George Main Stakes

The George Main Stakes takes place at Royal Randwick in mid-September as the opening Group 1 race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Winx (2016-17) has won the past two editions of the George Main Stakes.

2018 George Main Stakes Results

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The George Main Stakes 2018 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 most notable recent George Main Stakes winner was superstar mare Winx who became the first back-to-back winner since Kingston Town (1981-82) when the champion defended her title in 2017 scoring her 20th straight race victory.

The 2018 George Main Stakes ran on Saturday September 15, 2018 and was as the Colgate Optic White Stakes.

2018 George Main Stakes
Date: Saturday September 15, 2018
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2018 George Main Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Check out the official George Main Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won by the odds-on favourite and defending champion Winx who became a 13-time Group 1 winner with the come-from-behind win over Happy Clapper. The fellow Chris Waller-trained mare Foxplay held on for third to round out the George Main Stakes Trifecta as the top three ran the order of the odds for the punters.

2018 George Main Stakes Betting

Read our comprehensive 2018 George Main Stakes Form Guide & Betting History.

The season’s best George Main Stakes 2018 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as available.

2018 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. Winx (2017) was the last horse to complete the Chelmsford Stakes – George Main Stakes double.

The official George Main Stakes 2018 Final Field & Barriers are released the Wednesday prior to the race and are published in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x74232x17 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees James McDonald 2 59kg 115
2 4491x6731x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 1 59kg 114
3 0335x695x7 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Corey Brown 5 59kg 112
4 11x22x0476 RELIGIFY Chris Waller Jay Ford 7 59kg 107
5 1x55462x02 ACE HIGH David Payne Jason Collett 8 58.5kg 106
6 1111x111x1 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 132
7 0x400521x5 EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 6 57kg 108
8 11x0121x61 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4 56.5kg 108

2018 George Main Stakes Nominations

The 2018 George Main Stakes nominations are announced by Racing NSW on the Monday before the race and will be available here as soon as released.

The George Main Stakes 2018 Nominations drew 22 runners, including last year’s winner Winx and Kris Lees six-year old, three-time Group 1 winner, Le Romain.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1111x111x1 WINX M 7 Chris Waller 1 57kg 132
2 0x74232x17 LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees 2 59kg 115
3 4491x6731x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 10 Chris Waller 3 59kg 114
4 0x312561x1 COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller 4= 59kg 112
5 0335x695x7 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 8 James Cummings 4= 59kg 112
6 3361x8899x SENSE OF OCCASION G 8 Kris Lees 6 59kg 109
7 0x400521x5 EGG TART M 5 Chris Waller 7= 57kg 108
8 20x22525x0 SINGLE GAZE M 6 Chris Waller 7= 57kg 108
9 11x0121x61 UNFORGOTTEN M 4 Chris Waller 7= 56.5kg 108
10 528x420x83 LIBRAN (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 10= 59kg 107
11 2x203x60x8 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 7 Chris Waller 10= 59kg 107
12 11x22x0476 RELIGIFY G 8 Chris Waller 10= 59kg 107
13 5×23095611 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 13= 59kg 106
14 1x55462x02 ACE HIGH H 4 David Payne 13= 58.5kg 106
15 1x13714x32 D’ARGENTO H 4 Chris Waller 13= 58.5kg 106
16 x242630x35 PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees 16 59kg 104
17 x533x98x06 DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 17= 59kg 102
18 30x25828x2 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 17= 59kg 102
19 x3613975x5 I AM COLDPLAY (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 17= 57kg 102
20 3722x240x9 RED EXCITEMENT G 9 Gerald Ryan 20= 59kg 101
21 2x38x947x0 SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 7 Chris Waller 20= 59kg 101
22 4x311113x6 YOUNGSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 20= 56.5kg 101

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. In 2011 the race was run over a 1500m trip at Rosehill due to construction work at Randwick.

In 2017 Winx became the latest back-to-back George Main Stakes winner and the shortest-priced favourite to salute at odds of $1.12.

George Main Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
George Main Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
George Main Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 33.65 seconds
2nd Happy Clapper
3rd Foxplay
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

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