2021 Guineas Festival Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

The Guineas Festival at Newmarket usually consists of two days, each day headlined by either the 2000 or 1000 Guineas. In 2020, however, the meeting has been expanded to three days, with the Coronation Cup - usually held at Epsom the day before the Derby - taking pride of place in the centre of Friday's card.

One of the most popular festivals throughout the year, the Guineas Festival sees the best three-year-old thoroughbreds from across Europe compete for the riches at Newmarket.

For over two centuries, the best of the best have gathered at Newmarket during the first weekend of May, and any three-year-old who's strong enough to win either of the two Classics will be guaranteed a spot in the history books.

Guineas Festival Dates and Schedule

The 2021 Guineas Festival takes place at Newmarket between May 1-2 and includes the rescheduled Coronation Cup from Epsom Down as well as the 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas.

2021 Guineas Festival Day One Card (Friday 31st April)


Race No.
Race Name
1Maiden Fillies' Stakes (7f)
2Handicap (6f)
3Abernant Stakes (G3)(6f)
4Paradise Stakes (Listed)(1m)
5Coronation Cup (G1) (1m4f)
6Handicap (1m4f)
7Fillies' Novice Stakes (1m4f)
8Handicap (6f)

2020 Guineas Festival Day Two Card (Saturday 1 May)


Race No.
Race Name
1Handicap (5f)
2Palace House Stakes (G3)(5f)
3Dahlia Stakes (G2)(1m2f)
4Newmarket Stakes (Listed)(1m2f)
52000 Guineas (1m)
6Handicap (1m)
7Handicap (7f)
8Burwell Handicap (6f)
9Handicap (1m4f)

2020 Guineas Festival Day Three Card (Sunday 2 May)


Race No.
Race Name
1Maiden Stakes (6f)
2Buckhounds Stakes (Listed)(1m4f)
3Handicap (1m2f)
4Pretty Polly Stakes (Listed)(1m2f)
51000 Guineas (1m)
6Ashley Handicap (1m)
7Novice Stakes (1m)
8Handicap (1m2f)
9Handicap (5f)

Guineas Festival Betting Tips

Every race is available for punters to bet on throughout the two-day Guineas Festival.

Both Guineas' races are the most popular to bet on, with markets opening months in advance and punters also like betting on the Pretty Polly Stakes and the Palace House Stakes.

Futures markets are available for the Guineas and final-field betting is offered for all undercard races in May.

We currently have tips for the 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas available.

Guineas Festival Live Stream

You can a live stream of the Guineas Festival at bet365, William Hill or Paddy Power. All three bookmakers have live broadcasts of UK racing. Click on the links to be taken straight to the bookmaker.

Guineas Festival Free Bets

Claim free horse racing bets when you sign up or open an account with an online bookmaker. Bookies and sportsbooks have special offers for new customers during the Guineas Festival and you can get free bets to use on Newmarket races.

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Guineas Festival FAQs

When is the Guineas Festival?

The 2021 Guineas Festival starts on Friday 31st April, and ends on Sunday 2nd May.

Where is the Guineas Festival held?

It takes place at Newmarket on the Rowley Mile track.

When is the 2021 2000 Guineas?

The 2021 2000 Guineas will be run on Saturday 1st May.

When is the 2021 1000 Guineas?

The 2021 2000 Guineas will be run on Sunday 2nd May.