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Christopher Ryder

Full name: Christopher J. Ryder
Born: 10/02/1955
Birthplace: Greymouth, NZ
Residence: Allentown, NJ
Height: 5-foot-11
Colors: Blue-Black
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Ryder in the News


Career

Ryder’s 3-year-old filly pacer Put On A Show won the Dan Patch Award as her division’s best in 2010 and set the earnings record for a filly pacer ($1.89 million at ages 2 and 3 combined)…Put On A Show’s top wins came in the Breeders Crown and Valley Forge…In 2009, Put On A Show’s victories included the She’s A Great Lady…Ryder worked as a horse agent Down Under and also when he first came to the States, but eventually began training…Since then, he has made his mark as a gifted developer of young racing talent…First gained national attention for his work with 1997 2-Year-Old Colt Pacer of the Year, Sealed N Delivered…He also campaigned Cathedra Dot Com, who earned $1 million during her 3-year-old season in 2001…His highest earner to date is McArdle, who retired with $2.4 million in earnings…Trotting mare Mystical Sunshine, who banked nearly $1.8 million in her career and was a 2007 Dan Patch Award winner, is one of his recent stable stars…Other top horses Ryder has trained include Too Much Trouble, Kiwi Scooter N, Go For Grins, Ideal Towne, Brioso Hanover, Metropolitan, Yankee Skyscaper and McCedes.
Personal favorite food is steak…spend it with your family two teenagers, 14 and 16…one dog and one cat….greatest racing experience: winning the Hambletonian…American Idol… I used to be a beautician and a jockey…my family having his boys around
 
Career Training Statistics & Dan Patch Award Winners
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UTR Money Won Rank
2019 123 27 20 20 .364 773,991 (23)
2018 309 36 48 43 .249 1,015,104
2017 394 54 75 54 .288 1,409,275
2016 391 76 52 49 .310 1,749,262
2015 363 69 42 55 .305 1,515,321
2014 395 59 52 50 .265 1,164,476
2013 316 71 50 36 .351 2,589,504 (19)
2012 362 51 41 38 .239 1,979,933
2011 359 47 46 56 .254 875,213
2010 303 47 40 29 .260 1,751,090
2009 267 33 41 31 .248 1,431,926
2008 265 40 30 39 .263 908,222
2007 405 65 58 58 .288 1,515,124
2006 432 74 58 61 .293 2,332,161 (17)
2005 540 89 75 54 .275 2,879,833 (13)
2004 565 100 86 77 .307 3,015,665 (11)
2003 289 54 49 50 .339 1,989,031 (15)
2002 234 39 31 27 .279 1,895,156 (20)
2001 328 61 37 41 .290 2,149,418 (22)
2000 502 71 63 49 .244 1,324,538
1999 346 65 49 37 .302 1,211,770 (25)
1998 319 42 38 32 .231 717,598
1997 329 50 46 48 .278 1,003,951
1996 250 40 27 38 .271 522,521
1995 314 47 43 38 .266 393,217
1994 186 31 25 30 .295 350,713
1993 201 27 25 31 .255 318,567
1992 134 23 19 17 .293 126,004
1991 82 11 8 12 .237 48,187
9303 1499 1274 1200 .000 38,956,771 (20)
 
DAN PATCH AWARD WINNERS

3-YEAR-OLD FILLY PACER
(10) Put On A Show