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

Spring Campaign Over for Vega ...

Caulfield Cup: Youngstar Impro...

Caulfield Cup: Youngstar Improving, But Kerrin McEvoy Wary of Night’s Watch

Kerrin McEvoy will saddle up early Caulfield Cup (2400m)...

2018 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guine...

2018 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Results: The Autumn Sun Wins

The Autumn Sun stamped himself as the most exciting horse in Australia with an...

International Raider Benbatl C...

International Raider Benbatl Claims Ladbrokes Stakes, Now Eyes Cox Plate

Five-year old British import Benbatl has claimed a maiden win on Australian...

Toorak Handicap: Land of Plent...

Toorak Handicap: Land of Plenty Caps Big Day for Darren Weir

Case closed, Land of Plenty is a Group 1 horse. Darren Weir’s impressive...

Horse Racing Today

Oohood can break the hoodoo in...

Smart Melody humming along nic...

Smart Melody humming along nicely towards 2018 Thousand Guineas

Unbeaten filly Smart Melody is humming along nicely as she steps up to Group 1...

Outside barrier ok for D’...

Outside barrier ok for D’Argento in 2018 Ladbrokes Stakes

Jockey James McDonald won’t offer the outside barrier as an excuse if race...

It won’t be Outrageous t...

It won’t be Outrageous to see an upset win in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas

Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes won’t be surprised to see his colt Outrageous score an...

Osborne Bulls ready to run in ...

Osborne Bulls ready to run in The Everest 2018

Late inclusion Osborne Bulls is ready to run the race of his life when he...

Race Results

2018 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Results: The Autumn Sun Wins

International Raider Benbatl Claims Ladbrokes Stakes, Now Eyes Cox Plate

Toorak Handicap: Land of Plenty Caps Big Day for Darren Weir

2018 The Everest Results: Redzel Wins

Amphitrite New Oaks Favourite Following Thousand Guineas Win

Race Previews

Caulfield Cup: Youngstar Improving, But Kerrin McEvoy Wary of Night’s Watch

Schillaci Stakes: Snitty Kitty a Strong Second-Elect Chance

Shoals The New Everest Favourite

Wet Track & Wide Draw No Worries For Le Romain

Homesman Could Be Melbourne Cup Bound With Caulfield Stakes Win

Fields & Form

Oohood can break the hoodoo in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas

Smart Melody humming along nicely towards 2018 Thousand Guineas

Outside barrier ok for D’Argento in 2018 Ladbrokes Stakes

It won’t be Outrageous to see an upset win in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas

Osborne Bulls ready to run in The Everest 2018