Canonbury Stakes

The Canonbury Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in early February as a Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up.

2024 Canonbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Prost
  • 2nd: #5 Fearless
  • 3rd: #1 Traffic Warden



The Canonbury Stakes is a Group 3 race for two-year-old colts & geldings run at Rosehill Gardens in early February on Southern Cross Stakes Day.

The meeting is held at the very start of the prestigious Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is currently headlined by the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) for Group 1-bound sprinters.

The Canonbury Stakes is a set weights plus penalties sprint contested over 1100m.

It is open only to male two-year-old runners and is accompanied on the card by the fillies’ equivalent – the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m).

Many of the youngsters in the Canonbury Stakes field are on debut, while some may have had an earlier run in a summer race in Sydney or even over the previous spring carnival season. After the race a likely next-up option is the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick in early March.

Both races are key lead-ups to the famous $4.92 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) run at Rosehill in March. The horses to complete the Canonbury Stakes – Golden Slipper double are Fine And Dandy (1958), Sebring (2007) and Vancouver (2015).

Other Canonbury Stakes graduates may head south to Melbourne over the autumn for a shot at the Group 1 $2 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), which the 2017 Canonbury Stakes winner Pariah finished runner-up in.

The form of the 2021 Canonbury Stakes was franked with the runner-up Home Affairs winning the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes next-up before a Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes victory in Melbourne that spring.

In 2022 the Canonbury Stakes winner Best Of Bordeaux won the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes next-up before a second in that year’s Golden Slipper results. He further franked the form returning in the spring to run third in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne.

The 2023 Canonbury Stakes runner-up King’s Gambit finished third in that year’s Golden Slipper Stakes trifecta with the Group 1 won by Shinzo who came off a third in the Canonbury to further frank the form. 

The Canonbury Stakes 2024 ran on Saturday February 3, 2024 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and was won by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained equal favourite, Snitzel colt Prost ($3.50EF). 

2024 Canonbury Stakes
Date: Saturday February 3, 2024
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: 2YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $250,000

2024 Canonbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: #8 Prost ($3.50EF)
  • 2nd: #5 Fearless
  • 3rd: #1 Traffic Warden

The progressive Prost ($3.50EF) from the Waterhouse/Bott stable was too strong late pushing forward over the final furlong to break his maiden status at his second start in the 2024 Canonbury Stakes results at Rosehill

  Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
  1 8 PROST Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark   1 54.5kg   $3.50EF
  2 5 FEARLESS Peter & Paul Snowden Chad Schofield 0.49L 3 54.5kg   $5.50
  3 1 TRAFFIC WARDEN James Cummings Nash Rawiller 1.69L 4 57.5kg   $3.50EF
  4 6 KING OF ROSEAU Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Sherry 1.7L 2 54.5kg   $4.40
  5 3 ENHANCE Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Kerrin McEvoy 4.38L 5 54.5kg   $7
  6 7 PICK UP THE TAB (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 4.39L 6 54.5kg   $21
    4 EXCELINDEED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss   0      
    2 COUNTEROFFENSIVE Peter & Paul Snowden     0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Canonbury Stakes Betting Odds

The top Canonbury Stakes 2024 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available here as soon as available this autumn carnival.

Prost ($3.50EF in 2024) was the last favourite or equal favourite in Canonbury Stakes betting to win. 

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2024 Canonbury Stakes Form Guide

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2024 Canonbury Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Canonbury Stakes 2024 Tips on the Golden Slipper lead-up for two-year-old male gallopers this season.

  • To Win: #5 Fearless ($3.70 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Fearless comes into this race undefeated in his recent trials, showcasing excellent preparation. This well-bred Pierata colt trained by the successful Team Snowden (known for their high win rate in 2YO races) has even placed fourth in the prestigious Group 3 Breeders Plate, proving his potential. Starting from a good gate position with seasoned jockey Chad Schofield returning aboard, Fearless ticks all the boxes for a strong contender in this small field.

2024 Canonbury Stakes Field

The Canonbury Stakes field secures a quality line-up of young colts & geldings in the early stages of their turf careers, many eyeing a run in the iconic Golden Slipper Field later in the autumn.

The official 2024 Canonbury Stakes field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below.

Rails-drawn Snitzel colt Prost from the Waterhouse/Bott stable heads betting on the Canonbury Stakes 2024 final field in Sydney this weekend. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 21 TRAFFIC WARDEN James Cummings Nash Rawiller 6 57.5kg      
2 3x COUNTEROFFENSIVE Peter & Paul Snowden   3 54.5kg      
3   ENHANCE Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Kerrin McEvoy 7 54.5kg      
4   EXCELINDEED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 4 54.5kg      
5 4x FEARLESS Peter & Paul Snowden Chad Schofield 5 54.5kg      
6 12 KING OF ROSEAU Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Sherry 2 54.5kg      
7   PICK UP THE TAB (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 8 54.5kg      
8 3x PROST Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 54.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Canonbury Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Canonbury Stakes in 2024 close the Monday of race week and will be published below once announced.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 12 KING OF ROSEAU C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 1 54.5kg      
2 3x PROST C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2 54.5kg      
3 4x FEARLESS C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 54.5kg      
4 3x COUNTEROFFENSIVE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 54.5kg      
5   ALREADY BLUE C 2 Anthony Cummings 5= 54.5kg      
6   ENHANCE C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 5= 54.5kg      
7   MANOS C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 5= 54.5kg      
8   PICK UP THE TAB (NZ) C 2 Bjorn Baker 5= 54.5kg      
9   WHISKEY C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 5= 54.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Canonbury Stakes History

The Canonbury Stakes has been run and won since 1930 when Lightning March took out the inaugural running.

