Australia's graded racing calendar

Updated: 2nd Jan 2019

The following table contains all grade races, which are currently held in Australia. However, a sequence of races can vary in different seasons.

Australia's racing season spans two years. The season starts in Aug with races for older horses, including the famous Caulfield and Melbourne Cups in Oct. Various "Guineas" races take place during the same weeks. Juvenile races start in Jan, and various editions of "Derby" and "Oaks" follow in Apr and May. However, we keep to the traditional structure starting with Jan, which is homogenous with our other calendars.

The surface for all races is turf.

Colour distinction:

Asc - Ascot, BelP - Belmont Park, Ben - Bendigo, Can - Canberra, Caul - Caulfield, Doom - Doomben, EaF - Eagle Farm, Flem - Flemington, GCo - Gold Coast, Gee - Geelong, Gos - Gosford, Hawk - Hawkesbury, KeG - Kembla Grange, Laun - Launceston, MoV - Moonee Valley, Morp - Morphettville, Newc - Newcastle, Nort - Northam, Per - Perth, Rand - Randwick, Rose - Rosehill, Sand - Sandown, Scon - Scone, SunC - Sunshine Coast, Tat - Tattersall's Park (new Luxbet Park)

Standish Handicap, G3, 6f, 3yo+, Flem
La Trice Classic, G3, 3yo+f, Asc
JanG2Perth CupAscot1 1/2 miles3+
JanG2Australia StakesMoonee Valley6 furlongs3+
Blue Diamond Preview, LR, 5f, 2yocg, Caul
Blue Diamond Preview, G3, 5f, 2yof, Caul
Canonbury Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 2yocg, Rose
Widden Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 2yof, Rose
JanG2Expressway StakesRosehill6 furlongs3+
Chairman's Stakes, G3, 5f, 2yo, Caul
Manfred Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo, Caul
Bow Mistress Trophy, G3, 6f, 2yo+f, Tatt
Eskimo Prince Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo, Caul
FebG2Breeders' ClassicRandwick6 furlongs4+f
FebG2Blue Diamond PreludeCaulfield5.5 furlongs2f
Blue Diamond Prelude, G3, 5.5f, 2yocg, Caul
T.S. Carlyon Cup, G3, 1m, 4yo+, Caul
Kevin Hayes Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yof, Caul
FebG2Rubiton StakesCaulfield5.5 furlongs2+
FebG2Autumn StakesCaulfield7 furlongs3
FebG1C.F. Orr StakesCaulfield7 furlongs3+
Bellmaine Stakes, G3, 6f, 4yo+fm, Caul
Hobart Cup, G3, 1 1/2m, 2yo+, Tatt
Southern Cross Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo+, Rand
FebG2Apollo StakesRandwick7 furlongs3+
Triscay Stakes, G3, 6f, 4yo+f, Rand
FebG2Light Fingers StakesRandwick6 furlongs3f
The Vanity, G3, 7f, 3yof, Flem
C.S. Hayes Stakes, G3, 7f, 3yocg, Flem
FebG1Lightning StakesFlemington5 furlongs2+
Typhoon Tracy Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yof, MoV
FebG2Silver Slipper StakesRosehill5.5 furlongs2
FebG2Millie Fox StakesRosehill6.5 furlongs3+f
FebG2Hobartville StakesRosehill7 furlongs3
FebG2Caulfield Autumn ClassicCaulfield1 1/8 miles3
Zeditave Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yocg, Caul
