It’s almost time for the biggest race of the flat season so far and Paddy Power News has everything you need to know about the 2000 Guineas.
WHAT IS THE 2000 GUINEAS?
The 2000 Guineas is the first of the five British Classics in flat racing. It’s a true test of speed to separate the great from the good in the thoroughbred three-year-old age group.
Newmarket plays host to the 2000 Guineas, with the race being run on the Rowley Mile over a distance of, you guessed it, 1m.
WHEN IS THE 2000 GUINEAS?
The 2021 renewal of the 2000 Guineas takes place at 3.40pm on Saturday May 1. Last year’s race was rescheduled for June due to the coronavirus pandemic and it was won by the Andrew Balding-trained Kameko.
WHY IS IT CALLED THE 2000 GUINEAS?
It’s time for a little history lesson. A guinea was a coin used in Great Britain between the 17th and 19th centuries that contained roughly one-quarter of an ounce of gold sourced from the Guinea region in West Africa.
A guinea was worth one pound and five pence in decimalised currency or 21 shillings for those with a penchant for the past.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out where we’re going here but to join the dots the 2000 Guineas is named after the original prize fund when the race was first held in 1809.
HOW MUCH PRIZE MONEY DOES THE 2000 GUINEAS WINNER EARN?
Don’t worry, the winning connections will get their prize money in pound sterling. A hefty sum of £212,663 will be handed over. Woof!
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HOW CAN I WATCH THE 2000 GUINEAS?
You’re in luck as generous Uncle Paddy has just the thing for you – a FREE live stream.
We’ve actually been showing racing from both sides of the Irish Sea completely free and live (well, on a one-second delay) online and through the app since last June.
To watch the live stream, just download the Paddy Power app and sign up or log in. You don’t even have to place a bet on a race to watch it. It’s even easier online where you simply head to paddypower.com, log in, find the race and you’re away.
We’ve got you covered with stats and pace analysis to go with the action, while there is also a Predictor and Paddock View option lined up to provide the best possible racing experience from the comfort of your chair.
WHAT’S THE LATEST BETTING FOR THE 2000 GUINEAS?
Thunder Moon 9/2
One Ruler 8/1
Master Of The Season 9/1
Van Gogh 10/1
Poetic Flare 12/1
Lucky Vega 18/1
Legion Of Honour 50/1
Naval Crown 50/1
Mystery Smiles 100/1
READ MORE ON THE NEWMARKET CLASSICS
- Paddy’s ultimate 2000 Guineas runner-by-runner guide
- 2000 Guineas declared runners and latest betting
- The complete runner-by-runner guide to the 1000 Guineas
- When is the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket?