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Group 2 Flat Races

While they are not considered as 'important' as the Group 1 races, Group 2 races are also rated as class 1 events. They still attract international contenders, especially those longing to make a name for themselves and break into Group 1. As they are held on a slightly smaller scale they are slightly less lucrative for the starters, however they are just as much fun to bet on for the punter. Also, which is one of the biggest thrills of Group 2 races, they are the Class 1 races with the most surprises. Occasionally a flash of brilliance, usually expected at Group 1 events, will take over and make a Group 2 race truly memorable.

These Are The Annual Group 2 Races In The United Kingdom:

Race Location Distance Age Group
Sandown Mile Sandown 1m 14y 4yo+
April / May
Jockey Club Stakes Newmarket 1m 4f 4yo+
Duke of York Stakes York 6f 3yo+
Middleton Stakes York 1m 2f 88y 4yo+ f
Dante Stakes York 1m 2f 88y 3yo
Yorkshire Cup York 1m 6f 4yo+
Henry II Stakes Sandown 2m 78y 4yo+
Temple Stakes Haydock 5f 3yo+
Coventry Stakes Ascot 6f 2yo
Windsor Forest Stakes Ascot 1m 3you+ f
Queen Mary Stakes Ascot 5f 2yo f
Norfolk Stakes Ascot 5f 2yo
Ribblesdale Stakes Ascot 1m 4f 3yo f
King Edward VII Stakes Ascot 1m 4f 3yo+ c/g
Hardwicke Stakes Ascot 1m 4f 4yo+
Lancashire Oaks Haydock 1m 3f 200y 3yo+ f
Cherry Hinton Stakes Newmarket 6f 2yo f
July Stakes Newmarket 6f 2yo c/g
Princess of Wales' Stakes Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo+
Superlative Stakes Newmarket 7f 2yo
Summer Mile Stakes Ascot 1m 4yo+
York Stakes York 1m 2f 88y 3yo+
July / August
Lennox Stakes Goodwood 7f 3yo+
Richmond Stakes Goodwood 3yo+ 2yo c/g
Richmond Stakes Goodwood 3yo+ 2yo c/g
Vintage Stakes Goodwood 7f 2yo
King George Stakes Goodwood 3yo+ 2yo c/g
Richmond Stakes Goodwood 5f 3yo+
Goodwood Cup Goodwood 2m 3yo+
Hungerford Stakes Newbury 7f 3yo+
Great Voltigeur Stakes York 1m 4f 3yo c/g
Lonsdale Cup York 1m 4f 3yo c/g
Gimcrack Stakes York 6f 2yo c/g
Lowther Stakes York 6f 2yo f
Celebration Mile Goodwood 1m 3yo+
Park Hill Stakes Doncaster 1m 6f 132y 3yo+ f
Flying Childers Stakes Doncaster 5f 2yo
Doncaster Cup Doncaster 2m 2f 3yo+
May Hill Stakes Doncaster 1m 2yo f
Champagne Stakes Doncaster 7f 2yo c/g
Park Stakes Doncaster 7f 3yo+
Mill Reef Stakes Newbury 6f 8y 2yo
Royal Lodge Stakes Ascot 1m 2yo c/g
Diadem Stakes Ascot 6f 3yo+
Challenge Stakes Newmarket 1m 6f 132y 3yo+ f
Rockfel Stakes Newmarket 7f 2yo f
Pride Stakes Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo+ f

Distance: mile (m), furlong (f), yard (y)
Age Group: colt (c) = male horse 5 years old and under; gelding (g) = castrated male horse; fillie (f) = female horse 5 years old and under