George Ryder Stakes

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George Ryder Stakes
Group 1 race
LocationRosehill Gardens Racecourse
Inaugurated1903 (as Railway Stakes)
Race typeThoroughbred
SponsorThe Agency (2019)
Race information
Distance1500 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationThree years old and over
WeightWeight for age
Purse$1,000,000 (2019)
BonusesExempt from ballot – Doncaster Handicap

The George Ryder Stakes is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds and over at Weight for age conditions, over a distance of 1500 metres at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney, Australia in March or April. It is run on the same day as the Golden Slipper Stakes. The prize money is A$1,000,000.[1]

Winx is the only horse to have won the race more than two times.

History[edit]

The origins of the race are from 1903 when the race was run as the Railway Stakes on the same race card as the Rawson Stakes.[2] The race was renamed in 1974 in honour of George E. Ryder who was a racing administrator, stud master and businessman.[3]

The winner is exempt from ballot for the prestigious Doncaster Handicap.[1]

Name[edit]

  • 1903–1914 - Railway Stakes[4]
  • 1915–1945 - Railway Handicap
  • 1946–1973 - Railway Quality Handicap
  • 1968–1970 - CP Air Quality Hcp
  • 1971–1973 - Railway Quality Handicap
  • 1974–2017 - George Ryder Stakes

Distance[edit]

  • 1903–1914 - ​6 12 furlongs (~1300 metres)
  • 1915–1972 - 7 furlongs (~1400 metres)
  • 1973–1984 - 1400 metres
  • 1985 - 1450 metres
  • 1986 onwards - 1500 metres

Grade[edit]

  • 1903–1979 - Principal race
  • 1980 onwards - Group 1 race

Winners[edit]

  • 2019 - Winx
  • 2018 - Winx[5]
  • 2017 - Winx[6]
  • 2016 - Winx[7]
  • 2015 - Real Impact[8]
  • 2014 - Gordon Lord Byron[9]
  • 2013 - Pierro[10]
  • 2012 - Metal Bender[11]
  • 2011 - Rangirangdoo[12]
  • 2010 - Danleigh[13]
  • 2009 - Vision And Power[14]
  • 2008 - Weekend Hussler[15]
  • 2007 - Haradasun[16]
  • 2006 - Racing To Win[17]
  • 2005 - Court's In Session[18]
  • 2004 - Lonhro[19]
  • 2003 - Lonhro[20]
  • 2002 - Lord Essex[21]
  • 2001 - Landsighting[22]
  • 2000 - Al Mansour[23]
  • 1999 - Referral[24]
  • 1998 - Quick Flick[25]
  • 1997 - Mouawad[26]
  • 1996 - Ravarda[27]
  • 1995 - March Hare[28]
  • 1994 - Telesto[29]
  • 1993 - Schillaci[30]
  • 1992 - Kinjite[31]
  • 1991 - Bureaucracy[32]
  • 1990 - Straussbrook[33]
  • 1989 - Wong[34]
  • 1988 - Campaign King[35]
  • 1987 - Campaign King[36]
  • 1986 - Heat Of The Moment[37]
  • 1985 - Hula Drum[38]
  • 1984 - Emancipation[39]
  • 1983 - Emancipation[40]
  • 1982 - Pure Of Heart
  • 1981 - Prince Ruling
  • 1980 - Manikato
  • 1979 - Manikato
  • 1978 - Command Module
  • 1977 - Pacific Ruler
  • 1976 - Superior Air
  • 1975 - Dalrello
  • 1974 - Itchy Feet
  • 1973 - All Shot
  • 1972 - Triton
  • 1971 - Baguette
  • 1970 - Boy Dandy
  • 1969 - Foresight
  • 1968 - Foresight
  • 1967 - Time And Tide
  • 1966 - Rakaia
  • 1965 - Rush Bye
  • 1964 - Time And Tide
  • 1963 - Prince Regoli
  • 1962 - Prince Regoli
  • 1961 - Grecian Vale
  • 1960 - Man Of Iron
  • 1959 - Book Link
  • 1958 - Chieti
  • 1957 - New Spec
  • 1956 - King's Fair
  • 1955 - Gay Vista
  • 1954 - Carioca
  • 1953 - Regoli
  • 1952 - Coniston
  • 1951 - Drastic
  • 1950 - Buzmark
  • 1949 - Comedy Prince
  • 1948 - Heroic Sovereign
  • 1947 - Tamaroa
  • 1946 - Bragger
  • 1945 - Melhero
  • 1944 - Warlock
  • 1943 - Triad
  • 1942 - race not held
  • 1941 - Evergreen
  • 1940 - Cigarette
  • 1939 - Bramol
  • 1938 - Mohican
  • 1937 - Cereza
  • 1936 - Gay Blonde
  • 1935 - †Sarcherie / High
  • 1934 - Leila Vale
  • 1933 - Whittingham
  • 1932 - Myles La Coplen
  • 1931 - Casque D'Or
  • 1930 - †Sir Chrystopher / Greenline
  • 1929 - Cleave
  • 1928 - Vaals
  • 1928 - Ascalon
  • 1927 - †Fujisan / Cavedweller
  • 1926 - Lausanne
  • 1925 - Encre
  • 1925 - Valiant
  • 1924 - Claro
  • 1923 - Naharadan
  • 1923 - Volpi
  • 1922 - †Sir Maitland / Braehead
  • 1921 - Beauford
  • 1920 - Chrysolaus
  • 1919 - Hem
  • 1918 - Dame Acre
  • 1917 - Spurn
  • 1916 - Gold Brew
  • 1915 - Eugeny
  • 1914 - Sunlike
  • 1913 - race not held
  • 1912 - Miocene
  • 1911 - Maltster Maid
  • 1910 - Vauntie
  • 1909 - Microscope
  • 1908 - Lord Merv
  • 1907 - Thalaba
  • 1906 - Zythos
  • 1905 - Lucknow
  • 1904 - Cressy[4]
  • 1903 - Marvel Loch[41]

