Thousand Guineas


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Thousand Guineas

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(Horse Racing) the Thousand Guineas (usually written) 1000 Guineas (functioning as singular) an annual horse race, restricted to fillies, run at Newmarket since 1814. Also known as: the One Thousand Guineas
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"We are alone at the top of a high house in a solitary courtyard, we are not likely to be heard, and I pray for bodily strength to keep you here, while every minute you are here is worth a hundred thousand guineas to my darling," said Miss Pross.
'"Many years ago, there lived at Cambridge a miserly old couple of the name of Jardine: they had two sons: the father was a perfect miser, and at his death one thousand guineas were discovered secreted in his bed.
I wouldn't take ten thousand guineas for that bird.
To make some sort of disappearance had been his precise intention, but to disappear in this fashion and make his return to the world with a thousand guineas in his pocket, had not exactly come within the scope of his imagination.
I ask you to accept the post of private physician to this household for the space of one--it may be two months, and I offer you also, as an honorarium, the fee of one thousand guineas."
'One thousand guineas to the little beauty you slowly hunted to death.
I'll beat 'em, if it cost me a thousand guineas. Look over the papers; you may if you like, my dear.
She asked, "whether I could be content to live at court?" I bowed down to the board of the table, and humbly answered "that I was my master's slave: but, if I were at my own disposal, I should be proud to devote my life to her majesty's service." She then asked my master, "whether he was willing to sell me at a good price?" He, who apprehended I could not live a month, was ready enough to part with me, and demanded a thousand pieces of gold, which were ordered him on the spot, each piece being about the bigness of eight hundred moidores; but allowing for the proportion of all things between that country and Europe, and the high price of gold among them, was hardly so great a sum as a thousand guineas would be in England.
At which English racecourse is the One Thousand Guineas run?
There was an upset in the Racing UK's Biggest Ever Flat Season Novice Median Auction Stakes when 4/7 shot Worship - considered good enough to run in the One Thousand Guineas - was outgunned by Richard Fahey's Aljady, who made it two out of two in the style of a promising horse.
A The Grand National B The Derby C One Thousand Guineas D Royal Ascot 2.
Minding, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore, added the Nassau Stakes to victories in the One Thousand Guineas and Oaks.

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