The 1,000 Guineas Stakes is a Group One Flat race open to three-year-old fillies. It is run on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket over a distance of one mile, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late April or early May.
It is the second of Britain’s five Classic races and was first run in 1814. The race was named according to their original prize funds —a guinea amounted to 21 shillings, or £1.05.
The 1,000 Guineas is served by trial races such as the Nell Gwyn Stakes and the Fred Darling Stakes. The 1,000 Guineas can act as a trial for the Oaks, and the last horse to win both was Love in 2020.
The jockey with the most wins in the 1,000 Guineas is George Fordham, who won seven times — Mayonaise (1859), Nemesis (1861), Siberia (1865), Formosa (1868), Scottish Queen (1869), Thebais (1881), Hauteur (1883)
The winning-most trainer of this race is Robert Robson, who clocked nine wins — Corinne (1818), Catgut (1819), Rowena (1820), Zeal (1821), Whizgig (1822), Zinc (1823), Tontine (1825), Problem (1826), Arab (1827)
Most recent winners of the 1,000 Guineas
2016: Minding, ridden by Ryan Moore, trained by Aidan O’Brien and owned by Magnier/Tabor/Smith
2017: Winter, ridden by Wayne Lordan trained by Aidan O’Brien and owned by Magnier/Tabor/Smith
2018: Billesdon Brook, ridden by Sean Levey, trained by Richard Hannon Jr. and owned by Pall Mall Partners
2019: Hermosa, ridden by Wayne Lordan, trained by Aidan O’Brien and owned by Magnier/Tabor/Smith
2020: Love, ridden by Ryan Moore, trained by Aidan O’Brien and owned by Magnier/Tabor/Smith