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2018 Colgate Optic White (George Main) Stakes: Race History

2018 Colgate Optic White (George Main) Stakes overview including Race History for the Group 1 feature at Randwick on Saturday featuring the WFA horses like Winx and Le Romain

2018 Colgate Optic White (George Main) Stakes: Race History

Many greats are on the honour roll of the 2018 Colgate Optic White (George Main) Stakes run at Randwick on Saturday.

Winx
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Winx Horseform goes for three in a row in the 2018 Colgate Optic White (George Main) Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

2018 Colgate Optic White (George Main) Stakes: Nominations


2018 COLGATE OPTIC WHITE (GEORGE MAIN) STAKES - RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The George Main Stakes is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions for open class horses at Randwick conducted by the Australian Turf Club.

The George Main Stakes is run over 1600m. It was first run in 1945 and was won by Modulation.

Most runnings of the George Main Stakes have been over 1600m.

The George Main Stakes has always been a Group 1.

The race was named after George Main who was Chairman of the AJC.

TJ Smith won the race an amazing 11 times.

Before Winx second win, the previous three George Main Stakes winners also won the Doncaster Mile in the previous Autumn.

Horses often use the race as the lead up to the Epsom Handicap. It used to be the week before but is now run a fortnight before.

Nine of the previous ten winners of the George Main Stakes were Group 1 winners prior to winning this.

The Tramway/George Main double (5 times) – Sincero most recent in 2011.

The Warwick (Winx) Stakes/George Main (12 times) – Winx most recent in 2017.

Cox Plate winners to contest the George Main Stakes in recent years are Might And Power, Sunline and Winx.

There have been only two double figure odds winners in 20 years – Road To Rock and Adam.

The 2007 race was not held due to the Equine Influenza break out.

The George Main Stakes is worth $500,000 in 2018.

Notable winners of the George Main Stakes include Winx (2016/2017), Kermadec (2015), Sacred Falls (2014), Streama (2013), Shoot Out (2012), Sincero (2011), More Joyous (2010), Mentality (2008), Racing To Win (2006), Grand Armee (2004), Lonhro (2003), Defier (2002), Viscount (2001), Shogun Lodge (1999), Encounter (1997), Juggler (1996), Durbridge (1994), Coronation Day (1992), Shaftesbury Avenue (1990), Vo Rogue (1989), Campaign King (1987), Inspired (1984), Emancipation (1983), Kingston Town (1981/1982), Hartshill (1975), Baguette (1971), Wenona Girl (1963), Martello Towers (1961), San Domenico (1950) and Shannon (1946/1947).

The 2017 George Main Stakes was won by Winx from Happy Clapper and Foxplay.

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