Canterbury Stakes 2017

Saturday March 4, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: Canterbury Stakes favourites have a gun record and are usually the best bet.

The Canterbury Stakes is one of two Group 1 races held at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on Randwick Guineas Day on the first Saturday in March each year.

The meeting is the opening Group 1 race day of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is headlined by the three-year-olds facing off in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m). The Group 1 Canterbury Stakes is the major support act on the card and offers $500,000 in prize money.

Originally run at Canterbury Racecourse it has taken place at Randwick after being transferred from Rosehill Gardens in 1997. Contested over a middle sprint distance of 1300m it is run under weight-for-age conditions and is open to horses aged three-years-old and upwards, holding Group 1 status since 2013 when star colt Pierro won.

The Canterbury Stakes winner is exempt from ballot for the upcoming George Ryder Stakes and Doncaster Mile run at Rosehill and Randwick Racecourses respectively over the following four weeks.

The latest running of the Canterbury Stakes took place on Saturday March 4, 2017.

2017 Canterbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: Le Romain
  • 2nd: Chautauqua
  • 3rd: Hauraki

Canterbury Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1929

Canterbury Stakes Field

The Canterbury Stakes field attracts a wide variety of weight-for-age gallopers that come via different lead-up races and are often targeting different next-up options.

Because of the ballot exemptions on offer to the winner many Canterbury Stakes winners go on to run in the George Ryder Stakes and Doncaster Mile over 1500m and 1600m respectively later in the autumn.

Rarely does the race attract its capacity number of runners and the Canterbury Stakes field often features small numbers including 2015 (8), 2014 (10) and 2011 (5) when More Joyous defeated home just four rivals. There were also only five runners in the 2008 Canterbury Guineas field when Mentality won as a 4/1 shot.

Canterbury Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barrier draw out two days later.

Canterbury Stakes betting odds were short on the 2013 winner Pierro

Pierro (2013) is one of the shortest-priced favourites to salute in the Canterbury Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

2017 Canterbury Stakes Field

The Canterbury Stakes 2017 field and barrier draw are set for release on March 1, 2017 and will be published right here so stay tuned.

On Wednesday March 1, 2017 Racing NSW released the official 2017 Canterbury Stakes field with just eight final acceptors set to face off in a line-up dominated by Chautauqua who could be Doncaster Mile-bound this autumn. Other key contenders include last start Southern Cross Stakes winner Le Romain and Music Magnate, while the John O’Shea-trained Hauraki returns to racing in the event from the outside barrier.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x1311x47x3 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 59kg 119
2 17x22251x1 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 6 59kg 113
3 722x12182x HAURAKI John O’Shea Blake Shinn 8 59kg 112
4 311x1210x1 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 1 59kg 111
5 5313x6039x JAPONISME Chris Waller Joao Moreira 5 59kg 108
6 250×215242 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE Desleigh Forster Tye Angland 2 59kg 95
7 11x1611x UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 3 56kg 103
8 13x3314x6 IMPENDING John O’Shea Zac Purton 7 56kg 97

Canterbury Stakes Odds & Betting

Last start winners saluted in the race three times from 2011 – 2015 so those horses coming off a win often dominate the Canterbury Stakes betting markets.

Favourites in the Canterbury Stakes odds have dominated the race throughout history including 12 winning since 1996.

The latest Canterbury Stakes favourite to salute was Cosmic Endeavour (2015). Because the race often attracts a small field the Canterbury Stakes barriers rarely affect the betting markets however the standout gate producing nine winners in the past 30 years is barrier nine.

2017 Canterbury Stakes Betting

The season’s best Canterbury Stakes 2017 odds will be available for betting below the week of the race so stay tuned.

Canterbury Stakes Tips

The best Canterbury Stakes betting tip is to back the favourite as they have a stellar record in the weight-for-age feature, which is one of Australia’s youngest Group 1 races. From 2011 – 2015 four of the five Canterbury Stakes favourites saluted for the punters.

