GROUP 1 HORSE RACES IN AUSTRALIA
|Saturday 27th||Australian Guineas||1600m||Flemington|
|Saturday 27th||Chipping Norton Stakes||1600m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 27th||Surround Stakes||1400m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 6th||Newmarket Handicap||1200m||Flemington|
|Saturday 6th||Australian Cup||2000m||Flemington|
|Saturday 6th||Randwick Guineas||1600m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 6th||Canterbury Stakes||1300m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 13th||All-Star Mile||1600m||The Valley|
|Saturday 13th||Coolmore Classic||1500m||Royal Randwick|
|Friday 19th||William Reid Stakes||1200m||The Valley|
|Saturday 20th||Golden Slipper||1200m||Rosehill Gardens|
|Saturday 20th||George Ryder Stakes||1500m||Rosehill Gardens|
|Saturday 20th||Ranvet Stakes||2000m||Rosehill Gardens|
|Saturday 20th||The Galaxy||1100m||Rosehill Gardens|
|Saturday 20th||Rosehill Guineas||2000m||Rosehill Gardens|
|Saturday 27th||Tancred Stakes||2400m||Rosehill Gardens|
|Saturday 27th||Vinery Stud Stakes||2000m||Rosehill Gardens|
|Saturday 3rd||Doncaster Mile||1600m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 3rd||TJ Smith Stakes||1200m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 3rd||Australian Derby||2400m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 3rd||Inglis Sires’||1400m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 10th||Queen Elizabeth Stakes||2000m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 10th||Sydney Cup||3200m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 10th||Australian Oaks||2400m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 10th||Coolmore Legacy Stakes||1600m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 17th||All Aged Stakes||1400m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 17th||Champagne Stakes||1600m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 1st||Robert Sangster Stakes||1200m||Morphettville|
|Saturday 1st||Schweppes Australasian Oaks||2000m||Morphettville|
|Saturday 8th||South Australian Derby||2500m||Morphettville|
|Saturday 8th||Doomben 10000||1200m||Doomben|
|Saturday 15th||The Goodwood||1200m||Morphettville|
|Saturday 15th||Doomben Cup||2000m||Doomben|
|Saturday 22nd||Kingsford Smith Cup||1300m||Eagle Farm|
|Saturday 29th||Queensland Oaks||2200m||Doomben|
|Saturday 5th||Queensland Derby||2400m||Eagle Farm|
|Saturday 5th||JJ Atkins Stakes||1600m||Eagle Farm|
|Saturday 5th||Stradbroke Handicap||1400m||Eagle Farm|
|Saturday 19th||Tattersall’s Tiara||1400m||Eagle Farm|
|Saturday 11th||Makybe Diva Stakes||1600m||Flemington|
|Saturday 18th||Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes||1400m||Caulfield|
|Saturday 18th||George Main Stakes||1600m||Royal Randwick|
|Friday 24th||Moir Stakes||1000m||The Valley|
|Saturday 11th||Golden Rose Stakes||1400m||Rosehill Gardens|
|Sunday 26th||Underwood Stakes||1800m||Caulfield|
|Saturday 2nd||Epsom Handicap||1600m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 2nd||The Metropolitan||2400m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 2nd||Flight Stakes||1600m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 2nd||Turnbull Stakes||2000m||Flemington|
|Saturday 9th||Spring Champion Stakes||2000m||Royal Randwick|
|Saturday 9th||Toorak Handicap||1600m||Caulfield|
|Saturday 9th||Thousand Guineas||1600m||Caulfield|
|Saturday 9th||Caulfield Guineas||1600m||Caulfield|
|Saturday 9th||Caulfield Stakes||2000m||Caulfield|
|Saturday 16th||Caulfield Cup||2400m||Caulfield|
|Saturday 16th||The Everest||1200m||Royal Randwick|
|Friday 22nd||Manikato Stakes||1200m||The Valley|
|Saturday 23rd||Cox Plate||2040m||The Valley|
|Saturday 30th||Victoria Derby||2500m||Flemington|
|Saturday 30th||Kennedy Cantala Stakes||1600m||Flemington|
|Saturday 30th||Empire Rose Stakes||1600m||Flemington|
|Saturday 30th||Coolmore Stud Stakes||1200m||Flemington|
|Saturday 30th||The Golden Eagle||1500m||Rosehill Gardens|
|Tuesday 2nd||Melbourne Cup||3200m||Flemington|
|Thursday 4th||VRC Kennedy Oaks||2500m||Flemington|
|Saturday 6th||Mackinnon Stakes||2000m||Flemington|
|Saturday 6th||Darley Sprint Classic||1200m||Flemington|
|Saturday 20th||Railway Stakes||1600m||Ascot|
|Saturday 27th||Winterbottom Stakes||1200m||Ascot|
|Saturday 4th||Kingston Town Classic||1800m||Ascot|
|Saturday 5th||CF Orr Stakes||1400m||Caulfield|
|Saturday 12th||Black Caviar Lightning||1000m||Flemington|
|Saturday 19th||Blue Diamond Stakes||1200m||Caulfield|
|Saturday 19th||Oakleigh Plate||1100m||Caulfield|
|Saturday 19th||Futurity Stakes||1400m||Caulfield|
LATEST FEATURE RACE NEWS & PREVIEWS
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.