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List of British flat horse races

A list of notable flat horse races which take place annually in Great Britain, under the authority of the British Horseracing Authority, including all conditions races which currently hold Group 1, 2 or 3 status in the European Pattern.

Contents

Group 1

Month

Race Name

Racecourse

Distance

Age/Sex

001 April / May 2,000 Guineas Stakes Newmarket 1609 1m 3yo c&f
002 April / May 1,000 Guineas Stakes Newmarket 1609 1m 3yo f
003 May Lockinge Stakes Newbury 1609 1m 4yo+
004 June Coronation Cup Epsom 2423 1m 4f 10y 4yo+
005 June Oaks Stakes Epsom 2423 1m 4f 10y 3yo f
006 June Derby Stakes Epsom 2423 1m 4f 10y 3yo c&f
007 June King's Stand Stakes Ascot 1006 5f 3yo+
008 June St. James's Palace Stakes Ascot 1609 1m 3yo c
009 June Queen Anne Stakes Ascot 1609 1m 4yo+
010 June Prince of Wales's Stakes Ascot 2012 1m 2f 4yo+
011 June Gold Cup Ascot 4023 2m 4f 4yo+
012 June Coronation Stakes Ascot 1609 1m 3yo f
013 June Golden Jubilee Stakes Ascot 1207 6f 3yo+
014 July Eclipse Stakes Sandown 2018 1m 2f 7y 3yo+
015 July Falmouth Stakes Newmarket 1609 1m 3yo+ f
016 July July Cup Newmarket 1207 6f 3yo+
017 July King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Ascot 2414 1m 4f 3yo+
018 July / Aug Sussex Stakes Goodwood 1609 1m 3yo+
019 July / Aug Nassau Stakes Goodwood 1986 1m 1f 192y 3yo+ f
020 August International Stakes York 2092 1m 2f 88y 3yo+
021 August Yorkshire Oaks York 2414 1m 4f 3yo+ f
022 August Nunthorpe Stakes York 1006 5f 2yo+
023 September Sprint Cup Haydock 1207 6f 3yo+
024 September St. Leger Stakes Doncaster 2937 1m 6f 132y 3yo c&f
025 September Fillies' Mile Ascot 1609 1m 2yo f
026 September Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Ascot 1609 1m 3yo+
027 Sept / Oct Cheveley Park Stakes Newmarket 1207 6f 2yo f
028 Sept / Oct Middle Park Stakes Newmarket 1207 6f 2yo c
029 Sept / Oct Sun Chariot Stakes Newmarket 1609 1m 3yo+ f
030 October Dewhurst Stakes Newmarket 1408 7f 2yo c&f
031 October Champion Stakes Newmarket 2012 1m 2f 3yo+
032 October Racing Post Trophy Doncaster 1609 1m 2yo c&f

