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NZ Gr1 Guineas Races Swap Dates
Carrying a NZ$1 million purse, this year's Gr1 2000 Guineas at Riccarton Park has been scheduled to run on November 7, effectively swapping with the female equivalent, the Gr1 NZ Bloodstock 1000 Guineas which will now take place the following Saturday, November 14. This will be the second year with this stake level for the 2000 Guineas and the Club believes that greater impact can be achieved by having it on the first day of the carnival. "We now have the opportunity to really emphasise that Canterbury's big week really does start on the first Saturday", said Canterbury Racing Chief Executive Tim Mills when making the announcement.