Other Canterbury Stakes tips include looking at horses coming off a last-start win as they have a strong showing in the winners’ list and checking for any Gai Waterhouse-trained starters. Waterhouse has saddled-up over 20 runners in the race over the past three decades for an incredible seven wins including four of the five champions from 2011 – 2015.

2017 Canterbury Stakes Tips

Bookmark this page for our insider Ladbrokes’ Canterbury Stakes tips 2017 with exotic betting selections to make on the Randwick Guineas Day support act this autumn.

Canterbury Stakes Form Guide

The Canterbury Stakes form guide shows runners in the race come off a mix of lead-up runs and there is no standout race line to follow into the event.

The only races to produce multiple Canterbury Stakes winners over the past decade are the Group 2 Apollo Stakes and the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes both held the previous month at Randwick.

Canterbury Stakes form also shows the barriers of all runners and while there is a fairly even spread one gate has produced more winners than any other, nine, but not since Empire (2002) and Defier (2003) went back-to-back. Mares also stand out in the Canterbury Stakes form guide with four winning from 2011 – 2015 with all but one prepared by Gai Waterhouse.

Canterbury Stakes Form Facts

  • From 2009 – 2016 all seven Canterbury Stakes winners came via a different lead-up race making that form hard to follow
  • In that time three last start winners saluted including Appearance (2014) who completed the Apollo Stakes – Canterbury Stakes double
  • In the decade from 2006 – 2016 five favourites in Canterbury Stakes betting saluted for the punters
  • Mares have a gun recent record in Canterbury Stakes results with four saluting in the six years from 2011 – 2016

Canterbury Stakes Results

The Canterbury Stakes results and final finishing order of all runners in the field is released when the race event takes place on Randwick Guineas Day in early March each autumn.

The Canterbury Stakes winner, starting prices, successful margin and winning time are all listed in the results post-race. Notable recent Canterbury Stakes winners include Pierro (2013) and dual winner More Joyous (2011-12) both prepared by the race’s most successful trainer Gai Waterhouse.

2017 Canterbury Stakes Results

The official Canterbury Stakes results 2017 will be announced below on Saturday March 4, 2017.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 6 59kg $4.60
2 1 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 0.1L 4 59kg $3.70F
3 3 HAURAKI John O’Shea Blake Shinn 3.1L 8 59kg $12
4 8 IMPENDING John O’Shea Zac Purton 4.8L 7 56kg $16
5 4 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 6.1L 1 59kg $6
6 5 JAPONISME Chris Waller Joao Moreira 8.6L 5 59kg $17
7 6 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE Desleigh Forster Tye Angland 8.7L 2 59kg $31
8 7 UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 24.1L 3 56kg $3.90

Canterbury Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Le Romain Chautauqua Hauraki 1:20.0
2016 Holler First Seal Kermadec 1:15.4
2015 Cosmic Endeavour Catkins Criterion 0:56.7
2014 Appearance Not Listenin’Tome Red Tracer 1:17.2
2013 Pierro More Joyous Solzhenitsyn 1:15.9
2012 More Joyous Monton Metal Bender 1:18.4
2011 More Joyous Love Conquers All Demerit 1:17.8
2010 Hot Danish Black Piranha Mr Baritone 1:16.4
2009 All Silent Forensics Royal Discretion 1:16.5
2008 Mentality Racing To Win Sniper’s Bullet 1:32.3
2007 Malcolm Cheeky Choice Kosi Bay 1:16.5
2006 Paratroopers Patezza Dance Hero 1:16.2
2005 Dance Hero Falkirk Ike’s Dream 1:17.0
2004 Yell Grand Armee True Glo 1:16.0
2003 Defier Cosmic Rays Gordo 1:09.1
2002 Empire Diamond Dane Shogun Lodge 1:10.3
2001 Shogun Lodge Assertive Lad El Mirada 1:10.0