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Guinea

A gold coin issued in the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1816. From 1717 on, its value was fixed by law at 21 shillings, or just over one British pound. After it was withdrawn from circulation, "guinea" remained a slang term for 21 shillings. After decimalization, the term was still used in horse racing and the sale of rams to mean 1.05 pounds.
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WITH stable star One Cool Cat likely to go for the Irish equivalent, Aidan O'Brien hopes to send Antonius Pius to Longchamp for the Gainsborough Poule D'Essai Des Poulains at next weekend's French Guineas meeting.
He is in the French Guineas and we will see how we go from here.
Andre Fabre, whose stable was in peerless form last week, capturing both French Guineas, runs Mystic Melody, who will be race fit after a season-opening second.
Andre Fabre, whose stable last week captured both French Guineas, runs Mystic Melody, who will be race-fit after a season-opening second.
Second in a French Guineas, she has speed to burn and the track will suit.
Although Dettori will miss the Newmarket and French Guineas, as well as the Derby and Oaks trials at Chester and York, granting him a licence from May 20 would mean he was back in action in time for the first two Irish Classics at the Curragh.
We haven't made a decision about the Guineas; he's also in the French Guineas.
Winner of the French Guineas in May, French Derby hero Lope De Vega has barely had a mention, due in part to two subsequent reverses after his Chantilly win.
After an interrupted campaign last year, the seven-year-old made his debut for Delzangles on the French Guineas undercard and charged through the field to deny Benbaun by a head.
Ghanaati sets the standard as far as English form is concerned following her runaway victory in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, while it is difficult not to be impressed with French Guineas winner Elusive Wave.
The Aga Khan-owned filly, winner of the French Guineas and Oaks earlier this season, took her winning tally to seven with a hugely impressive victory against the colts in the most valuable turf race in the world last weekend.
If she hadn't run in the French Guineas, she'd be 1/2 today and by the same token if she had won the French Guineas she'd be 1/2.