This year the illustrious $400, 000 Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) will take place at Sydney’s beautiful Rosehill Gardens racecourse on April 3 as part of the terrific line-up of events scheduled for Golden Slipper Day.
Four other Group 1 features will take place at the meeting – the $3.5million Golden Slipper, $2.25million The BMW, $400, 000 Queen of the Turf Stakes and the $400, 000 Storm Queen Stakes.
As the winner of the 2010 George Ryder Stakes is exempt from ballot and penalty for the prestigious Group 1 Doncaster Handicap at Randwick on April 17, it is sure to be a hotly contested race attracting an elite field of sprinters and milers.
Two of the best early indicators for the George Ryder Stakes are the Group 2 Canterbury Stakes and the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes. In past years many of the same horses that contest these earlier weight-for-age races continue on with a run in the George Ryder Stakes.
It is an excellent idea to watch the winners and placegetters in both of these events when sizing up which horses will run and do well in the George Ryder Stakes.
Australia’s top rated mare, the brilliant Typhoon Tracy is a possible 2010 George Ryder Stakes runner
Australia’s top rated mare, the brilliant Typhoon Tracy is looking at the George Ryder Stakes following her third Group 1 win in the Futurity Stakes. Trainer Peter Moody will look at the George Ryder Stakes as well as the Queen of the Turf Stakes for his Red Ransom mare on April 3.
Another possible nominee for the 2010 George Ryder Stakes is the promising Brett Partelle-trained galloper Walking Or Dancing. The five-year-old son of Falvelon won the Magic Millions Cup at the Gold Coast in impressive style back in January and has since then trialled well at Gosford.
Nominations for the 2010 George Ryder Stakes will close on Monday, March 29 and the final field of acceptances will then be declared on Wednesday March 31 and published here.