George Ryder 2025 Tips, Field & Race Guide

The Group 1 George Ryder Stakes will take place on Saturday, March 22, 2025 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

The $1 million event is run under weight-for-age conditions and is open to horses aged three years old and upward.

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.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

George Ryder Stakes 2025 Schedule

Date March 22
Track  Rosehill Gardens
Distance 1500m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight-for-age
Prizemoney $1 million
Age 3YO and above

George Ryder Stakes Tips

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 2025 tips to help you back the winner.


George Ryder Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the 2025 George Ryder Stakes take place at 11am on March 17, 2025.

George Ryder Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the 2025 George Ryder Stakes will be released on March 19, 2025.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

Check out our George Ryder Stakes barrier draw stats and info.

2024 George Ryder Stakes Results & Replays

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 VEIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Damian Lane 8 56kg $7
2 LADY LAGUNA Annabel Neasham Tyler Schiller 12 57kg $8.50
3 MILITARIZE (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 7 56kg $5
4 GOLDEN MILE James Cummings Tommy Berry 5 59kg $51
5 THINK ABOUT IT Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 16 59kg $4.80F
6 ENCAP Gary Portelli Blake Shinn 2 56kg $9
7 PERICLES James Cummings Hugh Bowman 14 59kg $13
8 TIZ INVINCIBLE Ciaron Maher Zac Lloyd (a) 6 54kg $41
9 AMENABLE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 4 59kg $11
10 BANDERSNATCH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jordan Childs 11 59kg $151
11 KOVALICA (NZ) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 18 59kg $17
12 CEPHEUS (GB) Matthew Dunn Adam Hyeronimus 13 59kg $101
13 NAVAJO PEAK David Payne Kerrin McEvoy 10 59kg $101
14 NEW ENERGY (IRE) Ciaron Maher Jason Collett 15 59kg $16
15 LOCH EAGLE Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 9 59kg $101
16 UNSPOKEN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Sherry 1 59kg $81
17 COSMIC VEGA (IRE) Ciaron Maher Ms Jamie Kah 17 59kg $61
18 MIGHTY ULYSSES (GB) Annabel Neasham Tom Marquand 3 59kg $61

See more George Ryder Stakes results and replays here.

George Ryder Stakes Odds

Leading bookmakers Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2025 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.

George Ryder Stakes History

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).

2024 Veight
2023 Anamoe
2022 Forbidden Love
2021 Think It Over
2020 Dreamforce
2019 Winx
2018 Winx
2017 Winx
2016 Winx
2015 Real Impact
2014 Gordon Lord Byron
2013 Pierro
2012 Metal Bender
2011 Rangirangdoo
2010 Danleigh
2009 Vision And Power
2008 Weekend Hussler
2007 Haradasun
2006 Racing To Win
2005 Court's In Session
2004 Lonhro
2003 Lonhro
2002 Lord Essex
2001 Landsighting
2000 Al Mansour

Top 5 George Ryder Stakes Winners

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George Ryder Stakes Live Stream

TAB members are able to watch the 2025 George Ryder Stakes free of charge courtesy of Sky Racing vision.

You can stream the action from your mobile device or desktop for every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live.

TAB offers Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central on their racing live streaming service.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2025 George Ryder Stakes with TAB.

George Ryder Stakes Bonus Bets

With the country’s leading bookmakers offering horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week, you can get more bang for your buck.

The offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races with promos such as Double Your WinningsCash Back and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.


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