- Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
- Racecourse: Randwick
- Race Distance: 1300m
- Conditions: Open, Weight For Age
- Prize Money: $500,000
2016 Canterbury Stakes News
Trainer Kris Lees can’t see the wet track conditions affecting the performance of Le Romain who is one of eight final acceptors in the 2017 Group 1 $500,000 BMW Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick on Saturday.
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The 2017 Canterbury Stakes is a Group 1 race contested in March at Rosehill Racecourse during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.
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|
|5||22x41670x9||HEAVENS ABOVE||M||5||Tim Martin||103|
|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.
|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|