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Canterbury Stake 2017

DateSaturday 4 March
Track Randwick Racecourse
Distance1300m
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeWeight-for-Age
Prize Money$500,000
Age3YO and Upwards

CANTERBURY STAKES BETTING SELECTIONS & TIPS

Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and Canterbury Stakes betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key Canterbury Stakes pointers are:

  • Mares have a good record in recent years
  • Barriers 5-10 have dominated in the recent times
  • Favourites have a good record in the race

WHERE TO BET ON THE CANTERBURY STAKES

Bookmakers TopBetta and Betstar are some of the best places to bet on the Canterbury Stakes and all Randwick races. They offer some of the best odds and promotions on the big race and also stream the race live online. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

For the best way to make a profit on the Canterbury Stakes, read our guide on "How to make money betting online".

CANTERBURY STAKES HISTORY & GUIDE

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) and Pierro (2013).

Canterbury Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2000Easy Rocking
2001Shogun Lodge
2002Empire
2003Defier
2004Yell
2005Dance Hero
2006Paratroopers
2007Malcolm
2008Mentality
2009All Silent
2010Hot Danish
2011More Joyous
2012More Joyous
2013Pierro
2014Appearance
2015Cosmic Endeavour
2016Holler

RANDWICK RACECOURSE TRACK DESCRIPTION

Randwick is the largest racetrack in New South Wales and all races are run in a clockwise direction. It is a sweeping track with a rise from the 300m mark to the winning post in the home straight.

As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington. Due to large rainfall in the area, Kensington has been reconstructed using the Strathayr racing surface which is similar to Moonee Valley.

Strathayr is a turf cover over a base of sand, this means it is a free draining track which can take a substantial amount of rain without affecting the rating.

RANDWICK RACECOURSE HISTORY

Originally known as the ‘Sandy Course,’ Randwick Racecourse was first used in 1833 where a private match race between two horses was held. 

In 1840 the track was abandoned as a racecourse and used for training purposes before the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) moved its headquarters to Randwick and held a meeting in 1860. 

The Queen Elizabeth II stand was opened to the public on August 4, 1969, and in 1992, Queen Elizabeth II visited Randwick and opened the new $30 million Paddock Grandstand. 

The Australian Derby (2400m) remains one of the longest standing races to be held at Randwick after its inaugural running took place in 1861.

Randwick hosts some of Australia's most iconic Group 1 races throughout the year, during both the spring and autumn carnivals in Sydney.

The Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Doncaster Mile and TJ Smith Stakes are some of the elite races taking place at Randwick during the prestigious The Championships during the autumn.

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