2000 Guineas Betting Odds

The flat racing season within the UK horse racing calendar throws up some interesting contests which will test the best flat horses to the limit. The first race which will see the big guns tested to the limit is the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. A race open specifically to three-year-old colts, it's the first leg in the flat racing Triple Crown and can set the winner up for an interesting season.

2000 Guineas Betting

One of the oldest races in UK horse racing, this Group 1 classic was established by the jockey club and was first run in 1809. Regarded as one of the most prestigious races in England, not only for three-year-old colts but for any fan of the sport, this race can be a stepping stone towards 'The Derby', which is held later in the season.

Always run early in the season, the two thousand guineas normally takes place around the first weekend in May, which means many horses who travel to Newmarket to take on the Rowley Mile may be having their first outing of the year. This usually means that the race will be used as a benchmark for the remainder of the flat racing calendar and the other classics which will be raced.

The race is contested over one mile, meaning the 2000 Guineas Stakes appeals to horses who have a strong start but can also keep enough in the tank to challenge in the final stages.

2,000 Guineas Horse Racing Odds

Even before the start of the flat season, the betting odds for the 2000 Guineas will be available at Bet UK so that you can place ante-post bets on the winner and each way. However, if you're looking for forecast bets which can often payout bigger odds, they'll be made available within our betting market when the race cards are confirmed.

2000 Guineas Betting Tips

As the 2000 Guineas Stakes gets closer, we'll have full insight into the first classic of the season. We'll have our full selection of betting tips across the 2000 Guineas meeting, including who we think will pass the post first and if a longshot can rock the boat and land the victory.

2000 Guineas Flat Racing Season Stats

The first classic race of the season can always be a tough task for runners who haven't featured across the all-weather tracks during the winter months, but with classics such as the 2000 Guineas, the aim for every trainer, everyone will be looking to get a flying start across the Rowley Mile.

2000 Guineas Past Winners

When it comes to the 2000 Guineas, it's hard to rule any runners who head to post out of the reckoning. Given that the Guineas is specifically targeted at the three-year-old colt, although some fillies have features and won the race, including Garden Path, it's these runners who can become a major force for the remainder of the season in races of a similar distance. Historical winners of the race include George Washington, Kings Best and, of course, Nijinsky. However, the last horse to win was Coroebus.

2000 Guineas Winning Horses

  • 2023 - Chaldean
  • 2022 - Corebus
  • 2021 - Poetic Flare
  • 2020 - Kameko
  • 2019 - Magna Grecia
  • 2018 - Saxon Warrior
  • 2017 - Churchill
  • 2016 - Galileo Gold

2000 Guineas Winning Jockeys

When it comes to Group 1 races, many jockeys like to get their first of the season on the board, and with this being the first of the season, many will put in top performances as they look for an early victory over a mile. When it comes to this race, it's uncommon to see jockeys pick up consecutive victories, which is why we often see a new name added to the winners list each year.

2000 Guineas Top Jockeys

  • 2023 - Frankie Dettori
  • 2022 - James Doyle
  • 2021 - Kevin Manning
  • 2020 - Oisin Murphy
  • 2019 - Donnacha O'Brien
  • 2018 - Donnacha O'Brien
  • 2017 - Ryan Moore
  • 2016 - Frankie Dettori

2000 Guineas Top Performing Trainers

In any Group 1 contest within the UK horse racing calendar, there is one name that stands out with his performances: Aidan O'Brien. Winning this race on no less than ten occasions, the Irish champion trainer seems to know the exact horses of this age to send to Newmarket and compete over the mile distance. However, other trainers have recently stepped up to the plate and landed this as their first Group 1 race of the year.

2000 Guineas Winning Trainers

  • 2023 - Andrew Balding
  • 2022 - Charlie Appleby
  • 2021 - Jim Bolger
  • 2020 - Andrew Balding
  • 2019 - Aidan O'Brien
  • 2018 - Aidan O'Brien
  • 2017 - Aidan O'Brien
  • 2016 - Hugo Palmer

2000 Guineas FAQs?

Q. What is the date of the 2000 Guineas?

A. The race will be contested on Saturday 4th May 2024.

Q. Where will the race take place?

A. The race will be held at Newmarket on the Rowley Mile track. The course is owned by the Jockey Club.

Q. Who was the winner of the 2023 renewal of the 2000 Guineas?

A. The horse which won the race in 2023 was Chaldean for Andrew Balding and Frankie Dettori. The horse was 7/2 in the betting odds. For those that backed the each way bet, Hi Royal was the star of the show, finishing second at odds of 125/1.

Q. Who is favourite for this year's race?

A. Currently Little Big Bear tops the betting market, with Al Riffa and Lion of War also in the listed odds. However, we expect this to change come race day.

Q. What is the prize money for the 2000 Guineas?

A. The overall prize money on offer for the race is approximately £500,000, which will be split across the placings.

Q. Who won the first running of the 2000 Guineas?

A. The first ever race under this name was won by Wizard in 1809. The horse won seven races, all of them at Newmarket, and also competed in the Derby Stakes, where he finished second.

Q. What is the distance of the 2000 Guineas Stakes?

A. The race will take place over a distance of one mile. Across the distance, there are key markers to look for, including The Bushes and The Dip, as these are key telling points for jockeys.

Q. What races feature in the Triple Crown?

A. The 2000 Guineas, horses also need to win the Epsom Derby and the St Leger to win the title.

Q. Why is the race called the 2000 Guineas?

A. The race is named after the original prize fund, which could be won.

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