2000 GUINEAS 1979

The 171st winner of the 2000 Guineas, held on Saturday 5th May 1979 over the Rowley Mile, was Tap On Wood (20/1), a chestnut colt by Sallust out of Cat O'Mountaine, owned by Mr Tony Shead. The winner won by 1/2 a length in 1 minute 43.60 secs, with a short head back to the third. A field of 21 runners contested the race which was worth £55,840 (Equivalent to £294,800 in 2017)


The following 2000 Guineas 1979 clip is a 2 min 15 secs clip from Youtube

Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
TAP ON WOOD Steve Cauthen Barry Hills Tony Shead 20/1
KRIS Joe Mercer Henry Cecil Lord Howard de Walden
YOUNG GENERATION Greville Starkey Guy Harwood A Ward
BARRA CASTLE John Reid C Berwicke F Irvine
BLUE REFRAIN Brian Rouse C Benstead Mrs L Wood
BOITRON Philip Paquet Francois Boutin Stavros Niarchos
DAWN PREVIEW M L Thomas A Dalton T Orton
FOVEROS J Lynch Clive Brittain Captain Marcos Lemos
CHAZEL P Madden J Hardy Sharif Nasser Bin Jemil
HARDGREEN Paul Cook Michael Stoute G White
IRON LAD Geoff Baxter Paul Cole R Strudwick
JEROBOAM Lester Piggott Harry Wragg J Lilley
LAKE CITY Brian Taylor H Ryan Price Harry Demetriou
LASKA FLOKO Edward Hide Clive Brittain Captain Marcos Lemos
LYPHARD'S WISH Yves Saint-Martin Henry Cecil Carlo d'Alessio
MATCHLESS DANCER Alan Bond Paul Kelleway Susan Hadida Ltd
RINGGIT Eric Eldin Robert Armstrong U Wijewardine
SAHER Robert Street Ron Sheather Prince Bandar Fahd Saad
SECRET OF SUCCESS G Curran Kevin Prendergast S Oon
STANDAAN Freddie Head Clive Brittain A Richards
TOWN SKY N Crowther Steve Norton Mrs A Brook
      Over Round N/A