Canterbury Stakes

  • Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: Open, Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Canterbury Stakes News

Music Magnate on track for back to back Doomben 10000 wins

Music Magnate on track for back to back Doomben 10000 wins

Sydney sprinter Music Magnate is on track for back to back wins in the Doomben 10000 with a comfortable all the way win in the Group 2 $200,000 Ellyce Galvin Victory Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm last Saturday.

Music Magnate, above, is on track for back to back Doomben 10000 wins. Photo by Steve Hart.…

The 2017 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.

2017 Canterbury Stakes Field

The 2017 Canterbury Stakes field will be provided below.

No 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

2017 Canterbury Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Canterbury Stakes nominations will be published here.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x1311x47x3 CHAUTAUQUA G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 119
2 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT G 3 Kristen Buchanan 82
3 523x56469x HAPPY CLAPPER G 6 Patrick Webster 107
4 722x12182x HAURAKI G 5 John O’Shea 112
5 22x41670x9 HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin 103
6 13x3314x6 IMPENDING C 3 John O’Shea 97
7 5313x6039x JAPONISME G 4 Chris Waller 108
8 17x22251x1 LE ROMAIN G 4 Kris Lees 113
9 311x1210x1 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker 108
10 250×215242 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster 95
11 11x1611x UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103

Canterbury Stakes Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Le Romain 2 Chautauqua 3 Hauraki 1:20.0
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