Canterbury Stakes 2023 Tips, Field & Race Guide

The Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) will be run at Royal Randwick on March 4 and offers $500,000 in prizemoney.

The race is run at standard weight-for-age and is open to three-year-olds and upward.

We provide you with Canterbury Stakes tips as well as an in-depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Canterbury Stakes

Canterbury Stakes 2023 Schedule

Date March 4
Track  Randwick
Distance 1300m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight-for-Age
Prize Money $500,000
Age 3YO and Upwards

Canterbury Stakes Tips

The Canterbury Stakes has been won by some classy sprinters throughout the years, and in 2023 our form analysts will be trying to crack the code once again.

Our experts assess all the Canterbury Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2023 tips to help you back the winner.

Our Canterbury Stakes Tips for 2023 will be available following the barrier draw and final field release.

Canterbury Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Canterbury Stakes take place at 11am on February 27, 2023.

Canterbury Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the Canterbury Stakes will be released at 9:00am March 1, 2023.

2022 Canterbury Stakes Results & Replay

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier Weight SP
1st Forbidden Love Richard & Michael Freedman Hugh Bowman 7 57kg $2.20F
2nd Lighthouse (Usa) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 2 57kg $5
3rd Private Eye Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 6 59kg $8
4th Kolding (Nz) Chris Waller Jason Collett 1 59kg $41
5 Special Reward Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 3 59kg $17
6 Dalasan Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Chad Schofield 5 59kg $26
7 Laws Of Indices (Ire) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 4 58.5kg $6.50
8 Wild Planet Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 9 59kg $26
9 Dice Roll (Fr) Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 8 59kg $20
Zaaki (Gb) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 0

See more Canterbury Stakes results and replays here.

Canterbury Stakes Odds

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2023 Canterbury Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Canterbury Stakes betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

Canterbury Stakes History

A Group 1 race that is open to horses aged three and above, the Canterbury Stakes is held at Randwick Racecourse each year.

The Canterbury Stakes often attracts a combination of sprinters, milers and middle-distance/stayers as they progress to bigger races later in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

A small field tends to contest the Group 1 which is worth $500,000 in prizemoney with the average field size ranging between six to 10 runners in recent years; most of the time less than 10 runners line up in the Canterbury Stakes.

It is one of two Group 1 features on the day with the $1 million Randwick Guineas (1600m) for the three-year-olds the main attraction on the program.

Supporting the Group 1 races are the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) for the two-year-old fillies, Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) for the colts & geldings, Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) and Group 3 Wenona Girl Handicap (1200m).

Dating back to 1929 when won by Australian Racing Hall of Fame racehorse Amounis, the Canterbury Stakes was originally contested over six furlongs (approximately 1200m).

The race would increase to its current distance of 1300m in 2004 and has been held over the same distance since then, except for one occasion when run over 1550m in 2008 when the race was held at Canterbury.

Speaking of venues, the Canterbury Stakes has been run at Canterbury Park, Rosehill Gardens and Randwick during its history.

The race only received Group 1 status in 2013 when taken out by champion galloper Pierro.

The Canterbury Stakes is a who’s who of Australian racing with a number of champion gallopers claiming victory on one or more occasions.

Notable winners include Amounis (1929), Holdfast (1930-32), Chatham (1933), Sky High (1961-62), Baguette (1971), Manikato (1982), Emancipation (1983), Placid Ark (1987), More Joyous (2011-12), Pierro (2013), Le Romain (2017) and Happy Clapper (2018).

Canterbury Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2022 Forbidden Love
2021 Savatiano
2020 The Bostonian
2019 Trapeze Artist
2018 Happy Clapper
2017 Le Romain
2016 Holler
2015 Cosmic Endeavour
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

Top 5 Canterbury Stakes Winners

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Randwick Racecourse: Everything You Needs To Know

To read all about Royal Randwick Racecourse, including the history of the track and which Group 1 races will be held at Randwick, click the button below.

Canterbury Stakes Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2023 Canterbury Stakes free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2023 Canterbury Stakes with TAB.

Canterbury Stakes Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races.

From Double Your WinningsCash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.