George Ryder Stakes 2020

Saturday March 21, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Winx dominated the George Ryder Stakes results with an historic four-peat from 2016-19

The George Ryder Stakes is one of a bumper five Group 1 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival races taking place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in March on Golden Slipper Stakes Day.

Racing at the meeting is top-level and highlighted by the two-year-olds facing off in the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m). Contested over 1500m by the season’s best sprinter – milers, the George Ryder Stakes is one of the key support races on the card and is a weight-for-age contest for horses aged three-years-old and above.

The winner of the Canterbury Stakes run at Randwick a fortnight before is exempt from ballot in the George Ryder Stakes and many runners back up in the  Group 1 $3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) during Sydney’s The Championships in April.

The last horse to complete the George Ryder Stakes – Doncaster Mile double was Winx (2016). Winx also returned in 2017 to go back-to-back in the George Ryder Stakes results posting her sixteenth win on the trot.

In 2018 Winx secured her 24th straight victory, world record 17th Group 1 flat race victory and an historical third George Ryder Stakes win. She didn’t stop there, the superstar making history with four consecutive George Ryder Stakes victories in 2019, her penultimate career start.

The latest running of the George Ryder Stakes took place on Saturday March 21, 2020 and was won in the post-Winx era by the 2019 third placegetter Dreamforce.  

George Ryder Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 21, 2020
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1903

2020 George Ryder Stakes Results

The official George Ryder Stakes results 2020 and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 21, 2020 and published below.

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

Last year’s third placegetter Dreamforce celebrated his maiden Group 1 win as a seven-year-old leading all-the-way in the 2020 George Ryder Stakes results to defeat the star Kiwi duo of The Bostonian (2nd) and Te Akau Shark (3rd).

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

George Ryder Stakes Odds & Betting

The George Ryder Stakes betting markets are usually led by those horses coming off top three or four runs in Group 1 company in Sydney over 1400m – 1600m. From 2006 – 2020 six George Ryder Stakes favourites saluted for the punters with the latest being champion mare Winx for her four consecutive victories (2016-19).

Sydney’s premier trainer over the past decade Chris Waller has dominated the George Ryder Stakes with three straight winners from 2010 – 2012 before the four straight wins  with Winx (2016-19); his gallopers always feature highly in the George Ryder Stakes odds.

In 2020, Dreamforce (Chipping Norton Stakes eighth) became the first George Ryder Stakes winner since Referral (1999) to come off a lead-up run worse than fourth, so those dominating the markets are the in-form, proven weight-for-age types with form over the distance.

2020 George Ryder Stakes Betting

George Ryder Stakes 2020 betting odds on the Slipper Day Group 1 weight-for-age feature will be provided below once released so stay tuned to see what price your George Ryder Stakes tips are at this season.


George Ryder Stakes Field

The George Ryder Stakes field attracted a dozen or more final acceptances every year from 2009 – 2015. For the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions the mighty mare Winx scared off a number of horses leading to below capacity editions of the event.

There was also a small George Ryder Stakes field of nine in 2020 for the start of the post-Winx era.

George Ryder Stakes odds were very short on the 2016 winner Winx

Superstar mare Winx saluted for the George Ryder Stakes punters for her 2016 win. Photo: Steve Hart.

Horses come into the George Ryder Stakes field via many different lead-up races with the 2014 and 2015 winners Gordon Lord Byron and Real Impact coming off international runs. The traditional lead-up however is the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) run over 200m shorter at Randwick two weeks before.

The Canterbury Stakes produced two winners from 2011 – 2020 with the Chris Waller-trained duo Rangirangdoo (4th in 2011) and Metal Bender (3rd in 2012). In 2020 the Canterbury Stakes winner The Bostonian ran second next-up in the George Ryder Stakes results.

From 2016-19, Winx completed the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) – George Ryder Stakes double four times on the trot. In 2020 the star Kiwi Te Akau Shark jumped odds-on favourite in the George Ryder after winning the Chipping Norton Stakes, but only managed to run third.

