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 four times from 2016-19 by super mare Winx.

2022 George Ryder Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Forbidden Love
  • 2nd: #8 Colette
  • 3rd: #7 Laws Of Indices



The George Ryder Stakeswon four times by Winx (2016-19) – 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 2022 George Ryder Stakes ran on Saturday March 19, 2022 as part of the popular Slipper Day card at Rosehill and saw Canterbury Stakes winning mare Forbidden Love ($2.40F) post her third straight win. 

George Ryder Stakes 2022
Date: Saturday March 19, 2022
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2022 George Ryder Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Forbidden Love ($2.40F)
  • 2nd: #8 Colette
  • 3rd: #7 Laws Of Indices

The Richard & Michael Freedman-trained Forbidden Love ($2.40F) continued her outstanding autumn posting her third straight win to become a dual Group 1 winner in the George Ryder Stakes 2022 results.

Click here to read more on the impressive 2022 George Ryder Stakes win by the favourite Forbidden Love.

2022 George Ryder Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Hugh Bowman 2 57kg $2.40F
2 8 COLETTE James Cummings James McDonald 1.22L 3 57kg $4.60
3 7 LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) Annabel Neasham Mark Zahra 1.59L 8 58.5kg $20
4 6 BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) Michael Moroney Jay Ford 2.84L 6 59kg $12
5 3 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 3.28L 1 59kg $8
6 4 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Nash Rawiller 5.26L 9 59kg $21
7 12 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 5.71L 5 56kg $8
8 1 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Jason Collett 9.17L 4 59kg $26
9 5 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 13.19L 7 59kg $26
2 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 0
11 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0
10 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 George Ryder Stakes Betting Odds

The updated George Ryder Stakes 2022 odds will be available the week of the race below with pricing from Ladbrokes.com.au.

Forbidden Love ($2.40 in 2022) was the last favourite in George Ryder Stakes betting to win.

2022 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 2022 George Ryder Stakes field is released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The George Ryder Stakes 2022 final field features a quality line-up of middle-distance stars including the Annabel Neasham-trained Mo’unga back in Sydney second-up off a Futurity Stakes second and the rails-draw Private Eye for Joe Pride.

Click here to read more on the key chances in the 2022 George Ryder Stakes field and betting markets.

2022 George Ryder Stakes Scratchings:

  • #2 Mo’unga (4)
  • #10 Hungry Heart (7)
  • #11 Converge (10)

Randwick Guineas winner Converge has been withdrawn in favour of a rematch with Anamoe in the Rosehill Guineas one race earlier.

Chris Waller opted not to run his mare Hungry Heart due to the Heavy (8) track.

Trainer Annabel Neasham officially withdrew Mo’unga on Friday due to abnormal bloodwork.

“Mo’unga has unfortunately returned a slightly abnormal blood profile. This was undertaken today after leaving feed & a slight increase in his usual temperature. We have taken the unfortunate decision to scratch from tomorrows G1 George Ryder in the best interests of Mo’unga,” @ANeashamRacing confirmed on Twitter.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 501x599x04 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Jason Collett 5 59kg 112
2 07x12543x2 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 4 59kg 112
3 1x174185x3 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 1 59kg 108
4 33x08360x6 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Chad Schofield 12 59kg 106
5 8752208×07 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 9 59kg 99
6 3211×01115 BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) Michael Moroney Jay Ford 8 59kg 94
7 54518x5x57 LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) Annabel Neasham Mark Zahra 11 58.5kg 106
8 4x65118x28 COLETTE James Cummings James McDonald 3 57kg 111
9 x47830x211 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Hugh Bowman 2 57kg 111
10 11x84837x4 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 57kg 107
11 1321x8x331 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 10 56kg 108
12 x53011x523 HILAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 6 56kg 102

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

George Ryder Stakes Nominations

The updated 2022 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 14, 2022.

The George Ryder Stakes 2022 nominations attracted 17 weight-for-age autumn stars including in-form Canterbury Stakes winner Forbidden Love and the Annabel Neasham-trained Mo’unga.

  • Nominations Extended Until: 15/03/2022 11:00:00 AM
Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x1212x312 ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings 114
2 3211×01115 BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney 94
3 x36728x636 CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 105
4 x521324x17 COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller 92
5 4x65118x28 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 111
6 1321x8x331 CONVERGE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
7 33x08360x6 DALASAN H 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 106
8 x47830x211 FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 111
9 x53011x523 HILAL C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
10 11x84837x4 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 107
11 x354912x64 ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 107
12 501x599x04 KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 112
13 54518x5x57 LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) H 4 Annabel Neasham 106
14 07x12543x2 MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham 112
15 1x174185x3 PRIVATE EYE G 4 Joseph Pride 108
16 8752208×07 RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 99
17 2875483×56 STREETS OF AVALON G 7 Shane Nichols 107

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

In 2021 the original Golden Slipper Stakes race day including the George Ryder Stakes was abandoned due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions and postponed to the following Saturday.

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 (2016-19). 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, which she then added to with a fourth in 2019 before her retirement later that year.

In 2020, Dreamforce became the first George Ryder Stakes winner in the post-Winx era improving on his third to the equine superstar the year prior. Dreamforce also returned in 2021 and was a brave runner-up to shock winner Think It Over.

After scoring an upset at 25/1 in the 2021 George Ryder Stakes, Think It Over won a host of races later that year including the $750,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m).

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

Recent George Ryder Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022
George Ryder Stakes
1st Forbidden Love 1 minute 32.90 seconds
2nd Colette
3rd Laws Of Indices
2021
George Ryder Stakes
1st Think It Over 1 minute 30.71 seconds
2nd Dreamforce
3rd Avilius
2020
George Ryder Stakes
1st Dreamforce 1 minute 30.15 seconds
2nd The Bostonian
3rd Te Akau Shark
2019
George Ryder Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 32.20 seconds
2nd Brutal
3rd Dreamforce
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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