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Photographer unknown. [RYDER, George 1905-1989)

[HORSE RACING] Artesian bore, Ryder’s Paddock, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, circa 1930

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Three sepia tone photographs on printing out paper with celluloid coating, each 200 x 150 mm, laid down on their original board mounts, versos of mounts with contemporary inscriptions in pencil: 'Bore at G. Ryder's paddock'; 'Bore at G. Ryder's new house'; 'Mountain bore (H. Ryder's)'; one of the prints with foxing, the mounts with residual glue marks and staining.

Racing administrator, stud master and businessman George Edward Ryder (1905-1989) moved to Cessnock from Inverell in around 1928. He became one of the most prominent figures in Australian thoroughbred racing, both through his ownership of Woodlands and Kia Ora studs and through his 37 years of service on the board of the Sydney Turf Club, for which he served at various times as treasurer, vice-chairman and chairman. He was responsible for creating the Golden Slipper, the STC's most famous race. Randwick's George Ryder Stakes is named in his honour.