2,000 Guineas Winners

NEWMARKET, ENGLAND - MAY 1: Richard Hills and Haffhd land The ultimatebet.com 2000 Guineas Stakes Race run at Newmarket Racecourse on May 1, 2004 in Newmarket, England. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)
In 2009 a stunned crowd watched as Sea the Stars, trained by John Oxx, beat market favourite Delegator in the last lengths of the race. The powerful team of Aiden O’Brien and Johnny Murthagh won the 2,000 Guineas in 2008 with Henrythenavigator.

2007 Winner, Cockney Rebel – jockeyed by Olivier Peslier and trained by Geoff Huffer – won the 2,000 Guineas ahead of Vital Equine. Cockney Rebel entered the race at odds of 25/1 and managed a powerful move from the rear to first place, making his win especially exciting for spectators. For more details, read about the 2,000 Guineas 2007 win.

Visit 2,000 Guineas winners 1900s for winners from 1900 to 1979, and 2000 Guineas early winners for a list of winners in the 1800s.

2,000 Guineas Winners in the 2000s

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time

2000 King’s Best Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Saeed Suhail 1:37.77
2001 Golan Kieren Fallon Sir Michael Stoute Lord Weinstock 1:37.48
2002 Rock of Gibraltar Johnny Murtagh Aidan O’Brien Sir Alex Ferguson & Sue Magnier 1:36.50
2003 Refuse to Bend Pat Smullen Dermot Weld Moyglare Stud Farm 1:37.98
2004 Haafhd Richard Hills Barry Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:36.74
2005 Footstepsinthesand Kieren Fallon Aidan O’Brien Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 1:36.10
2006 George Washington Kieren Fallon Aidan O’Brien S. Magnier, M. Tabor, D. Smith 1:36.86
2007 Cockney Rebel Olivier Peslier Geoff Huffer Phil Cunningham 1:35.28
2008 Henry the Navigator Johnny Murtagh Aidan O’ Brien Sue Magnier 1:39.14
2009 Sea The Stars Mick Kinane John Oxx Christopher Tsui 1:35.88

2,000 Guineas Winners: 1980 to 1999

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time

1980 Known Fact* Willie Carson Jeremy Tree Khalid Abdullah 1:40.46
1981 To-Agori-Mou Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Andry Muinos 1:41.43
1982 Zino Freddy Head François Boutin Gerry Oldham 1:37.13
1983 Lomond Pat Eddery Vincent O’Brien Robert Sangster 1:43.87
1984 El Gran Senor Pat Eddery Vincent O’Brien Robert Sangster 1:37.41
1985 Shadeed Lester Piggott Michael Stoute Maktoum Al Maktoum 1:37.41
1986 Dancing Brave Greville Starkey Guy Harwood Khalid Abdullah 1:40.00
1987 Don’t Forget Me Willie Carson Richard Hannon James Horgan 1:36.74
1988 Doyoun Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV 1:41.73
1989 Nashwan Willie Carson Dick Hern Hamdan Al Maktoum 1:36.44
1990 Tirol Michael Kinane Richard Hannon John Horgan 1:35.84
1991 Mystiko Michael Roberts Clive Brittain Lady Beaverbrook 1:37.83
1992 Rodrigo de Triano Lester Piggott Peter Chapple-Hyam Robert Sangster 1:38.37
1993 Zafonic Pat Eddery André Fabre Khalid Abdullah 1:35.32
1994 Mister Baileys Jason Weaver Mark Johnston G. R. Bailey Ltd 1:35.08
1995 Pennekamp Thierry Jarnet André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed 1:35.16
1996 Mark of Esteem Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:37.59
1997 Entrepreneur Michael Kinane Michael Stoute Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 1:35.64
1998 King of Kings Michael Kinane Aidan O’Brien Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 1:39.25
1999 Island Sands Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin 1:37.14

* In 1980, Nureyev finished the 2,000 Guineas first, but was moved to last place following a Stewards’ inquiry.

In 1994, Mister Baileys – ridden by Jason Weaver and trained by Mark Johnston – set the record for the fastest win of the 2,000 Guineas, at a time of 1m 35.08s