Canonbury Stakes 2022

Saturday January 29th, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: Colts and geldings out of the Canonbury Stakes often target the $5 million Golden Slipper Stakes that autumn.

Held in late January each year as part of the Expressway Stakes Day card – headlined by the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) and also featuring the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) for two-year-old fillies – the Canonbury Stakes is a Group 3 sprint run over 1100m.

Contested at set weights plus penalties, the event is open only to two-year-old colts and geldings and serves as an early Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival springboard for juveniles targeting the $5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).

The race was first run in 1930 and has held Group 3 status since 2015.

Throughout history just three horses have completed the Canonbury Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double: Fine And Dandy (1958), Sebring (2007) and Vancouver (2015).

Currently offering $160,000 in prize money, the Canonbury is named after Canonbury House in Sydney’s Darling Point built in 1911 and purchased by the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) in 1919.

The latest edition of the Canonbury Stakes in 2022 ran on Saturday January 29th, 2022 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and was won by Queenslander Best Of Bordeaux by nearly five lengths.

Canonbury Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday January 29th, 2022
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 2YO Colts & Geldings
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $160,000
  • First Run: 1930

2022 Canonbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Best Of Bordeaux
  • 2nd: #6 Rakomelo
  • 3rd: #3 Flashing Steel

The Kacy Fogden-trained Queenslander Best Of Bordeaux ($6.50) was far too good for his rivals on debut in the Canonbury Stakes 2022 results racing keenly to get the lead and sustained his speed all the way through the line for a dominant four and a half-length victory in the Golden Slipper lead-up.

The full Canonbury Stakes 2022 results and finishing order of the Rosehill Group 3 sprint for Golden Slipper-bound colts and geldings will be detailed below once the race takes place as a Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival lead-up.

Canonbury Stakes Betting

Canonbury Stakes betting opens at bookies around the country after the field of final acceptors and barriers are out the Wednesday of race week.

Young male horses that are resuming and run well fresh, proven Rosehill performers, sprinters with previous form over the 1100m distance and runners coming off any earlier Black-Type Sydney assignments sit high up the Canonbury Stakes odds.

Many two-year-olds may be on debut in the Canonbury Stakes, so those with strong lead-up trials are often at shorter odds.

Best Of Bordeaux (2022) is the latest Canonbury Stakes winner to salute on debut.

2022 Canonbury Stakes Odds

The Canonbury Stakes 2022 odds will be published below as soon as markets on the Group 3 early autumn juveniles’ event are released so stay tuned for the top early autumn racing odds online this season.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Canonbury Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Canonbury Stakes Field

The Canonbury Stakes field features a line-up of promising young colts and geldings either coming off a summer run or kicking off their new season campaigns.

If not resuming racing, eligible colts and geldings in the Canonbury Stakes field may have contested the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) on the Gold Coast in mid-January.

Canonbury Stakes Winners - Prague | Photo: Steve Hart |
Prague won the 2021 Canonbury Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

Canonbury Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.

2022 Canonbury Stakes Field

The official Canonbury Stakes 2022 field of final acceptors and barriers will be published right here once released so stay tuned.

The Chris Waller-trained Great Barrier Reef on debut headlines the 2022 Canonbury Stakes final field.

  • Scratched: #1 Sweet Ride (7), #7 Robusto (8), #8 Zambezi River (5)

2022 Canonbury Stakes Nominations

The early Canonbury Stakes 2022 Nominations are taken on the Monday of race week with the full list of pre-field entries to be made available below once announced.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerBallotWeightTrue WeightPenaltyHcp Rating
11SWEET RIDEC2Annabel Neasham157.5kg
22xZAMBEZI RIVERC2Chris Waller254.5kg
31MAN IN THE MIRRORC2Annabel Neasham354.5kg
43FLASHING STEELC2Annabel Neasham454.5kg
54xROBUSTOC2Chris Waller554.5kg
67xRAKOMELOC2James Cummings654.5kg
7BEST OF BORDEAUXC2Kacy Fogden7=54.5kg
8GREAT BARRIER REEFC2Chris Waller7=54.5kg
9MELLENCAMPG2Allan Boyle7=54.5kg
10METALLICITYC2Peter & Paul Snowden7=54.5kg
11WICKED GAMESC2Annabel Neasham7=54.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Canonbury Stakes Tips

Good Canonbury Stakes tips include looking for in-form Sydney runners that have previous Group form, ran well last time out if not on debut, are drawn well in the Rosehill race and have winning form over at least 1000m.

Another top Canonbury Stakes betting tip is to take the winner to finish in the money next start in another Golden Slipper lead-up such as the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1200m) against the fillies or the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) for colts and geldings.

Prague (2021) was the last horse to complete the Canonbury Stakes – Pago Pago Stakes double.

2022 Canonbury Stakes Tips

Our insider Canonbury Stakes tips 2022 will be published below once the field is confirmed and betting markets released on the Group 3 sprint.

  • To Win: #4 Great Barrier Reef ($1.50 at time of publish)

No value in the Canonbury now after a trio of scratchings including our original tip Zambezi River. Waller’s debutant Great Barrier Reef is odds-on and with just four rivals to beat, he’s looking pretty close to a sure thing. Good draw, James McDonald is a star and this young son of I Am Invincible could turn out to be the same starting here.

Canonbury Stakes Form Guide

The Canonbury Stakes form guide details essential facts and stats like the lead-up runs of the runners in the field, their jockeys / trainers and records at the track / distance.

In recent seasons the Canonbury Stakes form has held-up in future autumn Group races including in 2021 with the winner Prague going on to place second in that year’s Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) during ‘The Championships’ at Randwick.

The year before the Canonbury Stakes runner-up Home Affairs won the Group 2 Silver Slipper next-up and went on to salute in Melbourne’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) down the Flemington straight that spring.

2022 Canonbury Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Canonbury Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided below following final acceptances.

Canonbury Stakes Results

The Canonbury Stakes results have been dominated by single-figure runners with previous Sydney performances on their record.

Some of the more notable Canonbury Stakes winners include: Tulloch (1956), Shogun Lodge (1998), Not A Single Doubt (2003), Sebring (2008), Hinchinbrook (2010) and Vancouver (2015).

Canonbury Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
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
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