George Main Stakes 2022 Tips, Field & Race Guide is your home of the 2022 George Main Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, September 17 during the Sydney Spring Carnival.

The 1600m race attracts a high-class field with the winner exempt from the ballot for the Epsom Handicap, which also takes place at Randwick two weeks later.

We provide you with George Main Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information.

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George Main Stakes


Date September 17
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Weight-For-Age
Prizemoney $500,000
Age 3YO & Upwards

George main STAKES 2022 LIVE STREAM

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2022 George Main Stakes free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2022 George Main Stakes with TAB

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From Double Your Winnings, Cash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

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Looking for the winner of the George Main Stakes is no easy task, but keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

The Group 3 Tramway Quality Handicap is generally considered a lead up race to the George Main Stakes and usually provides clues to the winner at Randwick.

Our experts assess all the George Main Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 George Main Stakes tips to help you back the winner.

Will we see more dominant performances from females, who hold a great record? And will the winner go on to perform well in the Epsom Handicap?

Our expert tipster will provide their 2022 George Main Stakes tips and selections following the barrier draw.

HOW TO BET ON George Main stakes

There are plenty of betting options on George Main Stakes, and for those punters waiting for the big event, you’ll need to be patient as the feature race is run toward to end of the day.

Betting options include:

Win Bets

Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.

Place Bets

Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.

Each-Way Bets

Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.

Quinella & Exacta

Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.


The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.

First 4

The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.

Same Race Multi

Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on George Main for Same Race Multis include: Sportsbet, Ladbrokes & Neds.


The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.

Latest George Main Stakes News


Below are the nominations from 2021.

Horse Trainer
1 ARCHEDEMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden
3 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings
4 CEPHEUS (GB) Matthew Dunn
5 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller
6 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller
7 LION’S ROAR (NZ) John O’Shea
8 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham
9 NUMERIAN (IRE) Annabel Neasham
10 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
11 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
12 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller
13 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker
14 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller


Below is the field and barrier draw from 2021.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 4 59kg
2 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 6 59kg
3 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 9 59kg
4 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 5 59kg
5 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 1 59kg
6 LION’S ROAR (NZ) John O’Shea Regan Bayliss 8 58.5kg
7 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 2 57kg
8 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Kathy O’Hara 3 57kg
9 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 56.5kg

See the full George Main Stakes field and barrier draw assessment here

2021 George Main Stakes Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1st VERRY ELLEEGANT Chris Waller James McDonald 2 57kg $1.75
2nd RIODINI Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 1 59kg $13
3rd THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 6 59kg $4.80
4th HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 56.5kg $21
5th CASCADIAN James Cummings Hugh Bowman 9 59kg $11
6th STAR OF THE SEAS Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 5 59kg $21
7th SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Kathy O’Hara 3 57kg $41
8th LION’S ROAR John O’Shea Regan Bayliss 8 58.5kg $31
9th KOLDING Chris Waller Tim Clark 4 59kg $17

See more George Main Stakes Results & Replays here.


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2022 George Main Stakes betting odds available in advance of the race. There will be plenty of movements in the George Main betting markets in the days leading up to the race following the barrier draw.



The George Main Stakes a Group 1 race staged during the Sydney Spring Carnival at Randwick Racecourse in September each year.

The weight-for-age event is open to all ages, run over a distance of one mile (1600 metres) and has a prizepool in excess of $500,000.

Read more about the History of the George Main Stakes.

George Main Stakes Winners (Since 2000)

2021 Verry Elleegant
2020 Kolding
2019 Avilius
2018 Winx
2017 Winx
2016 Winx
2015 Kermadec
2014 Sacred Falls
2013 Streama
2012 Shoot Out
2011 Sincero
2010 More Joyous
2009 Road To Rock
2008 Mentality
2007 Race Not Held
2006 Racing To Win
2005 Mr Celebrity
2004 Grand Armee
2003 Lonhro
2002 Defier
2001 Viscount
2000 Adam

Top 5 George Main Stakes winners

Check out our Top 5 George Main Stakes Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.


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