George Main Stakes 

    Worth half a million dollars, the George Main Stakes is a key build up race towards the Epsom Handicap. We have your full guide to the event.

    George Main Stakes Betting Tips

    The George Main Stakes is a key build up race towards the Epsom Handicap so it pays to take a look at the Epsom markets to see which runners are looking for a ballot exempt ticket.

    In the week leading into the Group 1 event visit this page for our detailed look at the markets and our George Main Stakes betting tips heading into the $500,000 feature.

    George Main Stakes Odds

    The George Main Stakes is a Group 1 event that while it is coveted, is leading towards the Epsom Handicap, which means if a favourite for the Epsom is looking for a ballot exemption they will be going in as a short priced elect in both events.

    George Main Stakes Bookmaker Offers

    The George Main Stakes is a Group 1 event that the bookmakers usually target given it is a popular event on the Sydney calendar.

    Bookmakers like Neds and Sportsbet both delivered George Main Stakes bookmaker offers, which included bonus bet specials on the feature event of the day.

    George Main Stakes History

    The George Main Stakes, named after former chairman the Australian Jockey Club, has existed for over 60 years on the Sydney racing landscape.

    First ran over the 1000m distance, the George Main Stakes was moved to the mile journey in 1972, the trip it is ran over to this day.

    While the $500,000 is an enticing prize, the ballot exemption towards the Epsom Handicap is the ticket most competitors are after.

    Winx is the undisputed queen of the George Main Stakes, winning the race three-straight times. She also recorded the fastest-ever time in the George Main, winning in 1.33.65 in 2017.

    George Main Stakes Form Guide

    The George Main Stakes is a 1600m race that sees the best milers in the country aiming to gain that ballot exempt position into Epsom Handicap.

    This means following the best horses that are racing over the mile is your best bet, as well as following which horses ran in the Doncaster Mile earlier in the year.

    George Main Stakes Previous Winners

    Year
    Winner
    2020Kolding
    2019Avilius
    2018Winx
    2017Winx
    2016Winx
    2015Kermadec
    2014Sacred Falls
    2013Streama
    2012Shoot Out
    2011Sincero
    2010More Joyous
    2009Road To Rock
    2008Mentality
    2007Race Not Held
    2006Racing To Win
    2005Mr Celebrity
    2004Grand Armee
    2003Lonhro
    2002Defier
    2001Viscount
    2000Adam

    George Main Stakes Live Streaming

    The George Main Stakes is part of the Sydney Spring Carnival with Sportsbet and TAB both offering streams of the race.