George Main Stakes

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]

Colgate Optic White Stakes
registered as George Main Stakes
Group 1 race
LocationRandwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia
Inaugurated1945
Race typeThoroughbred - flat
SponsorColgate Optic White (2018)
Race information
Distance1,600 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationHorses three years old and older
WeightWeight for Age
PurseA$500,000 (2018)
BonusesWinner exemption from a ballot on the Epsom Handicap

HistoryEdit

 
The 1950 George Main Stakes racebook

The race is named after George Main, a former chairman of the Australian Jockey Club. Main lived with his wife Mary on Retreat, a grazing property at Illabo, 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]

NameEdit

  • 2015 onwards – Colgate Optic White Stakes

GradeEdit

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

DistanceEdit

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

RecordsEdit

  • Winx (2017) – 1:33.65[3]

WinnersEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "2018 Result – Colgate Optic White George Main Stakes (held 15 September 2018)". breednet.com. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  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.