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 now worth $1,000,000 in total prize money after having its stakes doubled in 2021. 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).
The next edition of the George Main Stakes runs on Saturday September 18, 2021.
2021 George Main Stakes Results
The official George Main Stakes Results 2021 and race finishing order will be known once the race is run and won on Saturday September 18, 2021, and published below.
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
George Main Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Saturday September 18, 2021
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $1,000,000
- 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.
2021 George Main Stakes Odds
The leading George Main Stakes 2021 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.
Early market betting odds on the 2021 George Main Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
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.
Winx became the eighth favourite in George Main Stakes betting in nine years to salute for the punters with her third success in 2018. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.
2021 George Main Stakes Field
The official George Main Stakes 2021 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.
2021 George Main Stakes Nominations
The early George Main Stakes 2021 nominations are taken the Monday ahead of the race with the full list of entries to be published for punters below.
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)
2021 George Main Stakes Form
A link to our detailed George Main Stakes 2021 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.
2021 George Main Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive George Main Stakes 2021 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
||Star Of The Seas
||Road to Rock
||Race Not Run
||Racing To Win