Gordon Lord Byron wins 2014 George Ryder Stakes

March 29th, 2014

Irish sprinter Gordon Lord Byron has won the 2014 Group 1 George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill.

Gordon Lord Byron and Speediness

Gordon Lord Byron (inside) claims the victory in the 2014 George Ryder Stakes from Speediness. Picture: Steve Hart

Gordon Lord Byron, making his racing debut in Australia after going through quarantine, produced a great turn of foot late to run down Speediness, who looked likely to claim the victory. El Roca tried to lead all the way and dug deep to hold onto third with Sacred Falls home fourth.

Jockey Craig Williams gave Gordon Lord Byron a great run on the Slow 7 Rosehill track, taking him to the rail and taking the shorter run than more fancied rivals.

Race favourite Red Tracer, who is known for wet track form, looked promising coming into the straight but faded to finish 10th.

Today’s win adds an Australian Group 1 victory to Gordon Lord Byron‘s tally which already includes a Group 1 win at Haydock in the UK and a Group 1 win at Longchamp in France.

Six-year-old Byron gelding Gordon Lord Byron has been nominated for the TJ Smith Stakes and the Doncaster Mile.

2014 George Ryder Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 2 GORDON LORD BYRON (IRE) Tom Hogan Craig Williams 5 59kg $19
2 6 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott Damien Oliver 0.2L 6 59kg $26
3 14 EL ROCA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Hugh Bowman 1L 11 56kg $7
4 4 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller Zac Purton 1.6L 2 59kg $7
5 5 TOYDINI Guy Walter Blake Shinn 2.7L 4 59kg $21
6 13 STREAMA Guy Walter Kerrin McEvoy 2.8L 3 57kg $11
7 1 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4.5L 9 59kg $8
8 10 NINTH LEGION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 5L 7 59kg $41
9 8 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody Chad Schofield 5.6L 10 59kg $51
10 12 RED TRACER Chris Waller Michael Rodd 6.4L 13 57kg $3.70F
11 9 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Jason Collett 6.7L 12 59kg $13
12 7 FAT AL Peter G Moody Craig Newitt 9.1L 15 59kg $71
13 11 TRES BLUE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 10L 8 58.5kg $31
14 3 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 10.7L 14 59kg $31
15 15 EUROZONE Bart & James Cummings Jim Cassidy 12.7L 1 56kg $12