George Ryder Stakes 2022

Saturday March 19, 2022

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 $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 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 19, 2022 as part of the popular Golden Slipper Stakes meeting in Sydney and was won by the Michael & Richard Freedman-trained favourite Forbidden Love ($2.40F). 

George Ryder Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 19, 2022
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1903

2022 George Ryder Stakes Results

The official George Ryder Stakes results 2022 and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 19, 2022 and published below.

  • 1st: #9 Forbidden Love ($2.40F)
  • 2nd: #8 Colette
  • 3rd: #7 Laws Of Indices

The Richard & Michael Freedman-trained Forbidden Love ($2.40F) kept the wins coming backing up from a Canterbury Stakes triumph last start to salute for the punters in the George Ryder Stakes 2022 results run on another wet Sydney track.

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 – 2022 seven 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).

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.

2022 George Ryder Stakes Odds

George Ryder Stakes 2022 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.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 George Ryder Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

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, while in 2021 Think It Over beat home 12 rivals.

In 2022 Forbidden Love beat home eight rivals in the George Ryder 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.

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.

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

2022 George Ryder Stakes Field

The official George Ryder Stakes 2022 final field and barriers will be announced below on the Wednesday leading-up to the race.

The Annabel Neasham-trained Mo’unga is looking to return to winning form second-up returning to Sydney in the George Ryder Stakes 2022 field off a Futurity Stakes second fresh.

2022 George Ryder Stakes Scratchings:

  • #2 Mo’unga (4)
  • #10 Hungry Heart (7)
  • #11 Converge (10)

Randwick Guineas winner Converge has been withdrawn in favour of a rematch with Anamoe in the Rosehill Guineas one race earlier.

Chris Waller opted not to run his mare Hungry Heart due to the Heavy (8) track.

Trainer Annabel Neasham officially withdrew Mo’unga on Friday due to abnormal bloodwork.

“Mo’unga has unfortunately returned a slightly abnormal blood profile. This was undertaken today after leaving feed & a slight increase in his usual temperature. We have taken the unfortunate decision to scratch from tomorrows G1 George Ryder in the best interests of Mo’unga,” @ANeashamRacing confirmed on Twitter.

  • Scratchings Update: #11 Converge (10) – the Randwick Guineas winner has been withdrawn in favour of a rematch with Anamoe in the Rosehill Guineas one race earlier.

George Ryder Stakes Nominations

The early George Ryder Stakes 2022 nominations close the Monday leading up to Golden Slipper Stakes Day and will be detailed in full below.

Class mare Forbidden Love coming off a Canterbury Stakes win headlines the 2022 George Ryder Stakes nominations this Slipper Day.

  • Nominations Extended Until: 15/03/2022 11:00:00 AM
Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x1212x312 ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings 114
2 3211×01115 BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney 94
3 x36728x636 CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 105
4 x521324x17 COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller 92
5 4x65118x28 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 111
6 1321x8x331 CONVERGE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
7 33x08360x6 DALASAN H 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 106
8 x47830x211 FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 111
9 x53011x523 HILAL C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
10 11x84837x4 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 107
11 x354912x64 ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 107
12 501x599x04 KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 112
13 54518x5x57 LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) H 4 Annabel Neasham 106
14 07x12543x2 MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham 112
15 1x174185x3 PRIVATE EYE G 4 Joseph Pride 108
16 8752208×07 RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 99
17 2875483×56 STREETS OF AVALON G 7 Shane Nichols 107

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.

2022 George Ryder Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider George Ryder Stakes 2022 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: #9 Forbidden Love ($4.20 at time of publish) 

There’s a few improving dangers here, but is hard to knock a mare going this good. Richard & Michael Freedman’s four-year-old daughter of All Too Hard chases her third win on the trot coming off big wet track wins in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m). Doesn’t look like she’ll get a Heavy track and she needs to win over the 1500m for the first time, but is versatile and gets the run of the race from a gun draw so could potentially win this on class alone.

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.

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) 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 seven from 2013 – 2022 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) and Forbidden Love (2022)

2022 George Ryder Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive George Ryder Stakes 2022 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 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 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
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