First run over a century ago (1903), the George Ryder Stakes, is a $1m Group 1 race held at Rosehill, on an action pack Golden Slipper day. Although used primarily as a lead up race to the G1 Doncaster, the weight-for-age contest is no doubt one of t...
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|Date||Saturday, 18th March, 2023|
|Racecourse||Rosehill Racecourse, NSW, Australia|
The George Ryder Stakes is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in March. The race in 2023 will be held on Saturday 18th of March at Rosehill Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2022, it was won by Forbidden Love.
This race was first run in 1903 as the Railway Stakes and remained so until it was renamed after George E. Ryder, who had been a long time administrator with the STC, studmaster and businessman. He is also known as the “father” of the Golden Slipper as it was his creation back in the early 1950’s when he asked his wife what would you give a two-year-old as a present and his wife innocently suggested a Golden Slipper.
The George Ryder Stakes is run under weight-for-age conditions over the 1500m at Rosehill. In recent years Winx has made this race her own, winning the race in four consecutive years (2016-2019) and in doing so is the only horse to win this race on more than two occasions.
The George Ryder Stakes has proved an ideal lead-up race to the Doncaster Handicap with horses such as Racing To Win (2006), Haradasun (2007), Vision And Power (2009) and Winx (2016) having completed the double since the turn of the century.
The George Ryder Stakes is an Australian Group 1 held at Rosehill Racecourse, it is one of the major races in the Autumn Racing Carnival. The $1 million prizemoney attached to it means the race attracts some of the best horses from across Australia, and even internationally, to Sydney. It also attracts many Australians who like to have a casual punt on the races. Our expert tipsters will compile a list of George Ryder Stakes tips so you can bet with more confidence.
Nominations are yet to be accepted for the George Ryder Stakes in 2023, therefore it is hard to provide updates right now about our tips. However, as the Autumn Racing Carnival continues to heat up in Sydney, the horses that are targeting this Group 1 will become clearer, and this is when we will be able to provide you with updates. If you are after George Ryder Stakes horse tips, then you are in luck as we will keep you updated with which horses are most likely to be running, meaning you can have more confidence when placing your bets.
Unfortunately, at the moment there are no online bookmakers that are currently providing George Ryder Stakes odds, but we will keep an eye on this and as soon as any information comes in, we will bring it to you. When looking for George Ryder Stakes tips, we have indicated some key factors to success in the betting section, which you can see below!
We will list The Sharks’ George Ryder Stakes best tips for the race this year closer to race day. Make sure you continue to check back on this page for updates!
Our tips are not out for the George Ryder Stakes in 2023 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the George Ryder Stakes is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2023 George Ryder Stakes.
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!
There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the George Ryder Stakes. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:
Is Previous George Ryder Stakes Form a Good Indicator of Future Success?
Yes. The George Ryder Stakes has produced many multiple winners since becoming a weight-for-age race in 1974. The top class weight-for-age stars will often return and take the same campaign during their Autumn or Spring preps and that results in them often taking on the same races on multiple occasions.
Since 1978 there have been four dual winners of this race then there is Winx who has won on an unprecedented four occasions. When trying to find the winner of the George Ryder, the previous year is a good place to start.
Should I Bet On The Favourite in the George Ryder Stakes?
Historically the George Ryder Stakes has not been a race for favourites. Besides Winx, when she was at prohibitive odds in all four wins, only Pierro and Forbidden Love has started favourite and won in the last 15 years.
Dreamforce (2020) won this race at double figure odds ($12) two years back then last season Kerry Parker produced Think It Over at $26. Look for those horses that may have a fitness edge on the champions and offer generous each way odds.
Formlines from Lead Up Races
Winners have come from a number of different lead-up races. The G1 Canterbury Stakes and Chipping Norton are the obvious races to look at leading into this race whilst the G2 Ajax Stakes has also been a target for George Ryder Stakes runners.
The key to finding the winner is they must be racing in form. Since 2000, only one winner has finished any further back than fourth in their previous start.
In recent runnings, the older more experienced weight-for-age horses have had the advantage. Pierro and Forbidden Love won as a four-year-old back in 2013 and 2022 but they have been the youngest in recent years.
Three-year-old’s had a strong record earlier this century and they have won seven of the last 26 renewal’s but it takes a special one to win at weight-for-age.
Weight-for-age suggests that the best horse should get their chance to win. Winx always had a couple of kilos advantage over the boys but she was a one in a million.
Before Winx, fillies and mares had a horrible record in this race. The last female winner prior to the great mare was Heat Of The Moment and that was back in 1986. Although the tide may have turned, as 4YO mare, Forbidden Love won the race in 2022.
Records will tell you to steer away from the girls despite them getting some weight relief.
Our George Ryder Stakes best bets for 2023 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.
You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!
Well before the George Ryder Stakes field is released – many bookmakers will open early markets, or all-in markets, for George Ryder Stakes betting. This is a great time to bet on your horse because you could get high odds for your choice.
