Canterbury Stakes

The Canterbury Stakes is a Group 1 race held at Royal Randwick on Randwick Guineas Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2017 Canterbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: Le Romain
  • 2nd: Chautauqua
  • 3rd: Hauraki

Canterbury Stakes News

2017 Canterbury Stakes Results: Le Romain Beats Chautauqua

2017 Canterbury Stakes Results: Le Romain Beats Chautauqua

Le Romain won his third Group 1 race in a fighting finish against the champion Chautauqua taking out the Canterbury Stakes 2017 in a photo on Randwick Guineas Day in the wet.

Le Romain ran an excellent 2017 Doncaster Mile trial winning the Canterbury Stakes in the wet at Randwick second-up. Photo: Steve Hart.

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The Canterbury Stakes is a 1300m middle distance sprinting event held at Randwick Racecourse over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Raced in early March under weight-for-age conditions, the Canterbury Stakes offers $500,000 in prize money.

The Canterbury Stakes is one of two Group 1 races held at Royal Randwick on Randwick Guineas Day along with the $1 million Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds. There are a number of other Group status support races on the cards including the $500,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) for the sprinters.

The Canterbury Stakes is an ideal lead-up race to the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) held a fortnight later at Rosehill Gardens, with the winner of the Canterbury Stakes exempt from the ballot for the George Ryder Stakes. The last galloper to complete the Canterbury Stakes – George Ryder Stakes double was Pierro (2013).

Horses may come into the Canterbury Stakes field via an earlier autumn run in a host of lead-up sprints including the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick in February or the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) for the three-year-olds.

The Canterbury Stakes 2017 ran on Saturday March 4, 2017.

Canterbury Stakes
Date: March 4, 2017
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2017 Canterbury Stakes Results

The full Canterbury Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order can be seen below – a full rundown on the fighting finish by upset winner Le Romain for his third Group 1 victory and the great grey sprinter Chautauqua found by following the link.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 6 59kg $4.60
2 1 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 0.1L 4 59kg $3.70F
3 3 HAURAKI John O’Shea Blake Shinn 3.1L 8 59kg $12
4 8 IMPENDING John O’Shea Zac Purton 4.8L 7 56kg $16
5 4 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 6.1L 1 59kg $6
6 5 JAPONISME Chris Waller Joao Moreira 8.6L 5 59kg $17
7 6 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE Desleigh Forster Tye Angland 8.7L 2 59kg $31
8 7 UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 24.1L 3 56kg $3.90

2017 Canterbury Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Canterbury Stakes 2017 odds and betting market links to the Group 1 Randwick feature this autumn will be provided below.

2017 Canterbury Stakes Field

The Canterbury Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s best middle-distance sprinters and is announced on the Wednesday before Randwick Guineas Day each autumn.

The official 2017 Canterbury Stakes field and barriers will be published below on Wednesday March 1, 2017.

Check out the full 2017 Canterbury Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below – following the link for the full rundown on Chautauqua and his seven rivals including Kiwi import Ugo Foscolo for seven-time winning trainer in the race Gai Waterhouse.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x1311x47x3 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 59kg 119
2 17x22251x1 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 6 59kg 113
3 722x12182x HAURAKI John O’Shea Blake Shinn 8 59kg 112
4 311x1210x1 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 1 59kg 111
5 5313x6039x JAPONISME Chris Waller Joao Moreira 5 59kg 108
6 250×215242 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE Desleigh Forster Tye Angland 2 59kg 95
7 11x1611x UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 3 56kg 103
8 13x3314x6 IMPENDING John O’Shea Zac Purton 7 56kg 97

2017 Canterbury Stakes Nominations

The Canterbury Stakes nominations are the first indicator of the horses that will line-up in the Group 1 weight-for-age field on Randwick Guineas Day.

The full 2017 Canterbury Stakes nominations will be listed below as soon as released on Monday February 27, 2017.

