The 2023 Canterbury Stakes is a Group 1 race on the Australian thoroughbred racing calendar that attracts Aussie horses ages three and up (at weight for age restrictions) to Randwick Racecourse at the start of March for a scintillating 1300m race.
The Canterbury Stakes is one of New South Wales’ most prestigious and oldest thoroughbred horse races, having first run in 1929! Since then, the Canterbury Stakes has undergone a series of changes and updates that have assisted in creating the Canterbury Stakes we know today. We will go into more of these changes to the Canterbury Stakes below in the ‘Race History of the Canterbury Stakes’ portion of this Canterbury Stakes preview.
In this preview to the 2023 Canterbury Stakes, we will look in-depth at the feature race itself, the 2023 Canterbury Stakes, as well as the history that comprises both the venues and races themselves that create the tapestry of the Canterbury Stakes. Additionally, we at OnlyRacing will share tips on how to bet and where to bet on the Canterbury Stakes.
The 2023 Canterbury Stakes will be sponsored by Furphy for the first time, who have dished out a prize pool of $600,000 available for all runners in the Canterbury Stakes. Be sure to check back in closer to the race for tips available at our OnlyRacing Tips page.