The George Main Stakes is the premier weight-for-age race of the Sydney spring racing carnival and is held each year in September at Randwick racecourse in Sydney. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $500,000 in prize money. The 2019 George Main Stakes was won by Avilius from Dreamforce with Happy Clapper third.
A number of group races are held on George Main Stakes Day including the Gr2 The Shorts for sprinters and the Gr2 Tea Rose Stakes for three-year-old fillies. The winner of this race is exempt from a ballot on the Group 1 Epsom Handicap
|Date:||Saturday 19th September 2020|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|George Main Stakes odds|
The George Main Stakes is a quality race for good horses and the weight-for-age conditions of the race over the 1600m (one mile) distance attracts top class milers and solid 2000m horses, to make this an exciting race during the Sydney spring racing carnival.
The George Main Stakes has stood the test of time as a classic spring race in Sydney and has been won by some quality gallopers over the years including More Joyous (2010), Racing To Win (2006), Grand Armee (2004), Lonhro (2003), Defier (2002) and champion galloper Kingston Town (1981-82) in consecutive years.
Horses contesting this race quite often head on to the Group 1 Epsom Handicap over 1600m on the final day of the carnival at the same track and both Streama (2nd in 2013) and Trusting (2nd in 2010) went on to finish runner-up in the Epsom after running second in this race.
Avilius (2019) finished runner-up in the Gr2 Chelmsford Stakes over 1600m at Randwick before scoring a classy victory in this event for trainer James Cummings.
Recent George Main Stakes winners include three-time in succession winner Winx (2016-18) and Kermadec (2015).
1. $3.10 Avilius 59.0 Kerrin McEvoy
2. $4.20 Dreamforce 59.0 Nash Rawiller
3. $5.00 Happy Clapper 59.0 Glen Boss
4. $7.00 Verry Elleegant 56.5 James McDonald
5. $31.00 Angel Of Truth 58.5 Luke Currie
6. $8.00 Samadoubt 59.0 Tim Clark
7. $26.00 Mr Marathon Man 59.0 Mark Zahra
8. $31.00 Youngstar 57.0 Brenton Avdulla
9. $26.00 Danzdanzdance 57.0 Tommy Berry
Margins: 2.3 len, 1.3 len
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|2018||Winx||Le Romain||Egg Tart||1:34.2|
|2014||Sacred Falls||Royal Descent||Laser Hawk||1:35.6|
|2012||Shoot Out||Rangirangdoo||Secret Admirer||1:36.4|
|2010||More Joyous||Trusting||Empires Choice||1:35.6|
|2009||Road to Rock||Black Piranha||Onemorenomore||1:35.5|
|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|
|2000||Adam||Mr. Innocent||Al Mansour||1:35.3|
|1998||Dracula||Tycoon Lil||Des's Dream||1:35.1|
|1996||Juggler||Filante||All Our Mob||1:35.5|
|1994||Durbridge||Brave Warrior||March Hare||1:36.2|
|1993||March Hare||Deposition||Slight Chance||1:33.9|
|1992||Coronation Day||Kinjite||Rough Habit||1:36.4|
|1991||Planet Ruler||Kinjite||Quick Score||1:36.5|
|1990||Shaftesbury Avenue||Super Impose||Stargazer||1:35.9|
|1989||Vo Rogue||Groucho||Don't Play||1:35.4|
|1986||Ma Chiquita||Drawn||Roman Artist||1:34.9|
|1985||Roman Artist||Kingdom Bay||Riverdale||1:36.4|
|1983||Emancipation||Mr. McGinty||Rare Form||1:37.3|
|1982||Kingston Town||Northern Reward||Grey Receiver||1:40.0|
|1981||Kingston Town||Arbogast||Our Paddy Boy||1:34.3|
|1976||Purple Patch||Toy Show||Future Shock||1:40.4|
|1974||Itchy Feet||Drifted In||Puple Patch||1:35.9|
|1973||All Shot||Drifted In||Longfella||1:35.9|
|1971||Baguette||Regal Rhythm||Rajah Sahib||1:36.5|
|1970||Ricochet||Broker's Tip||Regal Rhythm||1:36.3|