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2016 William Reid Stakes Results: Flamberge Gives Moody A Final Group 1 Win

2016 William Reid Stakes Results: Flamberge Gives Moody A Final Group 1 Win

Flamberge scored a narrow victory over Holler in the 2016 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night to send trainer Peter Moody off with yet another win at the highest level of racing.

Flamberge and Holler fought out the finish in the 2016 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

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The 2016 Canterbury Stakes is a 1300m middle distance sprinting event held at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney. Raced in March as a weight-for-age race, the Canterbury Stakes offers $500,000 in prize money. For the running of the 2013 Canterbury Stakes the race was upgraded from Group 2 to Group 1 status.

The Canterbury Stakes is an ideal lead-up race to the 1500m Group 1 George Ryder Stakes, with the winner of the Canterbury Stakes exempt from the ballot for the George Ryder Stakes held two weeks later during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Each year the Canterbury Stakes is run on the same race day at Rosehill as the Group 1 Randwick Guineas, Group 2 Reisling Slipper Trial, Group 2 Todman Slipper Trial and the Group 2 Challenge Stakes.

The Canterbury Stakes 2016 will be run on Saturday 5th of March, 2016.

Canterbury Stakes
Date: 5th of March, 2016
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Canterbury Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 135x61239x CRITERION (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 5 59kg 115
2 431x52140x KERMADEC (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1 59kg 113
3 x111x130x1 OUR BOY MALACHI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 6 59kg 109
4 614x24269x ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 4 59kg 103
5 111x5x111x HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Brenton Avdulla 2 59kg 100
6 12x21226x1 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson Blake Shinn 3 57kg 109
7 3x38221x15 HOLLER John O’Shea James McDonald 7 56kg 105

2016 Canterbury Stakes Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 135x61239x CRITERION (NZ) H 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 1 59kg 115
2 431x52140x KERMADEC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 2 59kg 113
3 x111x130x1 OUR BOY MALACHI G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 3= 59kg 109
4 12x21226x1 FIRST SEAL M 4 John P Thompson 3= 57kg 109
5 3x38221x15 HOLLER C 3 John O’Shea 5 56kg 105
6 614x24269x ECUADOR (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse 6 59kg 103
7 111x5x111x HAPPY CLAPPER G 5 Patrick Webster 7 59kg 100
8 x73026x118 BACHMAN G 4 Gerald Ryan 8 59kg 95

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.

Recent Canterbury Stakes Winners

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