Famous Races 2024/2020

Time to plan the schedules for your champions! Here are results from last year, in Final Furlong and in real life; with some 2024 dates in FF:


2024-01-25 #50 Gulfstream

2024-03-25 #50 Dubai

  • Dubai Dubai World Cup (Gr. 1) Dirt 10 furlongs 3yo+ $6,000,000 - Ch. Local Haunt & Thunder Snow (you can vote for Thunder Snow to be included in Final Furlong’s 2024 Famous Studs)

2024-05-02 #50 Churchill Downs

  • Kentucky Derby (Gr. 1) Dirt 10 furlongs 3yo $2,000,000 - Lord Percy & Country House

2024-05-16 #50 Pimlico

2024-06-06 #50 Belmont

2024-06-20 #46 Woodbine

  • Queen’s Plate Stakes (Gr. 1) Dirt 10 furlongs 3yo $1,000,000 - Ch. The Red Romance & One Bad Boy

  • Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr. 1) Dirt 6 furlongs 2yo $1,000,000 - Neat Mist

  • Travers Stakes (Gr. 1) Dirt 10 furlongs 3yo $1,000,000 - Public Enemy & Code of Honor

  • Jockey Club Gold Cup (Gr. 1) Dirt 10 furlongs 3yo+ $1,000,000 - Ch. Hot Cross Buns & Code of Honor

  • Australian Derby (Gr. 1) Dirt 12 furlongs 3yo $2,000,000 - NCh. Ancient Ghost

Turf up to 10f

2024-04-22 #48 Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Gr. 1) Turf 10 furlongs 3yo+ $1,500,000 - Ch. Cologne & Win Bright

2024-05-02 #47 Ireland

  • Tattersalls Gold Cup (Gr. 1) Turf 10 furlongs 4yo+ $600,000 - Ch. In The Stars & Magna Grecia

  • Secretariat Stakes (Gr. 1) Turf 10 furlongs 3yo $1,000,000 - Ch. Auctioneer & Valid Point

  • Arlington Million (Gr. 1) Turf 10 furlongs 3yo+ $1,000,000 - Ch. Royal Sacred One & Bricks And Mortar

  • Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr. 1) Turf 6 furlongs 2yo $2,500,000 - Ch. Last Highlander & Kiamichi

  • Hong Kong Cup (Gr. 1) Turf 10 furlongs 3yo+ $2,000,000 - Moscow Mule & Win Bright

Turf over 11f

2024-03-25 #47 Dubai

2024-04-08 #50 Australia

  • Melbourne Cup (Gr. 1) Turf 16 furlongs 3yo+ $2,000,000 - GCh. Loewe & Vow And Declare

2024-06-06 #47 England

  • Epsom Derby Stakes (Gr. 1) Turf 12 furlongs 3yo $1,500,000 - Quote & Anthony van Dyck

2024-06-13 #48 England

  • King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Gr. 1) Turf 12 furlongs 3yo+ $1,125,000 - Yokozuna & Enable

  • Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr. 1) Turf 12 furlongs 3yo+ $2,000,000 - Ch. Mozart & Waldgeist

  • Canadian International (Gr. 1) Turf 12 furlongs 3yo+ $1,500,000 - GCh. Hollywood Wren & Desert Encounter

  • Japan Cup (Gr. 1) Turf 12 furlongs 3yo+ $3,500,000 - Ch. Pretty Please & Suave Richard


2024-04-15 #46 Churchill Downs

2024-05-16 #46 England

2024-06-10 #50 England

  • The Grand National (Gr. 1) Steeplechase 24 furlongs 3yo+ $500,000 - Massive Title & Tiger Roll

2024-06-27 #50 England

2024-07-15 #48 Ireland

  • Irish Grand National (Gr. 1) Steeplechase 15 furlongs 3yo+ $350,000 - Ch. BoughtandPaidFor

  • King George VI Chase (Gr. 1) Steeplechase 10 furlongs 3yo+ $150,000 - Ch. Fifteen Birds

  • Joe Aitcheson (Gr. 1) Steeplechase 14 furlongs 3yo+ $250,000 - Ch. All The World

  • Vosburgh Stakes (Gr. 1) Steeplechase 8.5 furlongs 3yo+ $500,000 - GCh. Fifteen Birds

  • Velka Pardubicka (RL only) Steeplechase 34 furlongs 6yo+ Theophilos

  • Meadow Brook Stakes (Gr. 1) Steeplechase 16 furlongs 3yo+ $500,000 - Ch. Denobulan

Breeders’ Cup Festival




Looks like Schedule Search results show only until July, so that’s it for now!