FebG2Angus Armanasco StakesCaulfield7 furlongs3f
Mannerism Stakes, G3, 7f, 4yo+f, Caul
FebG1Futurity StakesCaulfield7 furlongs3+
FebG1Blue Diamond StakesCaulfield6 furlongs2
FebG1Oakleigh PlateCaulfield5.5 furlongs2+
FebG2Peter Young StakesCaulfield1 1/8 miles2+
Vamos Stakes, G3, 7f, 2yo+f, Laun
Launceston Cup, G3, 1 1/2m, 2yo+, Laun
MarG2Skyline StakesRandwick6 furlongs2c,g
MarG2Sweet Embrace StakesRandwick6 furlongs2f
Liverpool City Cup, G3, 6.5f, 3yo+, Ran
MarG1Chipping Norton StakesRandwick1 mile3+
MarG1Surround StakesRandwick7 furlongs3f
MarG2Guy Walter StakesRandwick7 furlongs4+freg. Wiggle Stakes
Lord Reims Stakes, G3, 1 5/8m, 3yo+, Morp
Frances Tressady Stakes, G3, 7f, 3yo+f, Flem
Multiplier Autumn Handicap, G3, 7f, 2yo+ Flem
MarG1Australian GuineasFlemington1 mile3
Newmarket Handicap, G3, 7f, 2yo+, Newc
Aspiration Quality, G3, 1m, 3yo+f, Rand
MarG2Reisling StakesRandwick6 furlongs2f
MarG2Todman StakesRandwick6 furlongs2c,g
MarG2Challenge StakesRandwick5 furlongs3+
MarG1Canterbury StakesRandwick6.5 furlongs3+
MarG1Randwick GuineasRandwick1 mile3
Wenona Girl Quality, G3, 6f, 4yo+f, Rand
MarG2VRC Sires Produce StakesFlemington7 furlongs2
MarG2A.V. Kewney StakesFlemington7 furlongs3f
MarG1Newmarket HandicapFlemington6 furlongs2+
Schweppervescence Trophy, G3, 1m, 3yo+f, Flemreg. Matron Stakes
MarG1Australian CupFlemington1 1/4 miles3+
Black Opal Stakes, G3, 6f, 2yo, Can
MarG2Adelaide CupMorphettville2 miles3+
MarG2Alister Clark StakesMoonee Valley1 1/4 miles3
Kembla Grange Classic, G3, 1m, 3yof, KeGreg. Keith F. Nolan Classic
Sky High Stakes, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo+, Rose
Magic Night Stakes, G3, 6f, 2yof, RoseG2 until 2017
Pago Pago Stakes, G3, 6f, 2yocg, RoseG2 until 2017
Maurice McCarten Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 3yo+, Rose
MarG2Phar Lap StakesRandwick7.5 furlongs3
MarG1Coolmore ClassicRosehill7.5 furlongs3+freg. TAD Kennedy Stakes
MarG2Ajax StakesRosehill7.5 furlongs3+
Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes, G3, 6f, 2yof, Flem
MarG2Blamey StakesFlemington1 mile3+
Alexandra Stakes, G3, 1m, 3yof, MoV
MarG2Sunline StakesMoonee Valley1 mile3+freg. Diamond Jubilee Stakes
MarG1William Reid StakesMoonee Valley6 furlongs3+
Epona Stakes, G3, 9.5f, 3yo+f, Rose
N.E. Manion Cup, G3, 1 1/2m, 3yo+, Rose
MarG1Ranvet StakesRosehill1 1/4 miles3+
MarG1George Ryder StakesRosehill7.5 furlongs3+
MarG1Rosehill GuineasRosehill1 1/4 miles3
MarG1Golden Slipper StakesRosehill6 furlongs2
MarG1The GalaxyRandwick5.5 furlongs3+
Birthday Card Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo+, Rose
The Schweppervescence, G3, 7f, 2yo, Rosereg. T.L. Baillieu Handicap
Neville Selwood Stakes, G3, 1 1/4m, 4yo+, Rose
Star Kingdom Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo+, Rose
MarG2Emancipation StakesRosehill7.5 furlongs3+f
