The Canterbury Stakes results are impacted a by a broad range of factors. As a major Group 1 event, the race draws horses from far and wide, and as a result preparations can differ greatly. However, there are a few consistent aspects that all Canterbury Stakes winners have in common. They are all top quality horses, renowned in their own right. They have all experienced considerable success across 1300m (or similar distances) prior to jumping out in this race, and they all come into the event relatively near to peak fitness.
Taking into account these factors (and many more) can dramatically improve your chances of picking a winner in this elite Group 1 event. Solid analysis of the form guide is a must, because at this level, just about any horse in the field stands a good chance of taking home the trophy.
Throughout history, a swathe of talent has seen its name at the top of the Canterbury Stakes finishing order. Notable Canterbury Stakes winners include Amounis (1929), Chatham (1933), Shannon (1947), Star Realm (1955), Sky High (1961, 1962), Eskimo Prince (1964), Baguette (1971), Manikato (1982), Emancipation (1983), All Our Mob (1997), Shogun Lodge (2001) and More Joyous (2011, 2012).
Top three Canterbury Stakes results since 2000, along with winning times, are listed below.
Canterbury Stakes Results
|2014||Appearance||Not Listenin’Tome||Red Tracer||1:17.2|
|2012||More Joyous||Monton||Metal Bender||1:18.4|
|2011||More Joyous||Love Conquers All||Demerit||1:17.8|
|2010||Hot Danish||Black Piranha||Mr Baritone||1:16.4|
|2009||All Silent||Forensics||Royal Discretion||1:16.5|
|2008||Mentality||Racing To Win||Sniper’s Bullet||1:32.3|
|2007||Malcolm||Cheeky Choice||Kosi Bay||1:16.5|
|2005||Dance Hero||Falkirk||Ike’s Dream||1:17.0|
|2004||Yell||Grand Armee||True Glo||1:16.0|
|2002||Empire||Diamond Dane||Shogun Lodge||1:10.3|
|2001||Shogun Lodge||Assertive Lad||El Mirada||1:10.0|