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Group 1 Horse Races

Group 1 horse races are the top grade of thoroughbred horse racing in Australia. There are just over 60 Group 1 horse races held each season in Australia, the most popular being the Melbourne Cup. The Pattern Committee of the Australian Racing Board recommends which races shall be designated as Group and Listed races for the racing season. Group 1 horse races offer a minimum of $300,000 in prize money but the majority of Australian Group 1 races offer over $1 million in prize money. All of the Group 1 horse races are held during racing carnivals. There are 9 horse racing carnivals held each year, the most popular being the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Feature Group 1 Races

The Group 1 horse races held each season offer some of the biggest prize money pools in the world. Australia holds 60 Group 1 races each year, we have listed the most popular betting races with detailed form guide, statistics and odds comparison.

VCR Oaks

The VRC Oaks is a Group 1 horse race for three year old fillies run under set weights conditions over 2500m. The VRC Oaks is run at Flemington racecourse on the third day of the VRC Spring Carnival and offers $1 million in prize money.

We provide free VRC Oaks betting tips and form guide for the race. We also offer detailed statistics for each jockey and trainer in the VRC Oaks

VCR Oaks Stats
DateThursday 8 November 2018
RacecourseFlemington Racecourse
Distance2500m
Last WinnerPinot
Prize Money$1 million

Victorian Derby

The Victorian Derby is a Group 1 horse race for three year olds held under set weight conditions and is run over 2500m. The Victorian Derby is held at Flemington racecourse on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The Victorian Derby offers $1.5 million and has been run since 1855.

Our Victorian Derby betting tips and form guide are provided the day of the race. You can also compare odds for all Victorian Derby horses plus compare trainers and jockey statistics.

Victorian Derby Stats
DateSaturday 3 November 2018
RacecourseFlemington Racecourse
Distance2500m
Last WinnerAce High
Prize Money$2 million

The Everest

The Everest is run over 1200m at weight for age conditions. With prize money of $13 million, the Everest is the richest race in Australia and is the feature of the Sydney Spring Carnival. The Everest was first run in 2017 and offers slots for owners to buy for entry into the race.

We provide free betting tips for the Everest, plus form guide for every horse in the field. You can also research the Everest jockey and trainers statistics.

The Everest Stats
DateWednesday 3 October 2018
RacecourseRandwick Racecourse
Distance1200m
Last WinnerRedzel
Prize Money$13 million

Sydney Cup

The Sydney Cup is a Group 1 horse race for three year old horses and older run over 3200m. The Sydney Cup is run at Randwick racecourse in autumn during the ATC Championships series. One of the oldest horse races in Australia, The Sydney Cup offers $2 million in prize money and has been run since 1862 under handicap conditions.

We provide form guide and odds comparison for every horse in the Sydney Cup. Our free Sydney Cup betting tips with trainer and jockey statistics are also available.

Sydney Cup Stats
DateSaturday 14 April 2018
RacecourseRandwick Racecourse
Distance3200m
Last WinnerWho Shot The Barman
Prize Money$2 million

South Australian Derby

The South Australian Derby is raced at set weights for three year olds and is run over a distance of 2500m at Morphettville racecourse.

Get our free horse racing betting tips for the South Australian Derby plus detailed form guide plus compare the odds of the bookmakers for each South Australian Derby horse.

South Australian Derby Stats
DateSaturday 12 May 2018
RacecourseMorphettville Racecourse
Distance2500m
Last WinnerVolatile Mix
Prize Money$600,000

Cantala Stakes

The Cantala Stakes is a quality handicap race run over 1600m on Victoria Derby Day. The race is for three-year olds and older that are not maidens.

We provide detailed form guide and free betting for the Cantala Stakes each year. You can also review past results with statistics.

Cantala Stakes Stats
DateSaturday 3 November 2018
RacecourseFlemington Racecourse
Distance1600m
Last WinnerShillelagh
Prize Money$1 million

Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper is raced over 1200m at set weights and is exclusively for two-year-old horses. The Golden Slipper Stakes is the premier two-year-old event on the Australian racing calendar.

Checkout our Golden Slipper form guide and free betting tips the day before the race. Compare the odds for each bookmaker for every horse in the race.

Golden Slipper Stats
DateSaturday 24 March 2018
RacecourseRosehill Racecourse
Distance1200m
Last WinnerShe Will Reign
Prize Money$3.5 million

Golden Rose Stakes

The Golden Rose Stakes is a race for three-year olds and is run at set weights over a distance of 144m. The Golden Rose Stakes is run at Rosehill racecourse and offers $1 million in prize money.

Our Golden Rose Stakes betting tips and form guide is provided the day before the race. You can also compare all of the bookmakers fixed and tote odds for every runner.