George Ryder Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race before the final field and barrier draw is announced on the Wednesday.

2020 George Ryder Stakes Field

The official George Ryder Stakes 2020 final field and barriers will be announced below on the Wednesday leading-up to the race.

Kiwi galloper Te Akau Shark leads a small nine-horse 2020 George Ryder Stakes field coming off a win in the Chipping Norton Stakes. The Bostonian is another New Zealand-trained visitor in the mix coming off a lead-up Group 1 victory in Australia having taken out the Canterbury Stakes over 1300m fresh.

# 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 early George Ryder Stakes 2020 nominations close the Monday leading up to Golden Slipper Stakes Day and will be detailed in full below.

The 2020 George Ryder Stakes nominations feature a dozen hopefuls led in betting by the Kiwi raider Te Akau Shark coming off a lead-up win in the Chipping Norton Stakes, a race four-time winner Winx won from 2016-19 before her quartet of George Ryder victories.

# 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 Tips

Gallopers with proven Group 1 form around the distance are the top George Ryder Stakes tips. The favourites – up until the dominance of Winx (2016-19) – had a poor record in recent years and favourite proved a George Ryder Stakes betting tip.

Look for value in the markets by backing a runner who ran in the top three in Group 1 company last time out and that is proven in weight-for-age company.

2020 George Ryder Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider George Ryder Stakes 2020 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the autumn gallopers to back and sack in the weight-for-age feature this season.

George Ryder Stakes Form Guide

Displaying all the information punters need, the George Ryder Stakes form guide is the best place to look before placing a bet on the weight-for-age clash.

Recent George Ryder Stakes form – until Winx saluted for the punters in 2016-19 – reveals the poor record of favourites and the notable fact that many of the race’s winners dropped back in distance from their lead-up run.

Looking for horses that ran top four last start is a key George Ryder Stakes form indicator.

Fillies and mares also had a poor record against the colts, geldings and stallions in the George Ryder Stakes with no female galloper having won since Heat Of The Moment won in her three-year-old season back in 1986 until Winx (2016-19) broke the drought 30 years later.

Another thing to keep an eye on in the George Ryder Stakes form guide is the barriers with just one winner in the past 15 years having jumped from a double digit gate when Real Impact won from 12 of 14 in 2015.

George Ryder Stakes Form Facts

  • Winx (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) was the first George Ryder Stakes winning mare since 1986
  • Last start winners have dominated recent George Ryder Stakes results with six from 2013 – 2020 having won their lead-up race
  • The Chipping Norton Stakes – George Ryder Stakes betting double was last achieved by Winx (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019)
  • The Canterbury Stakes – George Ryder Stakes double was last won by Pierro (2013)

2020 George Ryder Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive George Ryder Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

George Ryder Stakes Results

Upset George Ryder Stakes results are not uncommon with plenty of winners jumping at odds of $10 or over across the past two decades.

The longest priced George Ryder Stakes winner in the past 10 years was Gordon Lord Byron who started at 20/1 in 2014 while that year’s favourite Red Tracer could only manage to finish 10th.

Notable recent George Ryder Stakes winners include four-time champion Winx (2016-19), Pierro (2013), Danleigh (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008) and Haradasun (2007).

George Ryder Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Dreamforce The Bostonian Te Akau Shark 1:30.1
2019 Winx Brutan Dreamforce 1:32.2
2018 Winx Happy Clapper Kementari 1:31.4
2017 Winx Le Romain Chautauqua 1:34.8
2016 Winx Kermadec Press Statement 1:28.7
2015 Real Impact Criterion Kermadec 1:28.2
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
2007 Haradasun Mentality Apache Cat 1:29.2
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
2001 Landsighting Shogun Lodge Crawl 1:27.6
2000 Al Mansour Bonanova Hire 1:30.5