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

Cox Plate 2020 Second Acceptan...

Caulfield Cup 2020 First Accep...

Caulfield Cup 2020 First Acceptances: 87 Stayers Still In The Mix

Eighty-seven of the world’s best stayers are still in contention for the Group...

2020 Golden Rose Stakes Field:...

2020 Golden Rose Stakes Field: Rothfire Draws Barrier 8 of 9

Robert Heathcote’s Group 1 winning Queensland star and confirmed The Everest...

Russian Camelot Heads 2020 Und...

Russian Camelot Heads 2020 Underwood Stakes Nominations

One-time Caulfield Cup favourite Russian Camelot is the standout early entry...

2020 Moir Stakes Nominations &...

2020 Moir Stakes Nominations & Odds: Fabergino Early Favourite to Beat Big Guns

Up-and-coming sprinter Fabergino has been installed as the all-in favourite in...

Horse Racing Today

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 ...

The Metropolitan 2020 Odds Fir...

The Metropolitan 2020 Odds Firm on Kingston Town Winner Taikomochi

The Metropolitan 2020 odds have firmed on the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian...

MRC Foundation Cup Winner Orde...

MRC Foundation Cup Winner Orderofthegarter Into Caulfield Cup 2020 Field

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien looks to have a...

George Main Stakes Winner: Kol...

George Main Stakes Winner: Kolding Beats Home Three Stablemates

Chris Waller’s Epsom star from last spring is back in business with Kolding...

2020 Bill Ritchie Winner Proba...

2020 Bill Ritchie Winner Probabeel New Epsom Favourite

Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Probabeel was back to her best with a powerful win...

Race Results

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2020 Winner: Behemoth Too Good Again

The Metropolitan 2020 Odds Firm on Kingston Town Winner Taikomochi

Shorts Winner Classique Legend Firms Significantly in 2020 The Everest Betting

MRC Foundation Cup Winner Orderofthegarter Into Caulfield Cup 2020 Field

George Main Stakes Winner: Kolding Beats Home Three Stablemates

Race Previews

Cox Plate 2020 Second Acceptances Leave 66 Chances

Caulfield Cup 2020 First Acceptances: 87 Stayers Still In The Mix

2020 Golden Rose Stakes Field: Rothfire Draws Barrier 8 of 9

Russian Camelot Heads 2020 Underwood Stakes Nominations

2020 Moir Stakes Nominations & Odds: Fabergino Early Favourite to Beat Big Guns

Fields & Form

Cox Plate 2020 Second Acceptances Leave 66 Chances

Caulfield Cup 2020 First Acceptances: 87 Stayers Still In The Mix

2020 Golden Rose Stakes Field: Rothfire Draws Barrier 8 of 9

Russian Camelot Heads 2020 Underwood Stakes Nominations

2020 Moir Stakes Nominations & Odds: Fabergino Early Favourite to Beat Big Guns