Group 3 Flat Races

Without the distraction of international glitz and glamour, Group 3 races are the perfect opportunity to check out British racing talent. This section of the Class 1 races is where the domestic race horse gets its time to shine; working up track miles, experience and serious track credit, the contenders in these meetings are horses to look out for. Although the Group 3 meetings are often snubbed in favour of the events with international contenders they are a really worthwhile and exciting race variety; and considering that all great British race horses have to start somewhere, you might be able to say you were there when the rise of a new star began. And as an added bonus, some of the Group 3 races are held at Chester, the oldest race track still in use in the United Kingdom.

The annual Group 3 Races in the United Kingdom are as follows:

Race

Location

Distance

Age Group

March

Winter Derby

Lingfield

1m 2f

4yo+

April

Earl of Sefton Stakes

Newmarket

1m 1f

4yo+

Nell Gwyn Stakes

Newmarket

7f

3yo f

Craven Stakes

Newmarket

1m

3yo c/g

John Porter Stakes

Newbury

1m 4f 5y

4yo+

Fred Darling Stakes

Newbury

7f

3yo f

Greenham Stakes

Newbury

7f

3yo c/g

Sandown Classic Trial

Sandown

1m 2f 7y

3yo

Gordon Richards Stakes

Sandown

1m 2f 7y

4yo+

April / May

Sagaro Stakes

Ascot

2m

4yo+

Palace House Stakes

Newmarket

5f

3yo+

Dahlia Stakes

Newmarket

1m 1f

4yo+ f

May

Huxley Stakes

Chester

1m 2f 75y

4yo+

Chester Vase

Chester

1m 4f 66y

3yo c/g

Dee Stakes

Chester

1m 2f 75y

3yo c/g

Ormonde Stakes

Chester

1m 5f 88y

4yo+

Chartwell Fillies' Stakes

Lingfield

7f

3yo+ f

Lingfield Derby Trial

Lingfield

1m 3f 106y

3yo c/g

Musidora Stakes

York

1m 2f 88y

3yo f

May / June

Brigadier Gerard Stakes

Sandown

1m 2f 7y

4yo+

John of Gaunt Stakes

Haydock

7f 30y

4yo+

June

Princess Elizabeth Stakes

Epsom

1m 114y

3yo+ f

Diomed Stakes

Epsom

1m 114y

3yo+

Jersey Stakes

Ascot

7f

3yo

Albany Stakes

Ascot

6f

2yo f

Queen's Vase

Ascot

2m

3yo

June / July

Chipchase Stakes

Newcastle

6f

3yo+

Criterion Stakes

Newmarket

7f

3yo+

July

Sprint Stakes

Sandown

5f 6y

3yo+

Bahrain Trophy

Newmarket

1m 5f

3yo

Summer Stakes

York

6f

3yo+ f

Hackwood Stakes

Newbury

6f 8y

3yo+

Princess Margaret Stakes

Ascot

6f

2yo f

July / August

Gordon Stakes

Goodwood

1m 4f

3yo

Molecomb Stakes

Goodwood

5f

2yo

Lillie Langtry Stakes

Goodwood

1m 6f

3yo+ f

Glorious Stakes

Goodwood

1m 4f

4yo+

Oak Tree Stakes

Goodwood

7f

3yo+ f

August

Rose of Lancaster Stakes

Haydock

1m 2f 95y

3yo+

Sweet Solera Stakes

Newmarket

7f

2yo f

Sovereign Stakes

Salisbury

1m

3yo+ c/g

Geoffrey Freer Stakes

Newbury

1m 5f 61y

3yo+

Acomb Stakes

York

7f

2yo

Strensall Stakes

York

1m 208y

3yo+

Solario Stakes

Sandown

7m 16 y

2yo

Prestige Stakes

Goodwood

7f

2yo f

Winter Hill Stakes

Windsor

1m 2f 7y

3yo+

August / September

Supreme Stakes

Goodwood

7f

3yo+

September

Sirenia Stakes

Kempton

6f

2yo

September Stakes

Kempton

1m 4f

3yo+

Select Stakes

Goodwood

1m 1f 192y

3yo+

Firth of Clyde Stakes

Ayr

6f

2yo f

World Trophy

Newbury

5f 34 y

3yo+

Arc Trial

Newbury

1m 3f 5y

3yo+

Cumberland Lodge Stakes

Ascot

1m 4f

3yo+

September / October

Somerville Tattersall Stakes

Newmarket

7f

2yo c/g

Oh So Sharp Stakes

Newmarket

7f

2yo f

Joel Stakes

Newmarket

1m

3yo+

October

Cornwallis Stakes

Ascot

5f

2yo

Autumn Stakes

Ascot

1m

2yo

Bengough Memorial Stakes

Ascot

6f

3yo+

Darley Stakes

Newmarket

1m 1f

3yo+

Jockey Club Cup

Newmarket

2m

3yo+

Horris Hill Stakes

Newbury

7f

2yo c/g

St. Simon Stakes

Newbury

1m 4f 5y

3yo+


Distance: mile (m), furlong (f), yard (y)
Age Group: colt (c) = male horse five years old and under, gelding (g) = castrated male horse, fillie (f) = female horse five years old and under

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