Canterbury Stakes

  • Date: Saturday March 5, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: Open, Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Canterbury Stakes News

O’Shea expects improvement from Holler in Darley Classic

O’Shea expects improvement from Holler in Darley Classic

Trainer John O’Shea expects vast improvement from Holler when he runs in the Group 1 $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Trainer John O’Shea expects vast improvement from Holler, above, in the Darley Classic at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Holler is a Group 1 winner of the $500,000 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) …

The 2016 Canterbury Stakes is a Group 1 race contested in March at Rosehill Racecourse during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.

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It has a prize pool of $500,000 with the first horse across a trip of 1300m claiming the top prize. The Canterbury Stakes is also run under weight for age conditions making it a true test of ability. The 2013 running of the Canterbury Stakes was the first as a Group 1, with it previously being held as a Group 2 race.

In addition to the lion’s share of prize money the winner in this race also gains an exemption for the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes. The Canterbury Stakes is run at a crucial time during the carnival during the same program as the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic and the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes.

Given its position in the carnival there are a huge number of avenues a horse could take to get to this point. These include black type in Sydney or even races down in Melbourne including the Group 1 Futurity Stakes. From here it’s a similar story although given the ballot exemption the George Ryder is the obvious choice. That said no horse has managed to claim the Canterbury Stakes / George Ryder double since Quick Flick back in 1998.

There have been some really big names to pass through this race including the likes of Shogun Lodge in 2001, Defier in 2003 and Dance Hero in 2005. More recently the trend has continued with All Silent in 2009, Hot Danish in 2010 and More Joyous in 2011.

2016 Canterbury Stakes Field

The 2016 Canterbury Stakes field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 135x61239x CRITERION (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 5 59kg 115
2 431x52140x KERMADEC (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1 59kg 113
3 x111x130x1 OUR BOY MALACHI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 6 59kg 109
4 614x24269x ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 4 59kg 103
5 111x5x111x HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Brenton Avdulla 2 59kg 100
6 12x21226x1 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson Blake Shinn 3 57kg 109
7 3x38221x15 HOLLER John O’Shea James McDonald 7 56kg 105

2016 Canterbury Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Canterbury Stakes nominations will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 135x61239x CRITERION (NZ) H 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 1 59kg 115
2 431x52140x KERMADEC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 2 59kg 113
3 x111x130x1 OUR BOY MALACHI G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 3= 59kg 109
4 12x21226x1 FIRST SEAL M 4 John P Thompson 3= 57kg 109
5 3x38221x15 HOLLER C 3 John O’Shea 5 56kg 105
6 614x24269x ECUADOR (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse 6 59kg 103
7 111x5x111x HAPPY CLAPPER G 5 Patrick Webster 7 59kg 100
8 x73026x118 BACHMAN G 4 Gerald Ryan 8 59kg 95

Canterbury Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Canterbury Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Holler 2 First Seal 3 Kermadec 1:15.40
2015 1 Cosmic Endeavour 2 Catkins 3 Criterion  1:15.17
2014 1 Appearance 2 Not Listenin’tome 3 Red Tracer  1:17.2
2013 1 Pierro 2 More Joyous 3 Solzhenitsyn  1:15.99
2012 1 More Joyous 2 Monton 3 Metal Bender  1:18.44
2011 1 More Joyous 2 Love Conquers All 3 Demerit  1:17.8
2010 1 Hot Danish 2 Black Piranha 3 Mr Baritone  1:16.4
2009 1 All Silent 2 Forensics 3 Royal Discretion  1:16.5
2008 1 Mentality 2 Racing To Win 3 Sniper’s Bullet  1:32.3
2007 1 Malcolm 2 Cheeky Choice 3 Kosi Bay  1:16.5
2006 1 Paratroopers 2 Patezza 3 Dance Hero  1:16.2
2005 1 Dance Hero 2 Falkirk 3 Ike’s Dream  1:17.0
2004 1 Yell 2 Grand Armee 3 True Glo  1:16.0
2003 1 Defier 2 Cosmic Rays 3 Gordo  1:09.1
2002 1 Empire 2 Diamond Dane 3 Shogun Lodge  1:10.3
2001 1 Shogun Lodge 2 Assertive Lad 3 El Mirada  1:10.0
2000 1 Easy Rocking 2 Referral 3 Guineas  1:11.5