Omaha Beach is the favourite for this year’s real life Pegasus World Cup.

Final Furlong’s winner from last year, NCh. Fool To Be Smokin’, will run this year too.

GCh. Local Haunt (Black Storm West) wins Final Furlong’s second Pegasus World Cup, and in real life it’s Mucho Gusto.

Dubai World Cup comes in two months! And in real life it’s three days later than in the game.

Due to the ongoing global health implications of the COVID-19/coronavirus, Dubai Racing Club will host the Dubai World Cup meeting on March 28 without paid hospitality spectators at Meydan Racecourse.
Only horse connections, racing officials, accredited media and sponsors will be permitted entry. All races will be contested and regulated in a standard fashion and results will be recorded officially.

This is going to be a WEIRD year. Strangely thankful for FF!


Churchill Downs is expected to make an announcement about the Derby this week.My local track is closed spectators so the Louisiana Derby this weekend will have no fans.

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Next month’s Grand National meeting called off. As it stands, other race meetings in the UK and Ireland are going ahead behind closed doors I.e. no access to the general public.

Very strange times.

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All racing in the UK has now been cancelled until the end of April.

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Kentucky Derby and Oaks delayed until September.

Very bizarre times indeed. I’m curious to see what the Preakness and Belmont will do.

And if a horse does indeed win all 3, is that still a Triple Crown?

Real life Dubai World Cup is cancelled, but in Final Furlong it runs this Wednesday.

GCh. Northern Invasion (Littlefield), the last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, wins Dubai World Cup. Congratulations!

GCh. Never Let Go (Littlefield) wins Dubai Sheema Classic on turf.

Melbourne Cup in Australia comes next. In real life it’s in November… let’s hope the coronavirus pandemic will be over by then. Hopefully earlier :wink:

Here is the 2019 running of Melbourne Cup - the winner was Vow and Declare:

The UK Jockey Club have announced today that the first four English Classics (1000 & 2000 Guineas, Derby and Oaks) will be moved to later in the season although have not as yet proposed alternative dates. As it stands, the St Ledger remains scheduled for early September.

GCh. Kemistree (Littlefield) wins Melbourne Cup. Congratulations!

Highland Rogue Stakes is next - that’s the first “big” steeplechase this year.

Happy QE II Cup, everyone! Looks like in real life it’s happening too, this Sunday. I have two 3yo colts entered: Mhmm and Tanakh. Starfish Stables entered Ch. Crème Brûlée, a 5yo gelding bred by Clicker Lab.

Last moments to enter your horses in the Kentucky Derby! Will we have a full field? I entered Splendid Blessing which I claimed from Final Furlong as a 2yo and he became a Millionaire since then. He’s a half brother of ICh. Blue Smoke, and his sire NCh. Lord Nelson won the 2015 Kentucky Derby.

Tall Oaks Estate entered Cop in Morgue bred by Clicker Lab, who won the Santa Anita Derby just recently.

I’m not updating Famous Races quite consistently, because the pandemic thing is keeping me distracted… but I’ll get back to it!

Here is the replay of real life QE II Cup. Only staff at the racetrack and everyone except jockeys wearing face masks. The winner was Exultant by Teofilo.

No Derby horses for me, but potentially a Preakness entry. We have Lipstickandmalice in the Oaks. Fingers crossed! This is a tough Derby field.

Oh yes I keep forgetting the Oaks… what kind of feminist I am :stuck_out_tongue:
I entered homebred filly Yaqona although she’s only stakes placed, but going strong this year.

I entered Belgrave Square into the Derby - his last start was his first stakes, the G1 Wood Memorial, and he won so we’re gambling. I also sent Clever Little Minx to the Oaks, but she’s another gamble with no wins but multiple stakes placings so far. She has mostly run on turf so far, but both of her parents did best on dirt. Fingers crossed!

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