Group 1 races in Australia

The Australian horse racing calendar features 74 Group 1 races in 2021. The highlight of the racing season is, without doubt, the Melbourne Cup. Only five states in Australia feature Group 1 races; Sydney will host 31 Group 1 races while 30 will be run in Melbourne, eight in Queensland, four in South Australia and three over in Perth.

Feature Group 1 races

The five major Group 1 races run in Australia each year are:
  • Melbourne Cup
  • Cox Plate
  • Caulfield Cup
  • Golden Slipper
  • The Everest

Our table below shows the 2021 Group 1 race calendar:

List of Group 1 races in Australia

DateRaceTrackStateDistancePrizemoney
6 Feb 2021CF Orr StakesCaulfieldVIC1400m500000
13 Feb 2021Lightning StakesFlemingtonVIC1000m750000
20 Feb 2021Blue Diamond StakesCaulfieldVIC1200m1500000
20 Feb 2021Oakleigh PlateCaulfieldVIC1100m500000
20 Feb 2021Futurity StakesCaulfieldVIC1400m500000
27 Feb 2021Australian GuineasFlemingtonVIC1600m750000
6 Mar 2021Australian CupFlemingtonVIC2000m1500000
6 Mar 2021Newmarket HandicapFlemingtonVIC1200m1250000
19 Mar 2021William Reid StakesM. ValleyVIC1200m500000
28 Aug 2021Memsie StakesCaulfieldVIC1400m1000000
11 Sep 2021Makybe Diva StakesFlemingtonVIC1600m750000
18 Sep 2021Sir Rupert Clarke StakesCaulfieldVIC1400m500000
24 Sep 2021AJ Moir StakesM. ValleyVIC1000m450000
25 Sep 2021Underwood StakesCaulfieldVIC1800m750000
2 Oct 2021Turnbull StakesFlemingtonVIC2000m500000
9 Oct 2021Caulfield GuineasCaulfieldVIC1600m2000000
9 Oct 2021Caulfield StakesCaulfieldVIC2000m1000000
9 Oct 2021Toorak HandicapCaulfieldVIC1600m500000
9 Oct 2021Thousand GuineasCaulfieldVIC1600m500000
16 Oct 2021Caulfield CupCaulfieldVIC2400m5000000
22 Oct 2021Manikato StakesM. ValleyVIC1200m1000000
23 Oct 2021WS Cox PlateM. ValleyVIC2040m5000000
30 Oct 2021Victoria DerbyFlemingtonVIC2500m2000000
30 Oct 2021Cantala StakesFlemingtonVIC1600m1000000
30 Oct 2021Coolmore Stud StakesFlemingtonVIC1200m1000000
30 Oct 2021Empire Rose StakesFlemingtonVIC1600m500000
2 Nov 2021Melbourne CupFlemingtonVIC3200m7300000
4 Nov 2021VRC OaksFlemingtonVIC2500m1000000
6 Nov 2021Emirates StakesFlemingtonVIC2000m2000000
6 Nov 2021VRC Sprint ClassicFlemingtonVIC1200m1000000
27 Feb 2021Chipping Norton StakesRandwickNSW1600m600000
27 Feb 2021Surround StakesRandwickNSW1400m200000
6 Mar 2021Randwick GuineasRandwickNSW1600m1000000
6 Mar 2021Canterbury StakesRandwickNSW1300m500000
13 Mar 2021Coolmore Stud ClassicRosehillNSW1500m600000
13 Mar 2021Golden Slipper StakesRosehillNSW1200m3500000
20 Mar 2021George Ryder StakesRosehillNSW1500m1000000
20 Mar 2021Ranvet StakesRosehillNSW2000m700000
20 Mar 2021Rosehill GuineasRosehillNSW2000m600000
20 Mar 2021The GalaxyRosehillNSW1100m350000
27 Mar 2021Tancred StakesRosehillNSW2400m1500000
27 Mar 2021Storm Queen StakesRosehillNSW2000m500000
3 Apr 2021Doncaster HandicapRandwickNSW1600m3000000
3 Apr 2021TJ Smith StakesRandwickNSW1200m2500000
3 Apr 2021ATC Australian DerbyRandwickNSW2400m2000000
3 Apr 2021ATC Sires Produce StakesRandwickNSW1400m1000000
10 Apr 2021ATC Queen Elizabeth StakesRandwickNSW2000m4000000
10 Apr 2021Sydney CupRandwickNSW3200m2000000
10 Apr 2021Queen Of The Turf StakesRandwickNSW1600m1000000
10 Apr 2021ATC Australian OaksRandwickNSW2400m1000000
17 Apr 2021All Aged StakesRandwickNSW1400m600000
17 Apr 2021ATC Champagne StakesRandwickNSW1600m500000
21 Aug 2021Winx StakesRandwickNSW1400m500000
18 Sep 2021George Main StakesRandwickNSW1600m500000
25 Sep 2021Golden RoseRosehillNSW1400m1000000
2 Oct 2021Epsom HandicapRandwickNSW1600m1000000
2 Oct 2021The MetropolitanRandwickNSW2400m750000
2 Oct 2021Flight StakesRandwickNSW1600m500000
9 Oct 2021Spring Champion StakesRandwickNSW2000m500000
15 May 2021Doomben 10000DoombenQLD1200m750000
22 May 2021Doomben CupDoombenQLD2000m650000
29 May 2021BTC CupEagle FarmQLD1300m750000
5 Jun 2021Queensland OaksEagle FarmQLD2200m500000
12 Jun 2021Stradbroke HandicapEagle FarmQLD1350m1500000
12 Jun 2021Queensland DerbyEagle FarmQLD2200m600000
12 Jun 2021The TJ SmithEagle FarmQLD1600m600000
26 Jun 2021Winter StakesEagle FarmQLD1400m500000
1 May 2021Robert Sangster StakesMorphettvilleSA1200m1000000
1 May 2021Australasian OaksMorphettvilleSA2000m500000
8 May 2021SA DerbyMorphettvilleSA2500m600000
15 May 2021GoodwoodMorphettvilleSA1200m1000000
20 Nov 2021Railway StakesAscotWA1600m1000000
27 Nov 2021Winterbottom StakesAscotWA1200m1000000
4 Dec 2021Kingston Town ClassicAscotWA1800m1000000

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