The Canonbury Stakes is a Group 3 race for two-year-old colts & geldings held in late January or early February at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres under set weight conditions and worth $150,000 in prize money. The 2020 Canonbury Stakes was won by Prague from Global Quest with Return With Honour third.
Taking place on the same day as the Group 2 Expressway Stakes, the Canonbury Stakes was upgraded from listed to Group 3 status for the 2014/2015 racing season.
|Date:||Saturday 30th January 2021|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo C&G - Set Weights + Penalty|
The Canonbury Stakes is the first group race of the Sydney autumn racing carnival for 2yo colts & geldings. It takes place on the same day as the Group 3 Widden Stakes for fillies, which is the female equivalent of this race.
Capable sprinters appreciate the 1100m trip of this event and it provides the ideal lead-up event to upcoming two-year-old races like the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill or the Group 2 Skyline Stakes at Warwick Farm.
Those classier gallopers engaged often follow the traditional two-year-old path via the Group 2 Reisling Stakes or Group 2 Todman Stakes on their way to the $1,000,000 Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill in March. Vancouver (2015) was the last two-year-old to win the Canonbury Stakes & Golden Slipper Stakes double.
Prague (2020) took out a 2YO Maiden race over 1200m at Canterbury before winning this event in quality style for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable.
Recent Canonbury Stakes winners include Mclaren (2019) and Performer (2018).
1. $4.40 Prague 54.5 Tom Marquand
2. $2.80 Global Quest 57.5 Hugh Bowman
3. $6.50 Return With Honour 54.5 Glyn Schofield
4. $5.50 Nitrous 56.0 Tommy Berry
5. $5.50 Gravina 54.5 Ms Rachel King
6. $20.00 Gorshin 54.5 Christian Reith
Margins: 1.8 len, 0.3 len
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|2020||Prague||Global Quest||Return With Honour||1:03.9|
|2019||Mclaren||Spring Loaded||Deep Chill||1:05.9|
|2014||Fighting Sun||Mr Cha Cha||Ghibellines||1:05:4|
|2013||Never Can Tell||Whittington||Criterion||1:05:3|