFE Jimmy Lindley Jeremy Tree Monica Sheriffe 33/1
IONIAN L Ward T Shaw Mrs A B Biddle 18/1
CORPORA A Mulley F Armstrong Mr R F Scully 100/6
VIJAY Geoff Lewis Keith Piggott Mr J J Chouis 28/1
KING OF BABYLON Edward Hide W Elsey Mr R F Dennis 9/1
MOON SHOT Lester Piggott Noel Murless Mrs E N Graham 25/1
HAPPY OMEN W H Carr S James Major L B Holliday 100/6
DARANNOUR Roger Poincelet Alec Head (Fr) HH Aga Khan 100/6
HILL O'DOON D Page S McGrath (Ire) Mrs P W McGrath 33/1
GREEK HONEY Brian Taylor H Leader Mrs D McNab 33/1
MAGIC CARPET Ron Hutchinson G Smyth Duke of Norfolk 33/1
FIDELIO W Williamson Harry Wragg Mr G A Oldham 25/1
PROMOTHEE M Larraus N Pelat (Fr) P Perelas 33/1
AIGLE GRIS J Massard J Cunningham (Fr) M P Reichenbach 7/1
MELISO G Bougoure P Prendergast Mr A E Reuben 25/1
THE WILLIES Scobie Breasley Arthur Budgett Mr R N Richmond-Watson 25/1
CAMPAIGN P Robinson Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 22/1
THE BO'SUN S Smith Jack Jarvis Lord Rosebery 10/1
WILLIOTUR Joe Sime A Vasey Mr G B Turnbull 33/1
CROCKET Doug Smith G Brooke Mr D G Van Clief 5/2 fav
PORTOFINO W Rickaby H Cottrill Mr P Wismont 33/1
      Over Round 133%