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Guineas Festival 2016: The Guineas Festival at Newmarket takes place on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2016.
Saturday 30th April 2016 – 2,000 Guineas Day
The highlight of the afternoon is the Group 1 QIPCO 2,000 Guineas, over a distance of 1 mile. This is the first of the Classics in 2016 – races exclusively for three-year-old horses.
Held at Newmarket Rowley Mile Racecourse: Opens 11:30am, First race 2pm, Last race 5.30pm. Followed by Waddlegoose Cyder Après Racing Party with Sara Cox (6pm to approx 7.30pm) – live music and live DJ set after racing.
|14.00||The championsofracing.co.uk Suffolk Stakes||9F|
|14.30||The Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes||5F|
|15.05||The Dunaden At Overbury Jockey Club Stakes||12F|
|15.45||The QIPCO 2000 Guineas||8F|
|16.20||The Harbour Watch Champion Two-Year-Old Handicap Stakes||6F|
|16.55||The Havana Gold Newmarket Stakes||10F|
|17.30||The QIPCO Suports Racing Welfare Handicap Stakes||8F|
Sunday 1st May – 1,000 Guineas Day
The highlight of the afternoon is the Group 1 QIPCO 1,000 Guineas, over a distance of 1 mile. This epic race is one of only two Classics exclusively for three-year-old fillies throughout the year.
Held at Newmarket Rowley Mile Racecourse: Opens 11:50, First race 13.50, Last race 17.25. Followed by Waddlegoose Cyder Après Racing Party (6pm to approx 7.30pm) – live music after racing.
|13.50||The QIPCO Supporting British Racing Handicap Stakes||12F|
|14.25||The Charm Spirit At Tweenhills In 2017 Dahlia Stakes||9F|
|15.00||The longholes.com Rehab And Pre-Training Stakes||6F|
|15.40||The QIPCO 1000 Guineas||8F|
|16.15||The Hot Streak Future Stars Maiden Stakes||5F|
|16.50||The Tweenhills Pretty Polly Stakes||10F|
|17.25||The Qatar Racing Handicap Stakes||10F|
Racing is a family occasion and the Guineas Festival is no exception! There will be plenty of free entertainment to keep the children amused: in the Grandstand and Paddock Enclosure there will be a traditional funfair and lots of interactive fun, such as the rare opportunity to sit in a spitfire and the chance to meet Rowley the Racehorse. The Family Enclosure will also be open, with bouncy castles, face painters and of course, the thrilling spectacle of watching the horses thunder to the finishing line.
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