MarG2Tulloch StakesRosehill1 1/4 miles3c,g
MarG1The BMWRosehill1 1/2 miles3+reg. Tancred Stakes
MarG1Vinery Stud StakesRosehill1 1/4 miles3freg. Storm Queen Stakes
Doncaster Prelude, G3, 7.5f, 3yo+, Rose
Easter Cup, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo+, Caul
Victoria Handicap, G3, 7f, 2yo+, Caul
Kindergarten Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 2yo, Rand
ATC Carbine Club Stakes, G3, 1m, 3yo, Rand
P.J. Bell Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yof, Rand
AprG2Chairman's HandicapRandwick1 5/8 miles3+
AprG1ATC Sires Produce StakesRandwick7 furlongs2
AprG1Australian DerbyRandwick1 1/2 miles3
AprG1T.J. Smith StakesRandwick6 furlongs2+
AprG1Doncaster MileRandwick1 mile3+
Adrian Knox Stakes, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yof, Rand
AprG2Percy Sykes StakesRandwick6 furlongs2f
AprG2Arrowfield 3YO SprintRandwick6 furlongs3reg. Royal Sovereign Stakes
AprG1Australian OaksRandwick1 1/2 miles3f
AprG1Queen Elizabeth StakesRandwick1 1/4 miles3+
AprG1Sydney CupRandwick2 miles3+f
AprG1Legacy StakesRandwick1 mile3+freg. Queen of the Turf Stakes
AprG2Sapphire StakesRandwick6 furlongs3+f
Western Australian Oaks, G3, 1 1/2m, 3yof, Asc
AprG2Karrakatta PlateAscot6 furlongs2
Hall Mark Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo+, Rand
Frank Packer Plate, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo, Rand
James H.B. Carr Stakes, G3, 7f 3yof, Rand
AprG1Champagne StakesRandwick1 mile2
AprG1All Aged StakesRandwick7 furlongs2+
Japan Racing Association Plate, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo+, Rand
R.N. Irwin Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 2yo+, Morp
Schweppervescence Stakes, G3, 1 1/8m, 3yof, Morp
AprG2W.A.T.C. DerbyAscot1 1/2 miles3
Dominant Breeders' Stakes, G3, 6f, 2yo, Morp
Chairman's Stakes, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo, Morp
Hawkesbury Crown, G3, 6f, 3yo+f, Hawk
Hawkesbury Gold Cup, G3, 1m, 2yo+, Hawk
Hawkesbury Guineas, G3, 7f, 3yo, Hawk
AprG2Victory StakesDoomben6 furlongs2+
Gunsynd Classic, G3, 1m, 3yo, Doom
WA Sires Produce Stakes, G3, 7f, 2yo, Asc
MayG2Euclase StakesMorphettville6 furlongs3
D.C. McKay Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 2yo+, Morp
MayG1Australasian OaksMorphettville1 1/4 miles3f
MayG1Robert Sangster StakesMorphettville6 furlongs2+for UBET Classic
MayG2Queen of the South StakesMorphettville1 mile3+f
Ken Russell Memorial Classic, G3, 6f, 2yo, GCo
Gold Coast Guineas, G3, 6f, 3yo, GCo
MayG2A.D. Hollindale StakesGold Coast1 1/8 miles2+
Northam Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 3yo, Nort
Dark Jewel Classic, G3, 7f, 2yo+d, Scon
SAJC Sires' Produce Stakes, G3, 7f, 2yo, Morp
MayG1South Australian DerbyMorphettville1 9/16 miles3
Chairman's Handicap, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo+, Doom
MayG2Champagne ClassicDoomben6 furlongs2
