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 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.
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.
|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
|2014||Appearance||Not Listenin’Tome||Red Tracer||1:17.2|
|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|
|2005||Dance Hero||Falkirk||Ike’s Dream||1:17.0|
|2004||Yell||Grand Armee||True Glo||1:16.0|
|2002||Empire||Diamond Dane||Shogun Lodge||1:10.3|
|2001||Shogun Lodge||Assertive Lad||El Mirada||1:10.0|