Canterbury Stakes

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

2020 Canterbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 The Bostonian
  • 2nd: #5 Savatiano
  • 3rd: #1 Mister Sea Wolf



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 2020 ran on Saturday March 7, 2020 and saw Tony Pike’s Kiwi galloper The Bostonian celebrate a third career Group 1 win. 

2020 Canterbury Stakes
Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2020 Canterbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 The Bostonian
  • 2nd: #5 Savatiano
  • 3rd: #1 Mister Sea Wolf

A clash with Chipping Norton Stakes winning Kiwi Te Akau Shark looks likely for the Tony Pike-trained New Zealander The Bostonian who was back in winning form posting his third career Group 1 success fresh in the Canterbury Stakes 2020 results upsetting the well-backed favourite Savatiano.

Click here to read more on the impressive 2020 Canterbury Stakes win by the Kiwi galloper The Bostonian.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Nash Rawiller 1 59kg $7.50
2 5 SAVATIANO James Cummings James McDonald 1.3L 2 57kg $2.35F
3 1 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 4.3L 4 59kg $31
4 6 WHITE MOSS Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 6.7L 6 57kg $26
5 4 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 11.5L 7 57kg $5.50
6 7 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan Tommy Berry 13.4L 5 56kg $3.80
7 3 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 15.7L 3 59kg $21

2020 Canterbury Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Canterbury Stakes 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 Canterbury Stakes field and barriers will be published below the Wednesday of race week.

The Canterbury Stakes 2020 final field features just the seven runners with Gerald Ryan’s first-up Expressway Stakes winning colt Standout the favourite drawn gate five. Godolphin’s two last start winning mares Alizee and Savatiano are the dangers drawn at opposite ends of the field in barriers seven and two respectively.

Click here to read more on the Standout-led 2020 Canterbury Stakes field and odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1200x6101x MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 4 59kg 111
2 x110x9358x THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Nash Rawiller 1 59kg 110
3 111x161x77 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 3 59kg 107
4 06x1374x21 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 7 57kg 115
5 213x4101x1 SAVATIANO James Cummings James McDonald 2 57kg 112
6 x610190x32 WHITE MOSS Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 6 57kg 107
7 1112×1 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan Tommy Berry 5 56kg 104

2020 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 Canterbury Stakes nominations will be listed below as soon as released on Monday March 2, 2020.

The Canterbury Stakes 2020 nominations have attracted only 10 hopefuls including the James Cummings-trained mares Alizee and Savatiano who come off lead-up wins in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes and Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes respectively.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 06x1374x21 ALIZEE M 5 James Cummings 1 57kg 115
2 213x4101x1 SAVATIANO M 5 James Cummings 2 57kg 112
3 1200x6101x MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 3 59kg 111
4 13x1331x EXCEEDANCE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 4 56kg 109
5 111x161x77 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER G 5 Daniel Bowman 5= 59kg 107
6 x610190x32 WHITE MOSS M 6 Jason Coyle 5= 57kg 107
7 1112×1 STANDOUT C 3 Gerald Ryan 7 56kg 104
8 x1151x211x SOMETHING FAST G 5 Anthony Cummings 8 59kg 86
9 x110x9358x THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) G 5 Tony Pike 9 59kg 110
10 x11x12714x DEPRIVE G 5 James Cummings 10 59kg 107

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), At Sea (1988-89) and More Joyous (2011-12). The most recent winner of the Canterbury Stakes / George Ryder Stakes double was Appearance (2014).

For the 2013 edition of the race the Canterbury Stakes was been upgraded to Group 1 level. The prize money for the race was also upgraded from $175,000 to $350,000, with the race currently offering $500,000 in prize money.

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. Just 12 months later, Trapeze Artist won the 2019 Canterbury Stakes in a new record time of 1 minute 14.19 seconds.

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

Recent Canterbury Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Canterbury Stakes
1st The Bostonian 1 minute 16.21 seconds
2nd Savatiano
3rd Mister Sea Wolf
2019
Canterbury Stakes
1st Trapeze Artist 1 minute 14.19 seconds (R)
2nd Shoals
3rd Prompt Response
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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