The George Ryder Stakes is a breathtaking 1500m weight-for-age race. The event is normally held at the Rosehill racecourse every year in March and in recent years, the George Ryder Stakes has attracted some of the top mares in Australia and beyond. The prize money for this race is $1million. Last year, the competitive nature of the George Ryder Stakes brought with it immense excitement but at the end, Pierro took it. Following in second and third respectively was the King Mufhasa and the Shoot Out.
Winners at the George Ryder Stakes are exempted from the ballot for the group 1 $3 million Doncaster Handicap. The George Ryder Stakes is an exciting prospect in horse racing and features a long the group 1 Galaxy race and The Rosehill Guineas. The three races provide an interesting curtain raiser for the big Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes that takes place a week later on the same venue. The history of the George Ryder Stakes shows that only classy and top class horses have managed to triumph and such is the nature of the competition every year at the Rosehill Racecourse.
The race has over the years been endowed by the best thoroughbreds in Australia including Pierro in 2013, Lonhro in 2004 and Schillaci in 1993. The George Ryder Stakes is an ideal lead up race for the Doncaster Handicap. In addition to this, Horses that do well in the George Ryder Stakes can also participate in Randwick’s Feature races including the Big Money Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Group 1 All Aged Stakes.
In this year’s Sydney Autumn Carnival, the George Ryder Stakes promises an exciting field day of horse racing at Rosehill and just like in yester years, only the best horses can triumph. The race will feature along group 2 races such as the Ajax Stakes, The Pago Pago Stakes, and the Magic Night Stakes. Group 3 events that will feature on the same day include The NE Manion Cup and the Epona Stakes.
George Ryder Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Gordon Lord Byron||Speediness||El Roca||1:30.9|
|2013||Pierro||King Mufhasa||Shoot Out||1:31.0|
|2012||Metal Bender||Rekindled Interest||Secret Admirer||1:28.8|
|2011||Rangirangdoo||Love Conquers All||Triple Elegance||1:29.4|
|2010||Danleigh||Dao Dao||King Mufhasa||1:30.2|
|2009||Vision And Power||Black Piranha||King Mustafa||1.31:5|
|2008||Weekend Hussler||Racing To Win||Casino Prince||1:31.7|
|2006||Racing To Win||Paratroopers||Lad Of The Manor||1:27.8|
|2005||Court’s In Session||Patezza||Sky Cuddle||1:28.5|
|2004||Lonhro||Grand Armee||Private Steer||1:27.2|
|2003||Lonhro||Dash For Cash||Defier||1:30.7|
|2002||Lord Essex||Shogun Lodge||Crawl||1:29.5|
|1998||Quick Flick||Encounter||Blazing Steel||1:28.9|
|1995||March Hare||Brave Warrior||Pharaoh||1:27.3|
|1994||Telesto||Golden Sword||Big Dreams||1:29.6|
|1992||Kinjite||Big Dreams||Prince Salieri||1:31.2|
|1988||Campaign King||Star Sunrise||Wong||1:28.0|