George Ryder Stakes

  • Date: Saturday 19 March, 2016
  • Racecourse: Rosehill
  • Race Distance: 1,500m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000

2016 George Ryder Stakes News

Winx to be set for Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Winx to be set for Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Dual Cox Plate winner Winx will stay in Australia to be prepared for the 2017 Sydney Autumn Carnival with the Group 1 $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on the second day of ‘The Championships’ as her major target.

Champion mare Winx, above, will be set for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in the 2017 …

The 2016 George Ryder Stakes is a Group 1 race that takes place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival each year. Run over a distance of 1,500 metres, the George Ryder Stakes is now worth $1,000,000 in prize money. The race previously takes place on Golden Slipper Day, alongside the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m).

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The first George Ryder Stakes was run in 1903 when it was won by Marvel Loch. The George Ryder Stakes was initially run over a distance of 1,400 metres but that was changed to 1,450 metres in 1985 before the race was extended to today’s distance of 1,500 metres the following year.

The Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) is considered the key lead-up race to the George Ryder Stakes. Horses that perform well in the George Ryder Stakes generally go on to contest races like the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m), Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) at the end of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The George Ryder Stakes honor roll is littered with a number of the most talented horses in the history of Australian racing and in recent years the race has only been won by top-level performances. Manikato (1979 and 1980), Emancipation (1983 and 1984), Campaign King (1987 and 1988) and Lonhro (2003 and 2004) have both won the George Ryder Stakes on multiple occasions, while Schillaci (1993), Racing To Win (2006), Haradasun (2007), Weekend Hussler (2008) and Pierro (2013) have also tasted success in the race.

George Ryder Stakes Field

The George Ryder Stakes field is always filled with a number of talented gallopers and can be run with a capacity field of 19 runners. The Group 1 event has not been run with a capacity field in the last thirty years and there is generally not a scramble to earn a spot in the field, but the winner of the Canterbury Stakes is offered ballot exempt entry into the races. The George Ryder Stakes is now worth an impressive $1 million in prize money and also offers the winner automatic entry into the Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick a fortnight later.

2016 George Ryder Stakes Field

The 2016 George Ryder Stakes field and barrier draw will be released on the Wednesday prior to the race. The 2016 George Ryder Stakes field is expected to feature some of the best horses from right around Australia.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x62111x41 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) Murray Baker Opie Bosson 8 59kg 114
2 31x52140x3 KERMADEC (NZ) Chris Waller Zac Purton 6 59kg 113
3 x111x0x438 HUCKLEBUCK Phillip Stokes Dom Tourneur 3 59kg 109
4 11x5x111x4 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Brenton Avdulla 2 59kg 101
5 211x111x11 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 57kg 118
6 2x21226x12 FIRST SEAL John P Thompson Blake Shinn 5 57kg 109
7 167×702117 TINTO Rex Lipp Craig Williams 4 57kg 104
8 11x2511x12 PRESS STATEMENT Chris Waller James McDonald 1 56kg 108

2016 George Ryder Stakes Nominations

As soon as they are available, the 2016 George Ryder Stakes nominations will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 211x111x11 WINX M 4 Chris Waller 1 57kg 118
2 1x62111x41 TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker 2 59kg 114
3 31x52140x3 KERMADEC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 3 59kg 113
4 x111x0x438 HUCKLEBUCK G 5 Phillip Stokes 4= 59kg 109
5 2x21226x12 FIRST SEAL M 4 John P Thompson 4= 57kg 109
6 11x2511x12 PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller 6 56kg 108
7 167×702117 TINTO M 5 Rex Lipp 7= 57kg 104
8 312×1221 LE ROMAIN G 3 Kris Lees 7= 56kg 104
9 11x5x111x4 HAPPY CLAPPER G 5 Patrick Webster 9 59kg 101
10 565x890x01 BULL POINT H 5 David Vandyke 10 59kg 99
11 447x1513x3 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller 11 56kg 92

 George Ryder Stakes Winners And Results

Here you will find a list of past winners and results since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Winx 2 Kermadec 3 Press Statement 1:28.7
2015 1 Real Impact 2 Criterion 3 Kermadec 1:28.2
2014 1 Gordon Lord Byron 2 Speediness 3 El Roca 1:30.95
2013 1 Pierro 2 King Mufhasa 3 Shoot Out 1:31.08
2012 1 Metal Bender 2 Rekindled Interest 3 Secret Admirer 1:28.8
2011 1 Rangirangdoo 2 Love Conquers All 3 Triple Elegance 1:29.4
2010 1 Danleigh 2 Dao Dao 3 King Mufhasa 1:30.2
2009 1 Vision And Power 2 Black Piranha 3 King Mustafa 1.31:5
2008 1 Weekend Hussler 2 Racing To Win 3 Casino Prince 1:31.7
2007 1 Haradasun 2 Mentality 3 Apache Cat 1:29.2
2006 1 Racing To Win 2 Paratroopers 3 Lad Of The Manor 1:27.8
2005 1 Court’s In Session 2 Patezza 3 Sky Cuddle 1:28.5
2004 1 Lonhro 2 Grand Armee 3 Private Steer 1:27.2
2003 1 Lonhro 2 Dash For Cash 3 Defier 1:30.7
2002 1 Lord Essex 2 Shogun Lodge 3 Crawl 1:29.5
2001 1 Landsighting 2 Shogun Lodge 3 Crawl 1:27.6
2000 1 Al Mansour 2 Bonanova 3 Hire 1:30.5