George Ryder Stakes

The George Ryder Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race held on Golden Slipper Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens won three times from 2016-18 by super mare Winx.

2018 George Ryder Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Winx
  • 2nd: #1 Happy Clapper
  • 3rd: #6 Kementari



The George Ryder Stakeswon three times by Winx (2016-18) – is a 1500m middle distance race held at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens Racecourse during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The Group 1 weight-for-age event now offers a lucrative $1 million in prize money and runs in late March as part of a bumper race card for Golden Slipper Stakes Day.

There are five Group 1 races on the Golden Slipper Stakes Day card with the George Ryder Stakes accompanied by the:

The winner of the George Ryder Stakes is exempt from ballot for the Doncaster Mile, the Group 1 classic running on Day 1 of April’s “The Championships” at Royal Randwick. Recent horses to complete the George Ryder Stakes – Doncaster Mile double include Racing To Win (2006), Haradasun (2007), Vision And Power (2009) and Winx (2016).

Key lead-up races to the George Ryder Stakes held earlier in the autumn include the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) and the Group Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) in February.

The 2018 George Ryder Stakes ran 2018 and saw Winx secure a world record 17th Group 1 flat race win.

George Ryder Stakes 2018
Date: Saturday March 24, 2018
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2018 George Ryder Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Winx
  • 2nd: #1 Happy Clapper
  • 3rd: #6 Kemenatri

Check out the official George Ryder Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the record third win in the event by champion mare Winx who took her winning streak to 24 straight after fighting off Happy Clapper (2nd) and Kementari (3rd) on Golden Slipper Day.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 4 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 57kg $1.16F
2 1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 0.8L 4 59kg $21
3 6 KEMENTARI James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 1.6L 5 56kg $8.50
4 3 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 4.5L 2 59kg $71
5 5 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Zac Purton 4.6L 1 57kg $41
6 2 CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees Tommy Berry 5.4L 3 59kg $81

2018 George Ryder Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #4 Winx
  • 2nd: #1 Happy Clapper
  • 3rd: #6 Kementari

2018 George Ryder Stakes Odds

The updated George Ryder Stakes 2018 odds will be available the week of the race below with pricing from Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 George Ryder Stakes Field

The George Ryder Stakes field often draws a capacity field of middle-distance weight-for-age performers. The winner of the George Ryder Stakes receives ballot exempt entry into the Doncaster Mile and this is one of the reasons the race always draws such a strong field. However, the George Ryder Stakes is always a strong race in its own right and with $1 million in prizemoney is set to feature the best milers from right around Australia.

The George Ryder Stakes field is released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The official George Ryder Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted just six hopefuls with Winx scaring off the bulk of the rivals. The biggest danger looks to be the three-year-old Randwick Guineas winner Kementari in barrier five, one inside of Winx who jumps from barrier six of six chasing her 24th straight turf triumph.

Read more on the 2018 George Ryder Stakes Field Featuring Winx.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 5x121262x1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 4 59kg 116
2 113x385x66 CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees Tommy Berry 3 59kg 110
3 211×214191 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 2 59kg 106
4 11x11111x1 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 57kg 132
5 41112x13x3 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Zac Purton 1 57kg 108
6 1x4320x111 KEMENTARI James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 5 56kg 109

George Ryder Stakes Nominations

The 2018 George Ryder Stakes nominations close on the Monday before Golden Slipper Day and will be published below as soon as released by Racing NSW on March 13, 2017.

The early George Ryder Stakes 2018 Nominations drew 11 entries including six for the race’s six-time winning trainer Chris Waller led by the world’s best mare Winx who chases her third straight win in the race, her 24th consecutive turf triumph and a world record 17th Group 1 flat race victory.

