Some of the most bet on horse races in the UK are Group 1 races that are held at the start of the flat racing season, and one that is always a much long awaited race is the 1000 Guineas race, which is open to 3 year old fillies.
The stunning racecourse at Newmarket is where that race is staged each year, and when it comes to punters planning their betting activities on that race, well many of them will have placed long term bets on the ante post betting markets for sure.
Much like all other Group 1 races much more so those that are staged at the beginning of the season it can often be one of the lesser fancied horses that comes out on top and win it.
But there is no getting away from the fact a horse that does have a trainer with a solid track record for getting their horses ready for this race and a jockey onboard that knows just what is required to win a race of this nature are often going to be the most backed horses on the day of the race, which is sometimes in April or May each year.
Past Winners of the 1000 Guineas Stakes
There have been plenty of red hot favourites that have won the 100 Guineas and plenty of outsiders have managed to win that race too, back in 2014 it was Miss France ridden by Maxime Guyon that won and then in 2015 it was Legatissimo that won ridden by Ryan Moore.
Ryan Moore also won the race again the following year in 2016 with Minding and in 2017 Winter took home the prize money which was ridden by Wayne Lordan and trained by Aidan O’Brien, and then in 2018 it was the turn of Billesdon Brook ridden by Sean Levey to win with a recorded time of 1:36.62.
1000 Guineas Stakes Facts and Figures
The leading jockey in this race who won 7 times was George Fordham back in the 1800’s a record that still hasn’t been broken to this day and the trainer with a total of seven wins under his belt in this race was Robert Robson also back in the 1800’s.
In fact, the record holder of the leading owner in this race also dates back to that century and with wins it was the 4th Duke of Grafton who has had as a trainer the best results in the 1000 Guineas race.
For those of you wondering just which horse recorded the fast winning time in this race, well that horse was Ghanaati and back in 2009 it won this race with a scorching time of some 1 minute and 34.22 seconds.
The winning distance in the race is often not by much longer than a length or two, but back in 1859 Mayonaise won it by an awe-inspiring 20 lengths, and the horse with the highest odds that won this race well that was very recently in 2018 when the 66/1 shot Billesdon Brook won it.