George Main Stakes 2020

Saturday September 19, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Trainer Chris Waller has dominated the recent George Main Stakes results

The George Main Stakes is a mile feature held at the famous Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney each Spring Racing Carnival during September. The headline race at the meeting it is run over 1600m under weight-for-age conditions and is worth $500,000 in total prize money. Named after a former chairman on the Australian Jockey Club, the George Main Stakes offers an exemption to the winner into the Epsom Handicap.

A Group 1 race since 1979 it has been won by many star milers including three-time champion Winx (2016-18), More Joyous (2010), Grand Armee (2004), Lonhro (2003) and Shogun Lodge (1999) as well as the dual champion Kingston Town (1981-82).

This year the George Main Stakes ran on Saturday September 19, 2020 and saw Kolding lead an all-Chris Waller trained first four. 

2020 George Main Stakes Results

The official George Main Stakes Results 2020 and race finishing order will be known once the race is run and won on Saturday September 19, 2020 , and published below.

  • 1st: #3 Kolding
  • 2nd: #5 Star Of The Seas
  • 3rd: #4 Imaging

Trainer Chris Waller posted his seventh win in nine years with Kolding returning to form to defeat his stablemates Star Of The Seas (2nd), Imaging (3rd) and beaten favourite Verry Ellegant (4th) in an upset 2020 George Main Stakes result

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry   7 59kg   $9.50
2 5 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 0.4L 3 59kg   $12
3 4 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0.6L 5 59kg   $9.50
4 6 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 1.6L 2 57kg   $2.20F
5 7 COLETTE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 3.7L 4 56.5kg   $26
6 1 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 5.1L 6 59kg   $6
7 2 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 5.6L 1 59kg   $6

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

George Main Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday September 19, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1945
 

George Main Stakes Betting

George Main Stakes betting markets in recent years have featured 10 or fewer chances making it one of the easier Sydney Spring Racing Carnival majors to pick the winner of.

The odds are usually led by horses that ran well in their lead-up races like the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes that produced Kermadec (2nd in 2015) and Winx (1st in 2017), the Group 2 Warwick Stakes – now the Group 1 Winx Stakes – that Winx (1st in 2016) came via for her first win in the race and the Group 3 Tramway Handicap – now the Group 2 Tramway Stakes – that most recently produced a winner in 2011 when Sincero completed the double.

The Warwick Stakes was recently upgraded to Group 1 status and renamed the Winx Stakes. In 2018 the heroic Winx won the race named in her honour before saluting in her third straight George Main Stakes.

Favourites in the George Main Stakes odds have dominated the results over the past decade including nine winners from 2010 – 2020 thanks to the three-peat of Winx (2016-18), and the success of Avilius in 2019. The last double-figure George Main Stakes winner to score an upset was Road To Rock ($41 in 2009).

In 2020 trainer Chris Waller saddled up the first four over the line in the George Main Stakes results with Kolding scoring an upset at odds of $9.50. 

2020 George Main Stakes Odds

The leading George Main Stakes 2020 betting odds will be available here for punters the week of the race so stay tuned to access the premium Group 1 spring racing odds in Sydney this season.

George Main Stakes Field

 

 

The George Main Stakes field has a capacity of 20 starters plus four emergencies, but is not commonly run at that maximum.

Horses often come into the George Main Stakes field, which is the opening Group 1 race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, via a lead-up run in the previous month’s Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) or the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) run over the same track / distance a fortnight prior to the elite level feature.

Other gallopers may run first-up in the George Main Stakes field, or come off a run in the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) run on the same day as the Chelmsford Stakes.

George Main Stakes betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Winx became the eight favourite in George Main Stakes betting in nine years to salute for the punters with her third success in 2018. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2020 George Main Stakes Field

The official George Main Stakes 2020 field and barrier draw will be released on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so stay tuned to see the horses that make the line-up for the first Sydney Group 1 race of the spring.

The 2020 George Main Stakes field features just seven runners dominated by Winx Stakes winner Verry Elleegant and last year’s winner Avilius drawn in barriers two and six respectively. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 47x54533x4 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 6 59kg     114
2 05x2810x01 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 1 59kg     113
3 1x45778x02 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 7 59kg     111
4 20x8100x34 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5 59kg     109
5 393x1720x2 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 3 59kg     109
6 10x42212x1 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 2 57kg     117
7 8221111×0 COLETTE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 4 56.5kg     106

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 George Main Stakes Nominations

The early George Main Stakes 2020 nominations are taken the Monday ahead of the race with the full list of entries to be published for punters below. 

