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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
Winter Derby Lingfield 1m 2f 4yo+
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
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
Haydock 7f 30y 4yo+
Princess Elizabeth Stakes Epsom 1m 114y 3yo+ f
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+
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
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+
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+
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