GROUP 1 HORSE RACES IN AUSTRALIA

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February 2021

Saturday 27thAustralian Guineas1600mFlemington
Saturday 27thChipping Norton Stakes1600mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 27thSurround Stakes1400mRoyal Randwick

March 2021

Saturday 6thNewmarket Handicap1200mFlemington
Saturday 6thAustralian Cup2000mFlemington
Saturday 6thRandwick Guineas1600mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 6thCanterbury Stakes1300mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 13thAll-Star Mile1600mThe Valley
Saturday 13thCoolmore Classic1500mRoyal Randwick
Friday 19thWilliam Reid Stakes1200mThe Valley
Saturday 20thGolden Slipper1200mRosehill Gardens
Saturday 20thGeorge Ryder Stakes1500mRosehill Gardens
Saturday 20thRanvet Stakes2000mRosehill Gardens
Saturday 20thThe Galaxy1100mRosehill Gardens
Saturday 20thRosehill Guineas2000mRosehill Gardens
Saturday 27thTancred Stakes2400mRosehill Gardens
Saturday 27thVinery Stud Stakes2000mRosehill Gardens

April 2021

Saturday 3rdDoncaster Mile1600mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 3rdTJ Smith Stakes1200mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 3rdAustralian Derby2400mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 3rdInglis Sires’ 1400mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 10thQueen Elizabeth Stakes2000mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 10thSydney Cup3200mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 10thAustralian Oaks2400mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 10thCoolmore Legacy Stakes1600mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 17thAll Aged Stakes1400mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 17thChampagne Stakes1600mRoyal Randwick

May 2021

Saturday 1stRobert Sangster Stakes1200mMorphettville
Saturday 1stSchweppes Australasian Oaks2000mMorphettville
Saturday 8thSouth Australian Derby2500mMorphettville
Saturday 8thDoomben 100001200mDoomben
Saturday 15thThe Goodwood1200mMorphettville
Saturday 15thDoomben Cup2000mDoomben
Saturday 22ndKingsford Smith Cup1300mEagle Farm
Saturday 29thQueensland Oaks2200mDoomben

June 2021

Saturday 5thQueensland Derby2400mEagle Farm
Saturday 5thJJ Atkins Stakes1600mEagle Farm
Saturday 5thStradbroke Handicap1400mEagle Farm
Saturday 19thTattersall’s Tiara1400mEagle Farm

August 2021

Saturday 21stWinx Stakes1400mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 28thMemsie Stakes1400mCaulfield

September 2021

Saturday 11thMakybe Diva Stakes1600mFlemington
Saturday 18thSir Rupert Clarke Stakes1400mCaulfield
Saturday 18thGeorge Main Stakes1600mRoyal Randwick
Friday 24thMoir Stakes1000mThe Valley
Saturday 11thGolden Rose Stakes1400mRosehill Gardens
Sunday 26thUnderwood Stakes1800mCaulfield

October 2021

Saturday 2ndEpsom Handicap1600mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 2ndThe Metropolitan2400mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 2ndFlight Stakes1600mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 2ndTurnbull Stakes2000mFlemington
Saturday 9thSpring Champion Stakes2000mRoyal Randwick
Saturday 9thToorak Handicap1600mCaulfield
Saturday 9thThousand Guineas1600mCaulfield
Saturday 9thCaulfield Guineas1600mCaulfield
Saturday 9thCaulfield Stakes2000mCaulfield
Saturday 16thCaulfield Cup2400mCaulfield
Saturday 16thThe Everest1200mRoyal Randwick
Friday 22ndManikato Stakes1200mThe Valley
Saturday 23rdCox Plate2040mThe Valley
Saturday 30thVictoria Derby2500mFlemington
Saturday 30thKennedy Cantala Stakes1600mFlemington
Saturday 30thEmpire Rose Stakes1600mFlemington
Saturday 30thCoolmore Stud Stakes1200mFlemington
Saturday 30thThe Golden Eagle1500mRosehill Gardens

November 2021

Tuesday 2ndMelbourne Cup3200mFlemington
Thursday 4thVRC Kennedy Oaks2500mFlemington
Saturday 6thMackinnon Stakes2000mFlemington
Saturday 6thDarley Sprint Classic1200mFlemington
Saturday 20thRailway Stakes1600mAscot
Saturday 27thWinterbottom Stakes1200m Ascot

December 2021

Saturday 4thKingston Town Classic1800m Ascot

January 2022

Saturday 15thMagic Millions 3YO Guineas1400mGold Coast
Saturday 15thMagic Millions 2YO Classic1200mGold Coast

February 2022

Saturday 5thCF Orr Stakes1400mCaulfield
Saturday 12thBlack Caviar Lightning1000mFlemington
Saturday 19thBlue Diamond Stakes1200mCaulfield
Saturday 19thOakleigh Plate1100mCaulfield
Saturday 19thFuturity Stakes1400mCaulfield

 

AUSTRALIAN GROUP 1 RACING

A total of 74 Group 1 races will be held throughout Australia each racing season.

The new season kicks off on August 1 each year, and while the Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield has traditionally been the first Group 1 of the season, the elevation of the Winx (formerly Warwick) Stakes (1400m) at Randwick to Group 1 level sees it become the Group 1 opener.

Sydney and Melbourne racing takes centre stage at the beginning of the season with the spring carnivals attracting the best horses in the land as well as many internationals looking to cash in on the rich prizemoney on offer.

The Sydney Spring Carnival runs from August to December with seven Group 1 races taking place at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens which includes two $1 million events with the Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) and Epsom Handicap (1600m) being the main attractions.

Likewise, the Melbourne Spring Carnival runs from August through to December, but with Sydney’s final Group 1 event being held in early October, Melbourne racing goes up another gear with the Caulfield Cup (2400m), Cox Plate (2040m) and Melbourne Cup (3200m) featuring in October and November.

In all, there are 21 Group 1 races held throughout the Melbourne Spring Carnival with more than $34 million in prizemoney up for grabs.

Melbourne Spring Carnival Group 1 racing finishes up in the second week of November, and from there, feature racing heads to Western Australia where the Railway Stakes (1600m), Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) and Kingston Town Classic (1800m) are run at Ascot Racecourse from November to December during the Perth Racing Carnival.

Again, Melbourne and Sydney racing becomes the focus with their autumn carnivals taking place from February to April.

The Melbourne Autumn Carnival builds first with nine Group 1 events being run from February to late March, while the Sydney Autumn Carnival goes into overdrive with 22 Group 1 races showcasing the best of Australian racing.

The Sydney Autumn Carnival includes the world’s richest two-year-old race, the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m), as well as The Championships which sees eight Group 1s held across two consecutive Saturdays.

In early May, feature racing heads to South Australia for the Adelaide Racing Carnival which features four Group 1 events including the Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) and Goodwood (1200m) which both offer $1 million in prizemoney.

Coinciding with the Adelaide Racing Carnival and extending through to late June is the Brisbane Winter Carnival which sees a total of eight Group 1 events run and won.

The $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) is the jewel of the carnival, while the Tattersall’s Tiara (1350m) holds place as the final Australian Group 1 race for the season.

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