Just nine horses make-up the original 2020 George Main Stakes nominations, which are now extended until Tuesday at 11:00am. Verry Elleegant leads all-in markets, while Avilius and Dreamforce are entered for a rematch after running one-two last year. 

NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO: 15/09/2020 11:00:00 AM
  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 47x54533x4 AVILIUS (GB) G 7 James Cummings 114
2 8221111×0 COLETTE M 4 James Cummings 106
3 05x2810x01 DREAMFORCE G 8 John Thompson 113
4 20x8100x34 IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 109
5 1x45778x02 KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 111
6 190x1410x0 NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche 110
7 2111x511x0 OPACITY (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea 84
8 393x1720x2 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 109
9 10x42212x1 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 117

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

George Main Stakes Form Guide

The George Main Stakes form guide features all the facts and stats you need to place a well-informed wager on the race including the jockey, trainer, weight allocation, barrier, age and lead-up form of all the horses in the field.

No George Main Stakes winner since Road To Rock (2009) has finished worse than fourth in their final lead-up, so looking for horses that ran well last time out on the George Main form guide is a good tip.

George Main Stakes Form Facts

  • Trainer Chris Waller prepared seven of the George Main Stakes winners from 2012 – 2020 including triple champion Winx (2016-18) and most recently Kolding (2020)
  • The Winx Stakes, Chelmsford Stakes and Tramway Stakes are the key lead-up races to look for on the George Main Stakes form guide
  • No horse has come off a non-Sydney lead-up into the George Main Stakes field in over 30 years
  • Favourites have a dominant record in recent George Main Stakes results including the wins by Winx (2016, 2017, 2018) and Avilius (2019)

2020 George Main Stakes Form

A link to our detailed George Main Stakes 2020 Form Guide & Betting Preview will be available for punters below the week of the race.

George Main Stakes Tips

George Main Stakes tips are a great way to get an idea of who to back and who to sack in the mile classic and most commonly have the favourite selected to win. Favourites have an excellent record in the race, so backing the top fancy in betting is a top George Main Stakes tip.

Sydney trainer Chris Waller prepared seven George Main Stakes winners from 2012 – 2020, including Hall of Fame mare Winx (2016-18), so looking for in-form Waller hopes in the field is also a good racing tip.

2020 George Main Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive George Main Stakes 2020 betting tips and Group 1 Randwick racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race.

George Main Stakes Results

The George Main Stakes results are known each year after the event runs at Royal Randwick on George Main Stakes Day in mid-September and display the winning horse, successful trifecta, winning margin and time so you can see how your bets went.

From 2010 – 2020 the favourites saluted for the punters in the George Main Stakes nine times and notable recent George Main Stakes winners include Avilius (2019), Winx (2016-18), Sincero (2011), More Joyous (2010) and Racing To Win (2006).

George Main Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Kolding Star Of The Seas Imaging 1:33.3
2019 Avilius Dreamforce Happy Clapper 1:36.1
2018 Winx Le Romain Egg Tart 1:34.2
2017 Winx Happy Clapper Foxplay 1:33.6
2016 Winx Hauraki It’s Somewhat 1:36.1
2015 Kermadec Royal Descent Pornichet 1:37.7
2014 Sacred Falls Royal Descent Laser Hawk 1:35.6
2013 Streama Royal Descent Veyron 1:34.7
2012 Shoot Out Rangirangdoo Secret Admirer 1:36.4
2011 Sincero Ilovethiscity Triple Elegance 1:28.5
2010 More Joyous Trusting Empires Choice 1:35.6
2009 Road to Rock Black Piranha Onemorenomore 1:35.5
2008 Mentality Theseo Gallant Tess 1:34.6
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Racing To Win Red Dazzler Desert War 1:33.8
2005 Mr Celebrity Shania Dane Outback Prince 1:34.6
2004 Grand Armee King’s Chapel Shamekha 1:36.9
2003 Lonhro Grand Armee Defier 1:37.5
2002 Defier Excellerator Sunline 1:38.3
2001 Viscount Shogun Lodge Courvoisier 1:36.7
2000 Adam Mr. Innocent Al Mansour 1:35.3