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The QIPCO Guineas Festival is the first major flat racing classic of the year, held at the historic Newmarket Racecourse annually in late April or early May on the Rowley Mile course. Racing fans travel the world over to soak up the atmosphere and watch as Europe’s finest horses take centre stage.
Saturday of the festival holds the first classic of the year, the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas. Open to three-year-old colts, this race started in 1809 and is now widely regarded at the most prestigious race for this age bracket. It also serves as the opening race for the Triple Crown, a series of races followed by the Derby and St Leger, a feat of winning all three is rarely accomplished and highly sought after.
Sunday features the second classic, the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas. This highly prestigious race is run over the same distance as the 2,000 but is exclusive to three-year-old fillies and is part of the Fillies’ Triple Crown, followed by the Oaks and the St Leger classics later in the year.
It’s easy to see at Newmarket why the sport of kings is so popular, with the QIPCO Festival bringing style, sophistication and of course exhilarating racing entertainment.
Enjoy mouth-watering dishes created by the Roux dynasty whilst watching some of the finest flat racing in the world at the QIPCO Guineas Festival.
Platinum Experience Executive Boxes offer one of the best private hospitality options at Newmarket Racecourse, with unbeatable views and top-notch food and drink.
An Executive Box at Newmarket Racecourse ensures you and your guests a spectacular view of the course and racing action from the fourth floor of the Millennium Grandstand.
A private Executive Box at Newmarket Racecourse is a wonderful hospitality experience, each with a spectacular view of the course from within the Millennium Grandstand.
Enjoy stunning panoramic views of Newmarket Racecourse from a private Executive Box for the QIP Guineas Festival, a prime location inside the Millennium Grandstand.