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George Main Stakes

The 2018 George Main Stakes is a Group 1 race that is held at Randwick Racecourse in late September each year. The George Main Stakes, now known as the Colgate Optic White Stakes, is the premier weight-for-age event of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the George Main Stakes is worth $500,000 in prize money and the winner of this race is exempt from the ballot of the Group 1 Epsom Handicap that takes place a fortnight later.

The George Main Stakes was first run in 1945 when it was won by Modulation. The race is named after George Main, who was a former chairman of the Australian Jockey Club (before it was known as the Australian Turf Club).  The George Main Stakes was not run in 2007 due to the outbreak of Equine Influenza in Australia. Horse racing tips that perform well in the George Main Stakes often go on to run in the Epsom Handicap, especially due to the ballot exemption the winner receives.

Throughout the years, back-to-back George Main Stakes titles have been won on many occasions. Horses to have achieved this include Shannon (1946-47), Count Radiant (1964-65), Regal Rhythm (1967-68), and the great Kingston Town (1981-82). The fastest winning George Main Stakes time was set by Racing To Win in 2006, who finished the race in 1 minutes and 33.75 seconds. Montana (1952) holds the record for the slowest winning time, passing the post in 1 minute and 48.75 seconds.

Other notable horses to win the George Main Stakes include De La Salle (1948), Wenona Girl (1963), Baguette (1971), Imposing (1979), Emancipation (1983), Vo Rogue (1989), Shaftesbury Avenue (1990), Shogun Lodge (1999), Lonhro (2003), Grand Armee (2004) and More Joyous (2010).

2018 George Main Stakes Field

The George Main Stakes field is usually comprised of a decent selection of talent, both from Sydney stables and elsewhere. The George Main Stakes field attracts some of the top horses on the racing circuit and certainly some of the best weight-for-agers. The 2017 George Main Stakes field will be released on Wednesday, September 14th.

As soon as all details are available, the 2018 George Main Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty 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 2018 George Main Stakes nominations will be made public on Monday, September 11th. Once all details are finalised, the 2018 George Main Stakes nominations will be uploaded here.

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

George Main Stakes Past Winners & Results

Many of Australia’s best gallopers have won or placed in the George Main Stakes during its history and below you will find a list of past results since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 1 Winx 2 Happy Clapper 3 Foxplay 1:33.6
2016 1 Winx 2 Hauraki 3 It’s Somewwhat 1:36.18
2015 1 Kermadec 2 Royal Descent 3 Pornichet 1:37.70
2014 1 Sacred Falls 2 Royal Descent 3 Laser Hawk 1:35.66
2013 1 Streama 2 Royal Descent 3 Veyron 1:34.78
2012 1 Shoot Out 2 Rangirangdoo 3 Secret Admirer 1:36.4
2011 1 Sincero 2 Ilovethiscity 3 Triple Elegance 1:28.5
2010 1 More Joyous 2 Trusting 3 Empires Choice 1:35.6
2009 1 Road to Rock 2 Black Piranha 3 Onemorenomore 1:35.5
2008 1 Mentality 2 Theseo 3 Gallant Tess 1:34.6
2007 Race Not Run
2006 1 Racing To Win 2 Red Dazzler 3 Desert War 1:33.8
2005 1 Mr Celebrity 2 Shania Dane 3 Outback Prince 1:34.6
2004 1 Grand Armee 2 King’s Chapel 3 Shamekha 1:36.9
2003 1 Lonhro 2 Grand Armee 3 Defier 1:37.5
2002 1 Defier 2 Excellerator 3 Sunline 1:38.3
2001 1 Viscount 2 Shogun Lodge 3 Courvoisier 1:36.7
2000 1 Adam 2 Mr. Innocent 3 Al Mansour 1:35.3

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