Friday 3 - Sunday 5 May 2024
Three days of exceptional racing, non-stop entertainment, and an unforgettable atmosphere!
FRIDAY 3 - SUNDAY 5 MAY 2024
The QIPCO Guineas Festival is at the heart of world-class flat racing.
The iconic Rowley Mile comes alive again with three days of unparalleled excitement starting on Friday, May 3, 2024. Prepare yourself for the thrilling renewals of the season's first Classics – the QIPCO 2000 Guineas on Saturday and the QIPCO 1000 Guineas on Sunday.
The QIPCO 2000 and 1000 Guineas are not just races but historic contests dating back to the 19th century. Be there to witness the thundering of hooves down the Rowley Mile and the crowning of the Flat racing season’s first Classic champions.
Whether you're a seasoned racegoer or joining us for the first time during the QIPCO Guineas weekend, prepare for a memorable day out. Get ready for world-class racing, off-the-charts entertainment, and an atmosphere that will leave you coming back year after year. It's not just an event; it's an INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE for all – The QIPCO Guineas Festival 2024.
With a Bank Holiday on Monday, May 6, mark your calendars and book a ticket for Sunday too. A full day of racing featuring the QIPCO 1000 Guineas, followed by Chris Stark performing live after racing – it's a day you wont want to miss!
Don't forget, U18s go free all three days of the QIPCO Guineas Festival.
Few races in world horseracing are as prestigious as the QIPCO 2000 and 1000 Guineas. Dating back to the 19th century, the contests are steeped in history and crown the Flat racing season’s first Classic winners.
Held over the first weekend in May, the QIPCO Guineas Festival at the Rowley Mile celebrates the best new crop of three year old equine superstars and the sport’s best trainers and jockeys.
Saturday is headlined by the Group One QIPCO 2000 Guineas. Run over a mile, the opening Classic of the season for three year old colts has been won by some of the greatest Thoroughbreds to walk planet earth, including Nijinsky (1970), Nashwan (1989), Dancing Brave (1986), Sea The Stars (2009) and the modern day sensation Frankel (2011).
Guineas winners often go on to line up in the biggest races of the rest of the campaign and the fillies’ equivalent, the QIPCO 1000 Guineas, headlines Sunday’s action.
Both races form the first leg of the Triple Crown, followed by The Derby at Epsom Downs and the St Leger for colts and the Cazoo Oaks at Epsom Downs and the St Leger for fillies - a format which has been replicated all over the world.
The supporting cards across both days are packed with quality contests, including the Group Two Jockey Club Stakes over a mile and a half and the Group Two Dahlia Stakes for fillies and mares over nine furlongs.
And while the action on the track is among the very best on offer anywhere in world horseracing, there is top class food and entertainment to match with a range of music, refreshments and dining options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Don’t miss out on the biggest weekend of racing in Newmarket all year!