2014 George Main Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

Racing returns Royal Randwick for George Main Stakes Day and there six black type races on what is set to be a very exciting race card.

Entirely Platinum has been scratched from the Hill Stakes and will instead run in the Naturalism Stakes in Melbourne.

Entirely Platinum has been scratched from the Hill Stakes and will instead run in the Naturalism Stakes in Melbourne. Photo by: Steve Hart

The 2014 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival has been plagued by wet tracks, but Sydney has produced a stunning day and the Royal Randwick track is currently rated as a Dead 4 – the best that the track has presented in a month.

The excellent condition of the Royal Randwick track means that there have been very few scratchings across George Main Stakes Day, but there are still relatively small fields in all races.

The Royal Randwick card features a number of difficult betting races, but leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au is giving punters some insurance by refunding all bets placed on horses that finish second to the starting price favourite!

Royal Randwick Track Report                                             

  • Weather: Fine
  • Track Conditions: Dead 4
  • Penetrometer: 5.01
  • Rail: +8m Entire Circuit

The 2014 George Main Stakes is the feature race at Royal Randwick this afternoon and there have been no scratchings from the Group 1 event and all ten runners will line up in the $350,000 race.

The most high profile scratching in the Group 2 Hill Stakes is that of Team Hawkes-trained Entirely Platinum who will instead run in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield.

2014 George Main Stakes Day Scratchings

Race 1 (12:40PM) – $85,000 Bacardi Untameable Handicap (1600m)

No current scratchings

Race 2 (1:15PM) – $125,000 Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m)

No current scratchings

Race 3 (1:50PM) – $100,000 Schweppes Heritage Stakes (1100m)

#4 Orujo

Race 4 (2:25PM) – $175,000 Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m)

#8 Melanya

Race 5 (3:05PM) – $200,000 Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m)

#4 Entirely Platinum, #6 Multilateral

Race 6 (3:45PM) – $350,000 Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m)

No current scratchings

Race 7 (4:25PM) – $85,000 William Shaw Knitwear Handicap (1200m)

#1 Cauthen, #5 Queenian, #10 Handsome Tycoon, #14 Rare Ruby

Race 8 (5:05PM) – $200,000 Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts (1100m)

#10 Rifleman, #11 Angels Beach

Sign-up and deposit at Ladbrokes.com.au this afternoon to take advantage of their Royal Randwick special that will give you your stake back if your horse finishes second to the starting price favourite!

New customers can also score a free bet worth up to $500 that can be claimed by quoting the code SPRINGBONUS! 

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