George Main Stakes 2018

Saturday September 15, 2018

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 runs on Saturday September 15, 2018.

2018 George Main Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

George Main Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday September 15, 2018
  • 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).

2018 George Main Stakes Odds

The leading George Main Stakes 2018 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.

2018 George Main Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider George Main Stakes 2018 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.

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

2018 George Main Stakes Field

The official George Main Stakes 2018 field and barrier draw will be released on Wednesday September 12, 2018 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.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 0x74232x17 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees James McDonald 2 59kg 115
2 4491x6731x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tye Angland 1 59kg 114
3 0335x695x7 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Corey Brown 5 59kg 112
4 11x22x0476 RELIGIFY Chris Waller Jay Ford 7 59kg 107
5 1x55462x02 ACE HIGH David Payne Jason Collett 8 58.5kg 106
6 1111x111x1 WINX Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 132
7 0x400521x5 EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 6 57kg 108
8 11x0121x61 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4 56.5kg 108

2018 George Main Stakes Nominations

The George Main Stakes 2018 nominations closed on Monday September 10, 2018. This year’s nominations include Winx, who attempts to win her 27th straight race, as well as Kris Lees’ three-time Group 1 winner, Le Romain.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1111x111x1 WINX M 7 Chris Waller 1 57kg 132
2 0x74232x17 LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees 2 59kg 115
3 4491x6731x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 10 Chris Waller 3 59kg 114
4 0x312561x1 COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller 4= 59kg 112
5 0335x695x7 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 8 James Cummings 4= 59kg 112
6 3361x8899x SENSE OF OCCASION G 8 Kris Lees 6 59kg 109
7 0x400521x5 EGG TART M 5 Chris Waller 7= 57kg 108
8 20x22525x0 SINGLE GAZE M 6 Chris Waller 7= 57kg 108
9 11x0121x61 UNFORGOTTEN M 4 Chris Waller 7= 56.5kg 108
10 528x420x83 LIBRAN (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 10= 59kg 107
11 2x203x60x8 ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) R 7 Chris Waller 10= 59kg 107
12 11x22x0476 RELIGIFY G 8 Chris Waller 10= 59kg 107
13 5×23095611 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 13= 59kg 106
14 1x55462x02 ACE HIGH H 4 David Payne 13= 58.5kg 106
15 1x13714x32 D’ARGENTO H 4 Chris Waller 13= 58.5kg 106
16 x242630x35 PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees 16 59kg 104
17 x533x98x06 DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 17= 59kg 102
18 30x25828x2 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 17= 59kg 102
19 x3613975x5 I AM COLDPLAY (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 17= 57kg 102
20 3722x240x9 RED EXCITEMENT G 9 Gerald Ryan 20= 59kg 101
21 2x38x947x0 SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 7 Chris Waller 20= 59kg 101
22 4x311113x6 YOUNGSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 20= 56.5kg 101

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).

2018 George Main Stakes Results

The official George Main Stakes Results 2018 and race finishing order will be known once the race is run and won on Saturday September 15, 2018, and published below.

George Main Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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