Canterbury Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Canterbury Stakes

Canterbury Stakes

The Canterbury Stakes is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Australian horse race for horses aged three years old and upwards at weight for age.

The Canterbury Stakes, a Group 1 race held at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney on the same day as Group 1 Randwick Guineas.

Horses compete for prize money worth $500,000 and prove their ability to handle weight for age conditions. The other plus point for the winner is a ballot exemption in the George Ryder Stakes. The race attracts an above average field of gallopers with some of the biggest names passing through the Canterbury Stakes.

The Group 1 George Ryder Stakes held on Rosehill Guineas day serves as a warm up for some of the horses leading up to the Canterbury Stakes. 

Horses first took to the track in the Canterbury Stakes in 1929. Held as a principal race, a horse named Amounis is recorded as the first winner. Holdfast literally held on to the trophy for the next three years from 1930-32. San Domenico was the next to pick up two titles in 1950-51 followed by At Sea in 1988-89. The race was awarded Group 2 status in 1979.

Among the outstanding sprinters to win the Canterbury Stakes include Manikato in 1982, Miss Kariba in 1995, Shogun Lodge in 2001, Dance Hero in 2005, and Hot Danish in 2010. Love Conquers All, second in 2011, ran a spirited race in the Doomben 10000 losing only by a nose to Beaded. He also finished as runner up in the George Ryder Stakes and the $2 million Doncaster Handicap at Randwick Racecourse as well.

2014 Canterbury Stakes

Rain Affair was one of the best away and stormed to the lead, opening up a gap over the chasers which included Not Listenin'tome, with Red Tracer and Appearance bringing up the rear of the field. Rain Affair was full of dash as they straightened and still a long way ahead but Red Tracer and Appearance started runs from well back, with Not Listenin'tome still prominent. Rain Affair couldn't go on with it but Appearance was full of running, steaming down the outside and grabbing the win with a late run, well clear of Not Listenin'tome with Red Tracer also finishing fast for third.

2014 Canterbury Stakes result

1. Appearance
2. Not Listenin'tome
3. Red Tracer

Then came:

4. Sacred Falls
5. Toydini
6. Streama
7. Speediness
8. Zoustar
9. Rain Affair
10. My Kingdom of Fife

Year Canterbury Stakes Winners
2014 Appearance
2013 Pierro
2012 More Joyous
2011 More Joyous
2010 Hot Danish
2009 All Silent
2008 Mentality
2007 Malcolm
2006 Paratroopers
2005 Dance Hero
2004 Yell
2003 Defier
2002 Empire
2001 Shogun Lodge
2000 Easy Rocking
1999 Kidman's Cove
1998 Quick Flick
1997 All Our Mob
1996 Sprint By
1995 Miss Kariba
1994 Al Akbar
1993 Big Dreams
1992 Alishan
1991 Show County
1990 Straussbrook
1989 At Sea
1988 At Sea
1987 Placid Ark
1986 Avon Angel
1985 Chimes Square
1984 Sir Dapper
1983 Emancipation
1982 Manikato
1981 Turf Ruler
1980 Stage Hit
1979 Bernard
1978 not held
1977 Romantic Dream
1976 Hartshill
1975 Leica Show
1974 Favoured
1973 I'm Scarlet
1972 Playbill
1971 Baguette
1970 Broker's Tip
1969 Fair Law
1968 Cabochon
1967 Prince Max
1966 Academy Star
1965 Aureo
1964 Eskimo Prince
1963 Kevejon
1962 Sky High
1961 Sky High
1960 Wanton Lass
1959 Up And Coming
1958 not held
1957 Prince Jambo
1956 Starover
1955 Star Realm
1954 Iroquois
1953 Regoli
1952 Joy Lad
1951 San Domenico
1950 San Domenico
1949 Bernbrook
1948 Gay Monarch
1947 Shannon
1946 Good Idea
1945 Sleepy Fox
1944 Tea Rose
1943 Katanga
1942 Yaralla
1941 Reading
1940 Beaulivre
1939 Beau Vite
1938 Gold Rod
1937 The Marne
1936 Arachne
1935 Bulldozer
1934 Lough Neagh
1933 Chatham
1932 Holdfast
1931 Holdfast
1930 Holdfast
1929 Amounis

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