Charlie Appleby-trained stablemates Native Trail and Coroebus look set to put on a show at the 2000 Guineas, the first real pillar of the British Flat racing season. They've been drawn on opposite wings. Coroebus starts from Stall 1 and Native Trail from Stall 15. Could they be neck-and-neck come the finish line? Here's how to watch a 2000 Guineas free live stream for 2022 in the UK and Ireland online, and on TV channels too. Traveling abroad? Watch the 2000 Guineas for free from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).
Date: Saturday, April 30
Race start time: 3.40pm BST / 10.40am ET / 7.40am PT / 12.40am AEST
Venue: Rowley Mile, Newmarket Racecourse
FREE live stream: ITV Hub (opens in new tab) (UK) | Virgin Media Player (opens in new tab) (IRE)
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Native Trail is now undefeated in five, having reaffirmed his status as favourite by charging to victory at the Craven Stakes earlier this month. It wasn't entirely plain sailing though. He took a little while to find his stride, though of course that made the recovery all the more spectacular.
Appleby, meanwhile, has kept people guessing with Coroebus, which won the Autumn Stakes and impressed during a gallop on the Rowley Mile two weeks ago.
But if there's one rule to live by at the 2000 Guineas, it's to always keep an eye on Aidan O’Brien. The 10-time winner is by far the most successful trainer at the Rowley Mile, and has two highly-rated entries this year in Luxembourg and Point Lonsdale, the latter of which will be jockeyed by Frankie Dettori.
Follow our guide as we explain how to get a 2000 Guineas live stream from anywhere - including for FREE in the UK and Ireland. We've also listed the 2000 Guineas runners and riders further down the page.
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How to watch 2000 Guineas: live stream for FREE
The great news for horse racing fans is that the 2000 Guineas is being shown on free-to-air TV, with ITV the channel to tune into.
ITV's coverage begins at 1.30pm BST on Saturday afternoon, with the 2000 Guineas itself scheduled for 3.40pm.
Watch the 2000 Guineas free live stream on ITV Hub. (opens in new tab)
It has an excellent app that's available on nearly everything that plugs in these days - just give it a search on your device, phone or console of choice.
Not in the UK right now? No worries - you can download and install a VPN (opens in new tab) to port yourself back home to tune in as normal.
How to watch 2000 Guineas from outside your country
We've recommended some of the best places to live stream 2000 Guineas racing, but you might run into a problem trying to access them if you're outside of your country. This is because of something called geo-blocking.
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How to use a VPN for the 2000 Guineas live stream
Using a VPN to watch the 2000 Guineas from anywhere is simple:
1. Download and install a VPN - as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
2. Connect to the appropriate server location - open the VPN app, hit 'choose location' and select the appropriate location, eg: 'UK' for iPlayer and ITV Hub.
3. Go to the broadcaster's stream - head to your home broadcaster's site or app and watch as if you were at home - ITV Hub (opens in new tab) for UK citizens abroad.
How to watch 2000 Guineas: live stream FREE in Ireland
The 2022 2000 Guineas is being shown for FREE on Virgin Media One in Ireland, with the race set to begin at 3.40pm IST on Saturday afternoon.
This means you can also live stream the 2000 Guineas using Virgin Media Player (opens in new tab) - or check out its TV Anywhere app, which is available for nearly all modern devices including smartphones, tablets, computers and more.
Virgin Media One's coverage begins at 1.30pm on Saturday.
Outside of Ireland? Watch 2000 Guineas racing online just like you would at home with the help of a quality VPN (opens in new tab).
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2000 Guineas live stream: how to watch in Australia
In Australia, premium TV provider Foxtel (opens in new tab) has the rights to the 2022 2000 Guineas, with the action set to be shown on Sky Racing.
Be warned though, the race itself is set to get underway at 12.40am AEST on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
Not in Australia? Aussies abroad looking to watch a 2000 Guineas live stream should find that a good VPN (opens in new tab) helps them access their home streaming services wherever they are.
2000 Guineas runners and riders 2022
- Native Trail, William Buick, Charlie Appleby
- Coroebus, James Doyle, Charlie Appleby
- Luxembourg, Ryan Moore, A P O'Brien
- Point Lonsdale, Frankie Dettori, A P O'Brien
- Perfect Power, Christophe Soumillon, Richard Fahey
- Eydon, David Egan, Roger Varian
- Checkandchallenge, Daniel Tudhope, William Knight
- Dubawi Legend, Tom Marquand, Hugo Palmer
- Boundless Ocean, Kevin Manning, J S Bolger
- Light Infantry, Jamie Spencer, David Simcock
- Royal Patronage, Jason Hart, Charlie & Mark Johnston
- Lusail, Pat Dobbs, Richard Hannon
- Berkshire Shadow, Jason Watson, Andrew Balding
- Tacarib Bay, Sean Levey, Richard Hannon
- The Wizard of Eye, J F Egan, J S Moore