Check out the official 2017 Canterbury Stakes Nominations below – following the link for more on the early entries dominated by five-time Group 1 winner Chautauqua.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x1311x47x3 CHAUTAUQUA G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 119
2 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT G 3 Kristen Buchanan 82
3 523x56469x HAPPY CLAPPER G 6 Patrick Webster 107
4 722x12182x HAURAKI G 5 John O’Shea 112
5 22x41670x9 HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin 103
6 13x3314x6 IMPENDING C 3 John O’Shea 97
7 5313x6039x JAPONISME G 4 Chris Waller 108
8 17x22251x1 LE ROMAIN G 4 Kris Lees 113
9 311x1210x1 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker 108
10 250×215242 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster 95
11 11x1611x UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103

Canterbury Stakes History

First won in 1929 by Amounis under jockey J. Munro, the Canterbury Stakes was originally a 6 furlong (approx 1200m) race until 1973 when it officially became a 1200m race. Thirty-one years later in 2004, the Canterbury Stakes became a 1300m event. However it was temporarily increased to 1550m in 2008.

Since 1979, the Canterbury Stakes held Group 2 status and has been won in three consecutive years by a single horse. Between 1930 and 1932, Holdfast managed to reach the finish line first each year. The race’s double winners include San Domenico (1950-51), Sky High (1961-62) and At Sea (1988-89). The most recent winner of the Canterbury Stakes / George Ryder Stakes double was Quick Flick in 1998.

For the 2013 edition of the race the Canterbury Stakes has been upgraded to Group 1 level. The prize money for the race was also upgraded from $175,000 to $350,000.

The most successful jockey in the Canterbury Stakes is Darren Beadman with seven wins in 1988, 1989, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

See below for the full Canterbury Stakes results dating back to 2000.

Recent Canterbury Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Canterbury Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Canterbury Stakes
1st Le Romain 1 minute 20.00 seconds
2nd Chautauqua
3rd Hauraki
2016
Canterbury Stakes
1st Holler 1 minute 15.4 seconds
2nd First Seal
3rd Kermadec
2015
Canterbury Stakes
1st Cosmic Endeavour 1 minute 15.2 seconds
2nd Catkins
3rd Criterion
2014
Canterbury Stakes
1st Appearance 1 minute 17.2 seconds
2nd Not Listenin’tome
3rd Red Tracer
2013
Canterbury Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 15.99 seconds
2nd More Joyous
3rd Solzhenitsyn
2012
Canterbury Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 18.4 seconds
2nd Monton
3rd Metal Bender
2011
Canterbury Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 17.8 seconds
2nd Love Conquers All
3rd Demerit
2010
Canterbury Stakes
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 16.47 seconds
2nd Mr Baritone
3rd Demerit
2009
Canterbury Stakes
1st All Silent 1 minute 16.57 seconds
2nd Forensics
3rd Royal Discretion
2008
Canterbury Stakes
1st Mentality 1 minute 32.28 seconds
2nd Racing To Win
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
2007
Canterbury Stakes
1st Malcolm 1 minute 16.5 seconds
2nd Cheeky Choice
3rd Kosi Bay
2006
Canterbury Stakes
1st Paratroopers 1 minute 16.18 seconds
2nd Patezza
3rd Dance Hero
2005
Canterbury Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 17.04 seconds
2nd Falkirk
3rd Ike’s Dream
2004
Canterbury Stakes
1st Yell 1 minute 15.97 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd True Glo
2003
Canterbury Stakes
1st Defier 1 minute 9.13 seconds
2nd Cosmic Rays
3rd Gordo
2002
Canterbury Stakes
1st Empire 1 minute 10.32 seconds
2nd Diamond Dane
3rd Shogun Lodge
2001
Canterbury Stakes
1st Shogun Lodge 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Assertive Lad
3rd El Mirada
2000
Canterbury Stakes
1st Easy Rocking 1 minute 11.5 seconds
2nd Referral
3rd Guineas