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Encyclopedia > Conditions races

Conditions races are horse races for the very best of horses and are split into: Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ...

  • Pattern Races
    • Group 1 - (Classics and other races of major international importance)
    • Group 2 - (less important international races)
    • Group 3 - (primarily domestic races)

and

  • Listed Races - have less prestige than the group races but are still more important than handicaps.

In North America, the best horses race in graded stakes races instead of conditions races. The division is similar to that for pattern races in the rest of the world: World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the...

  • Grade I
  • Grade II
  • Grade III

Unlike in some other countries, handicap races can be included in the North American grading system; several North American handicaps are Grade I, with more handicaps in the lower grades.

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Group 1 (United Kingdom)

The Finish of the Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket by Samuel Henry Alken (1810-1894) The Two Thousand Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 1 mile (1609 meters) thoroughbred flat racing horse race for 3-year-olds colts and fillies run in May of each year over the Rowley Mile... The One Thousand Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old fillies run over a distance of 1 mile at Newmarket Racecourse during May. ... The Lockinge Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses four years old and above run over a distance of 1 mile at Newbury Racecourse during May. ... The Coronation Cup is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses four years old and above run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs and 10 yards at Epsom Downs during June. ... The Oaks Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old fillies run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs at Epsom Downs during June. ... Epsom Derby, Théodore Géricault, 1821. ... The St. ... The Queen Anne Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses four years old and above run over a distance of 1 mile at Ascot Racecourse during June. ... The Prince of Waless Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for four year old horses run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs (2012 m) at Ascot Racecourse during June. ... The Ascot Gold Cup, 1834 by James Pollard The Ascot Gold Cup is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for four year old and above horses run over a distance of 2 miles 4 furlongs at Ascot Racecourse during June. ... The Coronation Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old fillys run over a distance of 1 mile at Ascot Racecourse during June. ... The Golden Jubilee Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses three years old and above run over a distance of 6 furlongs at Ascot Racecourse during June. ... The Eclipse Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses three years old above run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs and 7 yards at Sandown Park during July. ... The Falmouth Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old fillies run over a distance of 1 mile at Newmarket Racecourse during July. ... The July Cup is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses three years old and above run over a distance of 6 furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse during July. ... The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs at Ascot Racecourse during July. ... The Sussex Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses three years old and above run over a distance of 1 mile at Goodwood Racecourse during July. ... The Nassau Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for fillies aged three years old and above run over a distance of 1 mile 1 furlongs and 192 yards at Goodwood Racecourse during July. ... The International Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses aged three years and above run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs and 88 yards at York Racecourse during August. ... The Yorkshire Oaks is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for those horses aged three years and above run over a distance of 1 mile 3 furlongs and 198 yards at York Racecourse during August. ... The Nunthorpe Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for sprint horses aged two years and above run over a distance of 5 furlongs and 3 yards at York Racecourse during August. ... The Sprint Cup is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for those horses aged three years and above run over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 m) at Haydock Park during September. ... The St. ... The Fillies Mile is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old fillies run over a distance of 1 mile at Ascot Racecourse during September. ... The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for those horses aged three years and above run over a distance of 1 mile at Ascot Racecourse during September. ... The Chevely Park Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old fillies run over a distance of 6 furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse during September. ... The Middle Park Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for colts aged two years run over a distance of 6 furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse late September - early October. ... The Sun Chariot Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above fillies and mares run over a distance of 1 mile at Newmarket Racecourse during late September or early October. ... The Dewhurst Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for colts and fillies aged two years and above run over a distance of 7 furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse during October. ... The Champion Stakes is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for those horses aged three years and above run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse during October. ... The Racing Post Trophy is a Group 1 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old colts and fillies and above run over a distance of 1 mile at Doncaster Racecourse during October. ...

Group 2 (United Kingdom)

