George Main Stakes

2021 George Main Stakes Details
Date: Saturday 18 September
Start time: TBA
Racecourse: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Grade: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
Track Surface: Turf
Race Conditions: Weight-for-age, 3YOs and Upwards
Type: Thoroughbred 

George Main Stakes 2021

The 2021 George Main Stakes is a Group One Race at 1,600m.

It is hosted at Randwick Racecourse, on Saturday 18 September.

The 2020 George Main Stakes was taken out by Kolding, trained by Chris Walelr.

Star Of The Seas and Imaging took out second and third respectively.

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2021 George Main Stakes Field

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George Main Stakes Results

2020 George Main Stakes Field


Number
HorseSexBarrierTrainer
1AVILIUS (GB)G7James Cummings114
2COLETTEM4James Cummings106
3DREAMFORCEG8John Thompson113
4IMAGING (GB)G6Chris Waller109
5KOLDING (NZ)G5Chris Waller111
6NETTOYERM7Wendy Roche110
7OPACITY (NZ)G4John O’Shea84
8STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)G6Chris Waller109
9VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)M5Chris Waller

2020 George Main Stakes Winner & Placings

ResultsBest OddsMargin
1Kolding$9.5/$3.81:33.3
2Star of the Seas$4.650.40L
3Imaging$3.90.60L

George Main Stakes Betting

Bet TypeHow to Place This Type of Bet
Win BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will be the outright winner (1st place) in the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes
Place BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will place in the top three in the 2021 Blue Diamond Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but the odds are safer
Each-Way BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will win the Blue Diamond Stakes, with a safety net of a place bet. If your horse runs 1st, you will collect both the Win and the Place pay-out. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will win only the Place pay-out
Quinellla BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the any order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
Exacta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
Trifecta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
First FourPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order in the Blue Diamond Stakes
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)Place a bet on the winners of four nominated races to win a Quaddie. This means you have to select three other races apart from the Blue Diamond Stakes to place a Quaddie

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George Main Stakes Prize Money

The George Main Stakes prize money is a lofty $500,000.

Who won the 2020 George Main Stakes?

The 2020 George Main Stakes was taken out by Kolding. Tommy Berry was the winning jockey.

How to place a bet on George Main Stakes?

You can place a bet on any racing event throughout the year, using any Australian Bookmaker. We recommend Sportsbet.

When is George Main Stakes?

The George Main Stakes is hosted on Saturday 18 of September 2021.

Where is the George Main Stakes?

The George Main Stakes is held at Randwick Racecourse.

 

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The George Main Stakes is a 1600m Group 1 weight-for-age race held at Randwick Racecourse. It has a total prize pool of $500,000 and in 2020 will be run on Saturday, September 19, which is the same day as the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

Often, the George Main Stakes is used as a lead-up race for the $1 million Epsom Handicap.

In 2019, Avilius claimed victory in the George Main Stakes beating Dreamforce and Happy Clapper. From there Avilius competed in both the Caulfield Stakes and Cox Plate but failed to place in either race. It’s worth noting that it was the second time in three years Happy Clapper has finished in the placings, running second behind Winx in 2017.

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The first George Main Stakes was run in 1945, with Modulation claiming victory. Since then some of the very best horses to compete in Australia have won the race, including Shannon, Kingston Town, Shogun Lodge and the mighty mare Winx.

A number of runners have won the George Main Stakes in consecutive years, with Shannon (‘46 & ‘47) being the first to do so. Count Radiant (‘64 & ‘65), Regal Rhythm (‘67 & ‘68) and Kingston Town (‘81 & ‘82) all replicated the feat, while Winx is the only horse to win it three years in a row, saluting in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Avilius ran a 1:36.18 in 2019 to win the race, but it should surprise no one that Winx has run the fastest 1600m George Main Stakes of the last 20 years. In 2017, the legendary mare clocked 1:33.65, claiming an impressive win over a relatively small field.

George Main Stakes Field

Due to it being a Group 1, the George Main Stakes normally has very strong fields. During Winx’s reign the number of runners was reduced as few wanted to go up against the champion, however last year, numbers picked back up. Nominations for the race close on September 14 and final acceptances are on September 16.

Here is the 2020 George Main Stakes Field:

HorseWinPlace
1Avilius (6)J: Hugh Bowman 59kg T: James Cummings$4.60$2.20
2Dreamforce (1)J: Nash Rawiller 59kg T: John Thompson$5.50$2.50
3Kolding (7)J: Tommy Berry 59kg T: C J Waller$12.00$4.60
4Imaging (5)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 59kg T: C J Waller$8.50$3.50
5Star Of The Seas (3)J: Sam Clipperton 59kg T: C J Waller$8.00$3.40
6Verry Elleegant (2)J: James Mcdonald 57kg T: C J Waller$2.30$1.40
7Colette (4)J: Ms Rachel King 56.5kg T: James Cummings$31.00$10.00

 

George Main Stakes Betting

As per most races that Winx regularly competed in, the betting history for the George Main Stakes is a little skewed. However, last year showed that it can be a great race for punters, with the favourite, Avilius, claiming victory in style.

George Main Stakes Results

As mentioned, Avilius won the 2019 George Main Stakes, with Dreamforce and Happy Clapper running second and third respectively. Very Elleegant rounded out what was a very solid first four, but finished well behind the winner.

PLACEHORSETRAINERJOCKEYSP
1AviliusJames CummingsKerrin McEvoy$3.10
2DreamforceJohn ThompsonNash Rawiller$4.20
3Happy ClapperPatrick WebsterGlen Boss$5
4Verry ElleegantChris WallerJames McDonald$7
5Angel Of TruthGwenda MarkwellLuke Currie$31
6SamadoubtBjorn BakerTim Clark$8
7Mr Marathon ManMichael MoroneyMark Zahra$26
8YoungstarChris WallerBrenton Avdulla$31
9DanzdanzdanceChris Gibbs & Michelle BradleyTommy Berry$26

GEORGE MAIN STAKES WINNERS

2019 – Avilius (1:36.18)
2018 – Winx (1:34.21)
2017 – Winx (1:33.65)
2016 – Winx (1:36.18)
2015 – Kermadec (1:37.70)
2014 – Sacred Falls (1:35.66)
2013 – Streama (1:34.78)
2012 – Shoot Out (1:36.40)
2011 – Sincero (1:28.57) (1500m)
2010 – More Joyous (1:35.63)