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.

2020 George Ryder Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Dreamforce
  • 2nd: #3 The Bostonian
  • 3rd: #2 Te Akau Shark



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 2020 George Ryder Stakes ran 2020 with 2019 third placegetter Dreamforce leading all-the-way to win his first Group 1 at seven-years-old. 

George Ryder Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday March 21, 2020
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2020 George Ryder Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Dreamforce
  • 2nd: #3 The Bostonian
  • 3rd: #2 Te Akau Shark

Dreamforce led all-the-way in the George Ryder Stakes 2020 results, the seven-year-old too good for a gun field defeating the Kiwi raiders The Bostonian (2nd) and beaten odds-on favourite Te Akau Shark (3rd) on way to a possible start in the $3 million Doncaster Mile.

Click here to read more on the 2020 George Ryder Stakes winner Dreamforce.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 4 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 4 59kg $12
2 3 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike James McDonald 0.2L 7 59kg $7
3 2 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 1.5L 8 59kg $1.95F
4 8 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Glen Boss 1.7L 3 56kg $17
5 6 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3.5L 2 57kg $13
6 5 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3.8L 1 59kg $41
7 7 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 4.3L 9 56kg $6.50
8 1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Tommy Berry 4.7L 6 59kg $21
9 9 SPEND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tim Clark 4.8L 5 56kg $26

2020 George Ryder Stakes Odds

The updated George Ryder Stakes 2020 odds will be available the week of the race below with pricing from Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 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 George Ryder Stakes 2020 final field has drawn a small but classy field of just nine hopefuls dominated by Jamie Richards’ flying Kiwi galloper Te Akau Shark (8) coming off a win in the Chipping Norton Stakes. Fellow New Zealander, The Bostonian, is drawn one on his inside (7) and is also a last start winner at elite level down under having won the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes.

Click here to read more on the Te Akau Shark-dominated 2020 George Ryder Stakes field and odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 284x231x35 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Tommy Berry 6 59kg 116
2 11x2223x11 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 8 59kg 116
3 110x9358x1 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike James McDonald 7 59kg 114
4 32x1205x28 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 4 59kg 112
5 x73803523x BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 1 59kg 108
6 6x1374x215 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 2 57kg 115
7 13x1651x12 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 9 56kg 108
8 3x22122x13 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Glen Boss 3 56kg 101
9 1×431 SPEND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tim Clark 5 56kg 78

George Ryder Stakes Nominations

The 2020 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 16, 2020.

The George Ryder Stakes 2020 nominations feature a dozen class gallopers including the Godolphin-raced duo of Alizee and Best Of Days. It is the star Kiwi Te Akau Shark however, coming off a Chipping Norton Stakes win, who dominates all-in George Ryder Stakes betting.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 6x1374x215 ALIZEE M 5 James Cummings 115
2 x73803523x BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 108
3 3x22122x13 BRANDENBURG (NZ) C 3 John Sargent 101
4 32x1205x28 DREAMFORCE G 7 John Thompson 112
5 284x231x35 HAPPY CLAPPER G 9 Patrick Webster 116
6 4x2893731x NORWAY (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller 102
7 28x11150x3 ROCK G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
8 1×431 SPEND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 78
9 13x1651x12 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman 108
10 11x2223x11 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) G 5 Jamie Richards 116
11 110x9358x1 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) G 5 Tony Pike 114
12 007713116x THE CANDY MAN G 6 Barry Baldwin 102

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.

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.

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

Recent George Ryder Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
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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