George Main Stakes 2017

Saturday September 16, 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 Winx (2016-17), 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 16, 2017 .

2017 George Main Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Winx
  • 2nd: #1 Happy Clapper
  • 3rd: #9 Foxplay

George Main Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday September 16, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1945

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 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.

Favourites in the George Main Stakes odds have dominated the results over the past decade including seven of the eight winners from 2010 – 2017. The last double-figure George Main Stakes winner to score an upset was Road To Rock ($41 in 2009).

2017 George Main Stakes Odds

The leading George Main Stakes 2017 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.

2017 George Main Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider George Main Stakes 2017 tips and Group 1 racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page to see the gallopers to get behind for the win.

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 2 Warwick 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 (2017) became the seventh favourite in George Main Stakes betting in eight years to salute for the punters. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2017 George Main Stakes Field

The official George Main Stakes 2017 field and barrier draw will be released on Wednesday September 13, 2017 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 2017 George Main Stakes Final Field attracted nine weight-for-age hopefuls with Winx the one to beat from barrier one defending her title. She faces four stablemates including Foxplay who she had to chase down two back in the Warwick Stakes.

The early scratching of Tom Melbourne leaves eight runners however with trainer Chris Waller opting to run the galloper in the Bill Ritchie Handicap over 1400m at the meeting instead.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 469x2125x1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 8 59kg 113
2 x113380x34 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 5 59kg 110
3 3311255×42 RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 4 59kg 110
4 2x156495x8 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Michael Walker 9 59kg 106
5 x13540x0x6 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 2 59kg 103
6 23x6905x22 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller TBA 7 59kg 103
7 11x1111x11 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1 57kg 132
8 1670x910x5 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 6 57kg 108
9 14x24141x2 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3 56.5kg 112

2017 George Main Stakes Nominations

The George Main Stakes 2017 nominations close on Monday September 11, 2017 and will be released right here.

The 2017 George Main Stakes nominations (extended until 11:00am AEST on 12/09/2017) feature 11 hopefuls dominated by the reigning champion Winx who chases her 20th win on the trot and her 13th Group 1 victory.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x113380x34 ECUADOR (NZ) G 8 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 110
2 14x24141x2 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller 112
3 469x2125x1 HAPPY CLAPPER G 7 Patrick Webster 113
4 1670x910x5 HEAVENS ABOVE M 6 Tim Martin 108
5 1541112×13 INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees 108
6 1x11202x25 LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees 116
7 x13540x0x6 MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 103
8 2x156495x8 MCCREERY (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 106
9 3311255×42 RED EXCITEMENT G 8 Gerald Ryan 110
10 23x6905x22 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 103
11 11x1111x11 WINX M 6 Chris Waller 132

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 five of the six George Main Stakes winners from 2012 – 2017
  • The Warwick 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 and 2017)

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 five of the six George Main Stakes winners from 2012 – 2017, including Hall of Fame mare Winx (2016 and 2017), so looking for in-form Waller hopes in the field is also a good racing tip.

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 – 2017 the favourites saluted for the punters in the George Main Stakes seven times and notable recent George Main Stakes winners include Winx (2016-17), Sincero (2011), More Joyous (2010) and Racing To Win (2006).

2017 George Main Stakes Results

The official George Main Stakes Results 2017 and race finishing order will be known once the race is run and won on Saturday September 16, 2017 , and published below.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 7 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1 57kg $1.12F
2 1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 1.3L 7 59kg $15
3 9 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 5.8L 3 56.5kg $21
4 4 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller Michael Walker 7.6L 8 59kg $151
5 5 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 7.7L 2 59kg $101
6 8 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 8.1L 6 57kg $91
7 3 RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 9.3L 4 59kg $26
8 2 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 9.5L 5 59kg $81
6 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Walker 0

George Main Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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