How many Group 1 races are there in Australia?
Group 1 races are held in the 5 major states of Australia at the principal metropolitan tracks in each capital city….Yearly Australian Group 1 Races.
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Is Melbourne Cup a Group 1 race?
Group 1 races are the most esteemed races around the world and feature the greatest sprint and staying race horses from around the globe. The biggest Group 1 races in Australia are the Melbourne Cup, WS Cox Plate, Victoria Derby, Crown Oaks and the Australian Cup.
How many group races are there in Australia?
Australia has a total of approximately 540 to 550 Group races from a season total of almost 21,000 races. These races were collectively known as Principal Races until about 1979. For a list of Group races see List of Australian Group races.
What is a Group 1 race in horse racing?
Group 1 races are a test of class and all the horses run off level weights but allowances are given for three-year-old horses against older horses and for fillies and mares against colts and geldings.
What is the biggest horse race in Australia?
The Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous annual Thoroughbred horse race. It is a 3200-metre race for three-year-olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
What is a Class 1 race?
CLASS RACES A Class 1 race is restricted to horses that have not won more than one race and the same goes for each of the other classes through to Class 6 which are restricted to horses that have not won more than six races.
What is a Grade 1 race?
Grade 1 is considered the elite-level racing grade, but that doesn’t mean Grade 2 and Grade 3 races are anything to be sniffed at! The National Hunt racing classifications also include Handicaps, National Hunt Flat Races (often called Bumpers) and lesser races like Selling and Claiming Stakes.
What is a black type mare?
So what is a black type race? Well, put simply it is a race of high pedigree that, if a horse wins, means its name will be printed in bold black type on racing and breeding reports. This means buyers and stud owners can more easily identify ‘better’ horses when bidding for them at auction.
What are the richest horse races in Australia?
The Everest horse race at Royal Randwick in Sydney is the world’s richest race on turf, with a prize pool of $15 million for the 2020 edition of the race.
When do the Group 1 races start in Australia?
Upcoming Group 1 Races September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020
Which is the biggest group 1 horse race in Australia?
However for many horse owners and trainers, the day is more about winning the race than winning the money. The biggest Group 1 races in Australia are the Melbourne Cup, WS Cox Plate, Victoria Derby, Crown Oaks and the Australian Cup.
What’s the prize money for Group 1 horse racing?
Horses and their trainers will travel miles to compete in international Group 1 races in the hope of taking home another winning title. Offering a minimum of $300,000 in prize money, these races can often offer ludicrous amounts of money such as The Dubai World Cup which offers a total of $6 million in prize money.