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

Final field for 2018 Sir Ruper...

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Cla...

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Clapper out, New Tipperary gets 1kg penalty

Top weight for the 2018 Epsom Handicap Happy Clapper is out for the Spring...

Godolphin’s Encryption E...

Godolphin’s Encryption Eyes Coolmore Following Danehill Stakes Win

Goldolphin three-year old colt Encryption has recorded a maiden Group 2 win in...

Miss Fabulass Firm Flight Stak...

Miss Fabulass Firm Flight Stakes Favourite Following Tea Rose Stakes Win

Kris Lees has capped off a terrific Saturday at Randwick, cheering...

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Result...

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Results: Grunt Wins

Grunt returned to winning form with an impressive victory in the 2018 Makybe...

Horse Racing Today

Final field for 2018 Sir Ruper...

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Cla...

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Clapper out, New Tipperary gets 1kg penalty

Top weight for the 2018 Epsom Handicap Happy Clapper is out for the Spring...

2018 Golden Rose Stakes final ...

2018 Golden Rose Stakes final field: Zousain draws the rails

The Chris Waller trained Zousain has drawn the rails in the final field of...

Godolphin’s Encryption E...

Godolphin’s Encryption Eyes Coolmore Following Danehill Stakes Win

Goldolphin three-year old colt Encryption has recorded a maiden Group 2 win in...

Miss Fabulass Firm Flight Stak...

Miss Fabulass Firm Flight Stakes Favourite Following Tea Rose Stakes Win

Kris Lees has capped off a terrific Saturday at Randwick, cheering...

Race Results

Godolphin’s Encryption Eyes Coolmore Following Danehill Stakes Win

Miss Fabulass Firm Flight Stakes Favourite Following Tea Rose Stakes Win

2018 Makybe Diva Stakes Results: Grunt Wins

No Surprises: Winx Makes It 27 Straight With 3rd George Main Stakes Victory

Siege of Quebec Claims Bold Bill Ritchie Win Ahead of the Epsom

Race Previews

Final field for 2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes: Mr Sneaky draws wide barrier

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Clapper out, New Tipperary gets 1kg penalty

2018 Golden Rose Stakes final field: Zousain draws the rails

Let’s Elope Favourite Merriest Hoping For First Flemington, Group 2 Success

Danehill To Help Decide Marcel From Madrid’s Future

Fields & Form

Final field for 2018 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes: Mr Sneaky draws wide barrier

2018 Epsom Handicap: Happy Clapper out, New Tipperary gets 1kg penalty

2018 Golden Rose Stakes final field: Zousain draws the rails

Thousand Guineas Likely for D’Antibes Stakes Winner Smart Melody

Let’s Elope Favourite Merriest Hoping For First Flemington, Group 2 Success