Golden Rose Stakes Stats
DateSaturday 22 September 2018
RacecourseRosehill Racecourse
Distance1400m
Last WinnerTrapeze Artist
Prize Money$1 million

Doomben 10,000

The Doomben 10,000 is a weight for age horse race run over 1200m at Doomben during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

You can view our Doomben 10,000 betting tips and latest form guide as well as compare odds from all of the Australian bookmakers for every horse in the race.

Doomben 10,000 Stats
DateSaturday 12 May 2018
RacecourseDoomben Racecourse
Distance1200m
Last WinnerRedzel
Prize Money$700,000

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a race for three-year-old horses and over and is run under weight for age conditions. The Cox Plate is run over 2040m at Moonee Valley during Spring Carnival.

We provide free racing tips for the Cox Plate as well as form guide and odds comparison for all the horses in the field.

Cox Plate Stats
DateSaturday 27 October 2018
RacecourseMoonee Valley Racecourse
Distance2040m
Last WinnerWinx
Prize Money$3 million

Caulfield Cup

The Caulfield Cup is a race for horses three years old and above and is held over 2400m. It is raced under weight for age conditions and is run during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Our Caulfield Cup coverage offers detailed form guide and odds comparison for each horse in the field plus Caulfield Cup betting tips.

Caulfield Cup Stats
DateSaturday 20 October 2018
RacecourseCaulfield Racecourse
Distance2400m
Last WinnerBoom Time
Prize Money$3 million

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is raced over 3200m and is for horses three years old or over. The Melbourne Cup is run at Flemington racecourse and is the richest two-mile handicap in the world.

Our Melbourne Cup coverage offer full form guide, free Melbourne cup betting tips plus bookmaker odds comparions for each horse.

Melbourne Cup Stats
DateTuesday 6 November 2018
RacecourseFlemington Racecourse
Distance3200m
Last WinnerRekindling
Prize Money$7.3 million

Horse Racing Carnivals

Horse racing carnivals host the biggest horse races in Australia each year. Each state offers horse racing carnivals, with some states offering multiple racing carnivals each season. The Magic Millions Racing Carnival kicks of the year of racing. Then followed by the Melbourne Festival of Racing. The Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival is the final race carnival of summer.

The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival hosts some of the biggest Group 1 races in Australia, including The Everest. The most popular carnival is the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival which hosts a number of Group 1 races which includes The Melbourne Cup. Below is a full list of the Australian horse racing carnivals held each year.

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is held each year between Oct – Nov. There are race meetings held at Caulfield, Geelong, Moonee Valley, Bendigo, Sandown and Flemington racecourses

Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Stats
DateSep - Nov
Group 1s20
Group 2s23
Group 3s33

Melbourne Festival of Racing

The Melbourne Festival of Racing takes place from late January till early April each year. The meetings are held at Caulfield, Moonee Valley and Flemington racecourses with Group 1 races.

Melbourne Festival of Racing Stats
DateFeb - Mar
Group 1s9
Group 2s9
Group 3s12

Sydney Spring Racing Carnival

The Sydney Spring Racing Carnival is held over 10 weeks between sept and oct each year. All of the meetings are held at Randwick and Rosehill racecourses with a range of Group races.

Sydney Spring Racing Carnival Stats
DateAug - Oct
Group 1s6
Group 2s15
Group 3s17

Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival

The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival offers Group 1 races including The Championships, which hosts 10 Group 1 races. The meetings are held at Rosehill and Randwick racecourses.

Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Stats
DateJan - May
Group 1s21
Group 2s22
Group 3s35

Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival

The Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival takes place during May and June each year at Doomben and Eagle Farm. The feature races are the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 and the Doomben Cup.

Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival Stats
DateApr - Jul
Group 1s8
Group 2s10
Group 3s9

Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival

The Adelaide Racing Carnival is run at Morphettville racecourse from March to May each year. The Group 1 Goodwood Sprint and Adelaide Cup are the feature race of the carnival.

Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival Stats
DateApr - May
Group 1s4
Group 2s3
Group 3s10

Perth Racing Carnival

The Perth Racing Carnival takes place at Ascot during summer and Belmont over winter. The key Group 1 races are the Railway and Winterbottom stakes in addition to the Kingston Town Classic.

Perth Racing Carnival Stats
DateOct - Dec
Group 1s2
Group 2s7
Group 3s7

Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival

The Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival is held at Hobart and Launceston racecourses. There are no Group 1 races but the Launceston Cup is the most notable out of all the races.

Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival Stats
DateFeb - Mar
Group 1s0
Group 2s0
Group 3s4

Magic Millions Racing Carnival

The Magic Millions Carnival takes place each January at the Gold Coast racecourse. The two highlight races of the carnival is the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and 3YO Guineas.

Magic Millions Racing Carnival Stats
DateJan - Feb
Group 1s0
Group 2s0
Group 3s0