British Classic Races
In horse racing in Great Britain, The Classics are a series of horse races run over the flat (i.e. without jumps). Each classic is run once each year and is restricted to horses that are three years old. The five races are:
|2,000 Guineas Stakes||Late April / early May||1 mile||Newmarket|
|1,000 Guineas Stakes||Late April / early May||1 mile||Newmarket|
|Epsom Oaks||Early June||1 mile 4 furlongs 10 yd||Epsom Downs|
|Epsom Derby||First Saturday in June||1 mile 4 furlongs 10 yd||Epsom Downs|
|St. Leger Stakes||September||1 mile 6 furlongs 132 yd||Doncaster|
The 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks are restricted to fillies. The other three races are open to both fillies and colts.