A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
2000 Guineas improved each-way terms update: As yet, no bookmakers have extended beyond the standard 3 places each-way due to the relatively small number of runners, however the following firms are offering 1/4 odds for the 3 places as opposed to 1/5 odds:
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Please note: if more non-runners are announced then terms may change.
The QIPCO sponsored 2000 Guineas is a highlight of any flat racing season. Traditionally the first classic of the British flat racing summer, the 2000 Guineas Stakes, to give the race its full title, is a Group 1 standard contest for 3-year old colts and fillies, making it a true thoroughbred contest. Run over the famous Rowley Mile, a course which is straight and slightly downhill until the finish line, the race pace invariably is incredibly fast and the 2000 Guineas, like the 1000 Guineas run the day after, is contested over 8 furlongs or a mile.
The race is hugely popular with the richest owners and punters alike. With fields of up to 19 runners in recent years, online bookmakers are always happy to give punters real value in this race, especially as it's the first flat racing classic of the season. The feature race of Saturday at the Guineas Festival, it's also a highlight of any racing season so expect 4 places or potentially even 5 places each way on the 2000 Guineas. Of course, offering 4 places each way or sometimes even 5 places each way is an excellent way to offer maximum profit opportunity for punters and is a promotion which will drive 2017 Guineas Festival new customer registrations for savvy customers.
The QIPCO 2000 Guineas has been a happy hunting ground for Irish-based super trainer Aidan O'Brien since 1998. Back then he trained John Magnier and Michael Tabor owned King of Kings to Guineas success, which was soon followed by Rock of Gibraltar in 2012, again owned by Magnier, but this time in association with Sir Alex Ferguson. The relationship between O'Brien and Magnier/Tabor has been unrelenting in modern day flat racing, with this combination generating 5 winners since 2005, namely Footstepsinthesand (2005), George Washington (2006), Henrythenavigator (2008), Camelot (2012) and Gleneagles (2015). However the 2000 Guineas will always be linked to Frankel who in 2011 was the shortest-priced favourite for the race since 1974. He never disappointed leading by 15 lengths at halfway, then cruising to a 6 length victory for Henry Cecil.
With anything up to 19 runners across recent renewals, online bookmakers pay out the standard 3 places each way at 1/4 odds for the 2000 Guineas. However with the 2000 Guineas being a highlight of the flat racing calendar, a growing number of bookmakers over recent seasons have promoted an additional place, offering 4 places each way. However 2017 could see this change as the competitive nature of the online bookmaker industry would make the 2000 Guineas perfect for a 5 places each way promotion. It's worth remembering as a punter that the big online bookmakers have a new customer war-chest for the flat classics, so offering additional each way places attracts new customers who spot the value to be had. Naturally 4 places each way covers circa 25% of the field - a situation which can only drive the chances of profit.
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bet365, as always, will be offering huge value across the 2 days of the 2017 Guineas Festival. Expect additional each way places across the big-field handicaps and potentially the 1000 & 2000 Guineas themselves. For each-way punters bet365 will also pay out full 1/4 odds each way on all races, where some online bookmakers will pay out 1/5 odds.
bet365 also offer their 'Price Promise' which is an undoubted market-leading promotion. They pledge to offer the best price across every runner in all live ITV broadcast races. Best price or joint best price is matched from the following list of Bookmakers: Boylesports, Coral, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power, Sky Bet and William Hill.
bet365 will also have their massively popular ITV Racing 4/1 promotion activated across all live ITV Racing Guineas Festival races. So if you back a winner at 4/1 or more in any ITV Racing live Guineas Festival race you'll receive a risk-free bet to the same stake on the next live ITV Racing race. This promotion is not just for Newmarket but runs across all live ITV Racing meetings - totalling just under 100 shows per year.
We track the value dished out by online bookmakers across the major flat races. Extended each way terms gives punters a huge boost in terms of profit potential and is the perfect promotion for those who love to back big priced long-shots. With some High Street bookmakers still categorically giving their customers the standard each way terms, savvy online punters have been using online bookmakers who have been offering far better value to their customers now for years. The 2016 renewal of the 2000 Guineas saw 13 starters go to post and some extended each way place offers were available.
2016 Each Way Terms Offered:
Here's a breakdown of the horses and their prices that have been paid out on over and above the standard 3 places each way in the 2000 Guineas from 2016 onwards:
2000 Guineas Recent Results