Australia’s Horse Racing Group 1 Calendar 2017

Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse
Australia has over 60 group one races in 2017, and The Roar has you covered with a complete state-by-state guide to every one of them. Here is your complete guide to Australia’s horse racing calendar for 2017.

Horse Racing in Australia happens nearly every single day of the year, but Group 1 races are the pinnacle of the sport, that come with more prize money and fame for winning.

They are headlined by the Melbourne Cup, run at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November every year.

Victorian Group 1 races

Date Course Race Prizemoney Distance
Feb 11, 2017 Caulfield CF Orr Stakes $500,000 1400m
Feb 18, 2017 Flemington Lightning Stakes $750,000 1000m
Feb 25, 2017 Caulfield Blue Diamond Stakes $1,500,000 1200m
Feb 25, 2017 Caulfield Oakleigh Plate $500,000 1100m
Feb 25, 2017 Caulfield Futurity Stakes $500,000 1400m
Mar 4, 2017 Flemington Australian Guineas $750,000 1600m
Mar 11, 2017 Flemington Australian Cup $1,500,000 2000m
Mar 11, 2017 Flemington Newmarket Handicap $1,250,000 1200m
March 24, 2017 Moonee Valley William Reid Stakes $500,000 1200m
August 28, 2017 Caufield Memsie Stakes $500,000 1400m
September 9, 2017 Flemington Makybe Diva Stakes $500,000 1600m
September 23, 2017 Caufield Underwood Stakes $500,000 1800m
September 23, 2017 Caufield Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes $500,000 1400m
September 29, 2017 Moonee Valley Schweppes Stakes $500,000 1000m
October 7, 2017 Flemington Turnbull Stakes $500,000 2000m
October 7, 2017 Flemington Turnbull Stakes $500,000 2000m
October 14, 2017 Caufield Caufield Guineas $1,000,000 1600m
October 14, 2017 Caufield Thousand Guineas $500,000 1600m
October 14, 2017 Caufield Caufield Stakes $500,000 2000m
October 14, 2017 Caufield Toorak Handicap $500,000 1600m
October 21, 2017 Caufield Caufield Cup $3,000,000 2400m
October 27, 2017 Moonee Valley Manikato Stakes $1,000,000 1600m
October 28, 2017 Moonee Valley Cox Plate $3,0000,000 2040m
November 4, 2017 Flemington Victoria Derby $1,500,000 2500m
November 4, 2017 Flemington Coolmore Stud Stakes $500,000 1200m
November 4, 2017 Flemington Myer Classic $500,000 1600m
November 4, 2017 Flemington Longines Mile $1,000,000 1600m
November 7, 2017 Flemington Melbourne Cup $6,000,000 3200m
November 9, 2017 Flemington Crown Oaks $1,000,000 2500m
November 11, 2017 Flemington Darley Classic $1,000,000 1200m
November 11, 2017 Flemington Emirates Stakes $2,000,000 2000m

New South Wales Group 1 races

Date Course Race Prizemoney Distance
Feb 25, 2017 Warwick Farm Chipping Norton Stakes $600,000 1600m
Mar 3, 2017 Randwick Randwick Guineas $1,000,000 1600m
Mar 3, 2017 Randwick Canterbury Stakes $500,000 1300m
Mar 10, 2017 Rosehill Coolmore Stud Classic $600,000 1500m
Mar 17, 2017 Rosehill Golden Slipper Stakes $3,500,000 1200m
Mar 17, 2017 Rosehill George Ryder Stakes $1,000,000 1500m
Mar 17, 2017 Rosehill Ranvet Stakes $700,000 2000m
Mar 17, 2017 Rosehill Rosehill Guineas $600,000 2000m
Mar 17, 2017 Rosehill The Galaxy $700,000 1100m
Mar 24, 2017 Rosehill The BMW $1,500,000 2400m
Mar 24, 2017 Rosehill Storm Queen Stakes $500,000 2000m
Mar 31, 2017 Randwick Doncaster Handicap $3,000,000 1600m
Mar 31, 2017 Randwick TJ Smith Stakes $2,500,000 1200m
Mar 31, 2017 Randwick Australian Derby $2,000,000 2400m
Mar 31, 2017 Randwick Sires Produce Stakes $1,000,000 1400m
Apr 7, 2017 Randwick Queen Elizabeth Stakes $4,000,000 2000m
Apr 7, 2017 Randwick Sydney Cup $2,000,000 3200m
Apr 7, 2017 Randwick Australian Oaks $1,000,000 2400m
Apr 7, 2017 Randwick Queen Of The Turf Stakes $1,000,000 1600m
Apr 14, 2017 Randwick All Aged Stakes $600,000 1400m
Apr 14, 2017 Randwick AJC Champagne Stakes $500,000 1600m
Sep 9, 2017 Rosehill Golden Rose Stakes $500,000 1600m
Sep 16, 2017 Randwick George Main Stakes $500,000 1600m
Sep 30, 2017 Randwick Epsom Handicap $1,000,000 1600m
Sep 30, 2017 Randwick The Metropolitan $750,000 2400m
Sep 30, 2017 Randwick Flight Stakes $500,000 1600m
Oct 7, 2017 Rosehill Spring Champion Stakes $500,000 2000m

Queensland Group 1 races

Date Course Race Prizemoney Distance
May 13, 2017 Doomben BTC Cup $500,000 1200m
May 20, 2017 Doomben Doomben Cup $650,000 2000m
May 27, 2017 Doomben Doomben 10000 $750,000 1350m
Jun 3, 2017 Eagle Farm Queensland Oaks $500,000 2400m
Jun 10 2017 Eagle Farm Stradbroke Handicap $1,500,000 1400m
Jun 10, 2017 Eagle Farm Queensland Derby $600,000 2400m
Jun 10, 2017 Eagle Farm JJ Atkins $600,000 1600m
Jun 24, 2017 Eagle Farm Tattersall’s Tiara $500,000 1400m

South Australia Group 1 races

Date Course Race Prizemoney Distance
May 6, 2017 Morphettville Australasian Oaks $400,000 2000m
May 6, 2017 Morphettville Robert Sangster Stakes $400,000 1200m
May 13, 2017 Morphettville SA Derby $500,000 2500m
May 20, 2017 Morphettville Goodwood $500,000 1200m

Western Australia Group 1 races

Date Course Race Prizemoney Distance
Nov 25, 2017 Ascot Railway Stakes $1,000,000 1600m
Dec 2, 2017 Ascot Winterbottom Stakes $750,000 1200m
Dec 9, 2017 Ascot Kingston Town Classic $1,000,000 1800m

Last updated: 8 November, 2017