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Vincent O'Brien

There has been many great trainers who have found success in the Once voted the greatest influence in horse racing history, Vincent O’Brien is a giant figure in the world of horse racing. He has trained the winner of 2000 Guineas on no fewer than four occasions. His first win in the race came in 1968, when Lester Piggott rode Sir Ivor to victory, then just a couple of years later, the great Nijinsky won and then went on to win the colts, English Triple Crown. Nijinsky was probably O’Brien’s best ever horse. The stable then won the 2000 Guineas in both 1983 and 1984, with Lomond and El Gran Senor.Lester Piggott with his first win in the race. Murless followed that up with Royal Palace who won the race in 1967. Both Crepello and Royal palace went on to win the Epsom Derby.

Guy Harwood

Sussex Trainer,Guy Harwood also trained two winners of the 2000 Guineas. Firstly he won with To Agori Mou, who won with Greville Starkey on board in 1981 and then his famous Dancing Brave won the race in 1986. Dancing Brave went on to win the Strictly speaking, Richard Hannon senior has retitred from training race horse and the stable these days is left in the hands of his equally talented son, Richard Jun, however Hannon senior is never far away from the action and little wonder when one learns that he has trained three winners of the 2000 Guineas. Hi sfirst winner came way back in 1973, when Mon Fils, with French jockey, Frankie Durr on board. His next winner did not come until fourteen years later, when Don’t Forget Me won in fine style under the skillful, Willy Carson. His last winner was Tirol who took the race in 1990, and completed the hat trick for the stable.

Sir Michael Stoute

The Stoute stable has won this classic race on five occasions, spread over a time frame of 25 years.His first win came in 1985 when Lester Piggott rode Shadeed to victory. He followed that up with another race winner just three years later when the great Doyoun, owned by the Aga Khan came home under Walter Swinburn. A few near misses followed until he saddled Entrepreneur with Mick Kinane on board in 1997. His fourth win came in 2000 when Kings Best and Kieran Fallon won and the same combination followed up the following year with Golan.

Aidan O’Brien

The Ballydoyle maestro looks set to break all training records in the 2000 Guineas. He has won the race a staggering five times in just 11 years including three out of the last four. His incredible run began in 1998, when King of Kings got home with Mick Kinane in the saddle. Then in 2002, he trained Rock Of Gibraltar, who provided a win for part owner, Sir Alex Ferguson. Then it was the turn of Footstepsinthesand in 2005, where Kieran Fallon claimed his third win in the race. The following year it was Fallon again, this time riding George Washington who proved too good for the field. Than last year of course, it was the turn of Henrythenavigator who held off a strong challenge from hot favourite New Approach, to give O’Brien his fifth 2000 Guineas.