The Championship Races Day 1
 

The Star Doncaster Mile

The Mile Championship
GR1 $A3,000,000
1600m for 3YO & Upwards

The Doncaster Mile is acknowledged as Australia’s mile championship. It is the most lucrative mile handicap in the world.

The Star Doncaster Mile

$A3,000,000 PRIZEMONEY

1st $A1,800,000
2nd $A520,000
3rd $A240,000
4th $A125,000
5th $A90,000
6th-8th $A75,000

Darley TJ Smith Stakes

The Open Sprint Championship
GR1 $A2,500,000
1200m for 2YO & Upwards

This race has quickly established itself as the sprinting championship of Australia.

Darley TJ Smith Stakes

  • Standard Weight for Age.
  • Apprentices cannot claim.
  • The winner of this race is exempt from ballot for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.
  • Nomination: $A165
  • First Acceptance: $A220
  • Final Acceptance: $A9,625
  • Late Entry: $A55,000

$A2,500,000 PRIZEMONEY

1st $A1,400,000
2nd $A450,000
3rd $A225,000
4th $A110,000
5th $A90,000
6th-8th $A75,000

Australian Derby

The 3YO Classic Championship
GR1 $A2,000,000
2400m for 3YO

Australia’s premier race for staying 3YOs. First run in 1861, it has been run in the autumn since 1979.

BMW Australian Derby

  • Set Weights.
  • Colts and geldings 56.5kg, fillies 54.5kg.
  • Apprentices cannot claim.
  • Nomination: $A165
  • First Acceptance: $A220
  • Final Acceptance: $A7,700
  • Late Entry: $A44,000

$A2,000,000 PRIZEMONEY

1st $A1,200,000
2nd $A400,000
3rd $A200,000
4th $A100,000
5th $A40,000
6th-8th $A20,000

Inglis Sires'

The 2YO Championship
GR1 $A1,000,000
1400m for 2YO

Forms the second leg of the 2YO triple crown. It is Royal Randwick’s 2YO championship race.

Inglis Sires'

  • Set Weights.
  • Colts and geldings 56.5kg, fillies 54.5kg.
  • Apprentices cannot claim.
  • Nomination: $A165
  • First Acceptance: $A220
  • Final Acceptance: $A3,850
  • Late Entry: $A22,000

$A1,000,000 PRIZEMONEY

1st $A600,000
2nd $A200,000
3rd $A100,000
4th $A50,000
5th $A20,000
6th-8th $A10,000

The Championship Races Day 2

Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The Weight For Age Championship
GR1 $A4,000,000
2000m for 3YO & Upwards

A race steeped in history, It is Australia’s premier weight for age race with prizemoney offerings of $A4 million.

Queen Elizabeth Stakes

  • Standard Weight for Age.
  • Apprentices cannot claim.
  • Nomination: $A165
  • First Acceptance: $A220
  • Final Acceptance: $A15,400
  • Late Entry: $A66,000

$A4,000,000 PRIZEMONEY

1st $A2,400,000
2nd $A750,000
3rd $A350,000
4th $A175,000
5th $A100,000
6th-8th $A75,000

Schweppes Sydney Cup

The Stayers Championship
GR1 $A2,000,000
3200m for 3YO & Upwards

An increase in prizemoney to $A 2 million sees the Sydney Cup become the autumn championship in the 2 mile handicap category.

Schweppes Sydney Cup

  • Open Handicap.
  • Apprentices cannot claim.
  • Nomination: $A165
  • Late nominations: $A2,750
  • First Acceptance: $A220
  • Final Acceptance: $A3,850

$A1,600,000 PRIZEMONEY

1st $A1,000,000
2nd $A260,000
3rd $A120,000
4th $A62,500
5th $A45,000
6th-8th $A37,500

James Boags Australian Oaks

The 3YO Fillies Classic Championship
GR1 $A1,000,000
2400m for 3YO Fillies

The premier staying test for 3YO Fillies in Australia. Run since 1885 it now becomes one of the world’s richest Oaks.

Australian Oaks

  • Set Weights. 56kg.
  • Apprentices cannot claim.
  • Nomination: $A165
  • First Acceptance: $A220
  • Final Acceptance: $A3,850
  • Late Entry Fee: $A22,000

$A1,000,000 PRIZEMONEY

1st $A600,000
2nd $A200,000
3rd $A100,000
4th $A50,000
5th $A20,000
6th-8th $A10,000

The Coolmore Legacy Stakes

The Fillies & Mares Championship
GR1 $A1,000,000
1600m for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Upwards

Registered as the Queen of the Turf, the race moved to Royal Randwick over 1600m in 2014 with $A1 million on offer.

The Coolmore Legacy Stakes

  • Standard Weight for Age.
  • Apprentices cannot claim.
  • Nomination: $A165
  • First Acceptance: $A220
  • Final Acceptance: $A3,850
  • Late Entry Fee: $A22,000

$A1,000,000 PRIZEMONEY

1st $A600,000
2nd $A200,000
3rd $A100,000
4th $A50,000
5th $A20,000
6th-8th $A10,000

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint

The 3YO Sprint Championship
GR2 $A1,000,000
1200m for 3YO

Moved from February, the race becomes the autumn sprint championship for 3YOs.

Arrowfield 3YO Sprint

  • Set Weights.
  • Colts and geldings 56.5kg, fillies 54.5kg.
  • Apprentices cannot claim.
  • Nomination: $A165
  • First Acceptance: $A220
  • Final Acceptance: $A1,925
  • Late Entry Fee: $A11,000

$A500,000 PRIZEMONEY

1st $A300,000
2nd $A100,000
3rd $A50,000
4th $A25,000
5th $A10,000
6th-8th $A5,000

IG Markets Percy Sykes Stakes

The 2YO Fillies Championship
GR3 $A1,000,000
1200m for 2YO Fillies

Originally named the Keith Mackay Stakes, the boost in prizemoney makes the race the Australian championship for 2YO fillies.

IG Markets Percy Sykes Stakes

  • Set Weights and Penalties.
  • Base Weight 54kg.
  • Apprentices cannot claim.
  • Nomination: $A165
  • First Acceptance: $A220
  • Final Acceptance: $A1,925
  • Late Entry Fee: $A11,000

$A500,000 PRIZEMONEY

1st $A300,000
2nd $A100,000
3rd $A50,000
4th $A25,000
5th $A10,000
6th-8th $A5,000