With eight Group One Flat races held across its two courses on an annual basis, it is obvious as to why Newmarket betting is so popular. It is late April or early May each year where Newmarket betting is arguably at its most prominent, as the venue plays host to both the 1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas on successive days.
Look for the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas to dominate the Newmarket betting
The 1,000 Guineas is for the females only and is a race for three-year-old fillies over a mile. Kazzia, Russian Rhythm and last season’s victor Blue Bunting are arguably the most famous winners in the past decade. Aidan O’Brien’s Maybe is the early favourite in the next 1,000 Guineas odds.
Winners from the 2,000 Guineas odds are certainly far more known, with Frankel the latest victor. Other winners in recent memory include Sea The Stars, alongside O’Brien trio Rock of Gibraltar, George Washington and Henrythenavigator. In relation to the next instalment of the 2,000 Guineas, it is another future O’Brien star in the shape of Camelot that is at the head of the Newmarket betting.
Lots of other Group One races feature in the Newmarket betting
Both the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas are run over the Rowley Mile course at Newmarket and the Dewhurst Stakes, Middle Park Stakes and Cheveley Park Stakes take place on the same track. The Dewhurst is one of the biggest races of the Flat season for two-year-olds and can often be a good guide for future Epsom Derby runners.
Meanwhile, it is the July Cup and Falmouth Stakes that dominate the Newmarket betting on the July Course.