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When is the 2021 2000 Guineas?

  • We bring you the dates and vital information about the 2021 2000 Guineas
  • The first Classic of the new season takes place at Newmarket on Saturday 1st May in 2021
2000 GUINEAS
Kameko (left) winning the 2020 2000 Guineas. (Getty)

When is the 2021 2000 Guineas?


The 2000 Guineas always takes place at the start of May. The 2021 2000 Guineas will be run at Newmarket on Saturday 1st May.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the 2000 Guineas took place in June. This Classic will be moved back to it's usual spot on the calendar in 2021.

Who won the last 2000 Guineas?


The 2020 2000 Guineas was won by Andrew Balding's Kameko. Despite drifting back to 10/1 before the off, Kameko produced an excellent performance to win this historic Classic, powering past hot-favourite Pinatubo and Wichita to win by around a length.

What is the 2000 Guineas?


The 2000 Guineas is one of the five Classic flat horse races staged in Britain. The 2000 Guineas is open only to three-year-old colts, and is run over a one-mile trip. 

Where is the 2000 Guineas run?


The 2000 Guineas is always run at Newmarket. Newmarket racecourse features two tracks, the Rowley Mile and the July Course. The 2000 Guineas is run on the Rowley Mile.

Which horses will run in the 2000 Guineas?


Being a Group One of incredible importance, only the best three-year-old colts will run in the 2000 Guineas. Although the race is open to fillies as well as colts, fillies have their own equivalent - the 1000 Guineas - and it's been many years since a filly ran in the 2000 Guineas. 

Horses who excellent in juvenile races like the Dewhurst Stakes, the Vincent O'Brien National Stakes and the Middle Park Stakes often enter the 2000 Guineas the following year.

Where can I watch the 2021 2000 Guineas?


The 2021 2000 Guineas will be shown live on ITV and RacingTV. If you plan on watching the racing via your mobile or tablet, then bookmakers such as bet365 will allow you to stream the race live.

2000 Guineas Live Streaming 


The bet365 live streaming service covers a wide range of horse racing on a daily basis. Here's how to stream the 2021 2000 Guineas live online:

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  3. Registered depositing users can then watch and bet on live horse racing.

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2000 Guineas History


Having first been run in 1809, the 2000 Guineas is one of the oldest thoroughbred horse races in the world.

The 2000 Guinea is one of five Classic races in the UK. The other Classics are the 1000 Guineas, Epsom Oaks, Epsom Derby and the St. Leger.

It's the first leg of the Triple Crown and although it's not targeted by many trainers, it still adds some more intrigue to the Guineas Festival.

Open to three-year-old colts and fillies, the 2000 Guineas is one of the most prestigious races in the world. 2017 saw a boost in prize money, as the total pot was raised to £500,000 after being run for £350,000 for many years.

Past winners include historic names such as Nijinsky, Rodrigo de Triano, Golan and Rock of Gibraltar. Frankel - arguably the greatest racehorse of all time - won the 2000 Guineas in 2011.
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