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The 2000 Guineas - 2022 Free Bets, Best Betting Offers, Odds & Tips


The 2000 Guineas is the first major betting event of the UK flat race turf season and when the race returns in 2022, we will bring you the very best free bets available online.

For fans already looking forward to next year, the 2022 2000 Guineas will take place on Saturday April 30, 2022.

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 2021 Winner

The Jim Bolger trained Poetic Flare won the English 2000 Guineas at Newmarket under stable jockey Kevin Manning.

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.

2000 Guineas horse racing betting

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.

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.

bet365

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.

Paddy Power

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

YearWinnerSPJockeyTrainer
2021Poetic Flare16/1Kevin ManningJim Bolger
2020Kameko10/1Oisin MurphyAndrew Balding
2019Magna Grecia11/2Donnacha O’BrienAidan O’Brien
2018Saxon Warrior3/1Donnacha O’BrienAidan O’Brien
2017Churchill6/4Ryan MooreAidan O’Brien
2016Galileo Gold14/1Frankie DettoriHugo Palmer
2014Gleneagles4/1Ryan MooreAidan O’Brien
2013Night Of Thunder40/1Kieran FallonRichard Hannon
2012Dawn Approach11/8Kevin ManningJim Bolger
2012Camelot15/8Ryan MooreAidan O’Brien
2010Frankel1/2Henry CecilTom Quelly

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