1,000 Guineas Records

1991: Shadayid ridden by Willie Carson winning the 1,000 Guineas race at Newmarket. Chris Cole/Allsport

  • In Guineas history, a total of four horses have won both the 1,000 Guineas and the 2,000 Guineas in the same year – all in years when the two races were run two days apart. They include Crucifix in 1840, Formosa in 1868, Pilgrimage in 1878 and Sceptre in 1902.
  • The most successful trainer, with a total of nine 1,000 Guineas wins, was Robert Robson. The jockey with the most wins – a total of seven – was George Fordham, and the most successful owner, with eight wins, was the 4th Duke of Grafton.
  • The last horse to win the fillies’ Classic racing Triple Crown, made up of the 1,000 Guineas, the Epsom Oaks and St Leger, was Oh So Sharp in 1985.
  • A total of 45 fillies have succeeded in winning the 1,000 Guineas and the Espom Oaks in the same year. The most recent horse to achieve this double was Salsabil, ridden by Willie Carson and trained by John Dunlop, in 1990.
  • The winner with the longest odds, at 50/1, was Ferry in 1918. The winner with the shortest odds, at 1/10, was Crucifix in 1840.
  • The biggest ever winning margin was achieved in 1970 by Humble Duty, who won by a full seven lengths.
  • 1825 belongs in the 1,000 Guineas records because in that year, only one filly entered the race – resulting in a walkover win. 1926 saw the largest ever number of racers, with 29 fillies competing.
  • In 2007, Finsceal Beo was added to the list of 1,000 Guineas records when she clocked the fastest ever time in the mile-long race, at 1m 34.94s.