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Australia's Horse Racing Group 1 Calendar 2020

Racing at Flemington. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

Australia has over 60 group one races in 2020, and The Roar has you covered with a complete state-by-state guide to every one of them. Here is your complete guide to Australia’s horse racing calendar for 2020.

Not every Group 1 race for 2020 has been locked in yet, so bookmark this page and check back as more are added.

Horse Racing in Australia happens nearly every single day of the year, but Group 1 races are the pinnacle of the sport, that come with more prize money and fame for winning.

They are headlined by the Melbourne Cup, run at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November every year.

Victorian Group 1 races

Date Course Race Prizemoney Distance
February 8 Caulfield C F Orr Stakes $500,000 1400m
February 15 Flemington Black Caviar Lightning $750,000 1000m
February 22 Caulfield Blue Diamond Stakes $1,500,000 1200m
February 22 Caulfield Oakleigh Plate $750,000 1000m
February 22 Caulfield Futurity Stakes $500,000 1400m
February 29 Flemington Australian Guineas $1,000,000 1600m
March 7 Flemington Australian Cup $1,500,000 2000m
March 7 Flemington Newmarket Handicap $1,250,000 1200m
March 20 Moonee Valley William Reid Stakes $500,000 1200m
August 29 Caulfield Memsie Stakes $1,000,000 1400m
September 12 Flemington Makybe Diva Stakes $750,000 1600m
September 19 Caulfield Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes $500,000 1400m
September 25 Moonee Valley Moir Stakes $1,000,000 1000m
September 27 Caulfield Underwood Stakes $750,000 1800m
October 3 Flemington Turnbull Stakes $500,000 2000m
October 10 Caulfield Caulfield Stakes $1,000,000 2000m
October 10 Caulfield Thousand Guineas $1,000,000 1600m
October 10 Caulfield Caulfield Guineas $2,000,000 1600m
October 10 Caulfield Toorak Handicap $500,000 1400m
October 17 Caulfield Caulfield Cup $5,000,000 2400m
October 23 Moonee Valley Manikato Stakes $1,000,000 1200m
October 24 Moonee Valley Cox Plate $5,000,000 2040m
October 31 Flemington Victoria Derby $2,000,000 2500m
October 31 Flemington Empire Rose Stakes $1,000,000 1600m
October 31 Flemington Coolmore Stud Stakes $1,500,000 1200m
October 31 Flemington Cantala Stakes $2,000,000 1600m
November 3 Flemington Melbourne Cup $7,300,000 3200m
November 5 Flemington VRC Oaks $1,000,000 2500m
November 7 Flemington Mackinnon Stakes $2,000,000 2000m
November 7 Flemington VRC Sprint Classic $2,000,000 1200m

New South Wales Group 1 races

Date Course Race Prizemoney Distance
February 29 Randwick Chipping Norton Stakes $600,000 1600m
February 29 Randwick Surround Stakes $500,000 1400m
March 7 Randwick Randwick Guineas $1,000,000 1600m
March 7 Randwick Canterbury Stakes $500,000 1300m
March 14 Rosehill Coolmore Classic $600,000 1500m
March 21 Rosehill Golden Slipper $3,500,000 1200m
March 21 Rosehill George Ryder Stakes $1,000,000 1500m
March 21 Rosehill Ranvet Stakes $700,000 2000m
March 21 Rosehill Rosehill Guineas $600,000 2000m
March 21 Rosehill The Galaxy $700,000 1100m
March 28 Rosehill Vinery Stud Stakes $500,000 2000m
March 28 Rosehill Tancred Stakes $1,500,000 2400m
April 4 Randwick Doncaster Mile $3,000,000 1600m
April 4 Randwick TJ Smith Stakes $2,500,000 1200m
April 4 Randwick ATC Australian Derby $2,000,000 2400m
April 4 Randwick ATC Sires Produce Stakes $1,000,000 1400m
April 11 Randwick Queen Elizabeth Stakes $4,000,000 2000m
April 11 Randwick Sydney Cup $2,000,000 3200m
April 11 Randwick ATC Oaks $1,000,000 2400m
April 11 Randwick Queen of the Turf Stakes $1,000,000 1600m
April 18 Randwick All Aged Stakes $600,000 1400m
April 18 Randwick Champagne Stakes $500,000 1600m
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May 9 Gosford The Coast $500,000 Distance August 22 Randwick Winx Warwick Stakes $500,000 Distance September 19 Randwick George Main Stakes $500,000 Distance September 26 Rosehill Golden Rose Stakes $1,000,000 Distance October 3 Randwick Epsom Handicap $1,000,000 Distance October 3 Randwick Flight Stakes $500,000 Distance October 3 Randwick The Metropolitan $750,000 Distance October 10 Randwick Spring Champion Stakes $500,000 Distance
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October 10 Randwick The Silver Eagle $500,000 Distance October 17 Randwick The Everest $14,000,000 Distance October 17 Randwick The Kosciuszko $1,300,000 Distance October 24 Randwick Bondi Stakes $1,000,000 Distance October 31 Rosehill The Golden Eagle $7,500,000 Distance October 31 Rosehill Rosehill Gold Cup $500,000 Distance October 31 Rosehill Yes Yes Yes Stakes $1,000,000 Distance November 7 Rosehill Golden Gift $1,000,000 Distance
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November 14 Newcastle The Hunter $1,000,000 Distance November 21 Kembla The Gong $1,000,000 Distance

Queensland Group 1 races

Date Course Race Prizemoney Distance
May 9 Doomben Doomben 10000 $700,000 1200m
May 16 Doomben Doomben Cup $650,000 2000m
May 23 Eagle Farm Kingsford Smith Cup $700,000 1300m
May 30 Eagle Farm Queensland Oaks $500,000 2200m
June 6 Eagle Farm Queensland Derby $600,000 2400m
June 6 Eagle Farm JJ Atkins $600,000 1600m
June 6 Eagle Farm Stradbroke Handicap $1,500,000 1400m
June 20 Doomben Tattersall’s Tiara $500,000 1350m

South Australia Group 1 races

Date Course Race Prizemoney Distance
May 2 Morphettville Australasian Oaks $500,000 2000m
May 2 Morphettville Robert Sangster Stakes $1,000,000 1200m
May 11 Morphettville SA Derby $600,000 2500m
May 16 Morphettville The Goodwood $1,000,000 1200m
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Western Australia Group 1 races

Date Course Race Prizemoney Distance
November 21 Ascot Railway Stakes $1,000,000 1600m
November 28 Ascot Winterbottom Stakes $1,000,000 1200m
December 5 Ascot Kingston Town Classic $1,000,000 1800m

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