† Race run in Divisions

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the George Ryder Stakes". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ "ROSEHILL RACING CLUB. AUTUMN MEETING. SECOND DAY". The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney. Trove Digital (Digitize). 28 March 1903. p. 7 (column 4). Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  3. ^ Peake, Wayne. "Ryder, George Edward (1905–1989)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b "LATE SPORTING Rosehill Races Race 3 result (1904)". The Sunday Times (Western Australia), Perth. Trove Digital (Digitize). 20 March 1904. p. 1 (column 8). Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  5. ^ "2018 Result – The Agency George Ryder Stakes (held 24 March 2018)". breednet.com. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  6. ^ "2017 Result – China Horse Club George Ryder (held 18 March 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  7. ^ "2016 Result – China Horse Club George Ryder (held 19 March 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  8. ^ "2015 Result – George Ryder Stakes (held 21 March 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  9. ^ "2014 Result – George Ryder Stakes (held 29 March 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  10. ^ "2013 Result – Daily Tele George Ryder Stakes (held 6 April 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  11. ^ "2012 Result – Daily Telegraph George Ryder (held 7 April 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  12. ^ "2011 Result – Daily Telegraph George Ryder (held 2 April 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  13. ^ "2010 Result – H K - World City George Ryder (held 3 April 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  14. ^ "2009 Result – H.K.- World City George Ryder (held 4 April 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  15. ^ "2008 Result – George Ryder (held 19 April 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  16. ^ "2007 Result – George Ryder (held 31 March 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  17. ^ "2006 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 8 April 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  18. ^ "2005 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 19 March 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  19. ^ "2004 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 3 April 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  20. ^ "2003 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 5 April 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  21. ^ "2002 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 16 March 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  22. ^ "2001 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 31 March 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  23. ^ "2000 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 8 April 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  24. ^ "1999 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 20 March 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  25. ^ "1998 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 28 March 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  26. ^ "1997 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 15 March 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  27. ^ "1996 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 23 March 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  28. ^ "1995 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 1 April 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  29. ^ "1994 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 19 March 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  30. ^ "1993 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 27 March 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  31. ^ "1992 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 4 April 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  32. ^ "1991 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 16 March 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  33. ^ "1990 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 31 March 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  34. ^ "1989 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 11 March 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  35. ^ "1988 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 19 March 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  36. ^ "1987 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 4 April 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  37. ^ "1986 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 15 March 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  38. ^ "1985 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 23 March 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  39. ^ "1984 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 7 April 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  40. ^ "1983 Result – George Ryder Stks (held 19 March 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  41. ^ "SPORTING NOTES". The Age, Melbourne. 30 March 1903. p. 8 (column 5). Retrieved 1 April 2013. Several prominent Doncaster Handicap candidates were on view in the Railway Stakes. ... Marvel Loch who is in the Doncaster, scored an easy win, while Orry, who made a good run, just beat Air Motor for second place.