In horse racing in Great Britain, the British Classics are a series of horse races run over the flat (i.e. without jumps) for Thoroughbreds. Each classic is run once each year and is restricted to horses that are three years old.
In 1902 Sceptre became the only racehorse to win four British Classic Races outright. Previously, in 1868, Formosa won the same four races but dead-heated in the 2,000 Guineas Stakes.
The five races are:
The 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks are restricted to fillies. The other three races are open to both fillies and colts.