Read more on the Winx dominated 2018 George Ryder Stakes nominations.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 113x385x66 CLEARLY INNOCENT G 6 Kris Lees 110
2 211×214191 CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 4 Bjorn Baker 106
3 11×137 D’ARGENTO C 3 Chris Waller 88
4 x0x360x314 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller 107
5 1x23475x38 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller 110
6 5x121262x1 HAPPY CLAPPER G 7 Patrick Webster 116
7 41112x13x3 INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees 108
8 1x4320x111 KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 109
9 3x128x25x2 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 99
10 13x72x203x ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 6 Chris Waller 108
11 11x11111x1 WINX M 6 Chris Waller 132

George Ryder Stakes History

The George Ryder Stakes was first held in 1946, over a distance of 1400 metres, and was taken out by Bragger. The distance of the race was increased to 1450 metres in 1985 and became a 1500 metre event in 1986.

Equine superstar Manikato holds the record for the fastest winning time in George Ryder Stakes, winning the 1980 edition in a time of  1 minute and 21.6 seconds, whilst  Straussbrook took 1 minute and 32.90 seconds to win the Group 1 event in 1990.

George Ryder Stakes Winners

The George Ryder Stakes has been a Group 1 race since 1980 and has been one by some of the biggest names in Australian racing history. Equine superstars that have tasted success in the George Ryder Stakes include Comedy Prince (1949), Manikato (1979 and 1980), Emancipation (1983 and 1984), Schillaci (1993), Lonhro (2003 and 2004), Weekend Hussler (2008) and Pierro (2013).

In the past decade Chris Waller has dominated the George Ryder Stakes results winning with: Danleigh (2010), Rangirangdoo (2011), Metal Bender (2012) and Winx (2016-18). Winx is the standout George Ryder Stakes winner, the first to win the race three times on the trot with her three-peat achieved in 2018.

See below for the full George Ryder Stakes results going back to 2000.

Recent George Ryder Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
George Ryder Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
George Ryder Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 31.48 seconds
2nd Happy Clapper
3rd Kementari
2017
George Ryder Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 34.84 seconds
2nd Le Romain
3rd Chautauqua
2016
George Ryder Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 28.7 seconds
2nd Kermadec
3rd Press Statement
2015
George Ryder Stakes
1st Real Impact 1 minute 28.29 seconds
2nd Criterion
3rd Kermadec
2014
George Ryder Stakes
1st Gordon Lord Byron 1 minute 30.95 seconds
2nd Speediness
3rd El Roca
2013
George Ryder Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 31.08 seconds
2nd Mufhasa
3rd Shoot Out
2012
George Ryder Stakes
1st Metal Bender 1 minute 28.8 seconds
2nd Rekindled Interest
3rd Secret Admirer
2011
George Ryder Stakes
1st Rangirangdoo 1 minute 29.4 seconds
2nd Love Conquers All
3rd Triple Elegance
2010
George Ryder Stakes
1st Danleigh 1 minute 30.27 seconds
2nd Dao Dao
3rd King Mufhasa
2009
George Ryder Stakes
1st Vision And Power 1 minute 31.57 seconds
2nd Black Piranha
3rd King Mufhasa
2008
George Ryder Stakes
1st Weekend Hussler 1 minute 31.72 seconds
2nd Racing To Win
3rd Casino Prince
2007
George Ryder Stakes
1st Haradasun< 1 minute 29.22 seconds
2nd Mentality
3rd Apache Cat
2006
George Ryder Stakes
1st Racing To Win 1 minute 27.89 seconds
2nd Paratroopers
3rd Lad Of The Manor
2005
George Ryder Stakes
1st Court’s In Session 1 minute 28.65 seconds
2nd Patezza
3rd Sky Cuddle
2004
George Ryder Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 27.24 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Private Steer
2003
George Ryder Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 30.71 seconds
2nd Dash For Cash
3rd Defier
2002
George Ryder Stakes
1st Lord Essex 1 minute 29.51 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Crawl
2001
George Ryder Stakes
1st Landsighting 1 minute 27.67 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Crawl
2000
George Ryder Stakes
1st Al Mansour 1 minute 30.53 seconds
2nd Bonanova
3rd Hire

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