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Group 1s

European racing has a strong history and tradition which is reflected in the rich variety of glamourous venues that stage Group 1 action, with numerous racecourses that showcase the quality and diversity of horseracing in Europe.  Outlined here are Europe's Premier Group 1 races in which the very best horses in each age group and over each distance do battle for champion honours.

  • Race
    Country
    Distance
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  • Saturday 6th May 2017

    QIPCO 2000 Guineas (British Champions Series)

    • Age/Sex: 3yo
    • Prize money: £500,000
    • Course: Newmarket
    8 furlongs
  • Sunday 7th May 2017

    QIPCO 1000 Guineas (British Champions Series)

    • Age/Sex: 3yo (fillies)
    • Prize money: £500,000
    • Course: Newmarket
    8 furlongs
  • Saturday 13th May 2017

    Poule d'Essai des Pouliches

    • Age/Sex: 3yo (fillies)
    • Prize money: € 450,000
    • Course: Deauville
    8 furlongs
  • Sunday 14th May 2017

    Poule d'Essai des Poulains

    • Age/Sex: 3yo
    • Prize money: € 550,000
    • Course: Deauville
    8 furlongs
  • Saturday 27th May 2017

    Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas

    • Age/Sex: 3yo
    • Prize money: € 300,000
    • Course: The Curragh
    8 furlongs
  • Sunday 28th May 2017

    Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas

    • Age/Sex: 3yo (fillies)
    • Prize money: € 300,000
    • Course: The Curragh
    8 furlongs
  • Sunday May 28th 2017

    Tattersalls Gold Cup

    • Age/Sex: 4yo+
    • Prize money: € 250,000
    • Course: The Curragh
    10.5 furlongs
  • Friday 2nd June 2017

    Investec Oaks (British Champions Series)

    • Age/Sex: 3yo (fillies)
    • Prize money: £450,000
    • Course: Epsom Downs
    12 furlongs
  • Saturday 3rd June 2017

    Investec Derby (British Champions Series)

    • Age/Sex: 3yo
    • Prize money: £1,325,000
    • Course: Epsom Downs
    12 furlongs
  • Sunday 4th June 2017

    Prix du Jockey Club

    • Age/Sex: 3yo
    • Prize money: € 1,500,000
    • Course: Chantilly
    10.5 furlongs
  • Tuesday 20th June 2017

    King's Stand Stakes  (British Champions Series & Global Sprint Challenge)

    • Age/Sex: 3yo+
    • Prize money: £400,000
    • Course: Ascot
    5 furlongs
  • Tuesday 20th June 2017

    St James's Palace Stakes (British Champions Series)

    • Age/Sex: 3yo
    • Prize money: £400,000
    • Course: Ascot
    8 furlongs
  • Tuesday 20th June 2017

    Queen Anne Stakes (British Champions Series)

    • Age/Sex: 4yo+
    • Prize money: £600,000
    • Course: Ascot
    8 furlongs
  • Wednesday 21st June 2017

    Prince of Wales's Stakes (British Champions Series)

    • Age/Sex: 4yo+
    • Prize money: £750,000
    • Course: Ascot
    10 furlongs
  • Thursday 22nd June 2017

    Gold Cup (British Champions Series)

    • Age/Sex: 4yo+
    • Prize money: £400,000
    • Course: Ascot
    20 furlongs
  • Friday 23rd June 2017

    Coronation Stakes (British Champions Series)

    • Age/Sex: 3yo (fillies)
    • Prize money: £600,000
    • Course: Ascot
    8 furlongs
  • Saturday 24th June 2017

    Diamond Jubilee Stakes  (British Champions Series & Global Sprint Challenge)

    • Age/Sex: 4yo+
    • Prize money: £600,000
    • Course: Ascot
    6 furlongs
  • Sunday 18th June 2017

    Prix de Diane Longines

    • Age/Sex: 3yo (fillies)
    • Prize money: € 1,000,000
    • Course: Chantilly
    10.5 furlongs
  • Saturday 1st July 2017

    Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

    • Age/Sex: 3yo
    • Prize money: € 1,500,000
    • Course: The Curragh
    12 furlongs
  • Sunday 2nd July 2017

    Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes

    • Age/Sex: 3yo+ (fillies & mares)
    • Prize money: € 250,000
    • Course: The Curragh
    10 furlongs