2021 Guineas Festival News, Cards and Tips

The first Classic races of the season are held at Newmarket at the start of May, as the Guineas Festival takes place on the Rowley Mile. The 2000 Guineas headlines the action on the opening Saturday, with the 1000 Guineas taking place on day two.

Covid-19 restrictions meant the 2020 Guineas Festival didn't take place until June. In 2021, this famous meeting will return to its usual spot on the calendar.

2021 Guineas Festival Date

The 2021 Guineas Festival kicks off with 2000 Guineas day on Saturday 1st May. 1000 Guineas day will take place on Sunday 2nd May, 2021.

2021 Guineas Festival Day One Card

Race
Title
Status
Distance
1 Spring Lodge Stakes Class 2 1m1f
2 Palace House Stakes Group 3 5f
3 Jockey Club Stakes Group 2 1m4f
4 2000 Guineas Group 1 1m
5 Havana Gold Handicap Class 2 6f
6 Newmarket Stakes Listed 1m2f
7 Qatar Racing Handicap Class 2 1m

2021 Guineas Festival Day Two Card

Race
Title
Status
Distance
1 Qatar Racing Handicap Class 2 1m 4f
2 Dhalia Stakes Group 2 1m1f
3 Longholes Handicap Class 2 6f
4 1000 Guineas Group 1 1m
5 Maiden Stakes Class 3 5f
6 Pretty Polly Stakes Listed 1m2f
7 Qipco Handicap Class 3 1m2f