The 2000 Guineas is the first major betting event of the UK flat race turf season and when the race returns in 2023, we will bring you the very best free bets available online.
For fans already looking forward to next year, the 2023 2000 Guineas will take place on Saturday May 6, 2023.
It is the first of the five Classics – the others being the 1000 Guineas (for the fillies), Epsom Derby, Epsom Oaks and the St Leger – but it attracts far more ante-post bets than any of those races during the winter months when turf racing is on hold.
What is the 2000 Guineas?
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 2000 Guineas 2022 Winner
The Charlie Appleby trained Coroebus won the 2022 renewal of the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, coming home with James Doyle in the saddle.
He beat stablemate Native Trail, who was back in second place, giving the trainer and owner a great day with a one-two in the feature contest.
Recommended 2000 Guineas Betting Offers
A Guineas winner is guaranteed a career at stud and all the major players amongst the trainer and ownership ranks are desperate to win it. Its popularity amongst the 2000 Guineas betting community is matched by the online bookmakers who see this as a betting feast which comes on the back of other show-stoppers such as the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National.
Until the start of the flat season the ante-post 2000 Guineas betting odds are all based on the performance of horses during their two-year-old season and that makes correct 2000 Guineas predictions all the more satisfying.
The race can certainly produce some big odds winners even on race day: Night Of Thunder was 40/1 when winning in 2014, Makfi, 33/1 in 2010.
2000 Guineas Form Pointers
It’s a proven fact that the 2000 Guineas winner will come from one of the sport’s major stables and consequently the ante-post 2000 Guineas betting odds will heavily feature horses trained by Aidan O’Brien, John Gosden, Charlie Appleby, Sir Michael Stoute et-al.
But the winners of the major Group 1 two-year-old races this year will also be at the forefront of the 2000 Guineas betting, these include:
- The Futurity
- The Nunthorpe Stakes
- The Dewhurst
- The Middle Park Stakes
- The Gimcrack
- The Mill Reef Stakes
2000 Guineas betting offers evolving betting markets and these will change after each one of these races have been concluded. A large number of 2000 Guineas betting tips will also come around as a result of stable whispers and news from the home gallops.
When and Where is the 2000 Guineas?
Newmarket has staged the 2000 Guineas since 1809. The race is always staged on the last Saturday in April or the first one in May.
It receives terrestrial TV coverage on ITV (in the UK) and RTE (in Ireland). It is also broadcast on RacingTV and you can watch the race streamed via major bookmakers such as bet365.
How to Bet on the 2000 Guineas
Above all the 2000 Guineas is an ante-post betting bonanza and the 2000 Guineas betting markets are open for around 10 months a year to accommodate those that think they have identified the sport’s next superstar.
But with the runners racing over one-mile in a straight line the field can, and often does, split into two groups and those placing their 2000 Guineas betting selections on race day should consider the effect of the draw & ground conditions.
The average 2000 Guineas winner has been priced 11/1 during the last decade and five favourites have won during the past 10 years. Bear this in mind when placing your 2000 Guineas bets and be sure to look out for enhanced odds and extra each-way paying positions – a big-priced runner invariably finishes in the top-four of the 2000 Guineas.
2000 Guineas Betting Offers & Free Bets
Bookmakers always try to capture new customers courtesy of free bet offers on the 2000 Guineas so the build-up to the race is always a great time to be a punter.
Meanwhile other firms hand out loyalty bonuses – such as boosted odds and free bets – to their existing customers to keep them on their side.
Bookmaking giant bet365 have mastered the art of keeping punters sweet and their ongoing offer of a free bet on all ITV broadcast races if you have backed the winner of the previous ITV televised providing it started at odds of 4/1 or more, is a real hit.
Placing five bets during the course of a week with Paddy Power will give you a free bet, which can be used on your 2000 Guineas betting tips.
And keep a lookout for new customer offers with other leading online sportsbooks such as William Hill and Ladbrokes. Both have historically prepared a bespoke 2000 Guineas promotions which feature free bets on this famous horse race.
If you like special bets you’re sure to find odds on an Irish-trained winner given Aidan O’Brien’s domination of the race – he has won it no less than ten times in the past!
The most common bookmaker to place tote bets is Betfred
Recent 2000 Guineas Winners
|2013||Dawn Approach||11/8||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger|
|2014||Night Of Thunder||40/1||Kieran Fallon||Richard Hannon|
|2015||Gleneagles||4/1||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien|
|2016||Galileo Gold||14/1||Frankie Dettori||Hugo Palmer|
|2017||Churchill||6/4||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien|
|2018||Saxon Warrior||3/1||Donnacha O’Brien||Aidan O’Brien|
|2019||Magna Grecia||11/2||Donnacha O’Brien||Aidan O’Brien|
|2020||Kameko||10/1||Oisin Murphy||Andrew Balding|
|2021||Poetic Flare||16/1||Kevin Manning||Jim Bolger|
|2022||Coroebus||5/1||James Doyle||Charlie Appleby|