The Betfred Mile is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses four years old and above run over a distance of 1 mile and 14 yards at Sandown Park during April. ... The Jockey Club Stake is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses four years old and above run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse during late April / early May. ... The Duke of York Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses three years old and above run over a distance of 6 furlongs and 3 yards at York Racecourse during May. ... The Dante Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three years old horses run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs and 88 yards at York Racecourse during May. ... The Yorkshire Cup is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for horses four years old and above run over a distance of 1 mile 5 furlongs and 197 yards (2,795 m) at York Racecourse during May. ... The Henry II Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for four year old and above horses run over a distance of 2 miles and 78 yards at Sandown Park during late May / early April. ... The Temple Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 5 furlongs and 6 yards at Sandown Park during late May / early June. ... The Kings Stand Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 5 furlongs (1006 m) at Ascot Racecourse during June. ... The Windsor Forest Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for four year old and above fillies run over a distance of 1 mile at Ascot Racecourse during June. ... The Ribblesdale Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old fillies run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs at Ascot Racecourse during June. ... The King Edward VII Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old colts and geldings run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs at Ascot Racecourse during June. ... The Hardwicke Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for four year old and above horses run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs at Ascot Racecourse during June. ... The Lancashire Oaks is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for fillies three years old and above run over a distance of 1 mile 3 furlongs and 200 yards (2. ... The Cherry Hinton Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old fillies run over a distance of 6 furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse during July. ... The July Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old colts and geldings run over a distance of 6 furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse during July. ... The Princess of Waless Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 1 mile 4 furlongs (2414 m) at Newmarket Racecourse during July. ... The Scottish Derby is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs at Ayr Racecourse during July. ... The Lennox Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 7 furlongs at Goodwood Racecourse during late July / early August. ... The Richmond Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old colts and geldings run over a distance of 6 furlongs (1,207 m) at Goodwood Racecourse during late July / early August. ... The Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old horses run over a distance of 7 furlongs at Goodwood Racecourse during late July / early August. ... The Lady O Goodwood Cup or Goodwood Cup is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 2 miles at Goodwood Racecourse during late July / early August (worth £100,000 in 2004). ... The Geoffrey Freer Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 1 mile 5 furlongs and 61 yards at Newbury Racecourse during August. ... The Lonsdale Cup is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 1 mile 7 furlongs and 198 yards at York Racecourse during late August. ... The Great Voltigeur Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old geldings run over a distance of 1 mile 3 furlongs and 198 yards at York Racecourse during August. ... The Gimcrack Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old colts and geldings run over a distance of 6 furlongs and 3 yards at York Racecourse during August. ... The Lowther Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old fillies run over a distance of 6 furlongs and 3 yards at York Racecourse during August. ... The Celebration Mile is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 1 mile at Goodwood Racecourse during August. ... The Park Hill Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above fillies run over a distance of 1 mile 6 furlongs and 132 yards at Doncaster Racecourse during September. ... The Doncaster Cup, known at times in the past as the Doncaster Gold Cup, is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above thoroughbred horses run over a distance of 2 miles 2 furlongs (3621 metres) at Doncaster Racecourse during August (worth £100... The May Hill Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old fillies run over a distance of 1 miles at Doncaster Racecourse during September. ... The Champagne Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old colts and geldings run over a distance of 7 furlongs at Doncaster Racecourse during September. ... The Flying Childers Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old horses run over a distance of 5 furlongs at Doncaster Racecourse during September. ... The Mill Reef Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old horses run over a distance of 6 furlongs and 8 yards at Newbury Racecourse during September. ... The Royal Lodge Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old colts and geldings run over a distance of 1 mile at Ascot Racecourse during September. ... The Diadem Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 6 furlongs at Ascot Racecourse during September. ... The Challenge Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 7 furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse during October. ... The Rockfel Stakes is a Group 2 United Kingdom flat racing horse race for two year old fillies run over a distance of 7 furlongs at Newmarket Racecourse during September. ...

Group 3 (United Kingdom)

  • Earl of Sefton Stakes
  • Nell Gwyn Stakes
  • Craven Stakes
  • Dubai Irish Village Stakes
  • Dubai Duty Free Stakes
  • Greenham Stakes
  • Sandown Park Classic Trial
  • Gordon Richards Stakes
  • Sagaro Stakes
  • Palace House Stakes
  • Dahlia Stakes
  • Chester Vase
  • Dee Stakes
  • Ormonde Stakes
  • Chartwell Fillies' Stakes
  • Derby Trial Stakes
  • Musidora Stakes
  • Middleton Stakes
  • Brigadier Gerard Stakes
  • Princess Elizabeth Stakes
  • Diomed Stakes
  • Coventry Stakes
  • Jersey Stakes
  • Queen Mary Stakes
  • Norfolk Stakes
  • Queen's Vase
  • Chipchase Stakes
  • Criterion Stakes
  • Porcelanosa Sprint Stakes
  • Weatherbys Superlative Stakes
  • Golden Daffodil Stakes
  • Summer Stakes
  • Silver Trophy Stakes
  • Princess Margaret Stakes
  • Gordon Stakes
  • Molecomb Stakes
  • King George Stakes
  • Oak Tree Stakes
  • Fillies' Stakes
  • Rose of Lancaster Stakes
  • Sweet Solera Stakes
  • Sovereign Stakes
  • Hungerford Stakes
  • Solario Stakes
  • Winter Hill Stakes
  • Prestige Stakes
  • Strensall Stakes
  • Sirenia Stakes
  • September Stakes
  • Park Stakes
  • Select Stakes
  • Firth of Clyde Stakes
  • Dubai International Airport World Trophy
  • Dubai Duty Free Arc Trial
  • Princees Royal John Doyle Stakes
  • Cumberland Lodge Stakes
  • Supreme Stakes
  • Tattersall Stakes
  • Joel Stakes
  • Autumn Stakes
  • Cornwallis Stakes
  • Bentinck Stakes
  • Jockey Club Cup
  • Newmarket Darley Stakes
  • Horris Hill Stakes
  • St. Simon Stakes

