Group 1 races are the most esteemed races around the world and feature the greatest sprint and staying race horses from around the globe. 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. 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. Majority of the major races in Australia are held at either Randwick Racecourse in Sydney or Flemington in Melbourne.