Group 2

Month

Race Name

Racecourse

Distance

Age/Sex

001 April Sandown Mile Sandown 1622 1m 14y 4yo+
002 April / May Jockey Club Stakes Newmarket 2414 1m 4f 4yo+
003 May Duke of York Stakes York 1207 6f 3yo+
004 May Middleton Stakes York 2092 1m 2f 88y 4yo+ f
005 May Dante Stakes York 2092 1m 2f 88y 3yo
006 May Yorkshire Cup York 2816 1m 6f 4yo+
007 May Henry II Stakes Sandown 3290 2m 78y 4yo+
008 May Temple Stakes Haydock 1006 5f 3yo+
009 June Coventry Stakes Ascot 1207 6f 2yo
010 June Windsor Forest Stakes Ascot 1609 1m 4yo+ f
011 June Queen Mary Stakes Ascot 1006 5f 2yo f
012 June Norfolk Stakes Ascot 1006 5f 2yo
013 June Ribblesdale Stakes Ascot 2414 1m 4f 3yo f
014 June King Edward VII Stakes Ascot 2414 1m 4f 3yo c&g
015 June Hardwicke Stakes Ascot 2414 1m 4f 4yo+
016 July Lancashire Oaks Haydock 2396 1m 3f 200y 3yo+ f
017 July Cherry Hinton Stakes Newmarket 1207 6f 2yo f
018 July July Stakes Newmarket 1207 6f 2yo c&g
019 July Princess of Wales's Stakes Newmarket 2414 1m 4f 3yo+
020 July Superlative Stakes Newmarket 1408 7f 2yo
021 July Summer Mile Stakes Ascot 1609 1m 4yo+
022 July York Stakes York 2092 1m 2f 88y 3yo+
023 July / Aug Lennox Stakes Goodwood 1408 7f 3yo+
024 July / Aug Richmond Stakes Goodwood 1207 6f 2yo c&g
025 July / Aug Vintage Stakes Goodwood 1408 7f 2yo
026 July / Aug King George Stakes Goodwood 1006 5f 3yo+
027 July / Aug Goodwood Cup Goodwood 3219 2m 3yo+
028 August Hungerford Stakes Newbury 1408 7f 3yo+
029 August Great Voltigeur Stakes York 2414 1m 4f 3yo c&g
030 August Lonsdale Cup York 3299 2m 88y 3yo+
031 August Gimcrack Stakes York 1207 6f 2yo c&g
032 August Lowther Stakes York 1207 6f 2yo f
033 August Celebration Mile Goodwood 1609 1m 3yo+
034 September Park Hill Stakes Doncaster 2937 1m 6f 132y 3yo+ f
035 September Flying Childers Stakes Doncaster 1006 5f 2yo
036 September Doncaster Cup Doncaster 3621 2m 2f 3yo+
037 September May Hill Stakes Doncaster 1609 1m 2yo f
038 September Champagne Stakes Doncaster 1408 7f 2yo c&g
039 September Park Stakes Doncaster 1408 7f 3yo+
040 September Mill Reef Stakes Newbury 1214 6f 8y 2yo
041 September Royal Lodge Stakes Ascot 1609 1m 2yo c&g
042 September Diadem Stakes Ascot 1207 6f 3yo+
043 October Challenge Stakes Newmarket 1408 7f 3yo+
044 October Rockfel Stakes Newmarket 1408 7f 2yo f
045 October Pride Stakes Newmarket 2414 1m 4f 3yo+ f

