George Ryder Stakes
The George Ryder Stakes is a Group 1 Australian Thoroughbred horse race at Weight for Age run over a distance of 1,500 metres at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney in April. The prizemoney in 2008 was AUD$404,900.
1973 - 1984 held over 1,400m.</br> 1985 held over 1,450m.</br> 1986 onwards held over 1,500m.</br>
Traditionally the race has very few runners and is usually a sit and sprint affair, due to a lack of horses to pressure the leaders and ensure the race is run at a genuine tempo.