2021 Australia Group 1 Horse Races

Group 1 races (also known as Black Type, Group One, Grade I or G1 races) are the highest level of Thoroughbred and Standardbred stakes races. Only about 60 races are designated as Group 1 races per season. The Pattern Committee of the Australian Racing Board recommends which races are designated as Group or Listed races.

Group 1 races are very important - they attract the best local and international horses. They also offer the largest purses. In 2016, the minimum purse for a Group 1 race was $350,000. The biggest ever purse was given out at The Everest held at Randwick on October 14, 2017.

To attain or maintain a Group 1 status, the average rating for the first four finishers in the race must be 115 or higher over a three year period.

Group 1 races are restricted to age groups or a stipulated sex. Group 1 races may also be run under handicap conditions.

The most popular Group 1 races include the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and WS Cox Plate in Melbourne, and the Golden Slipper in Sydney.

Check out the list of all 2021 Group 1 races below:

RACE DISTANCE (m) RACECOURSE AGE SEX WEIGHT DATE
A J Moir Stakes 1000 Moonee Valley 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-09-24
All Aged Stakes 1400 Randwick Open Open wfa 2021-04-17
Australasian Oaks 2000 Morphettville 2YO Fillies sw 2021-05-01
Australian Cup 2000 Flemington 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-03-06
Australian Derby 2400 Randwick 3YO Open sw 2021-04-03
Australian Guineas 1600 Flemington 3YO Open sw 2021-02-27
Australian Oaks 2400 Randwick 3YO Fillies sw 2021-04-10
Black Caviar Lightning 1000 Flemington Open Open wfa 2021-02-13
Blue Diamond Stakes 1200 Caulfield 2YO Open sw 2021-02-20
C F Orr Stakes 1400 Caulfield 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-02-06
Cantala Stakes 1600 Flemington Open Open wfa 2021-10-30
Canterbury Stakes 1300 Randwick Open Open hcp 2021-03-06
Caulfield Cup 2400 Caulfield 3YO Open sw 2021-10-16
Caulfield Guineas 1600 Caulfield 2YO Open sw 2021-10-09
Caulfield Stakes 2000 Caulfield 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-10-09
Champagne Stakes (ATC) 1600 Randwick 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-04-17
Chipping Norton Stakes 1600 Randwick 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-02-27
Coolmore Classic 1500 Rosehill 3YO Open sw 2021-03-13
Coolmore Stud Stakes 1200 Flemington 3YO Fillies sw 2021-10-30
Crown Oaks 2500 Flemington Open Open wfa 2021-11-04
Darley Classic 1200 Flemington 3YO+ Open hcp 2021-11-06
Doncaster Mile 1600 Randwick Open Open wfa 2021-04-03
Doomben 10,000 1200 Doomben 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-05-08
Doomben Cup 2000 Doomben Open Open qlty 2021-05-15
Emirates Stakes 2000 Flemington Open Open hcp 2021-11-06
Epsom Handicap 1600 Randwick 3YO Fillies sw 2021-10-02
Flight Stakes 1600 Randwick 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-10-02
Futurity Stakes 1400 Caulfield 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-02-20
George Main Stakes 1600 Randwick Open Open wfa 2021-09-18
George Ryder Stakes 1500 Rosehill 3YO Open sw 2021-03-20
Golden Rose Stakes 1400 Rosehill 2YO Open sw 2021-09-25
Golden Slipper Stakes 1200 Rosehill 2YO Open sw 2021-03-20
Inglis Sires' (Sires Produce Stakes) 1400 Randwick Open Open wfa 2021-04-03
Kingsford-Smith Cup 1300 Eagle Farm 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-05-22