Group 3

Month

Race Name

Racecourse

Distance

Age/Sex

001 March Winter Derby Lingfield 2012 1m 2f 4yo+
002 April Nell Gwyn Stakes Newmarket 1408 7f 3yo f
003 April Craven Stakes Newmarket 1609 1m 3yo c&g
004 April Earl of Sefton Stakes Newmarket 1811 1m 1f 4yo+
005 April John Porter Stakes Newbury 2419 1m 4f 5y 4yo+
006 April Fred Darling Stakes Newbury 1408 7f 3yo f
007 April Greenham Stakes Newbury 1408 7f 3yo c&g
008 April Sandown Classic Trial Sandown 2018 1m 2f 7y 3yo
009 April Gordon Richards Stakes Sandown 2018 1m 2f 7y 4yo+
010 April / May Sagaro Stakes Ascot 3219 2m 4yo+
011 April / May Palace House Stakes Newmarket 1006 5f 3yo+
012 April / May Dahlia Stakes Newmarket 1811 1m 1f 4yo+ f
013 May Huxley Stakes Chester 2080 1m 2f 75y 4yo+
014 May Chester Vase Chester 2474 1m 4f 66y 3yo c&g
015 May Dee Stakes Chester 2080 1m 2f 75y 3yo c&g
016 May Ormonde Stakes Chester 2697 1m 5f 89y 4yo+
017 May Chartwell Fillies' Stakes Lingfield 1408 7f 3yo+ f
018 May Lingfield Derby Trial Lingfield 2310 1m 3f 106y 3yo c&g
019 May Musidora Stakes York 2092 1m 2f 88y 3yo f
020 May / June Brigadier Gerard Stakes Sandown 2018 1m 2f 7y 4yo+
021 May / June John of Gaunt Stakes Haydock 1436 7f 30y 4yo+
022 June Princess Elizabeth Stakes Epsom 1714 1m 114y 3yo+ f
023 June Diomed Stakes Epsom 1714 1m 114y 3yo+
024 June Jersey Stakes Ascot 1408 7f 3yo
025 June Albany Stakes Ascot 1207 6f 2yo f
026 June Queen's Vase Ascot 3219 2m 3yo
027 June / July Chipchase Stakes Newcastle 1207 6f 3yo+
028 June / July Criterion Stakes Newmarket 1408 7f 3yo+
029 July Sprint Stakes Sandown 1011 5f 6y 3yo+
030 July Bahrain Trophy Newmarket 2615 1m 5f 3yo
031 July Summer Stakes York 1207 6f 3yo+ f
032 July Hackwood Stakes Newbury 1214 6f 8y 3yo+
033 July Princess Margaret Stakes Ascot 1207 6f 2yo f
034 July / Aug Gordon Stakes Goodwood 2414 1m 4f 3yo
035 July / Aug Molecomb Stakes Goodwood 1006 5f 2yo
036 July / Aug Lillie Langtry Stakes Goodwood 2816 1m 6f 3yo+ f
037 July / Aug Glorious Stakes Goodwood 2414 1m 4f 4yo+
038 July / Aug Oak Tree Stakes Goodwood 1408 7f 3yo+ f
039 August Rose of Lancaster Stakes Haydock 2099 1m 2f 95y 3yo+
040 August Sweet Solera Stakes Newmarket 1408 7f 2yo f
041 August Sovereign Stakes Salisbury 1609 1m 3yo+ c&g
042 August Geoffrey Freer Stakes Newbury 2671 1m 5f 61y 3yo+
043 August Acomb Stakes York 1408 7f 2yo
044 August Strensall Stakes York 1800 1m 208y 3yo+
045 August Solario Stakes Sandown 1423 7f 16y 2yo
046 August Prestige Stakes Goodwood 1408 7f 2yo f
047 August Winter Hill Stakes Windsor 2018 1m 2f 7y 3yo+
048 Aug / Sept Supreme Stakes Goodwood 1408 7f 3yo+
049 September Sirenia Stakes Kempton 1207 6f 2yo
050 September September Stakes Kempton 2414 1m 4f 3yo+
051 September Select Stakes Goodwood 1986 1m 1f 192y 3yo+
052 September Firth of Clyde Stakes Ayr 1207 6f 2yo f
053 September World Trophy Newbury 1037 5f 34y 3yo+
054 September Arc Trial Newbury 2217 1m 3f 5y 3yo+
055 September Cumberland Lodge Stakes Ascot 2414 1m 4f 3yo+
056 Sept / Oct Somerville Tattersall Stakes Newmarket 1408 7f 2yo c&g
057 Sept / Oct Oh So Sharp Stakes Newmarket 1408 7f 2yo f
058 Sept / Oct Joel Stakes Newmarket 1609 1m 3yo+
059 October Cornwallis Stakes Ascot 1006 5f 2yo
060 October Autumn Stakes Ascot 1609 1m 2yo
061 October Bengough Memorial Stakes Ascot 1207 6f 3yo+
062 October Darley Stakes Newmarket 1811 1m 1f 3yo+
063 October Jockey Club Cup Newmarket 3219 2m 3yo+
064 October Horris Hill Stakes Newbury 1408 7f 2yo c&g
065 October St. Simon Stakes Newbury 2419 1m 4f 5y 3yo+

