Group 1 Flat Races

From May to October the horse racing scene is either talking about the last one or anticipating the next one - Group 1 races are a chance for the best flat racers in the world to show off their skill in style. As the highest ranking in quality, fanfare and price money among the Class 1 races, the Group 1 meetings attract high rolling punters and high profile owners, trainers and horses. Group 1 races include some of the longest standing race meetings in the United Kingdom, such as the Classic Races, making them events not only rich in action but also in historical background.

The Group 1 Races in the UK are:

Race

Location

Distance

Age Group

April / May

2,000 Guineas Stakes

Newmarket

1m

3yo c/f

1,000 Guineas Stakes

Newmarket

1m

3yo f

May

Lockinge Stakes

Newbury

1m

4yo+

June

Coronation Cup

Epsom

1m 4f 10y

4yo+

Oaks Stakes

Epsom

1m 4f 10y

3yo f

Derby Stakes

Epsom

1m 4f 10y

3yo c/f

King's Stand Stakes

Ascot

5f

3yo+

St. James' Palace Stakes

Ascot

1m

3yo c

Queen Anne Stakes

Ascot

1m

4yo +

Prince of Wales' Stakes

Ascot

1m 2f

4yo+

Gold Cup

Ascot

2m 4f

4yo+

Coronation Stakes

Ascot

1m

3yo f

Golden Jubilee Stakes

Ascot

6f

3yo+

July

Eclipse Stakes

Sandown

1m 2f 7y

3yo+

Falmouth Stakes

Newmarket

1m

3you+ f

July Cup

Newmarket

6f

3yo+

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Ascot

1m 4f

3yo+

July / August

Sussex Stakes

Goodwood

1m

3yo+

Nassau Stakes

Goodwood

1m 1f 192y

3yo+ f

August

International Stakes

York

1m 2f 88y

3yo+

Yorkshire Oaks

York

1m 4f

3yo+ f

Nunthorpe Stakes

York

5f

2yo+

September

Sprint Cup

Haydock

6f

3yo+

St. Leger Stakes

Doncaster

1m 6f 132y

3yo c/f

Fillies' Mile

Ascot

1m

3yo+

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

Ascot

1m

3yo+

September / October

Cheveley Park Stakes

Newmarket

6f

2yo f

Middle Park Stakes

Newmarket

6f

2yo c

Sun Chariot Stakes

Newmarket

1m

3yo+ f

October

Dewhurst Stakes

Newmarket

7f

2yo c/f

Champion Stakes

Newmarket

1m 2f

3yo+

Racing Post Trophy

Doncaster

1m

2yo c/f


Distances: mile (m), furlong (f), yard (y)
Age Group: colts (c) = male horse 5 years old and under, fillies (f) = female horse 5 years old and under

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