2017 George Main Stakes Field: Winx Draws Barrier 1

September 13, 2017

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

2017 George Main Stakes Field: Winx Draws Barrier 1

Any punters hoping Australia’s wonder mare Winx would ease out in her price to secure win number 20 on the trot have been shut down, with the superstar drawing barrier one for Saturday’s George Main Stakes 2017 field.


Winx has come up trumps with barrier one for Saturday’s George Main Stakes 2017 at Royal Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart.

The six-year-old daughter of Street Cry gets the chance at a baker’s dozen of elite level wins when she defends her title in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 George Main Stakes (1600m).

Run as the Colgate Optic White Stakes, the weight-for-age mile clash is scheduled as Randwick Race 6 at 3:15pm (AEST) and Winx will face eight rivals as she looks to continue the fairy tale.

A winner of over $13 million in prize money, Winx is heading towards a shot at a third Ladbrokes Cox Plate victory at Moonee Valley at the end of October.

She comes off two narrow victories at Randwick and should be fit and firing this weekend third-up at a track and distance she is more than comfortable over (7-6-1-0).

Hugh Bowman continues his association with the champion and when successful, Winx will hand Waller his fifth win in the race in the past six years.

Waller dominates the George Main Stakes field both with Winx and numbers-wise having accepted for five runners in total.

His other key chance is four-year-old Foxwedge mare Foxplay in barrier three with Brenton Avdulla to ride.

First-up the smart grey was up front in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) on August 19.

Foxplay looked to have the win in the bag at her first start since taking out the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on April 8, until Winx made up for her tardy start and chased down her stablemate in a gutsy win.

That last-to-first effort took nothing out of Winx who backed-up to win the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m), again doing the chasing to rundown Red Excitement who was ridden in brazen up-front style by Joshua Parr.

Foxplay however needed more of a rest to recover from the Warwick Stakes, but is back heading towards a potential Cox Plate clash with Winx via the George Main Stakes.

Waller’s other George Main Stakes hopefuls are McCreery, Mackintosh and the in-form Tom Melbourne coming off a second in the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m).

Both McCreery and Tom Melbourne are also accepted for the Group 3 $150,000 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) earlier on the card, with a decision to be made on which horse will represent the stable in the Group 1 later in the week.

Tramway Stakes winner Happy Clapper is another key rival for Winx on Saturday, the Patrick Webster-trained Teofilo seven-year-old facing the mare for the fifth time.

The dual Doncaster Mile runner-up last faced her in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) when fifth during the autumn, but he’s a gun miler and could be finishing closer over the 1600m on the weekend.

Other notable contenders include Chelmsford Stakes runner-up Red Excitement and eight-year-old Ecuador for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott.

Check out the official George Main Stakes 2017 field, barriers and jockeys below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the best Winx odds on the weekend’s major.

2017 George Main Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Randwick Race 6 (3:15pm) – 16/09/2017

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 469x2125x1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 8 59kg 113
2 x113380x34 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 5 59kg 110
3 3311255×42 RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 4 59kg 110
4 2x156495x8 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Michael Walker 9 59kg 106
5 x13540x0x6 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 2 59kg 103
6 23x6905x22 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller TBA 7 59kg 103
7 11x1111x11 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1 57kg 132
8 1670x910x5 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 6 57kg 108
9 14x24141x2 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3 56.5kg 112

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field