George Ryder Stakes

The $1 million 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.

2024 George Ryder Stakes Results

  • 1st: #17 Veight
  • 2nd: #15 Lady Laguna
  • 3rd: #16 Militarize



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 Verry Elleegant Stakes (now Chipping Norton Stakes) in February.

Anamoe (2023) completed the Apollo Stakes – Chipping Norton Stakes – George Ryder Stakes treble. He then franked the 2023 George Ryder form with a next-up third in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

The 2024 George Ryder Stakes ran on Saturday March 23, 2024 as part of the popular Slipper Day card at Rosehill and was won in impressive fashion by Tony & Calvin McEvoy’s outstanding young three-year-old Veight ($7). 

George Ryder Stakes 2024
Date: Saturday March 23, 2024
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2024 George Ryder Stakes Results

  • 1st: #17 Veight ($7) 
  • 2nd: #15 Lady Laguna
  • 3rd: #16 Militarize

The Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Veight ($7) joined an elite list of racehorse to win the George Ryder Stakes as a three-year-old when backing-up from a second in Melbourne’s Australian Guineas to thrive over 1500m against the older horses in the Slipper Day showdown.

Click here to read more on the impressive George Ryder 2024 win by three-year-old Veight.

2024 George Ryder Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 17 VEIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Damian Lane 8 56kg $7
2 15 LADY LAGUNA Annabel Neasham Tyler Schiller 0.11L 12 57kg $8.50
3 16 MILITARIZE (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 1.05L 7 56kg $5
4 5 GOLDEN MILE James Cummings Tommy Berry 1.94L 5 59kg $51
5 1 THINK ABOUT IT Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 2.11L 16 59kg $4.80F
6 18 ENCAP Gary Portelli Blake Shinn 2.83L 2 56kg $9
7 3 PERICLES James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3.52L 14 59kg $13
8 19 TIZ INVINCIBLE Ciaron Maher Zac Lloyd (a) 4.32L 6 54kg $41
9 12 AMENABLE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 4.63L 4 59kg $11
10 8 BANDERSNATCH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jordan Childs 5.49L 11 59kg $151
11 4 KOVALICA (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 5.63L 18 59kg $17
12 2 CEPHEUS (GB) Matthew Dunn Adam Hyeronimus 5.74L 13 59kg $101
13 6 NAVAJO PEAK David Payne Kerrin McEvoy 6.11L 10 59kg $101
14 11 NEW ENERGY (IRE) Ciaron Maher Jason Collett 6.25L 15 59kg $16
15 9 LOCH EAGLE Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 6.27L 9 59kg $101
16 7 UNSPOKEN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Sherry 6.41L 1 59kg $81
17 14 COSMIC VEGA (IRE) Ciaron Maher Ms Jamie Kah 7.23L 17 59kg $61
18 10 MIGHTY ULYSSES (GB) Annabel Neasham Tom Marquand 9.95L 3 59kg $61
13 WILLIAMSBURG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Joshua Parr 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 George Ryder Stakes Betting Odds

The updated George Ryder Stakes 2024 odds will be available the week of the race below with pricing from Ladbrokes.com.au.

Forbidden Love ($2.40 in 2022) and Anamoe ($1.80 in 2023) are the last favourites in George Ryder Stakes betting to win.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 GEORGE RYDER STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2024 George Ryder Stakes Form Guide

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2024 George Ryder Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider George Ryder Stakes 2024 Tips on the million-dollar autumn clash this season.

  • To Win: #15 Lady Laguna ($9.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

With a large field and last year’s The Everest winner Think About It as the favourite, the 2024 George Ryder presents an exciting opportunity for outsiders. One contender to consider is Lady Laguna, who enters the race in top form after a dominant Group 1 victory in the Canterbury Stakes (1300m). Trained by Annabel Neasham, the four-year-old mare boasts a consistent record, winning four of her last five starts. She boasts a strong record at Rosehill (2 wins from 4 starts) and has drawn a more favourable barrier position compared to the favourite. Carrying the same weight and jockey as her last win, the key question will be her ability to handle the extra distance (1500m). However, at a good price, Lady Laguna represents a potential value bet for punters seeking an upset.

