Race Calendar Details

  • British Champions Day October 20, 2018 Ascot, UK

    The conclusion of the British Flat racing season and the richest purse on the calendar with more than $5.4 million (£4 million) in prize money across six races, including four Group 1 events. Unbeaten colt Frankel ended his career with his 14th straight win in the Champion Stakes in 2012.

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  • Breeders Cup November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018   Churchill Downs, Kentucky, USA

    The Breeders' Cup World Championships bring an end to the international thoroughbred season on the Flat with a number of prestigious races, including the Breeders' Cup Classic. The blue riband event has a purse of $6 million and is open to three-year-olds and older over a distance of 1 ¹⁄₄ miles on dirt. It is the fourth leg of the US Grand Slam following the Triple Crown of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Steve Asmussen saddled Gun Runner to victory in 2017.

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  • Breeders Cup November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018   Churchill Downs, Kentucky, USA

    The Breeders' Cup World Championships bring an end to the international thoroughbred season on the Flat with a number of prestigious races, including the Breeders' Cup Classic. The blue riband event has a purse of $6 million and is open to three-year-olds and older over a distance of 1 ¹⁄₄ miles on dirt. It is the fourth leg of the US Grand Slam following the Triple Crown of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Steve Asmussen saddled Gun Runner to victory in 2017.

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  • Melbourne Cup November 5, 2018 Flemington, Australia

    Known as the "Race that stops a nation," the Melbourne Cup is one of the highlights of the Australian sporting and social calendar. The lucrative "two-mile" race for three-year-olds and over on turf was reduced to 3,200 meters (1.988 miles) when Australia went metric in 1972. The historic race, first hgetteld in 1861, was won last year by Rekindling.

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