George Ryder Stakes 2017

March 18, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: Double figure runners have an imposing George Ryder Stakes record over the past decade

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 $3.5 million Group 1 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 $3 million 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.

The latest running of the George Ryder Stakes took place on March 18, 2017.

2017 George Ryder Stakes Results

  • 1st: Winx
  • 2nd: Le Romain
  • 3rd: Chautauqua

George Ryder Stakes Race Info

  • Date: March 18, 2017
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1903

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 – 2017 only four of the 11 George Ryder Stakes favourites saluted for the punters with the latest being champion mare Winx (2016 & 2017).

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 back-to-back wins of Winx (2016 & 2017); his gallopers always feature highly in the George Ryder Stakes odds.

No George Ryder Stakes winner since Referral (1999) came off a lead-up run worse than fourth and so those dominating the markets are the in-form, proven weight-for-age types with form over the distance.

George Ryder Stakes Field

The George Ryder Stakes field attracted a dozen or more final acceptances every year from 2009 – 2015. For the 2016 and 2017 editions the mighty mare Winx scared off a number of horses leading to below capacity editions of the event. Before then smaller line-ups saw just 6 – 8 runners face off in the race from 2002 – 2008.

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 – 2017 with the Chris Waller-trained duo Rangirangdoo (4th in 2011) and Metal Bender (3rd in 2012).

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

2017 George Ryder Stakes Field

The official George Ryder Stakes 2017 field and barriers will be released here on Wednesday March 15, 2017 so stay tuned.

2017 George Ryder Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

There are nine final acceptors making up the 2017 George Ryder Stakes field 2017 with Winx drawn the outside barrier with Hugh Bowman to ride the superstar mare who is after an eleventh Group 1 win facing off against the likes of Chautauqua and the Canterbury Stakes winner Le Romain.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weigth 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

Winx is the big name among the early George Ryder Stakes 2017 nominations that have been extended until 11am (AEDT) on Tuesday. The defending champion Winx chases her 16th consecutive turf triumph and could face the likes of CF Orr – Futurity Stakes double winner Black Heart Bart and the last start Canterbury Stakes champ Le Romain in the George Ryder Stakes field.

# 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 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 & 2017) – 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.

2017 George Ryder Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider George Ryder Stakes 2017 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 & 2017 – 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 with the last winner to finish worse than fourth before winning the classic being Referral back in 1999.

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

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 dual champion Winx (2016 & 2017), Pierro (2013), Danleigh (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008) and Haradasun (2007).

2017 George Ryder Stakes Results

The official George Ryder Stakes results 2017 and finishing order will be known on March 18, 2017.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 8 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 57kg $1.26F
2 2 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 7.3L 6 59kg $10
3 1 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 8.6L 1 59kg $9
4 3 HAURAKI John O’Shea William Buick 10.5L 2 59kg $26
5 6 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 12.1L 5 59kg $31
6 9 SYLPHEED Toby Edmonds Kanichiro Fujii 13L 4 54kg $201
7 5 LEEBAZ (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 15.2L 3 59kg $201
7 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 0
4 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Craig Williams 0

George Ryder Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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