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2020 Guineas Festival Betting Guide: What You Need To Know

The Guineas Festival marks the first British Classics of the year and the opening Triple Crown event of the horse racing calendar.

It’s always been one of the most prestigious weekends of racing since the early 1800s and to this day continues to see thousands upon thousands of pounds wagered on it each year.

In 2020 the Guineas Festival was originally scheduled to take place on the 2nd and 3rd of May, but unfortunately, like most sports, it had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has now been rescheduled for the first weekend in June at Newmarket albeit behind closed doors.

UK Racing Returns on 1st June

The good news is that UK racing is set to resume on Monday 1 June, 2020 with a solitary meeting at Newcastle followed up by Newcastle & Kempton on Tuesday 2 June.

We also have some other Group races in the first week with Group 3 classic trials on Wednesday at Sandown and on Thursday at Newcastle. We also have the Group 1 Coronation Cup, which has been transferred from Epsom to Newmarket, on Friday 5 June.

The 2000 Guineas and 1000 Guineas races will now take place on Saturday 6 June and Sunday 7 June respectively.

Here at we’re huge fans of the weekend and on this very page you’ll find our complete Guineas Festival betting guide. You’ll find all the information you need about 2,000 Guineas betting and odds as well as the best bookmakers to place your bets with.

Guineas Festival Timeline

The 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas are the main events across the weekend, making up two of the five Classics competed for across the year. The former is a race worth almost £300,000 to the winner while the 1,000 Guineas offers just over £280,000 to first past the post.

However, there’s more to the weekend than just two races, with a full schedule of racing across the weekend.

Below you’ll find the full schedule of the Guineas weekend now taking place in June 2020.

Day 1: 2,000 Guineas Raceday (Saturday, 6 June 2020)

Day One is the day of the 2,000 Guineas, the first Triple Crown event, ahead of the Epsom Derby and St Leger.

You’ll find 2,000 Guineas odds available right throughout the year, with it a race all trainers work hard for.

The day begins with the Spring Lodge Stakes however, with the 2,000 Guineas coming in the middle of the day.

The full race list of Day One of the Guineas Festival is:

  • The Spring Lodge Stakes
  • The Zoustar Palace House Stakes
  • The Roaring Lion Jockey Club Stakes
  • The 2,000 Guineas
  • The Havana Gold Handicap Stakes
  • The Lightning Spear Newmarket Stakes
  • The Qatar Racing Welfare Handicap Stakes

As the race approaches we’ll bring you all the latest 2,000 Guineas odds alongside the rest of the Day One Schedule.

Day 2: 1,000 Guineas Raceday (Sunday, 7 June 2020)

Focus switches to the 1,000 Guineas on the Sunday in what is the second of the British Classics in as many days.

That’s sandwiched between six races, beginning with the Qatar Racing Handicap Stakes and concluding with the British Racing Handicap Stakes.

1,000 Guineas betting odds are available well in advance with the best online bookmakers, and we’ll certainly bring you odds for all Guineas Festival races as the weekend approaches.

The full schedule for Day Two is as follows:

  • The Qatar Racing Handicap Stakes
  • The Charm Spirit Dahlia Stakes
  • The Longholes Open Handicap Stakes
  • The 1,000 Guineas
  • The Hot Streak Maiden Stakes
  • The Tweenhills Pretty Polly Stakes
  • The British Racing Handicap Stakes

Where To Bet On The Guineas Festival

The Guineas Festival is a hugely popular weekend with punters and you’ll find odds well in advance with the likes of Paddy Power, Betway, William Hill and bet365.

We’ll make sure we bring you the best Guineas Festival odds in all our horse racing previews and you can find all the very best bookmakers to play with on our Bookmakers Page.

2,000 Guineas Current Odds

Despite a long way to go until the 2,000 Guineas, many bookmakers are already beginning to offer odds on their favourites.

William Hill are one of the first out of the traps and are currently pricing Pinatubo as the favourite at a shade of odds on at 10/11.

The full list of current 2,000 Guineas betting odds are:

  • Pinatubo: 10/11
  • Arizona: 8/1
  • Kameko: 12/1
  • Kinross: 14/1
  • Threat: 16/1
  • Alson: 20/1
  • Wichita: 20/1
  • Military March: 20/1

1,000 Guineas Current Odds

bet365 are also already offering odds on the 1,000 Guineas.Quadrilateral currently leads the betting odds lists at 10/3, but there are some impressive horses tipped to run and challenge, including Albigna, Daahyeh and Love.

The full list of 1,000 Guineas betting odds are:

  • Quadrilateral: 10/3
  • Love: 12/1
  • Millisle: 12/1
  • Peaceful: 20/1
  • Daahyeh: 20/1
  • Albigna: 20/1
  • Cloak Of Spirits: 20/1
  • Tropbeau: 20/1

Guineas Festival Free Bets

As you’d expect around a major horse racing festival, the bookies are desperate to earn your custom and you’ll find dozens of 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas 2020 betting offers to use.

Best odds guaranteed is often given by bigger names such as 888sport and William Hill, while Paddy Power and bet365 always have generous free bets on offer for new customers.

On top of this, more often than not bookies will be adding extra places for each way wagers as well as enhanced odds on favourites as the race approaches.

You can find all the best free bets currently on offer on our homepage, where our team look high and low for all the latest offers from our favourite betting sites.