About the Series

APG Race Series - Over $2.4Million Split Across 32 Group Races


In 2019, APG undertook a comprehensive review of our race series, to ensure that Australasia’s richest Race Series continues to maximise its appeal amongst our valued participants. 

Based on the results of an extensive survey of our owners, trainers and vendors, APG developed two options for participants to vote on - a "National Series" option and a "State Based" option. 

A massive 75% of respondents voted in favour of shifting away from the “National Race Series” format that has traditionally applied to the APG Race Series, and instead adopt a “State Based” system which will see each individual State host its own separate 2yo, 3yo & 4yo finals.


Based upon our participants overwhelming support for the switch to a State Based system, APG’s Board have adopted the majority view and have implemented an exciting new format that offers more prizemoney, more group races and more earning opportunities than ever before.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW SYSTEM

  • Series offers approximately 33% more prizemoney compared to the old race series format (Prizemoney will exceed $2.4million).
  • Sustaining fees will remain unchanged – Choice of either a one-off Series fee of $2,750 payable on Sales Day, or four-step process of $700 on Sales Day, $700 on 1 June, $700 on 1 September & 1,250 on 1 December.
  • Series will feature 2yo, 3yo & 4yo Finals
  • NSW, QLD, VIC & WA will each host their own night of APG Finals
  • Separate Colts & Fillies Divisions in all States
  • Simple qualification procedures:
    • Each State will host its own round of qualification heats
    • All fully sustained horses will be guaranteed a start in the heats (subject to meeting the local rules of racing in the relevant state e.g. NSW horses must have at least one start prior to contesting a heat).
    • Best placed horses from the heats will progress through to the finals in the relevant State.
  • Horses will be eligible to contest an APG Race Series in either the State where the horse was purchased or in the State where the horse is trained (refer Terms & Conditions for full details).
  • Series features a total of 32 Group Races across the 2yo, 3yo & 4yo age groups:
    • 8 x Group One Finals
    • 12 x Group Two Finals
    • 12 x Group Three Finals
  • Greater spread of prizemoney – over 100 APG horses per age group will compete in a Group One, Group Two or Group Three APG Final each year.

SUMMARY OF MAJOR RACES & PRIZEMONEY 

RACES NSW & VIC QLD & WA
APG 2yo Gold Bullion Finals $125,000 (separate colts & fillies finals) $50,000 (separate colts & fillies finals)
APG 3yo Gold Bullion Finals $125,000 (separate colts & fillies finals) $50,000 (separate colts & fillies finals)
APG 4yo Gold Bullion Finals $50,000 (separate colts & fillies finals) $30,000 (separate colts & fillies finals)
     
APG 2yo Gold Sovereign Finals $30,000 (separate colts & fillies finals)  
APG 3yo Gold Sovereign Finals $30,000 (separate colts & fillies finals)  

 

BRISBANE SALES RACE & WA SALES CLASSICS CONTINUE TO APPLY

In addition to APG’s $2.4million+ race series (as set out above), fully sustained Brisbane Sale horses will be eligible to contest Albion Park’s $100,000 2yo Brisbane Sales Race, whilst sustained Perth Sale horses will be eligible to contest the WA Sales Classics, featuring $100,000 2yo Finals and $50,000 3yo races.