QIPCO 2000 Guineas | 3rd May 2014
Competed over one mile at Newmarket, the 2000 Guineas is another of the British Classics and marks the opening leg of the Triple Crown.
The 2000 Guineas is open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies, with Godolphin’s Dawn Approach realising his potential in the 2013 race.
Aidan O’Brien’s War Command is well-fancied for Newmarket in 2014 after an impressive six-length victory in the Coventry Stakes.
QIPCO 1000 Guineas | 4th May 2014
Open to three-year-old fillies, the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket has been run since 1814 and is the opening leg of the Fillies’ Triple Crown.
Richard Hannon’s Sky Lantern held off a challenge from Just The Judge to claim victory in 2013, but the Charles Hills-trained Kiyoshi is tipped for glory in 2014 after some solid showings, including an impressive Albany Stakes win.
Investec Oaks | 6th June 2014
The third of Britain’s five Classics in the calendar, the Investec Oaks has been ran annually at Epsom Downs since 1779 over one-mile, four furlongs and 10 yards.
Open to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies, the Oaks represents the middle race of the Fillies’ Triple Crown, with it being preceded by the 1000 Guineas and followed by the St Leger.
Aidan O’Brien’s trio of Tapestry, Dazzling and Bracelet are expected to try and win a fifth Oaks title for the Irish trainer in 2014 after Richard Hughes’ Talent prevailed in 2013.
Investec Derby | 7th June 2014
Inaugurated in 1780, the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs - often known simply as ‘The Derby’ – is open to three-year-old throughbred colts and fillies and is ran over the same distance as the Oaks on the day previously.
The richest horse race in Britain, the Derby is also the most prestigious of the five Classics and marks the middle leg of the Triple Crown between the 2000 Guineas and the St Leger.
Aidan O’Brien’s Ruler Of The World took the top prize in 2013, with the red-hot favourite, Dawn Approach, finishing last after an unsettled race.