The race originated as a five furlong (1000m) event holding Principal status at Randwick, where it was run up until 2003 and again from 2008 – 2011. It has been run over the 1100m distance from 2004 – 2006 and from 2009 onwards.

Rosehill held the event from 2004 – 2006 and from 2013 until the present. In 2014 the race gained Listed status before it was elevated to a Group 3 feature in 2015. The race is named in honour of Canonbury, a house built near Sydney’s Darling Point in 1911. The Australian Jockey Club (AJC) – now the Australian Turf Club (ATC) – has owned Canonbury house since the death of its builder in 1919.

Notable Canonbury Stakes winners include Tulloch (1956), Shogun Lodge (1998), Not A Single Doubt (2003), Sebring (2008), Hinchinbrook (2010), and Vancouver (2015).

See below for a full list of Canonbury Stakes winners and results dating back to 2000.

Recent Canonbury Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
 
2024 Canonbury Stakes  1st Prost 1 minute 3.25 seconds
2nd Fearless
3rd Traffic Warden
 
2023 Canonbury Stakes  1st Red Resistance 1 minute 3.60 seconds
2nd King’s Gambit
3rd Shinzo
 
2022 Canonbury Stakes  1st Best Of Bordeaux 1 minute 3.91 seconds
2nd Rakomelo
3rd Flashing Steel
 
2021 Canonbury Stakes  1st Zethus 1 minute 6.62 seconds
2nd Home Affairs
3rd Sing A Love Song
 
2020 Canonbury Stakes (Held at Randwick) 1st Prague 1 minute 3.94 seconds
2nd Global Quest
3rd Return With Honour
 
2019 Canonbury Stakes 1st McLaren 1 minute 5.98 seconds
2nd Spring Loaded
3rd Deep Chill
 
2018 Canonbury Stakes 1st Performer 1 minute 6.21 seconds
2nd Stratosphere
3rd Exceltic
 
2017 Canonbury Stakes 1st Pariah 1 minute 4.63 seconds
2nd Menari
3rd Malahat
 
2016 Canonbury Stakes 1st Tessera 1 minute 6.0 seconds
2nd Defcon
3rd Mount Panorama
 
2015 Canonbury Stakes 1st Vancouver 1 minute 5.8 seconds
2nd Outreach
3rd Chamarel
 
2014 Canonbury Stakes 1st Fighting Sun 1 minute 5.4 seconds
2nd Mr Cha Cha
3rd Ghibellines
 
2013 Canonbury Stakes 1st Never Can Tell 1 minute 5.3 seconds
2nd Whittington
3rd Criterion
 
2012 Canonbury Stakes 1st Raceway 1 minute 3.9 seconds
2nd Shelford
3rd Narcissus
 
2011 Canonbury Stakes 1st Diamond To Pegasus 1 minute 3.41 seconds
2nd Written Consent
3rd Wild And Proud
 
2010 Canonbury Stakes 1st Hinchinbrook 1 minute 5.33 seconds
2nd Corvidae
3rd Run For Wilson
 
2009 Canonbury Stakes 1st Tickets 1 minute 4.27 seconds
2nd Manhattan Rain
3rd Wanted
 
2008 Canonbury Stakes 1st Sebring 58.15 seconds
2nd Ming Hoi Treasure
3rd Giotto
 
2007 Canonbury Stakes 1st Race Not Held
2nd  
3rd  
 
2006 Canonbury Stakes 1st Danehill Smile 1 minute 5.67 seconds
2nd Keiki
3rd Arlington
 
2005 Canonbury Stakes 1st Diego Garcia 1 minute 4.74 seconds
2nd Big Joker
3rd Coast To The Post
 
2004 Canonbury Stakes 1st Bradbury’s Luck 57.43 seconds
2nd Kincharm
3rd Pasikatera
 
2003 Canonbury Stakes 1st Not A Single Doubt 58.03  seconds
2nd Valse Des Fleurs
3rd Suite
 
2002 Canonbury Stakes 1st Hammerbeam 59.70 seconds
2nd Bushland
3rd L’espalier
 
2001 Canonbury Stakes 1st Snowland 59.09 seconds
2nd Tom Coureuse
3rd Mission Statement
 
2000 Canonbury Stakes 1st Excellerator 57.80 seconds
2nd Courvoisier
3rd Mistegic

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