Black Type, Feature Races plus other great historial races 

 

Also known as Group Races, are the highest level of races in Thoroughbred horse racing. They include most of the world's iconic races, such as, in Europe, the Epsom Derby, in Australia, the Melbourne Cup and in the United States, the Kentuky Derby. Victory in these marks a horse as being particularly talented, if not exceptional, and they are extremely important in determining stud values.

They are referred to as Black Type races, since any horse that has won one of the races is printed in bold type in sales catalogues.

 

 

 Current Sponsor

Stakes 

Month Run 

 Previous Winners

Wellington Cup

       

Wellington Cup

 NZ Campus of Innovation & Sport

$250, 000

January 

Wellington Cup results history 

Group One

 

 

 

 

Telegraph

JR & N Berkett

$250, 000 

January

Telegraph results history

Thorndon Mile

Harcourts

 $200, 000

January 

Thorndon Mile results history

Levin Classic

 

$225, 000

January 

Levin Classic results history

New Zealand Oaks

Al Basti Equiworld Dubai

 $400, 000

March

NZ Oaks results history

Wellington Captain Cook Stakes

Rydges Wellington 

 $200, 000

December

Captain Cook Stakes results history

Prestige Jumping

 

 

 

 

Wellington Steeplechase

Grant Plumbing

$75, 000 

July

Wellington Steeplechase results history

Wellington Hurdles

 

$75, 000 

July

Wellington Hurdles results history

Group Two

 

 

 

 

Wellington Guineas

 

$100, 000 

March

Wellington Guineas results history

Wakefield Challenge Stakes

 

 $100, 000

December

Wakefield Challenge Stakes results history

Group Three

 

 

 

 

Thompson Handicap

 

$70, 000

October

Thompson Handicap results history

Wellington Stakes


run under the Levin Racing Club licence

Lucia Valentina

 

October

Wellington Stakes results history

Trentham Stakes

 

 $70, 000

January 

Trentham Stakes results history

Anniversary Handicap

Tui

 $70, 000

January 

Anniversary Handicap results history

Desert Gold Stakes

Williment Sports Travel

 $70, 000

January 

Desert Gold Stakes results history

Cuddle Stakes

 

 $70, 000

March

Cuddle Stakes results history

Listed

 

 

 

 

Wellesley Stakes

Hanley Formula

 $50, 000

October

Wellesley Stakes results history

New Zealand St Leger

Yelands Family Wines

 $50, 000

March

NZ St Leger results history

Lightning Handicap

 

$50, 000 

March

Lightning Handicap results history

Historial Races

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary Handicap

 

$40, 000 

July

Parliamentary Handicap results history

Whyte Handicap

 

$40, 000 

July

Whyte Handicap results history