Group 3 Races

The highest class of thoroughbred races held in Australia are those that form the Group race list. The most prestigious, anticipated and respected set of races in the country are awarded one of four Group statuses, the highest being Group 1 events right down to the Listed races.

Group 3 races are some of most well-respected thoroughbred events in the country and many are used as key lead-up races to some of the more lucrative and esteemed Group 1 and 2 races. There are over 110 Group 3 races every racing season in Australia, held across the country’s premier racecourses. The bulk of these are run during the major metropolitan racing carnivals and are especially prominent during the coveted Melbourne and Sydney spring carnivals.

The Group status of a race is determined and approved by the Australian Racing Board who take into account a strict set of guidelines including the amount of prize money on offer. For a race to be awarded Group 3 status it must offer a prize purse of at least $100,000. Many of the fantastic Group 3 events, however, have stakes set at a far more lucrative amount than that including the Carbine Club Stakes and Lexus Quality, which both offer over $250,000 in prize money and are held at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day.

Other notable Group 3 races include the $200 000 Bobbie Lewis Quality at Flemington in September, the $175 750 Caulfield Guineas and Thousand Guineas Preludes, the $125 000 Randwick City Stakes in March and the $200 000 George Moore Stakes at Doomben in December.

Spring Racing

Australian Guineas Bound Amphi...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Stil...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Still The Goal, Golden Eagle ‘Plan B’

Three-time Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun has opened as the favourite following...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field

The lightly weighted Arcadia Queen was installed as the short priced favourite...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbot...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbottom Stakes

The Darren Weir trained Voodoo Lad broke through for his maiden Group 1 win in...

Viddora firms in the betting a...

Viddora firms in the betting after 2018 Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw

Defending titleholder Viddora continues to firm in the betting following the...

Horse Racing Today

Loving Gaby remains favourite ...

Final field of 14 for 2019 Lad...

Final field of 14 for 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

Fourteen two-year-olds will line up in the final field for the 2019 Group 1...

Field of 11 for 2019 Black Cav...

Field of 11 for 2019 Black Caviar Lightning

A field of eleven sprinters will line up for the 2019 Group 1 $750,000 Black...

Winx to resume in 2019 Apollo ...

Winx to resume in 2019 Apollo Stakes field

Australia’s favourite race horse Winx is set to kick off her 2019 Autumn...

Webster not happy for The Clap...

Webster not happy for The Clapper to take on Winx in 2019 Apollo Stakes

Trainer Pat Webster admits that he is not happy for his stable star Happy...

Race Results

Peter Young Stakes: Avilius Impresses En Route to Australian Cup

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes: Lyre Caps Off Huge Day for Godolphin

Alizee is the 2019 Futurity Stakes Winner

Randwick Guineas Bound The Autumn Sun Claims Hobartville Stakes

It’s Gary Portelli’s Time to Reign in the Golden Slipper

Race Previews

Loving Gaby remains favourite despite wide barrier in 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

Final field of 14 for 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

Field of 11 for 2019 Black Caviar Lightning

Winx to resume in 2019 Apollo Stakes field

Webster not happy for The Clapper to take on Winx in 2019 Apollo Stakes

Fields & Form

Loving Gaby remains favourite despite wide barrier in 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

Final field of 14 for 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

Field of 11 for 2019 Black Caviar Lightning

Winx to resume in 2019 Apollo Stakes field

Waller gives D’Argento great chance to win 2019 C.F. Orr Stakes