MayG2The RosesDoomben1 1/4 miles3f
MayG1Doomben 10,000Doomben7 furlongs2+
Rough Habit Plate, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo, Doom
SAJC National Stakes, G3, 6f, 2yo, Morp
SA Fillies Classic, G3, 1 9/16m, 3yof, Morp
Robert A. Lee Stakes, G3, 1m, 3yo+, Morp
Proud Miss Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo+f, Morp
MayG1The GoodwoodMorphettville6 furlongs3+
BRC Sprint, G3, 7f, 2yo+, Doom
MayG1Doomben CupDoomben1 1/4 miles3+
Roma Cup, G3, 6f, 2yo+, BelP
Grand Prix Stakes, G3, 1 3/8m, 3yo, Doom
Premier's Cup, G3, 1 3/8m, 3yo+, Doom
Lord Mayors Cup, G3, 1m, 2yo+, Doom
MayG2BRC Sires' Produce StakesDoomben7 furlongs2
Glenlogan Park Stakes, G3, 7f, 3yo+f, Doom
MayG1Kingsford-Smith CupDoomben6 furlongs2+ex BTC Cup
JunG1Queensland OaksEagle Farm1 1/2 miles3f
Fred Best Classic, G3, 7f, 3yo, Doom
JunG2P.J. O'Shea StakesSunshine Coast1 3/8 miles3+
JunG2Moreton CupSunshine Coast7 furlongs2+
Belmont Sprint, G3, 7f, 2yo+, BelP
JunG2Queensland GuineasEagle Farm1 mile3
JunG2Brisbane CupEagle Farm1 1/2 miles3+
JunG1The J.J. AtkinsEagle Farm1 mile2
JunG1Stradbroke HandicapEagle Farm7 furlongs2+
JunG1Queensland DerbyEagle Farm1 1/2 miles3
JunG2Dane Ripper StakesEagle Farm7 furlongs2+f
Hyperion Stakes, G3, 1m, 2yo+, Per
Tattersall's Cup Handicap, G3, 1 3/8m, 3yo+, Doom
JunG1Tattersall's Club TiaraEagle Farm7 furlongs2+f
W.J. Healy Stakes, G3, 6f, 2yo+, EaF
Sunshine Coast Guineas, G3, 1m, 3yo, SunC
Strickland Stakes, G3, 1 1/4m, 2yo+, BelP
Sir John Monash Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 2yo+, Caul
Bletchingly Stakes, G3, 6f, 2yo+, Caul
AugG2Missile StakesRandwick6 furlongs3+
Aurie's Star Handicap, G3, 6f, 3yo+, Flem
AugG2Silver Shadow StakesRandwick6 furlongs3f
Up And Coming Stakes, G3, 6.5f, 3yo, Rand
AugG1Warwick StakesRandwick7 furlongs3+Winx Stakes in 2018
Show County Quality Handicap, G3, 6f, 3yo+, Rand
Toy Show Quality Handicap, G3, 6.5f, 3yo+f, Rand
Spring Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo+, Morp
Vain Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 3yo, Caul
AugG2P.B. Lawrence StakesCaulfield7 furlongs3+
San Domenico Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 3yo, Rose
Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap, G3, 7f, 3yo, Rand
Premier's Cup, G3, 1 3/16m, 3yo+, Rose
Concorde Stakes, G3, 5f, 3yo+, Rand
SepG2Tramway StakesRandwick7 furlongs3+
SepG2Chelmsford StakesRandwick1 mile3+
SepG2Furious StakesRandwick6 furlongs3f
H.D.F. McNeil Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo, Caul
SepG1Memsie StakesCaulfield7 furlongs3+
Resimax Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 4yo+, Caul
Cockram Stakes, G3, 6f, 4yo+, Caul
SepG2Stan Fox StakesRosehill7.5 furlongs3
SepG2Theo Marks StakesRosehill6.5 furlongs3+
SepG2Run to the RoseRosehill6 furlongs3
SepG2Sheraco StakesRosehill6 furlongs3+f
SepG2McEwen StakesMoonee Valley5 furlongs2+
