George Main Stakes 2019

Saturday Septemer 21, 2019

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 Septemer 21, 2019 and was won by top Godolphin galloper Avilius. 

2019 George Main Stakes Results

The official George Main Stakes Results 2019 and race finishing order will be known once the race is run and won on Saturday Septemer 21, 2019, and published below.

  • 1st: #2 Avilius
  • 2nd: #3 Dreamforce
  • 3rd: #1 Happy Clapper

Avilius saluted for the punters in the 2019 George Main Stakes results with a barnstorming 2.3 length win ahead of a likely run in the Group 1 $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg $3.10F
2 3 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 2.3L 1 59kg $4.20
3 1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Glen Boss 3.6L 4 59kg $5
4 11 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 3.8L 6 56.5kg $7
5 7 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Luke Currie 3.9L 3 58.5kg $31
6 4 SAMADOUBT Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 4.1L 9 59kg $8
7 6 MR MARATHON MAN (GB) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 4.9L 7 59kg $26
8 9 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5.6L 2 57kg $31
9 8 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Gibbs & Michelle Bradley Tommy Berry 6.8L 5 57kg $26
5 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 0
10 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 0

George Main Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday Septemer 21, 2019
  • 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 that Winx (1st in 2016) came via for her first win in the race and the Group 3 Tramway Handicap 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 – 2019 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).

2019 George Main Stakes Odds

The leading George Main Stakes 2019 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 3 Tramway Handicap (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.

2019 George Main Stakes Field

The official George Main Stakes 2019 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 2019 George Main Stakes Field will for the first time in four years be without champion mare Winx. It is Godolphin galloper Avilius leading betting third-up, while the Winx Stakes – Chelmsford Stakes double winner Samadoubt is looking to continue his incredible start to the spring.

2019 George Main Stakes Scratchings: #5 Life Less Ordinary (9), #10 Con Te Partiro (11). Trainer Chris Waller is left with two George Main Stakes hopefuls as he shoots for his seventh win in eight years after the withdrawal of Life Less Ordinary. Con Te Partiro for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott came out of the race earlier in the week to race in Friday’s Cameron Handicap at Newcastle instead, where the horse ran a flat 10th behind Rock.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 x75x2284x2 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Glen Boss 4 59kg 118
2 0x11511x42 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg 117
3 621x8132x1 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 1 59kg 113
4 1241915×11 SAMADOUBT Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 10 59kg 112
5 233x8124x0 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 9 59kg 108
6 1x2x041050 MR MARATHON MAN (GB) Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 7 59kg 101
7 11x16511x6 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Luke Currie 3 58.5kg 106
8 3x115237x5 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Gibbs & Michelle Bradley Tommy Berry 5 57kg 112
9 276x059x87 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 2 57kg 107
10 34449x16x4 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 11 57kg 102
11 157x2111x9 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 6 56.5kg 106

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 six of the George Main Stakes winners from 2012 – 2019 including triple champion Winx (2016-18)
  • 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)

2019 George Main Stakes Form

A link to our detailed George Main Stakes 2019 Form Guide & Betting Preview will be available for punters below the week of the race.

George Main Stakes Tips

George Main Stakes Tip - Samadoubt - Ladbrokes.com.auGeorge 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 six George Main Stakes winners from 2012 – 2019, including Hall of Fame mare Winx (2016-18), so looking for in-form Waller hopes in the field is also a good racing tip.

2019 George Main Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive George Main Stakes 2019 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 – 2019 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
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