Guide to the Guineas

What to Wear to Newmarket Racecourse

Newmarket boasts two racecourses: The Rowley Mile and the July Course. The Rowley Mile is dubbed the ‘Course of Champions’ and the ‘most historic stretch of turf in the entire world of sport’. Here is where the British Champions Series begins starting with the prestigious Guineas Festival at the end of April/beginning of May. The July …

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Guineas Festival 2020: Kameko Wins 2,000 Guineas in Record Time

The 2019 Champion Flat Jockey, Oisin Murphy, is the name on everyone’s lips after he secured his first victory in a Classic race on Saturday 6th June, winning the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas with Kameko. Kameko’s win set a new track record at 1min 34.72 secs, beating Mister Baileys’s time in 1994, with Aidan O’Brien-trained Wichita …

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Eclipster: Kameko looks good each way value for 2,000 Guineas

Saturday 6th June – 3:35pm – Newmarket – 1m (Row) QIPCO 2,000 Guineas Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Colts & Fillies) (Class 1) (3yo) The 2,000 Guineas Stakes was first run in 1809. The race was established by the Jockey Club under Sir Charles Bunbury who had also been responsible for co-founding The Derby …

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Guineas Festival 2020: Quadrilateral heads 15 challengers for the 1,000 Guineas

Roger Charlton’s unbeaten filly Quadrilateral heads up a field of 15 challengers for the fillies’ Classic, the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday 7th June. The Frankel filly, who will be equipped with a first-time tongue strap, won each of her three races last year, signing off with a tenacious success in the Group 1 bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket …

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Festival favourites

Guineas Festival 2020: 13 In the Running for Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out

Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out, supported by Betfair, will see the charity award the BTO prize in the Group 3 Palace House Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday 6th June.  The race has been named the ‘Betfair Supports Racing Welfare Palace House Stakes’ in recognition of the initiative.  Racing Welfare’s Best Turned Out aims to champion the …

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2,000 Guineas 2020: Roger Teal hoping Kenzai Warrior can upstage Charlie Appleby’s peerless Pinatubo

Roger Teal is hoping Kenzai Warrior can upstage hot favourite Pinatubo and give him a dream triumph in the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket (3.35pm) on Saturday 6th June. Pinatubo won his six races last year by an aggregate of 24 lengths, signing off with successive Group 1 victories under William Buick in the Goffs …

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British Champions Series 2020: Stradivarius and Anthony Van Dyck in Coronation Cup cracker

The tenth edition of the QIPCO British Champions Series will start with a bang on Friday 5th June when two-time Gold Cup hero Stradivarius and last year’s Investec Derby winner, Anthony Van Dyck, will feature among a fascinating field of seven for the £110,000 Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup (3.35pm). Usually, the mile-and-a-half Group 1 contest is run at …

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The Early Season Classic Generation – 2,000 Guineas

The 2,000 Guineas is the first of the Classics run in the normal racing calendar. The very nature of the Flat turf for the vast majority of owners is the dream of having a Classic or Group 1 winner. This ensures that the horse in question can be retired to stud. Top of the current …

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GUINEAS FESTIVAL: An All-time Classic – Frankel in 2011

As we approach Newmarket’s 2,000 Guineas of 2020 – postponed from May due to Covid-19 and now to be held on 6th June – we look back on one of the most extraordinary moments of the Classic, in 2011, when Frankel surged up the field with a seemingly impossible lead… Our reporter Sara Waterson was …

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The Early Season Classic Generation – 1,000 Guineas

Every owner of a Flat-bred filly dreams of the glory of owning the winner of one of the Classic races which are open to only the 3 year old generation. In normal times a very carefully planned series of Classic trials are run before each of the five Classic races take place. The 1,000 Guineas …

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