George Main Stakes

The 2017 George Main Stakes takes place at Royal Randwick in mid-September as the opening Group 1 race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

George Main Stakes News

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Winx on Track for Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017

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The George Main Stakes 2017 is a 1600m race held at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse in September. Worth $500,000 in prize money, the event is the opening Group 1 race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Open to horses aged three years and over, the George Main Stakes is a weight-for-age event and is a great lead-up to the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) over the same track / distance a fortnight later. The last horse to complete the George Main Stakes – Epsom Handicap double was the John O’Shea-trained Racing To Win (2006).

The 2017 George Main Stakes will be run on Saturday September 16, 2017.

George Main Stakes
Date: Saturday September 16, 2017
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2017 George Main Stakes Betting

The season’s best George Main Stakes 2017 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as available.

2017 George Main Stakes Field

The George Main Stakes field attracts a top class line-up of early spring milers, many looking to step-up in distance later in the season heading towards a Melbourne feature including the Cox Plate – a double Winx achieved in 2016.

Many gallopers have a lead-up run into the George Main Stakes field at the same Randwick track in either the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) a month before or Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) a fortnight earlier.

The official George Main Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers are released the Wednesday prior to the race and will be published in full below.

2017 George Main Stakes Nominations

The 2017 George Main Stakes nominations are announced by Racing NSW on the Monday before the race and will be available here as soon as released.

George Main Stakes History

The race is named after George Main, the former chairman of the Australian Jockey Club, racehorse breeder and sheep runner. Inaugurated in 1945, the first winner of the George Main Stakes was Modulation. There have been several horses which have managed to win the race more than once including Kingston Town in 1981-82, Regal Rhythm in 1967-68, Count Radiant in 1964-65 and Shannon in 1946-47. The fastest winning time was recorded by Racing to Win in 2006 with 1 minute 33.75 seconds. The slowest recorded winning time was 1 minute 48.75 seconds by Montana in 1952. In 2011 the race was run over a 1500m trip at Rosehill due to construction work at Randwick.

George Main Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2017
George Main Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
George Main Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Hauraki
3rd It’s Somewhat
2015
George Main Stakes
1st Kermadec 1 minute 37.70 seconds
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Pornichet
2014
George Main Stakes
1st Sacred Falls 1 minute 35.66 seconds
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Laser Hawk
2013
George Main Stakes
1st Streama 1 minute 34.78 seconds
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Veyron
2012
George Main Stakes
1st Shoot Out 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Rangirangdoo
3rd Secret Admirer
2011
George Main Stakes
1st Sincero 1 minute 28.5 seconds
2nd Ilovethiscity
3rd Triple Elegance
2010
George Main Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Trusting
3rd Empires Choice
2009
George Main Stakes
1st Road To Rock 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Black Piranha
3rd Onemorenomore
2008
George Main Stakes
1st Mentality 1 minute 34.68 seconds
2nd Theseo
3rd Gallant Tess
2007
George Main Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
George Main Stakes
1st Racing To Win 1 minute 33.75 seconds
2nd Red Dazzler
3rd Desert War
2005
George Main Stakes
1st Mr Celebrity 1 minute 34.6 seconds
2nd Shania Dane
3rd Outback Prince
2004
George Main Stakes
1st Grand Armee 1 minute 36.94 seconds
2nd King’s Chapel
3rd Shamekha
2003
George Main Stakes
1st Lonhro 1 minute 37.48 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Defier
2002
George Main Stakes
1st Defier 1 minute 38.31 seconds
2nd Excellerator
3rd Sunline
2001
George Main Stakes
1st Viscount 1 minute 36.74 seconds
2nd Shogun Lodge
3rd Courvoisier
2000
George Main Stakes
1st Adam 1 minute 35.25 seconds
2nd Mr. Innocent
3rd Al Mansour