Kingston Town Classic 1800 Ascot 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-12-04
Legacy Stakes 1600 Randwick Open Open wfa 2021-04-10
Magic Millions Classic 1200 Gold Coast 2YO Open sw 2021-01-16
Makybe Diva Stakes 1600 Flemington 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-09-11
Manikato Stakes 1200 Moonee Valley Open Open wfa 2021-10-22
Melbourne Cup 3200 Flemington Open Open hcp 2021-11-02
Memsie Stakes 1400 Caulfield 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-08-28
Moir Stakes 1000 Moonee Valley Open Open wfa 2021-09-24
Myer Classic (Empire Rose Stakes) 1600 Flemington 3YO+ F&M wfa 2021-10-30
Newmarket Handicap 1200 Flemington Open Open hcp 2021-03-06
Oakleigh Plate 1100 Caulfield Open Open hcp 2021-02-20
Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC) 2000 Randwick 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-04-10
Queen of the Turf Stakes 1600 Randwick Open F&M wfa 2021-04-10
Queensland Derby 2400 Eagle Farm 3YO Open sw 2021-06-05
Queensland Oaks 2200 Doomben 3YO Fillies sw 2021-05-29
Railway Stakes 1600 Ascot 3YO+ Open qlty 2021-11-20
Randwick Guineas 1600 Randwick 3YO Open sw 2021-03-06
Ranvet Stakes 2000 Rosehill 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-03-20
Robert Sangster Stakes 1200 Morphettville Open F&M wfa 2021-05-01
Rosehill Guineas 2000 Rosehill 3YO Open sw 2021-03-20
Schweppes Oaks 2000 Morphettville 3YO Fillies sw 2021-05-01
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 1400 Caulfield Open Open hcp 2021-09-18
Sires Produce Stakes 1200 Randwick 2YO  Open sw 2021-04-03
South Australian Derby 2500 Morphettville 3YO Open sw 2021-05-08
Spring Champion Stakes 2000 Randwick 3YO Open sw 2021-10-09
Stradbroke Handicap 1400 Eagle Farm Open Open hcp 2021-06-05
Surround Stakes 1400 Randwick 3YO Fillies sw 2021-02-27
Sydney Cup 3200 Randwick Open Open hcp 2021-04-10
T J Smith Stakes 1200 Randwick Open Open wfa 2021-04-03
Tancred Stakes 2400 Rosehill 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-03-27
Tattersall's Club Tiara 1400 Eagle Farm Open F&M wfa 2021-06-19
The Galaxy 1100 Rosehill 3YO+ Open hcp 2021-03-20
The Goodwood 1200 Morphettville 3YO+ Open sw+p 2021-05-15
The J. J. Atkins 1600 Eagle Farm 2YO Open sw 2021-06-05
The Metropolitan Handicap 2400 Randwick Open Open hcp 2021-10-02
The Thousand Guineas 1600 Caulfield 3YO Fillies sw 2021-10-09
Toorak Handicap 1600 Caulfield Open Open hcp 2021-10-09
Turnbull Stakes 2000 Flemington 4YO+ Open sw+p 2021-10-02
Underwood Stakes 1800 Caulfield 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-09-26
Victoria Derby 2500 Flemington 3YO Open sw 2021-10-30
Vinery Stud Stakes 2000 Rosehill 3YO Fillies sw 2021-03-27
W.S. Cox Plate 2040 Moonee Valley 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-10-21
William Reid Stakes 1200 Moonee Valley 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-03-19
Winterbottom Stakes 1200 Ascot 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-11-27
Winx Stakes 1400 Randwick 3YO Open sw 2021-08-21
VRC Oaks 2500 Flemington 3YO Fillies hcp 2021-11-04
Mackinnon Stakes 2000 Flemington 3YO+ Open wfa 2021-11-06
RACE DISTANCE (m) RACECOURSE AGE SEX WEIGHT DATE

 

Here's a comprehensive guide to 2021 Group 2 Horse Races and 2021 Group 3 Horse Races.

Here's a list of 2020 Group 1 Horse Races, 2020 Group 2 Horse Races and 2020 Group 3 Horse Races.

Here's a list of 2019 Group 1 Horse Races, 2019 Group 2 Horse Races and 2019 Group 3 Horse Races.


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