2020 Irish Guineas Festival Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

For the best part of a century, the biggest and brightest talents in Irish flat racing have travelled to the Curragh to take part in the Irish Guineas Festival.

The Irish Guineas Festival is usually staged at the end of May. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 meeting have been pushed back to mid-June.

Over the two days, a number of prestigiuos prizes will be handed out. The most important of which being the Irish 2000 Guineas, which headlines Saturday's card, and the Irish 1000 Guineas, which takes place on the Sunday.

In 2020, the meeting has changed and the cards will take place on Friday (12 June) and Saturday (13 June) evenings respectively.

Guineas Festival Dates and Schedule


The 2020 Irish Guineas Festival takes place at The Curragh between June 12-13 and includes Irish 1000 Guineas and Irish 2000 Guineas.

2020 Irish Guineas Festival Day One Card (Friday 12 June)

The card on day one of the Irish Guineas Festival is headlined by the Irish 2000 Guineas. Ger Lyon's Siskin is the favourite for the race in 2020, but he'll face stiff competition from Aidan O'Brien's duo of Armory and Vatican City.

Either side of the Classic feature viewers will enjoy two Group Twos, the Greenland Stakes and the Lanwades Stud Stakes. There's also a Premier Handicap on day one's card, along with several competitive maidens.

Full card to come when schedule has been announced...

2020 Irish Guineas Festival Day Two Card (Saturday 13 June)

Sunday's card at the Curragh features the second Classic of the meeting, the Irish 1000 Guineas. Jessica Harrington trains the top two in the betting for the 2020 renewal, Albigna and Alpine Star, but the master of Ballydoyle, Aidan O'Brien is sure to have a say in the matter.

Viewers will be treated to a second Group One contest on Irish 1000 Guineas day, with a strong field guaranteed to assemble for the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

Full card to come when schedule has been announced...

Irish Guineas Festival Betting Tips


Tips for every race to come during the week before the 2020 Irish Guineas Festival.

Irish Guineas Festival Live Stream


You can watch a live stream of the Guineas Festival at bet365William Hill or Paddy Power. All three bookmakers have live broadcasts of UK and Irish racing. Click on the links to be taken straight to the bookmaker.

Irish 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 Irish Guineas Festival and you can get free bets to use on The Curragh races.

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Irish Guineas Festival FAQs

Is the Irish Guineas Festival taking place in 2020?

Yes, the meeting has been pushed back to June 12-13.

Which races are held during the Irish Guineas Festival?

The two major races during the meeting are the Irish 2000 and 1000 Guineas. There's also a third Group One, the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

Where is the Irish Guineas Festival held?

The Irish Guineas Festival is held at the Curragh racecourse in County Kildare.