George Ryder Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Fact: 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.

2022 George Ryder Stakes Winner Forbidden Love

2022 George Ryder Stakes winner Forbidden Love. Photo: Steve Hart.

Racing at the meeting is top-level and highlighted by the two-year-olds facing off in the Group 1 $4.92 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 Doncaster Mile (1600m) during Sydney’s The Championships in April.

Forbidden Love was the last runner to complete the Canterbury Stakes – George Ryder Stakes double.

In 2024 Lady Laguna won the Canterbury Stakes before her brave second in the George Ryder Stakes results.

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 23, 2024 as part of the popular Golden Slipper Stakes meeting in Sydney and was won by three-year-old Veight ($7) for Tony & Calvin McEvoy. 

2024 George Ryder Stakes Results

The official George Ryder Stakes results 2024 and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 23, 2024 and published below.

2024 George Ryder Stakes winner Veight

2024 George Ryder Stakes winner Veight became the first three-year-old to take out the race since 2013. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #17 Veight
  • 2nd: #15 Lady Laguna
  • 3rd: #16 Militarize

The Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Australian Guineas runner-up Veight ($7) was huge back to 1500m against the older horses in Sydney’s 2024 George Ryder Stakes results becoming the first three-year-old champ since Pierro (2013) with his upset win over Canterbury Stakes winning mare Lady Laguna and Chris Waller’s fellow 3YO Militarize.

2024 George Ryder Stakes Odds

George Ryder Stakes 2024 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.

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George Ryder Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 23, 2024
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1903

George Ryder Stakes 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 – 2024 eight George Ryder Stakes favourites saluted for the punters with the latest being champion mare Winx for her four consecutive victories (2016-19) followed by Forbidden Love ($2.40 in 2022) and Godolphin gun Anamoe ($1.80 in 2023).

2023 George Ryder Stakes Winner Anamoe

Anamoe was dominant winning the 2023 George Ryder as the short-priced favourite. Photo: Steve Hart.

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.

Dreamforce returned to run an eye-catching second in the 2021 George Ryder Stakes results behind the upset winner Think It Over.

George Ryder Stakes Field

The George Ryder Stakes race 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, while in 2021 Think It Over beat home 12 rivals.

In 2022 Forbidden Love beat home eight rivals in the George Ryder field, while Anamoe was too good for his rivals in an eleven-starter George Ryder field in 2023.

In 2024 three-year-old champ Veight beat a bumper 17 rivals in an 18-horse George Ryder Stakes field.

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 three winners from 2011 – 2022 with the Chris Waller-trained duo Rangirangdoo (4th in 2011), Metal Bender (3rd in 2012) and Forbidden Love (1st in 2022) who was the latest to do the double.

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.

Anamoe (2023) is the last horse to do the Chipping Norton – George Ryder Stakes double.

Earlier, the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Randwick on Chipping Norton Stakes Day makes a nice lead-up into the George Ryder Stakes and Think It Over (2021) was the last horse to do the Liverpool City Cup – George Ryder Stakes double.

The 2024 George Ryder winner Veight came via a lead-up second at Flemington in Melbourne’s Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m).

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

2024 George Ryder Stakes Field

The official George Ryder Stakes 2024 final field and barriers will be announced below on the Wednesday leading-up to the race.

The 2024 George Ryder Stakes field attracted 19 final acceptors including Canterbury Stakes winning mare Lady Laguna and The Everest winner she beat home there, Think About It, who is tipped to turn the tables.

George Ryder Stakes Nominations

The early George Ryder Stakes 2024 nominations close the Monday leading up to Golden Slipper Stakes Day and will be detailed in full below.

