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 3you+
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