1400 Guineas Stakes

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1400 Guineas Stakes
Horse race
Location Newmarket Racecourse
Newmarket, England
Inaugurated 1758
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 4 miles 1½ furlongs
Surface Turf
Qualification Four-year-olds
Weightst 10 lb (colts)
8 st 7 lb (fillies)

The 1400 Guineas Stakes was a flat horse race in Great Britain open to thoroughbreds aged four years. It was run at Newmarket and was one of the most important races of the second half of the 18th century.


The 1400 Guineas was established in 1757 to be first run on the Monday before the first Thursday in October 1758. It was established by the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, Marquess of Granby, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, 1st Earl of Gower, Sir James Lowther, Thomas Panton and Jenison Shafto. They agreed the race was to be run over the Beacon course at Newmarket and would be open to four-year-old colts and fillies. They paid a 200 guineas subscription each to enter their horse. Colts would carry 8 stlb and fillies 8 st 4 lb.[1]

The race was initially to be run for five consecutive years from 1758, but was subsequently renewed in 1763. The weights were changed in 1768, with colts carrying 8 st 10 lb and fillies 8 st 7 lb.[1] The race was discontinued after 1782 and a similar race was started for three-year-olds in 1784.[2]


1758 Squirrel Jenison Shafto
1759 David 2nd Earl Gower
1760 Fribble Jenison Shafto
1761 Whiffer Jenison Shafto
1762 Boldface 2nd Earl of Northumberland
1763 Snap colt Jenison Shafto
1764 Prophet 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke
1765 Sweepstakes 2nd Earl Gower
1766 Doge 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke
1767 Chequino Jenison Shafto
1768 Goldfinder Jenison Shafto
1769 Bay Halkin Lord Grosvenor
1770 Solon 2nd Marquess of Rockingham
1771 Patrician 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke
1772 Augur 16th Earl of Ormonde
1773 Nancy Duke of Cumberland
1774 Comus 16th Earl of Ormonde
1775 Coxcomb 16th Earl of Ormonde
1776 Dorimant 16th Earl of Ormonde
1777 Dictator 1st Earl of Clermont
1778 Highflyer 2nd Viscount Bolingbroke
1779 Mexican Lord Grosvenor
1780 Fame Mr. Vernon
1781 Boudrow Dennis O'Kelly
1782 Signor 1st Earl of Clermont

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  1. ^ a b Pick, William; Johnson, R. (1805). The Turf Register (Vol. II). A. Bartholoman, High-Ousegate. 
  2. ^ Johnson, R. (1822). The Turf Register (Vol. III). A. Bartholoman, High-Ousegate. 
  • Pick, William; Johnson, R. (1805). The Turf Register (Vol. II). A. Bartholoman, High-Ousegate. 
  • Johnson, R. (1822). The Turf Register (Vol. III). A. Bartholoman, High-Ousegate.