2024 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 2024 George Ryder Stakes field is released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The George Ryder Stakes 2024 final field features a bumper line-up of middle-distance hopefuls led in betting by The Everest winner Think About It and his last start Canterbury Stakes conqueror Lady Laguna.

Click here for more on the key runners in the 2024 George Ryder field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x111x113x2 THINK ABOUT IT Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 17 59kg 115
2 42151120×0 CEPHEUS (GB) Matthew Dunn Adam Hyeronimus 14 59kg 109
3 2x1132x625 PERICLES James Cummings Hugh Bowman 15 59kg 109
4 131x9250x4 KOVALICA (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 19 59kg 108
5 x901393x78 GOLDEN MILE James Cummings Tommy Berry 5 59kg 107
6 22x0180x47 NAVAJO PEAK David Payne Kerrin McEvoy 10 59kg 105
7 924x1111x8 UNSPOKEN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Sherry 1 59kg 105
8 4x765824x7 BANDERSNATCH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jordan Childs 11 59kg 103
9 0x99312186 LOCH EAGLE Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 9 59kg 103
10 12515x516x MIGHTY ULYSSES (GB) Annabel Neasham Tom Marquand 3 59kg 103
11 87x26x43x2 NEW ENERGY (IRE) Ciaron Maher Jason Collett 16 59kg 102
12 254x1564x2 AMENABLE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 4 59kg 99
13 3x429602x5 WILLIAMSBURG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Joshua Parr 13 59kg 96
14 x031x5357x COSMIC VEGA (IRE) Ciaron Maher Ms Jamie Kah 18 59kg 95
15 123×211121 LADY LAGUNA Annabel Neasham Tyler Schiller 12 57kg 110
16 11x5158x22 MILITARIZE (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 7 56kg 110
17 4x1525x142 VEIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Damian Lane 8 56kg 106
18 223125×325 ENCAP Gary Portelli Blake Shinn 2 56kg 95
19 2x11169x68 TIZ INVINCIBLE Ciaron Maher Zac Lloyd (a) 6 54kg 92

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

George Ryder Stakes Nominations

The updated 2024 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 18, 2024.

The George Ryder Stakes 2024 nominations drew 23 early entries with all-in betting led by Joe Pride’s the Everest champ Think About It racing second for the autumn.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 35720x211x ACQUITTED (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 100
2 254x1564x2 AMENABLE G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 99
3 4x765824x7 BANDERSNATCH G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
4 0x24133x90 CAESARS PALACE G 6 Anthony Cummings 92
5 42151120×0 CEPHEUS (GB) G 7 Matthew Dunn 109
6 x031x5357x COSMIC VEGA (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher 95
7 223125×325 ENCAP G 3 Gary Portelli 95
8 x901393x78 GOLDEN MILE H 4 James Cummings 107
9 131x9250x4 KOVALICA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 108
10 123×211121 LADY LAGUNA M 4 Annabel Neasham 110
11 0x99312186 LOCH EAGLE G 5 Kris Lees 103
12 12515x516x MIGHTY ULYSSES (GB) G 5 Annabel Neasham 103
13 11x5158x22 MILITARIZE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 110
14 22x0180x47 NAVAJO PEAK G 5 David Payne 105
15 87x26x43x2 NEW ENERGY (IRE) G 5 Ciaron Maher 102
16 2x1132x625 PERICLES G 4 James Cummings 109
17 1129×221 SOUTHPORT TYCOON C 3 Ciaron Maher 108
18 x111x113x2 THINK ABOUT IT G 5 Joseph Pride 115
19 2x11169x68 TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher 92
20 924x1111x8 UNSPOKEN (IRE) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 105
21 4x1525x142 VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 106
22 3x429602x5 WILLIAMSBURG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 96
23 5x454010x9 ZEYREK (FR) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 106

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).

The 2023 George Ryder Stakes was won by Godolphin’s odds-on favourite Anamoe, winner of the previous year’s Cox Plate.

The 2024 George Ryder Stakes winner Veight became the first three-year-old since Pierro in 2013 to beat home the older gallopers.

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

Recent George Ryder Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2024
George Ryder Stakes
1st Veight 1 minute 28.09 seconds
2nd Lady Laguna
3rd Militarize
2023
George Ryder Stakes
1st Anamoe 1 minute 29.45 seconds
2nd Fangirl
3rd Converge
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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