Group 2 Races

Within Australia all of the premier thoroughbred races are categorised into Group status according to their prestige, prize money offered and level of competition they attract. The highest status a race can be awarded is Group 1 and following these are the Group 2 events. A race is approved as a Group race by the Australian Racing Board.

There are a plethora of Group 2 races held all throughout the year over the country’s best racecourses, usually held as part of one of the exciting racing carnivals the metropolitan race clubs host, such as the world renowned Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Many Group 2 events are as well known as their Group 1 counterparts drawing huge crowds, thousands of punters and elite fields of competing horses.

Group 2 races must offer at least $150,000 in prize money, although the majority offer far more lucrative stakes such as the $500,000 Makybe Diva Stakes held at Flemington in September and the $300 000 Brisbane Cup at Eagle Farm in June.

There are over 80 Group 2 races run in Australia per season, and other well known Group 2 races include the $500 000 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley in September, the $300 000 Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington in October and the $400 000 Sandown Classic at Sandown in November.

Spring Racing

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2019 George Main Stakes Result...

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2019 The Shorts Results: The E...

2019 The Shorts Results: The Everest Next For Pierata

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Horse Racing Today

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2019 The Shorts Results: The E...

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Race Results

Melbourne Cup 2019 Hope Finche Wins Kingston Town Stakes

Begood Toya Mother Wins the 2019 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

2019 George Main Stakes Results: Avilius Wins on Way to Cox Plate

Naturalism Winner Brimham Rocks Into 2019 Caulfield Cup Field

2019 The Shorts Results: The Everest Next For Pierata

Race Previews

Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day 2019: Caulfield Scratchings

George Main Stakes Day Scratchings: The Shorts Field Down to 5

The Shorts 2019 Field & Betting Update: Santa Ana Lane, Sunlight Out

2019 Naturalism Stakes Field & Odds Update: Caulfield Cup Hopes on the Line

Begood Toya Mother Tops Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2019 Betting

Fields & Form

Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day 2019: Caulfield Scratchings

George Main Stakes Day Scratchings: The Shorts Field Down to 5

The Shorts 2019 Field & Betting Update: Santa Ana Lane, Sunlight Out

2019 Naturalism Stakes Field & Odds Update: Caulfield Cup Hopes on the Line

Begood Toya Mother Tops Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2019 Betting