The 2000 Guineas at Newmarket is the first major Flat Racing classic of the year and tends to be one the most informative races of the year when it comes to uncovering the stars of the future.
The historic 2000 & 1000 Guineas races are held over one weekend in either late April or early May each year on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course.
Every trainer and owner that enters a horse in the Guineas hopes that they have the next Triple Crown winner (Guineas, Derby, St Leger), but only a true great can get anywhere near achieving it.
You need a horse of a generation to land all three legs and many of those who have completed just the two Classics are still highly revered horses in their own right. The task is so monumental that Nijinsky was the last horse to do it back in 1970 – some 50 years ago!
The next 2000 Guineas race is scheduled to take place at Newmarket, England on Saturday 1st May 2021 with a race off-time set for 15:00.
Those of you trying to weigh up next season’s 2000 Guineas winner may want to consider an ante-post wager on Master Of The Seas (16/1 with Unibet).
Owned by the Godolphin Stud and trained by Charlie Appleby, Master Of The Seas was a dominant winner of the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket and has to be on any ante-post radar for 2021.
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* 2000 Guineas betting odds correct at the time of article publication