Notable Handicaps

Month

Race Name

Racecourse

Distance

Age/Sex

001 March / April Lincoln Handicap Doncaster 1609 1m 4yo+
002 March / April Rosebery Stakes Kempton 2012 1m 2f 4yo+
003 April European Free Handicap Newmarket 1408 7f 3yo
004 April / May Victoria Cup Ascot 1408 7f 4yo+
005 May Chester Cup Chester 3755 2m 2f 147y 4yo+
006 May Silver Bowl Haydock 1637 1m 30y 3yo
007 May / June Zetland Gold Cup Redcar 2012 1m 2f 3yo+
008 June Royal Hunt Cup Ascot 1609 1m 3yo+
009 June Wokingham Stakes Ascot 1207 6f 3yo+
010 June / July Northumberland Plate Newcastle 3236 2m 19y 3yo+
011 July Old Newton Cup Haydock 2396 1m 3f 200y 3yo+
012 July Bunbury Cup Newmarket 1408 7f 3yo+
013 July John Smith's Cup York 2092 1m 2f 88y 3yo+
014 July / Aug Stewards' Cup Goodwood 1207 6f 3yo+
015 August Great St. Wilfrid Stakes Ripon 1207 6f 3yo+
016 August Ebor Handicap York 2816 1m 6f 3yo+
017 September Portland Handicap Doncaster 1134 5f 140y 3yo+
018 September Ayr Gold Cup Ayr 1207 6f 3yo+
019 Sept / Oct Cambridgeshire Handicap Newmarket 1811 1m 1f 3yo+
020 October Cesarewitch Handicap Newmarket 3621 2m 2f 3yo+
021 November November Handicap Doncaster 2414 1m 4f 3yo+

Selected other races

Month

Race Name

Racecourse

Distance

Age/Sex

001 March / April Easter Stakes Kempton 1609 1m 3yo c&g
002 April Feilden Stakes Newmarket 1811 1m 1f 3yo
003 April Abernant Stakes Newmarket 1207 6f 3yo+
004 April Blue Riband Trial Stakes Epsom 2028 1m 2f 18y 3yo
005 April Leicestershire Stakes Leicester 1416 7f 9y 4yo+
006 April / May Newmarket Stakes Newmarket 2012 1m 2f 3yo c
007 April / May Pretty Polly Stakes Newmarket 2012 1m 2f 3yo f
008 May Cheshire Oaks Chester 2285 1m 3f 79y 3yo f
009 May Lingfield Oaks Trial Lingfield 2310 1m 3f 106y 3yo f
010 May Fillies' Trial Stakes Newbury 2017 1m 2f 6y 3yo f
011 May Glasgow Stakes Hamilton 2227 1m 3f 16y 3yo c&g
012 May Cocked Hat Stakes Goodwood 2213 1m 3f 3yo c&g
013 May Height of Fashion Stakes Goodwood 1986 1m 1f 192y 3yo f
014 May Fairway Stakes Newmarket 2012 1m 2f 3yo
015 May Heron Stakes Sandown 1622 1m 14y 3yo
016 June Chesham Stakes Ascot 1408 7f 2yo
017 June Queen Alexandra Stakes Ascot 4370 2m 5f 159y 4yo+
018 July Weatherbys Super Sprint Newbury 1037 5f 34y 2yo
019 August Washington Singer Stakes Newbury 1408 7f 2yo
020 August March Stakes Goodwood 2816 1m 6f 3yo+
021 September Stardom Stakes Goodwood 1408 7f 2yo
022 September Haynes, Hanson and Clark Stakes Newbury 1609 1m 2yo
023 October Silver Tankard Stakes Pontefract 1613 1m 4y 2yo
024 Oct / Nov Zetland Stakes Newmarket 2012 1m 2f 2yo

Discontinued

Last Run

Race Name

Racecourse

Distance

Age/Sex

001 April 1986 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes Salisbury 1408 7f 3yo f
002 April 1986 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes Salisbury 1408 7f 3yo c&g
003 April 1993 White Rose Stakes Ascot 2012 1m 2f 3yo
004 July 2005 Golden Daffodil Stakes Chepstow 2045 1m 2f 36y 3yo+ f
005 July 2005 Scottish Derby Ayr 2012 1m 2f 3yo+
006 July 1999 Beeswing Stakes Newcastle 1408 7f 3yo+
007 Aug 1985 Seaton Delaval Stakes Newcastle 1408 7f 2yo

Distances in miles, furlongs and yards

References




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