2020 George Ryder Stakes Tips & Betting Advice

George Ryder Stakes winners
George Ryder Stakes

Top 5 George Ryder Stakes Winners

The George Ryder Stakes (1500m) is an autumn Group 1 race at Rosehill and has been won by some champion gallopers over the years. See who made our list of top 5 George Ryder Stakes winners since 2000.

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2020 George Ryder Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, 21 March, 2020 at Rosehill Racecourse.

We provide you with George Ryder Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

2020 George Ryder Stakes

Date Saturday, March 21
Track  Rosehill Gardens
Distance 1500m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight-for-age
Prizemoney $1 million
Age 3YO and above


When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the George Ryder Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton will provide his 2020 George Ryder Stakes tips and selections once the final field has been declared.


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet and BetEasy have the latest 2020 George Ryder Stakes betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the George Ryder Stakes betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.


Australia’s leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the George Ryder Stakes (and all other races from New South Wales tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Rosehill races including the George Ryder Stakes streamed live online at Ladbrokes, BetEasy or Sportsbet. To find out how to stream the George Ryder Stakes live, see our guide to watch the race.


The George Ryder Stakes features a host of special offers from bookmakers and that includes the opportunity to claim bonus bets when becoming a new customer before the race. A range of bonus bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.


Staged during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the George Ryder Stakes is a premier weight-for-age race for middle-distance horses.

Boasting $1 million in prizemoney, the George Ryder attracts a number of star gallopers on Golden Slipper Day.

Five Group 1s are held on the day with the Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) being the main race for the two-year-olds. The other Group 1 races are the George Ryder Stakes, Ranvet Stakes (2000m), Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and The Galaxy (1100m).

Supporting the Group 1 races are the Group 3 Epona Stakes (1900m), Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m) and Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m).

The most reliable lead-up races to the George Ryder are the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) and the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), with those two races producing seven of the past 14 George Ryder Stakes winners.

Although the race favours middle-distance types, a few exceptional sprinters throughout the years have been able to stretch out to between 1300m and 1500m to claim the event.

It was first run in 1903 when won by Marvel Loch and has grown in stature to become one of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival’s most revered races. The race was originally known as the Railway Stakes before becoming the Railway Handicap.

A couple of other variations followed before the George Ryder Stakes name was used from 1974 onwards.

The George Ryder is run under weight-for-age conditions and is open to horses three years old and upwards.

Winning the George Ryder enables automatic entry into the $3 million Doncaster Mile (1600m) held at Royal Randwick Racecourse two weeks later.

Champion mare Winx has stamped her authority on the race with four straight wins between 2016-19.

Some classy gallopers have won the race, including Manikato (1979-80), Emancipation (1983-84), Schillaci (1993), Lonhro (2003-04), Racing To Win (2006), Haradasun (2007), Weekend Hussler (2008), Rangirangdoo (2011), Pierro (2013), Gordon Lord Byron (2014) and Real Impact (2015).

George Ryder Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2000 Al Mansour
2001 Landsighting
2002 Lord Essex
2003 Lonhro
2004 Lonhro
2005 Court's In Session
2006 Racing To Win
2007 Haradasun
2008 Weekend Hussler
2009 Vision And Power
2010 Danleigh
2011 Rangirangdoo
2012 Metal Bender
2013 Pierro
2014 Gordon Lord Byron
2015 Real Impact
2016 Winx
2017 Winx
2018 Winx
2019 Winx
2020 Dreamforce


Founded in 1947, the Rosehill Racecourse is home to the richest two-year-old race in the world, the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes.

First held in 1957 the juvenile sprint was won by Todman by an impressive 8 length margin.

The prestigious The BMW (2400m) is also held at Rosehill and has been won by champion racehorses such as: Hyperno (1978), Kingston Town (1980), Bonecrusher (1986) and Octagonal (1996 & 97).

The track is approximately 23 kilometres to the west of Sydney’s city centre and offers quality viewing for punters having modern three tiered stands with bars, restaurants and betting facilities.


Rosehill Racecourse consists of four long sweeping turns and horses that have drawn an inside gate are advantaged.

It is difficult to lead all the way when the rail is in the true position, but when the rail is out 4 metres or more, all runners are provided an even opportunity.