George Ryder Stakes Nominations

George Ryder Stakes Nominations Funstar (PA Images)

The Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) nominations will be announced on March 14, 2022. 

This page will be updated following the nominations release. Below are the nominations from 2021.


Grant and Alana Williams-trained five-year-old mare Arcadia Queen is the biggest nomination for the George Ryder Stakes. She missed last Saturday’s All-Star Mile (1600m) after being scratched on vet’s advice for lameness. At her first up run, Arcadia Queen was second in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) won by Probabeel who could only manage a 12th-placed finish in the All-Star Mile.

Trainer Chris Waller has nominated four-year-old mare Funstar and five-year-old gelding Kolding for the $1 million feature race.

Kolding has raced three times this prep for a pair of seconds at Group 2 level before running fifth in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) won by his stablemate Verry Elleegant.

Funstar finished fourth in the Chipping Norton and was also fourth in her prior start in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m).

See below for the full list of nominations for the WFA feature.

2021 George Ryder Stakes Nominations

1ARCADIA QUEENGrant & Alana Williams
2AVILIUS (GB)James Cummings
3CASCADIAN (GB)James Cummings
4DALASANLeon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
5DAWN PASSAGEGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
6DREAMFORCEJohn Thompson
7FUNSTARChris Waller
8GEM SONGKris Lees
9JUNIPALCiaron Maher & David Eustace
10KOLDING (NZ)Chris Waller
11MO’UNGA (NZ)Annabel Neasham
12PRINCE FAWAZAnthony Cummings
13SAMADOUBTBjorn Baker
15TRICKY GALMatthew Smith