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Historic start to Guineas Festival

A jockey and horse dressed as first 1,000 Guineas winner Credit: ITV News Anglia
The original 1,000 Guineas winner Charlotte

The first classic races of the flat racing season will take place at Newmarket this weekend.

The Guineas Festival will see the running of the 2000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile on Saturday May 4th, and the 1000 Gunineas on Sunday May 5th.

It's the 200th running of the 1,000 Guineas. To mark the occasion a rider dressed as the winning jockey from the first race in 1814 was on Newmarket Heath today.

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