SepG2Dato' Tan Chin Nam StakesMoonee Valley1 mile2+reg. John F. Feehan Stakes
Spring Stakes, G3, 1m, 3yo, Newc
Tibbie Stakes, G3, 7f, 2yo+, Newc
Newcastle Gold Cup, G3, 1 3/8m, 3yo+, Newc
Cameron Handicap, G3, 7f, 2yo+, Newc
SepG2The ShortsRandwick5.5 furlongs3+
Bill Ritchie Handicap, G3, 7f, 3yo+, Rand
SepG1George Main StakesRandwick1 mile3+
SepG2Tea Rose StakesRandwick7 furlongs3f
Kingston Town Stakes, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo+, Rand
SepG2Bobbie Lewis QualityFlemington6 furlongs4+
SepG2Let's Elope StakesFlemington7 furlongs4+f
SepG1Makybe Diva StakesFlemington1 mile3+ex Craiglee Stakes
SepG2Danehill StakesFlemington6 furlongs3
Gloaming Stakes, G3, 1 1/8m, 3yo, Rose
JRA Trophy, G3, 1 1/2m, 3yo+, Rose
SepG2Shannon StakesRosehill7.5 furlongs3+
SepG2Golden PendantRosehill7 furlongs3+f
SepG1Golden Rose StakesRosehill7 furlongs3ex Peter Pan Stakes
MRC Foundation Cup, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo+, Caulreg. Naturalism Stakes
SepG1Sir Rupert Clarke StakesCaulfield7 furlongs2+
How Now Stakes, G3, 6f, 4yo+, Caul
SepG2W.H. Stocks StakesMoonee Valley1 mile4+f
JRA Cup, G3, 1 mile, 3yo+, MoV
SepG2Bill Stutt StakesMoonee Valley1 mile3
Scarborough Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo, MoV
SepG1A.J. Moir StakesMoonee Valley5 furlongs3+
Gimcrack Stakes, G3, 5f, 2yof, Rand
Breeders' Plate, G3, 5f, 2yocg, Rand
SepG2Hill StakesRandwick1 1/4 miles3+
SepG2Premiere StakesRandwick6 furlongs3+
SepG1Flight StakesRandwick1 mile3f
SepG1Epsom HandicapRandwick1 mile3+
SepG1The MetropolitanRandwick1 1/2 miles3+
Caulfield Guineas Prelude, G3, 7f, 3yocg, Cau
SepG2Thousand Guineas PreludeCaulfield7 furlongs3f
SepG1Underwood StakesCaulfield1 1/8 miles3
OctG2Roman Consul StakesRandwick6 furlongs3
OctG1Spring Champion StakesRandwick1 1/4 miles3
Angst Stakes, G3, 1m, 4yo+, Rand
OctG1Turnbull StakesFlemington1 1/4 miles4+
OctG2Gilgai StakesFlemington6 furlongs3+
The Bart Cummings, G3, 1 9/16m, 3yo+, Flem
OctG2Edward Manifold StakesFlemington1 mile3f
OctG2Blazer StakesFlemington7 furlongs4+f
Sydney Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo+, Rand
Craven Plate, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo+, Rand
Thoroughbred Club Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yof, Caul
Northwood Plume Stakes, G3, 6f, 4yo+f, Caul
OctG2Schillaci StakesCaulfield5.5 furlongs3+
OctG1Thousand GuineasCaulfield1 mile3f
OctG1Toorak HandicapCaulfield1 mile3
OctG1Caulfield StakesCaulfield1 1/4 miles3+
OctG1Caulfield GuineasCaulfield1 mile3
OctG2Herbert Power StakesCaulfield1 1/2 miles3+
OctThe EverestRandwick6 furlongs2+
Blue Sapphire Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo, Caul
Ladies Day Vase, G3, 1m, 4yo+, Caul
The Nivision, G3, 6f, 4yo+, Rand
OctG2Caulfield SprintCaulfield5 furlongs2+
Ethereal Stakes, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo, Caul
