George Ryder Stakes

  • Date: Saturday 18 March, 2017
  • Racecourse: Rosehill
  • Race Distance: 1,500m
  • Conditions: Weight For Age
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000

2016 George Ryder Stakes News

McCreery has blinkers back on in All Aged Stakes

McCreery has blinkers back on in All Aged Stakes

Tough competitor McCreery will wear the blinkers again when he lines up in the Group 1 $600,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

McCreery, above, will wear blinkers again in the All Aged Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

McCreery had the blinkers on when he won the 2016 Listed $100,000 …

The 2017 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.

2017 George Ryder Stakes Field

The 2017 George Ryder Stakes field and barrier draw will be released on the Wednesday prior to the race. The 2017 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 1311x47x32 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1 59kg 118
2 7x22251x11 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 7 59kg 114
3 22x12182x3 HAURAKI John O’Shea William Buick 2 59kg 112
4 x51709x4x2 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Craig Williams 9 59kg 110
5 x561019x77 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 3 59kg 107
6 x6251162x1 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 6 59kg 106
7 x3915x0x36 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 4 59kg 104
8 11x1111x11 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 57kg 132
9 132x147x4 SYLPHEED Toby Edmonds Kanichiro Fujii 5 54kg 72

2017 George Ryder Stakes Nominations

As soon as they are available, the 2017 George Ryder Stakes nominations will be published here.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x12129x211 BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 115
2 1311x47x32 CHAUTAUQUA G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 118
3 x3915x0x36 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 5 Chris Waller 104
4 23x56469x2 HAPPY CLAPPER G 6 Patrick Webster 107
5 22x12182x3 HAURAKI G 5 John O’Shea 112
6 7x22251x11 LE ROMAIN G 4 Kris Lees 114
7 x561019x77 LEEBAZ (NZ) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 107
8 x6251162x1 MCCREERY (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 106
9 132x147x4 SYLPHEED F 3 Toby Edmonds 72
10 x51709x4x2 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 110
11 11x1111x11 WINX M 5 Chris Waller 132

 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
2017 1 Winx 2 Le Romain 3 Chautauqua 1:34.8
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