Once the bookies release their 2023 George Ryder Stakes odds, they will tend to fluctuate every day in the lead up to the race. There are a number of factors that cause this, but when we get a better idea of all the horses that will be targeting the George Ryder Stakes, as well as each horse’s recent form, you will see the odds change dramatically.
If you do choose to place your bets in these early markets, it means you could find the favourite at double digit odds or more. This means that if your horse does go on to win, you will get more return on your bet, and who doesn’t love more cash in their pocket?! However, there is increased risk if you choose this and you should be aware of the situation fully.
Depending on the time you put your 2023 George Ryder Stakes futures bet on, your horse may not even run in the race, but you also won’t get your money back, occurring when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the date of the race. If you are looking to have a punt when it says ‘Before Noms’, then you know you’ll receive your stake back if your horse doesn’t run in the George Ryder Stakes.
The George Ryder Stakes odds are not available yet for 2023. Be sure to check in closer to race day, as we will list the odds then.
A field of 12 was announced to contest the 2022 George Ryder Stakes, however there were three scratchings, so the field was cut to nine. Despite the small field, there was still a number of quality runnners taking part in the 2022 George Ryder Stakes.
Forbidden Love was the narrow $3.50 favourite, from Mo’unga, who was on the second line of betting, at $4.00, but was one of the scratchings in this race. Forbidden Love had won her last two starts, including the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes in February, and the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes earlier in March.
Colette was priced at $6.00 before the race, but hadn’t really done much in the lead up. Last time out, Colette finished 8th (out of 10 runners) in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes, but just before that, she did run a solid 2nd in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes.
The only other runner priced under $10 was that of Private Eye, who was at odds of $6.50. He had just run a 3rd place in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes, and before that was just at the trials.
With the 2023 George Ryder Stakes field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2022 field, headlined by winner Forbidden Love:
|1. KOLDING (NZ) (59kg)||5||Jason Collett||Chris Wailler|
|2. MO’UNGA (NZ) (59kg) – Scratched||4||Tommy Berry||Annabel Neasham|
|3. PRIVATE EYE (59kg)||1||Regan Bayliss||Joseph Pride|
|4. DALASAN (59kg)||12||Chad Schofield||L Macdonald & A Gluyas|
|5. RIODINI (NZ) (59kg)||9||Rachel King||G Waterhouse & A Bott|
|6. BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) (59kg)||8||Jay Ford||Michael Moroney|
|7. LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) (58.5kg)||11||Mark Zahra||Annabel Neasham|
|8. COLETTE (57kg)||3||James McDonald||James Cummings|
|9. FORBIDDEN LOVE (57kg)||2||Hugh Bowman||R & M Freedman|
|10. HUNGRY HEART (57kg) – Scratched||7||Kerrin McEvoy||Chris Wailler|
|11. CONVERGE (56kg) – Scratched||10||Tim Clark||G Waterhouse & A Bott|
|12. HILAL (56kg)||6||William Pike||M, W & J Hawkes|
The Richard and Michael Freedman trained mare, Forbidden Love was the favourite coming into the 2022 George Ryder Stakes, and she got the chocolates for all those favourite backing punters out there. The previous form on heavy tracks came in handy for Forbidden Love, who before this race had a heavy track record of 5:4-0-0.
Forbidden Love got a great ride from Hugh Bowman, who made his move through the field and was sitting in 2nd place at the 400m mark, and in the end her speed proved too much as she finished 1.22L ahead of the second placed runner.
Colette finished in second place, and starting from barrier 3, she was 6th at both the 800m and 400m mark. In the end, there was too much work to do at the end of the race, and she couldn’t keep up with the pace of Forbidden Love.
Rounding out the minor placings was Laws Of Indices, who was actually 1st at the 400m mark, but ran out of steam, and was passed by Forbidden Love and Collete to finish 1.59L back from the leader.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2022 George Ryder Stakes race:
Here are the results from the George Ryder Stakes in 2022:
|1st||9. FORBIDDEN LOVE (57kg)||Hugh Bowman||–|
|2nd||8. COLETTE (57kg)||James McDonald||1.22L|
|3rd||7. LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) (58.5kg)||Mark Zahra||1.59L|
|4th||6. BANKERS CHOICE (NZ) (59kg)||Jay Ford||2.84L|
|5th||3. PRIVATE EYE (59kg)||Regan Bayliss||3.28L|
|6th||4. DALASAN (59kg)||Chad Schofield||5.26L|
|7th||12. HILAL (56kg)||William Pike||5.71L|
|8th||1. KOLDING (NZ) (59kg)||Jason Collett||9.17L|
|9th||5. RIODINI (NZ) (59kg)||Rachel King||13.19L|
The results for the upcoming George Ryder Stakes are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:
|2022||Forbidden Love||Colette||Laws Of Indices|
|2021||Think It Over||Dreamforce||Avilius|
|2020||Dreamforce||The Bostonian||Te Akau Shark|
|2014||Gordon Lord Byron||Speediness||El Roca|
|2012||Metal Bender||Rekindled Interest||Secret Admirer|
|2011||Rangirangdoo||Love Conquers All||Triple Elegance|
|2010||Danleigh||Dao Dao||King Mufhasa|