Caulfield Classic, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo, Caulreg. Norman Robinson Stakes
Coongy Cup, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo+, Caul
OctG1Caulfield CupCaulfield1 1/2 miles3+
OctG2Tristarc StakesCaulfield7 furlongs4+f
Moonga Stakes, G3, 7f, 4yo, Caul
Northerly Stakes, G3, 7f, 4yo+, Asc
Geelong Cup, G3, 1 1/2m, 3yo+, Gee
OctG1Manikato StakesMoonee Valley6 furlongs2+
Tesio Stakes, G3, 1m, 4yo+, MoV
Red Anchor Stakes, G3, 6f, 3yo, MoV
OctG2Moonee Valley Fillies' ClassicMoonee Valley1 mile3f
OctG2Crystal MileMoonee Valley1 mile2+
OctG2Moonee Valley Gold CupMoonee Valley1 9/16 miles4+
OctG1W.H. Cox PlateMoonee Valley1 1/4 miles3+
OctG2Moonee Valley VaseMoonee Valley1 1/4 miles3
Bendigo Cup, G3, 1 1/2m, 4yo+, Ben
VRC Carbine Club Stakes, G3, 1m, 3yo, Flem
OctG2Wakeful StakesFlemington1 1/4 miles3f
OctG2The Tab StakesFlemington7 furlongs2+
Lexus Stakes, G3, 1 9/16m, 3yo+, Flem
OctG1Coolmore Stud StakesFlemington6 furlongs3reg. Ascot Vale Stakes
OctG1Empire Rose StakesFlemington1 mile3+f
OctG1Victoria DerbyFlemington1 9/16 miles3
OctG1Kennedy MileFlemington1 mile2+reg. as Cantala Stakes
Furphy Sprint, G3, 5.5f, 4yo+f, Flemreg. Begonia Belle Stakes
Asian Beau Stakes, G3, 7f, 3yo+, Asc
Prince of Wales Stakes, G3, 5f, 3yo+, Asc
Bumble Stakes, G3, 5f, 2yof, Flem
NovG1Melbourne CupFlemington2 miles3+
Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes, G3, 7f, 4yo+, Flem
Maribyrnong Plate, G3, 5f, 2yo, Flem
NovG1Kennedy OaksFlemington1 9/16 miles3freg. as VRC Oaks
Red Roses Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 3yof, Flemreg. Red Roses Stakes
Chatham Stakes, G3, 7f, 2yo+, Flemreg. Chatham Stakes
Queen Elizabeth Stakes, G3, 1 5/8 miles, 3yo+, Flem
NovG2Matriarch StakesFlemington1 1/4 miles4+f
NovG1VRC Sprint ClassicFlemington6 furlongs2+reg. Victoria Racing Club Stakes
NovG1LKS MacKinnon StakesFlemington1 1/4 miles3+
NovG2Lee Steere StakesAscot7 furlongs3+
Eclipse Stakes, G3, 1 1/8m, 2yo+, Sand
Kevin Heffernan Stakes, G3, 6.5f, 2yo+, Sand
Sandown Stakes, G3, 7.5f, 2yo+, Sand
NovG2Sandown GuineasSandown1 mile3
NovG2Zipping ClassicSandown1 1/2 miles3+reg. Sandown Classic
Summoned Stakes, G3, 7.5f, 4yo+, Sand
W.A. Champion Fillies Stakes, G3, 1m, 3yof, Asc
Colonel Reeves Stakes, G3, 5.5f, 3yo+, Asc
R.J. Peters Stakes, G3, 7.5f, 3yo+, Asc
NovG2W.A. GuineasAscot1 mile3
NovG1Railway StakesAscot1 mile3+
ATC Festival Stakes, G3, 7.5f, 3yo+, Rose
George Moore Stakes, G3 6f, 2yo+, Doom
NovG1Winterbottom StakesAscot6 furlongs3+
DecG1Kingston Town ClassicAscot1 1/8 miles3+
DecG2Villiers StakesRandwick1 mile3+
A.J. Scahill Stakes, G3, 7f, 3yo+, Asc
DecG2Ted Van Heemst StakesAscot1 5/16 miles3+ex C.B. Cox Stakes
Summer Cup, G3, 1 1/4m, 3yo+, Rand
Belle of the Turf Stakes, G3, 1m, 3yo+f, Gos
Vo Rogue Plate, G3, 6.5f, 3yo, EaF
B.J. McLachlan Stakes, G3, 6f, 2yo, EaF