The 2000 Guineas is a Group 1 run over a mile on the Rowley Course at Newmarket and is the first Classic of the season. It usually takes place in late-April or early-May, and is also the first leg of the Flat Triple Crown, followed by the Derby at Epsom and the St Leger at Doncaster, however it is a notoriously hard feat to achieve, with Nijinsky the last horse to complete the famous treble in 1970.
The 2000 Guineas is seen by many as the best trial for the Derby, with Camelot in 2012 the last horse to do the double. The 2018 Derby winner, Masar, finished third in the 2000 Guineas.
2000 Guineas Top Trainer
Aidan O'Brien – 9 wins
King of Kings (1998), Rock of Gibraltar (2002), Footstepsinthesand (2005), George Washington (2006), Henrythenavigator (2008), Camelot (2012), Gleneagles (2015), Churchill (2017), Saxon Warrior (2018)
2000 Guineas Top Jockey in recent times
Lester Piggott – 5 wins
Crepello (1957), Sir Ivor (1968), Nijinsky (1970), Shadeed (1985), Rodrigo de Triano (1992)
Kieren Fallon – 5 wins
King’s Best (2000), Golan (2001), Footstepsinthesand (2005), George Washington (2006), Night of Thunder (2014)
Aidan O’Brien – Leading Trainer in the 2000 Guineas
2000 Guineas Racecard
The 2000 Guineas is the feature race, but the supporting card has plenty of depth to it, the Jockey Club Stakes and Palace House Stakes other pattern races which often attract competitive fields. Races include:
Spring Lodge Stakes (Handicap) - A nine-furlong handicap for horses aged three and older
Palace House Stakes – A Group 3 over five furlongs for horses aged three and older
Jockey Club Stakes – A Group 2 over a mile and a half for horses aged four and older
2000 Guineas – The feature race of the day
Newmarket Stakes – A listed race over a mile and a quarter for three-year-old colts and geldings
Frankel (right) put up one of the best performances in the 2000 Guineas when running his rivals into the ground in 2011
2000 Guineas Betting
Being the first Classic of the season, there is a big interest in betting on the 2000 Guineas both with the online and betting shop bookies in the UK & Ireland. The 2000 Guineas is usually shown on ITV and a huge audience will tune in to cheer on the UK & Irish runners. Some online bookies will offer enhanced each-way terms on the day, and boosted odds, so it is advised that you shop around before placing your bets.
2000 Guineas Free Bets & Betting Offers
As with any big race, the top online bookies like Paddy Power and Betfair will have 2000 Guineas Free Bets and 2000 Guineas Betting Offers. Often the bookies will give you an enhanced price on one of the favourites, or they may offer a Bet Through The Card – get free bets when you bet on the first race of the 2000 Guineas meeting. Either way, we have you covered here with the best sign-up offer and betting specials for the 2000 Guineas.
2000 Guineas Runners & Form
Timeform is your best bet for finding the winner of the 2000 Guineas. When the race card for 2000 Guineas Day is available over on our Races page, you will be able to find the latest form and insight on all of the 2000 Guineas runners from the team of expert tipsters at Timeform. Our 2000 Guineas runner-by-runner guides will be available on our website and on our mobile app.
2000 Guineas Tips
Want to know which horses the expert Timeform Tipsters are backing on 2000 Guineas Day? You can get free tips for every race on 2000 Guineas Day either on the Timeform website or app, in the form of the Tip Sheet, or choose to follow one of our profitable premium tipping services such as TV Focus, which picks out the best bets on all races televised on ITV Racing. However you like to bet, Timeform has you covered with 2000 Guineas betting tips.
2000 Guineas Latest News, Odds & Results
Follow all the build up to the 2000 Guineas on the News pages at Timeform. Whether you are after the latest betting odds, market movers, going updates and non-runners, plus the latest from the stables of the top horses for the 2000 Guineas, you’ll find it right here. Simply want to know which horse was first past the post? Then go to our Results page to get the latest 2000 Guineas results.
2000 Guineas Past Winners – this Century