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2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes

Group 3 race (discontinued)
2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes
Location Ascot / Salisbury
Last run April 9, 1986
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Race information
Distance 7f (1,408 metres)
Track Turf
Qualification Three-year-old
colts and geldings

The 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes was a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain which was open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and geldings. It was run over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres), and it was scheduled to take place each year in April.

The event served as a trial for the 2,000 Guineas Stakes, and it was originally held at Ascot. It was given Group 3 status in 1971, and it was transferred to Salisbury in 1979.

The 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes was last run in 1986. The equivalent race for fillies was the 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes.



Leading jockey since 1968 (5 wins):

  • Greville StarkeyRecitation (1981), Hays (1982), Proclaim (1983), Rousillon (1984), Zahdam (1986)

Leading trainer since 1968 (5 wins):

  • Guy HarwoodRecitation (1981), Hays (1982), Proclaim (1983), Rousillon (1984), Zahdam (1986)

Winners 1968–86





1968 Sir Ivor Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien
1969 Ribofilio Joe Mercer Fulke Johnson Houghton
1970 Pithiviers J. J. Miller Paddy Prendergast
1971 Good Bond Jimmy Lindley Ryan Price
1972 Grey Mirage Richard Marshall Bill Marshall
1973 Midsummer Star Bill Williamson Mick Masson
1974 Habat Pat Eddery Peter Walwyn
1975 no race 1975
1976 Relkino Joe Mercer Dick Hern
1977 The Minstrel Lester Piggott Vincent O'Brien
1978 Derrylin Eric Eldin Doug Smith
1979 Lake City Brian Taylor Ryan Price
1980 Poyle Crusher Taffy Thomas Eddie Reavey
1981 Recitation Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1982 Hays Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1983 Proclaim Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1984 Rousillon Greville Starkey Guy Harwood
1985 Lidhame Willie Carson John Dunlop
1986 Zahdam Greville Starkey Guy Harwood


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