What is the prize money for the 2000 Guineas?
The 2000 Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 flat race in Great Britain open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies….2000 Guineas Stakes.
|Weight||9 st 0 lb Allowances 3 lb for fillies|
|Purse||£500,000 (2022) 1st: £283,550|
Can fillies run in the 2000 Guineas?
The 2,000 Guineas is the premier Classic race for three-year-old colts over a mile. The race is open to fillies but their participation is rare – the last one to run in it was 59 years ago.
What’s the difference between the 1000 and 2000 Guineas?
The 1000 Guineas is run over 1 mile at Newmarket and is restricted to fillies. The 2000 Guineas is run over 1 mile at Newmarket and is open to both sexes but is usually contested by colts.
What are the five Classics in horse racing?
English Classics, in horse racing, five of the oldest and most important English horse races. They are the Derby, the Oaks, the One Thousand Guineas, the Saint Leger, and the Two Thousand Guineas (qq. v.).
How many fillies have won the Derby?
Winning Colors (1988), Genuine Risk (1980) and Regret (1915) are the only fillies to win the Kentucky Derby. Each raced against males in advance of running in the Kentucky Derby. Winning Colors and Genuine Risk are the only two fillies to compete in all three Triple Crown races.
Can fillies run in the St Leger?
The St Leger Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run at Doncaster over a distance of 1 mile, 6 furlongs and 115 yards (2,921 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.
What is the oldest English Classic horse race?
The St. Leger, first raced in 1776, is the oldest of the five Classics and takes place at Doncaster in the north of England in September. It’s also the longest of the Classics at a mile-and-three-quarters.