Canterbury Stakes

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

2018 Canterbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Happy Clapper
  • 2nd: #7 Global Glamour
  • 3rd: #6 Invincible Gem



The Canterbury Stakes is a 1300m middle distance sprinting event held at Randwick Racecourse over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Raced in early-mid 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 Group 1 $1 million Randwick Guineas (1600m) for three-year-olds. There are a number of other Group status support races on the cards including the 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. Appearance (2014) was the last horse to do the Apollo Stakes – Canterbury Stakes double.

The Canterbury Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday March 10, 2018 and was won by the favourite Happy Clapper.

2018 Canterbury Stakes
Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2018 Canterbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Happy Clapper
  • 2nd: #7 Global Glamour
  • 3rd: #6 Invincible Gem

Check out the official Canterbury Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the gutsy win by the returning favourite Happy Clapper who ran down Global Glamour to salute first-up on way to his third shot at the Doncaster Mile in April that he’s run second in twice.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 1 59kg $4.60F
2 7 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1.3L 8 57kg $5.50
3 6 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Corey Brown 2.8L 6 57kg $7.50
4 3 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 3.6L 4 59kg $9
5 9 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jason Collett 4.1L 2 54kg $8
6 2 CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 4.7L 3 59kg $7.50
7 8 SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5L 5 56kg $6
8 5 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5.8L 9 57kg $12
9 4 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joshua Parr 8.2L 7 59kg $61

2018 Canterbury Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #5 Foxplay
  • 2nd: #2 Clearly Innocent
  • 3rd: #9 Tulip

Read our insider Canterbury Stakes 2018 Tips & Betting Preview now.

2018 Canterbury Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Canterbury Stakes 2018 odds and betting market links to the Group 1 Randwick feature at Ladbrokes.com.au this autumn will be provided below as soon as available.

2018 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 2018 Canterbury Stakes field and barriers will be published below the Wednesday of race week.

The Canterbury Stakes 2018 Final Field features just the nine hopefuls and it shapes-up as a wide open race with a host of gallopers fighting for favouritism. Early Canterbury Stakes betting has seven of the nine runners under $10 for the win including Chris Waller’s last start Apollo Stakes winner Endless Drama and the returning Happy Clapper drawn barrier one.

Read more on the wide open 2018 Canterbury Stakes Field of Nine.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 25x121262x HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 1 59kg 114
2 9113x385x6 CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 3 59kg 111
3 5x0x360x31 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 4 59kg 107
4 81368x008x DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joshua Parr 7 59kg 102
5 41x23475x3 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 111
6 541112x13x INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Corey Brown 6 57kg 108
7 302x19x642 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 57kg 107
8 2x21510x23 SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5 56kg 100
9 35x2450x41 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jason Collett 2 54kg 90

2018 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 2018 Canterbury Stakes nominations will be listed below as soon as released on Monday March 5, 2018.

The official Canterbury Stakes 2018 Nominations have been extended until 11am (AEDT) on 06/03/2018 after a dozen early entries were taken including the returning Happy Clapper and four for Lindsay Park led by last start winning Pierro filly Tulip.

View the dozen original 2018 Canterbury Stakes Nominations.

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.

The 2018 Canterbury Stakes Results saw Happy Clapper set a new race record saluting in 1 minute 14.25 seconds.

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

Recent Canterbury Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Canterbury Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Canterbury Stakes
1st Happy Clapper 1 minute 14.25 seconds (R)
2nd Global Glamour
3rd Invincible Gem
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

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