Canterbury Stakes

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

2021 Canterbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Savatiano
  • 2nd: #10 Mizzy
  • 3rd: #7 Masked Crusader



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). More recently, the 2021 Canterbury Stakes winner The Bostonian went on to run second in that year’s George Ryder Stakes results.

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 2021 ran on Saturday March 6, 2021 and saw the previous year’s runner-up Savatiano go one better for her first Group 1 success. 

2021 Canterbury Stakes
Date: Saturday March 6, 2021
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2021 Canterbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Savatiano
  • 2nd: #10 Mizzy
  • 3rd: #7 Masked Crusader

James Cummings’ last start Expressway Stakes winning mare Savatiano went one better than her second in the race last year to salute for her maiden Group 1 success in the Canterbury Stakes 2021 results.

Click here to read more on the first Group 1 win by classy Godolphin-raced mare Savatiano. 

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 SAVATIANO James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3 57kg $3.80
2 10 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 0.1L 1 57kg $71
3 7 MASKED CRUSADER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1.4L 2 59kg $5.50
4 1 BIVOUAC James Cummings Glen Boss 1.8L 8 59kg $3F
5 2 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 2.9L 5 59kg $14
6 9 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller James McDonald 3.1L 4 57kg $13
7 6 DAWN PASSAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4.9L 7 59kg $8
8 3 SAMADOUBT Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 6.2L 6 59kg $21
9 5 VICTOREM Jenny Graham Kerrin McEvoy 9L 9 59kg $26
11 PRAGUE Annabel Neasham Tom Marquand 0
4 KEMENTARI James Cummings Ms Rachel King 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Canterbury Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Canterbury Stakes 2021 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.

2021 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 2021 Canterbury Stakes field and barriers will be published below the Wednesday of race week.

The Canterbury Stakes 2021 final field features 11 hopefuls led in betting by Godolphin’s Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic champ Bivouac up in distance and his recent Expressway Stakes winning stablemate Savatiano.

  • Scratchings Update: #4 Kementari (9); #11 Prague (10)

Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2021 Canterbury Stakes field & betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1365x321x5 BIVOUAC James Cummings Glen Boss 8 59kg 118
2 x2810x017x DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 5 59kg 111
3 915x11624x SAMADOUBT Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr 6 59kg 111
4 580x45381x KEMENTARI James Cummings Ms Rachel King 9 59kg 108
5 14x2x010x3 VICTOREM Jenny Graham Kerrin McEvoy 11 59kg 107
6 81117x332x DAWN PASSAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 7 59kg 105
7 1x11x238x1 MASKED CRUSADER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2 59kg 99
8 766x1801x1 SAVATIANO James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 112
9 702x6741x2 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller James McDonald 4 57kg 107
10 11133x0x60 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 1 57kg 106
11 16162x48x3 PRAGUE Annabel Neasham Tom Marquand 10 56kg 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 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 2021 Canterbury Stakes nominations attracted 18 hopefuls including last start Expressway Stakes winning mare Savatiano looking to go one better than her second in the race last year.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1365x321x5 BIVOUAC H 4 James Cummings 1 59kg 118
2 766x1801x1 SAVATIANO M 6 James Cummings 2 57kg 112
3 x2810x017x DREAMFORCE G 8 John Thompson 3= 59kg 111
4 915x11624x SAMADOUBT G 7 Bjorn Baker 3= 59kg 111
5 00x34303x2 IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 5= 59kg 108
6 580x45381x KEMENTARI G 6 James Cummings 5= 59kg 108
7 300x51068x MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 5= 59kg 108
8 14x2x010x3 VICTOREM G 6 Jenny Graham 8= 59kg 107
9 702x6741x2 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller 8= 57kg 107
10 11133x0x60 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings 10 57kg 106
11 81117x332x DAWN PASSAGE H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 11= 59kg 105
12 x111x139x0 BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken 11= 57kg 105
13 43x46160x1 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 11= 57kg 105
14 15112x ODEUM F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 11= 54kg 105
15 7x040130x5 POSITIVE PEACE M 5 Bjorn Baker 15 57kg 104
16 1x11x238x1 MASKED CRUSADER G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 16 59kg 99
17 080146730x SIGNORE FOX H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 17 59kg 97
18 16162x48x3 PRAGUE C 3 Annabel Neasham 18 56kg 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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
2021
Canterbury Stakes
1st Savatiano 1 minute 14.41 seconds
2nd Mizzy
3rd Masked Cursader
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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