The spring’s The Everest hero Think About It racing second-up heads the twenty-three 2024 George Ryder Stakes nominations this Slipper Day.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 35720x211x ACQUITTED (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 100
2 254x1564x2 AMENABLE G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 99
3 4x765824x7 BANDERSNATCH G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
4 0x24133x90 CAESARS PALACE G 6 Anthony Cummings 92
5 42151120×0 CEPHEUS (GB) G 7 Matthew Dunn 109
6 x031x5357x COSMIC VEGA (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher 95
7 223125×325 ENCAP G 3 Gary Portelli 95
8 x901393x78 GOLDEN MILE H 4 James Cummings 107
9 131x9250x4 KOVALICA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 108
10 123×211121 LADY LAGUNA M 4 Annabel Neasham 110
11 0x99312186 LOCH EAGLE G 5 Kris Lees 103
12 12515x516x MIGHTY ULYSSES (GB) G 5 Annabel Neasham 103
13 11x5158x22 MILITARIZE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 110
14 22x0180x47 NAVAJO PEAK G 5 David Payne 105
15 87x26x43x2 NEW ENERGY (IRE) G 5 Ciaron Maher 102
16 2x1132x625 PERICLES G 4 James Cummings 109
17 1129×221 SOUTHPORT TYCOON C 3 Ciaron Maher 108
18 x111x113x2 THINK ABOUT IT G 5 Joseph Pride 115
19 2x11169x68 TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher 92
20 924x1111x8 UNSPOKEN (IRE) G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 105
21 4x1525x142 VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 106
22 3x429602x5 WILLIAMSBURG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 96
23 5x454010x9 ZEYREK (FR) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 106

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

2024 George Ryder Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider George Ryder Stakes 2024 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.

  • To Win: #15 Lady Laguna ($9.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Big field and an Everest winner who is favourite, but at the price Lady Laguna looks to be going too good to ignore as a last start Group 1 champ in Sydney with more to give. The ultra-consistent Annabel Neasham-trained four-year-old Overshare mare has won four of her past five starts and comes off an impressive 1.25 length upset over Think About It at Randwick in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m). Looking to beat him home again, she’s got a strong Rosehill record (4:2-1-0) and is drawn better than the top elect. Same weight and hoop as last time out, just needs to extend over the extra furlong. Think she can win again. Value.

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.

Forbidden Love (2022) saw the mares back in winning form again, while Anamoe ($1.80 in 2023) became the latest George Ryder Stakes favourite to win the following year.

Another thing to keep an eye on in the George Ryder Stakes form guide is the barriers with just two winners in the past 15 years having jumped from a double digit gate when Real Impact won from 12 of 14 in 2015 and Anamoe saluted from 11 of 11 in 2023.

Anamoe franked the George Ryder Stakes form with a next-up third in the Group 1 $5 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes results.

George Ryder Stakes Form Facts

  • Winx (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) followed by Forbidden Love (2022) were the first George Ryder Stakes winning mares since 1986.
  • Last start winners have dominated recent George Ryder Stakes results with eight from 2013 – 2024 having won their lead-up race most recently Anamoe (2023).
  • 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) and Forbidden Love (2022).

2024 George Ryder Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive George Ryder Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

George Ryder Stakes Results

Upset George Ryder Stakes race 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 winners in recent history include Gordon Lord Byron who started at 20/1 in 2014 and Think It Over at 25/1 in 2021.

Notable recent George Ryder Stakes winners include Anamoe (2023), four-time champion Winx (2016-19), Pierro (2013), Danleigh (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008), and Haradasun (2007).

Forbidden Love (2022) was the last George Ryder Stakes winning mare.

Pierro (2013) and Veight (2024) are the latest three-year-old George Ryder Stakes winners.

Lonhro holds the current George Ryder Stakes race record winning in 2004 in a time of 1 minute 27:24 seconds.

Past George Ryder Stakes Winners

Recent George Ryder Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 Veight Lady Laguna Militarize 1:28.09
2023 Anamoe Fangirl Converge 1:29.45
2022 Forbidden Love Colette Laws Of Indices 1:32.9
2021 Think It Over Dreamforce Avilius 1:30.7
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