Group 1 (Ireland)

The Irish 2000 Guineas is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for three year old colts and fillies run over a distance of 1 mile at The Curragh racecourse in Ireland during May. ... The Tattersalls Gold Cup is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for four year old and above horses run over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs and 110 yards (2113 m) at The Curragh racecourse in Ireland during May. ... The Irish 1000 Guineas is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for three year old fillies run over a distance of 1 mile at The Curragh racecourse in Ireland during May. ... The Pretty Polly Stakes is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for three year old and above fillies and mares run over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2012 m) at The Curragh racecourse in Ireland during June. ... The Irish Derby Stakes have been held annually at The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland since 1866. ... The Irish Oaks Stakes is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for three year old fillies run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs at The Curragh racecourse in Ireland during July. ... The Phoenix Stakes is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for two year old colts and fillies run over a distance of 6 furlongs (1207 m) at The Curragh racecourse in Ireland during August. ... The Moyglare Stud Stakes is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for two year old fillies run over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 m) at The Curragh racecourse in Ireland during September. ... The Irish Champion Stakes is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 1 mile and 2 furlongs (2012 m) at Leopardstown racecourse in Ireland during September. ... The Matron Stakes is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for three year old and above fillies and mares run over a distance of 1 mile at Leopardstown racecourse in Ireland during September. ... The Irish St Leger is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for three year old and above horses run over a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs (2816 m) at The Curragh racecourse in Ireland during September. ... The National Stakes is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for two year old colts and fillies run over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 m) at The Curragh racecourse in Ireland during September. ...

Grade 1 (USA)

The Belmont Stakes is a prestigious horse race held yearly in June at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. ... The Breeders Cup Classic is a Thoroughbred horse race for 3 years old and up. ... The Breeders Cup Distaff is a Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up. ... The Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf is a Thoroughbred horse race on turf for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up. ... The Breeders Cup Juvenile is a Thoroughbred horse race for 2-year-old colts and geldings. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and held on a single day at a predetermined site, usually in the United States but sometimes in Canada. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and held on a single day at a predetermined site, usually in the United States but sometimes in Canada. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and held on a single day at a predetermined site, usually in the United States but sometimes in Canada. ... The Breeders Cup Turf is a Thoroughbred horse race on turf for 3 years old and up. ... The Jockey Club Gold Cup is a prestigious thoroughbred horse race open to horses three years old and upward, established in 1919. ... Churchill Downs ractrack, 2004 The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... The Kentucky Oaks is a Grade I Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies, staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky. ... The Pimlico Special is an American thoroughbred horse race held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, home to the Triple Crown race, the Preakness Stakes. ... The Preakness Stakes is a classic 1 3/16 mile (1. ... The Santa Anita Handicap is held annually in the month of March at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. ... The Travers Stakes, held at Saratoga Race Course near Saratoga Springs, New York, is the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in the United States. ...

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Flat racing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (239 words)
Flat racing is a term commonly used in the United Kingdom to denote a form of horse racing which is run over a predetermined distance and in which the horses are not required to jump over obstacles such as hurdles or fences as in National Hunt racing.
This form of racing is a test of speed and stamina, and the skill of the jockey in determining when to hold the horse back or make it work harder.
The flat races in the United Kingdom are run over a variety of distances from five furlongs (1006 m) to over two miles (3219 m) and are generally called sprints, middle distance or stayers races.
Flat racing (219 words)
Flat racing is a term commonly used in the UnitedKingdom to denote a form of horse-racing which is run over apredetermined distance and in which the horses are not required to jump over obstacles such as hurdles or fences as in National Hunt racing.
This form of racing is a test of speed andstamina, and the skill of the jockey in determining when to hold the horse back or makeit work harder.
The flat races in the United Kingdom are run over a variety of distances from five furlongs (5/8 of a mile) to over two miles and are generally called sprints,middle distance or stayers races.
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