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 (15-2), ridden by Frankie Dettori, coming second. Favourite, Pinatubo (5-6), finished third out of 15 runners, one and a quarter lengths back.

Murphy, who is an ambassador for QIPCO British Champions Series, reviews the race which forms part of the 2020 QIPCO British Champions Series and took place behind closed doors at Newmarket Racecourse following the resumption of racing on Monday 1st June.

Providing a fascinating insight into race, Murphy said: “Instead of playing it safe and going in a straight line, I switched out. He stuck his head out and it was fantastic, what a horse!”

Kameko, trained by Andrew Balding and owned by Qatar Racing, is now favourite for the 2020 Investec Derby which is set to take place on Saturday 4th July at Epsom Racecourse and also forms part of the 2020 QIPCO British Champions Series.

Courtesy of QIPCO British Champions Series

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