Two Thousand Guineas


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Two Thousand Guineas

an annual horse race run at Newmarket since 1809
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2,000 Guineas Trial, but after a slow start from a poor draw was beaten a length and the same by his compatriot Nebbiolo and Tachypous in the Two Thousand Guineas.
Desert Prince, who was four lengths behind Courteous, went on to win last Saturday's Irish Two Thousand Guineas by three lengths.
Tompkins said: "This augurs well for my Musical Pursuit in the Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket.
Two years earlier, she had accomplished the unique feat in British racing history of winning four of the five Classic races outright - the One Thousand Guineas, the Two Thousand Guineas, the Oaks, and the St Leger.
The other painting depicts John Bowes' bay colt, Cotherstone, which was named after a Durham village and won two classic races, the Two Thousand Guineas and the Derby, in 1843.
1 The 1971 Two Thousand Guineas was won by Brigadier Gerard with My Swallow third.
CUPID'S GLORY landed a substantial gamble in the Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury yesterday, earning a 33-1 quote for next season's Two Thousand Guineas. The 2-1 favourite burst clear at the furlong pole on his way to handing out a four-length beating to Johnny Jumpup.
He was a retired jockey who won the Two Thousand Guineas, but ended his career after breaking almost every bone in his body at Beecher's Brook in the 1926 Grand National.
Invariably run on glue-like ground, it falls almost certainly too late for those horses who have started the season ploughing the Classic furrow that opened this year with the Two Thousand Guineas on May 1 and had the Oaks 35 days later.
Two thousand Guineas Day is upon us and regular readers will know I'm already on Love Regardless at big prices.
2002 TWO THOUSAND GUINEAS: 6-1 Dubai Destination, Hawk Wing (from 8), 8-1 Johannesburg (from 7), 20-1 Comfy, Meshaheer, Rock Of Gibraltar (from 16), 25-1 Bar.