George Main Stakes 2017


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 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 will be run on September, 2017.

George Main Stakes Field

2016 George Main Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x0x51709x4 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Craig Williams 7 59kg 111
2 8x332722x1 HAURAKI John O’Shea James McDonald 5 59kg 109
3 3x611653x4 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) John O’Shea Tim Clark 4 59kg 108
4 447204x77x SPIRITJIM (FR) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 8 59kg 107
5 5400070711 GREAT ESTEEM Stuart Webb Kerrin McEvoy 2 59kg 97
6 2x12217x22 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Christian Reith 1 58.5kg 108
7 111x0649x5 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 3 58.5kg 99
8 111x1111x1 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 57kg 123

The George Main Stakes field has a capacity of 20 starters plus four emergencies but is not commonly run at that maximum. For example in 2014 there were only 10 starters in the race, which was just the second time since 2009 the event attracted a double figure final field. Final acceptances revealing the field are released on the Wednesday before the Saturday meeting in mid-late September and follow the nominations taken on the Monday two days earlier.

George Main Stakes Betting & Odds

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 Sacred Falls (2014), the Group 2 Warwick Stakes that Streama (2013) come via and the Group 3 Tramway Handicap that has produced two George Main champs since 2009.

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 with five saluting in the past 10 years including Sacred Falls (2014). There is always a shot at an upset too however for punters after more value with the longest priced winner in recent years being Road To Rock (40/1 in 2009). Five-year-olds also have a good record in the race winning in both 2013 and 2014 so they are also well fancied by the tipsters.

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. Four of the past five George Main Stakes winners came off a top two run so looking at the last start of the hopes can be a good indication, as can looking for the Chris Waller-trained runners as he has trained two of the past three winners with Shoot Out (2012) and Sacred Falls (2014).

George Main Stakes Results

The George Main Stakes results are known each year after the event runs as Royal Randwick Race 6 on George Main Stakes Day and display the winning horse, successful trifecta, winning margin and time so you can see how your bets went.

2017 George Main Stakes Results

The Results for the 2017 edition of the race will be published here once it is run.

George Main Stakes Winners