George Main Stakes

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Colgate Optic White Stakes
registered as George Main Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia
Inaugurated 1945
Race type Thoroughbred - flat
Sponsor Colgate Optic White (2017)
Race information
Distance 1,600 metres
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Horses three years old and older
Weight Weight for Age
Purse A$500,000 (2016)
Bonuses Winner exemption from a ballot on the Epsom Handicap

The Colgate Optic White Stakes, registered as the George Main Stakes, is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race run under Weight for Age conditions, over a distance of 1600 metres at Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia in September. Total prize money for the race is A$500,000.[1]

History[edit]

The 1950 George Main Stakes racebook

The race is named after George Main, a former chairman of the Australian Jockey Club. George Main lived with his wife Mary on Retreat, a grazing property west of Cootamundra on the southwest slopes of New South Wales. He bred racehorses and ran sheep.[2]
The winner of the George Main is exempt from a ballot on the Epsom Handicap, and horses who run well often head for the Epsom.[2]

Name[edit]

  • 2015 onwards – Colgate Optic White Stakes

Grade[edit]

  • 1945–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1

Distance[edit]

  • 1945–1971 – 1 mile
  • 1972 onwards - 1600 metres

Records[edit]

  • Winx (2017) – 1:33.65[3]

Previously, the fastest recorded time for the event was in 2006 by Racing to Win in 1:33.75.[4]

  • Legendary trainer T.J. Smith won this event on eleven times.[1]

Winners[edit]

  • 2017 - Winx[5]
  • 2016 - Winx [6]
  • 2015 - Kermadec[7]
  • 2014 - Sacred Falls[8]
  • 2013 - Streama[9]
  • 2012 - Shoot Out[10]
  • 2011 - Sincero[11]
  • 2010 - More Joyous[12]
  • 2009 - Road To Rock[13]
  • 2008 - Mentality[14]
  • 2007 - †race not held
  • 2006 - Racing to Win[15]
  • 2005 - Mr Celebrity[16]
  • 2004 - Grand Armee[17]
  • 2003 - Lonhro[18]
  • 2002 - Defier[19]
  • 2001 - Viscount[20]
  • 2000 - Adam[21]
  • 1999 - Shogun Lodge[22]
  • 1998 - Dracula[23]
  • 1997 - Encounter[24]
  • 1996 - Juggler[25]
  • 1995 - Turridu[26]
  • 1994 - Durbridge[27]
  • 1993 - March Hare[28]
  • 1992 - Coronation Day[29]
  • 1991 - Planet Ruler[30]
  • 1990 - Shaftesbury Avenue[31]
  • 1989 - Vo Rogue[32]
  • 1988 - Gennaker[33]
  • 1987 - Campaign King[34]
  • 1986 - Ma Chiquita[35]
  • 1985 - Roman Artist[36]
  • 1984 - Inspired[37]
  • 1983 - Emancipation[38]
  • 1982 - Kingston Town
  • 1981 - Kingston Town
  • 1980 - Tullmax
  • 1979 - Imposing
  • 1978 - Party's Pride
  • 1977 - Blockbuster
  • 1976 - Purple Patch
  • 1975 - Hartshill
  • 1974 - Itchy Feet
  • 1973 - All Shot
  • 1972 - Nippon
  • 1971 - Baguette
  • 1970 - Ricochet
  • 1969 - Zephyrus
  • 1968 - Regal Rhythm
  • 1967 - Regal Rhythm
  • 1966 - Chantal
  • 1965 - Count Radiant
  • 1964 - Count Radiant
  • 1963 - Wenona Girl
  • 1962 - New Statesman
  • 1961 - Martello Towers
  • 1960 - Second Earl
  • 1959 - Amanullah
  • 1958 - Lindbergh
  • 1957 - Landy
  • 1956 - Kingster
  • 1955 - Prince Morvi
  • 1954 - Gendarme
  • 1953 - Tarien
  • 1952 - Montana
  • 1951 - Oversight
  • 1950 - San Domenico
  • 1949 - The Groom
  • 1948 - De La Salle
  • 1947 - Shannon
  • 1946 - Shannon
  • 1945 - Modulation

† Not held because of outbreak of equine influenza[39]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for George Main Stakes". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "George Main Stakes". Back a Winner (Australia). 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Winx Horse Profile". www.racenet.com.au. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "George Main Stakes". Ladbrokes. 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "2017 Result – Colgate George Main Stakes (held 16 September 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "2016 Result – Colgate George Main Stakes (held 17 September 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "2015 Result – Colgate George Main Stakes(held 19 September 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "2014 Result – George Main Stakes (held 20 September 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "2013 Result – George Main Stakes (held 21 September 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "2012 Result – George Main Stakes (held 22 September 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "2011 Result – George Main Stakes (held 17 September 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "2010 Result – Yellowglen George Main Stakes (held 25 September 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "2009 Result – Arrowfield George Main Stakes (held 26 September 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "2008 Result – George Main Stakes (held 27 September 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "2006 Result – George Main Stakes (held 30 September 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "2005 Result – George Main Stks (held 24 September 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "2004 Result – George Main Stks (held 25 September 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "2003 Result – George Main Stks (held 27 September 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  19. ^ "2002 Result – George Main Stks (held 28 September 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  20. ^ "2001 Result – George Main Stks (held 22 September 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  21. ^ "2000 Result – George Main Stks (held 23 September 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  22. ^ "1999 Result – George Main Stks (held 25 September 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  23. ^ "1998 Result – George Main Stks (held 26 September 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  24. ^ "1997 Result – George Main Stks (held 27 September 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  25. ^ "1996 Result – George Main Stks (held 28 September 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  26. ^ "1995 Result – George Main Stks (held 23 September 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  27. ^ "1994 Result – George Main Stks (held 24 September 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  28. ^ "1993 Result – George Main Stks (held 25 September 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  29. ^ "1992 Result – George Main Stks (held 26 September 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  30. ^ "1991 Result – George Main Stks (held 28 September 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  31. ^ "1990 Result – George Main Stks (held 22 September 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  32. ^ "1989 Result – George Main Stks (held 23 September 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  33. ^ "1988 Result – George Main Stks (held 24 September 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  34. ^ "1987 Result – George Main Stks (held 26 September 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  35. ^ "1986 Result – George Main Stks (held 27 September 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  36. ^ "1985 Result – George Main Stks (held 28 September 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  37. ^ "1984 Result – George Main Stks (held 22 September 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  38. ^ "1983 Result – George Main Stks (held 24 September 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  39. ^ "Carnival may be delayed". The Age, Melbourne. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2014.