George Moore Stakes

The George Moore Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Doomben Racecourse during the Brisbane Summer Racing Carnival.

2023 George Moore Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Zoustyle
  • 2nd: #1 Rothfire
  • 3rd: #13 Legal Esprit



The George Moore Stakes is a Group 3 sprint currently held at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane in late November or early December as one of the key summer features in Queensland.

Held under quality handicap conditions, the George Moore Stakes is raced over 1200m and offers $200,000 in total prize money. The race takes place on the same day as Perth’s $1.5 million Winterbottom Stakes (1200m).

The George Moore Stakes is open to contention by horses of all ages and sexes. It shares a race program with tow other black-type events with the Listed Mode Plate (1200m) for three-year-old fillies at set weights and the Listed Tails Stakes (1600m) also held on the same day.

Some runners use the event as a first-up race after a spell in the paddock while others might be racing off the back of a spring carnival down south in NSW and Victoria.

Horses that run well in the George Moore Stakes field may head to Sydney for a shot at the recently updated Group 2  $2 million The Ingham (1600m) – formerly known as the Villiers Stakes – later in the summer at Royal Randwick.

The George Moore Stakes form was recently franked with the 2021 winner Zoustyle returning the following season to place in a host of good races including his 2022 Group 1 Moir Stakes third in Melbourne. The 2021 runner-up Baller meanwhile went on to win the Group 2 Moreton Cup (1200m) at Eagle Farm in the winter of 2022 and run third in that spring’s Group 1 Champions Sprint (1200m) at Flemington.

The 2023 George Moore Stakes ran on Saturday December 2, 2023 at Doomben Racecourse and was won in a brave front-running performance by Zoustyle ($3.80). 

George Moore Stakes 2023
Date: Saturday December 2, 2023
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2023 George Moore Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Zoustyle ($3.80)
  • 2nd: #1 Rothfire
  • 3rd: #13 Legal Esprit

Tony Gollan’s veteran eight-year-old Zoustyle ($3.80) was brave in a front-running performance fending off the challenge by Group 1 winner Rothfire to narrowly take head the 2023 George Moore Stakes results in Brisbane becoming a two-time champion having also won the event back in 2021.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 ZOUSTYLE Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 9 56kg $3.80
2 1 ROTHFIRE Robert Heathcote Ben Thompson 0.46L 1 61kg $3.80
3 13 LEGAL ESPRIT Donald Baker Kyle Wilson-Taylor 3.29L 5 54kg $41
4 2 BALLER Tony Gollan James Orman 3.46L 10 57.5kg $21
5 7 NETTUNO Tony Gollan Damien Thornton 3.54L 2 54kg $2.80F
6 11 DEEPOUR Adam Campton Elione Chaves 4.84L 4 54kg $16
7 12 SNOWZONE Kris Lees Sean Cormack 6.01L 7 54kg $41
8 6 THE BIG GOODBYE Robert Heathcote Taylor Marshall 8.3L 3 54.5kg $9
9 3 ALPINE EDGE Toby & Trent Edmonds Martin Harley 9.49L 8 56kg $31
10 8 VINCO Tony Gollan Robbie Dolan 11.48L 6 54kg $101
9 ALL THAT PIZZAZZ Tony Gollan Ms Angela Jones 0
5 ROCKETING BY David Pfieffer Michael Rodd 0
10 EF TROOP Tony Gollan 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 George Moore Stakes Betting Odds

The latest 2023 George Moore Stakes odds on the final field of sprinters complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your George Moore Stakes Betting Tips at the hottest summer racing odds will be available below the week of the race.

Zoustyle ($2.15 in 2021) and Garibaldi ($2.90 in 2022) are the last favourites in George Moore Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

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2023 George Moore Stakes Form Guide

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2023 George Moore Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider George Moore Stakes 2023 Tips on the Brisbane summer showdown this December.

  • To Win: #6 The Big Goodbye ($7.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Going for a bit of early summer value and have the other Heathcote runner on top at a nice price. The Big Goodbye is an in-form six-year-old racing second-up fitter for his resuming run over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast when fifth with more weight. Drops to 54.5kg here and is drawn a treat in gate three. Will appreciate the 1200m and has a lovely strike rate at the track and trip (6:3-1-1). Listed Ramornie Handicap winner at Grafton in the winter and can return to winning form here.

2023 George Moore Stakes Field

The George Moore Stakes field is released the Wednesday before the race. Each season some very handy Queensland sprinters feature in the final George Moore Stakes field coming off lead-up runs including the Listed Keith Noud Quality Handicap (1200m) in late November.

In 2016 Most Important improved on a lead-up third in the Keith Noud to win the George Moore Stakes when both races ran at Eagle Farm Racecourse. In 2018 the Keith Noud also produced the George Moore Stakes winner with I’m A Rippa improving on a lead-up third with both races run at Doomben. The Keith Noud form held again in the 2019 George Moore Stakes results with the winner Chapter And Verse coming off a lead-up fourth in the race, won by Outback Barbie who ran a narrow second in the George Moore. The form held again in 2020 with the Keith Noud winner Jonker running second as the beaten odds-on favourite to Hard Empire in the Group 3, the latter improving on a lead-up fourth in the Listed event.

Garibaldi (2nd in 2022) was the last Keith Noud graduate to back-up and win the George Moore Stakes.

The official 2023 George Moore Stakes Final Field & Barriers will be announced in full below once released on the Wednesday of race week by Queensland Racing.

The George Moore Stakes 2023 final field features a quality line-up of summer sprinters led in betting by the Rob Heathcote-trained Group 1 winning top-weight Rothfire with 61kg in barrier one fresh.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5x2132x25x ROTHFIRE Robert Heathcote Ben Thompson 1 61kg 112
2 x133x7079x BALLER Tony Gollan James Orman 13 57.5kg 105
3 x721x0187x ALPINE EDGE Toby & Trent Edmonds Martin Harley 9 56kg 102
4 32x506x464 ZOUSTYLE Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 10 56kg 102
5 60×6858693 ROCKETING BY David Pfieffer Michael Rodd 12 55.5kg 101
6 12142421×5 THE BIG GOODBYE Robert Heathcote Taylor Marshall 3 54.5kg 99
7 1x2440x7x1 NETTUNO Tony Gollan Damien Thornton 2 54kg 98
8 9551x0600x VINCO Tony Gollan Robbie Dolan 6 54kg 97
9 54x11x2216 ALL THAT PIZZAZZ Tony Gollan Ms Angela Jones 8 54kg 94
10 x32x7326x3 EF TROOP Tony Gollan 11 54kg 94
11 11x31433x8 DEEPOUR Adam Campton Elione Chaves 4 54kg 93
12 640×241029 SNOWZONE Kris Lees Jim Byrne 7 54kg 91
13 33445190×9 LEGAL ESPRIT Donald Baker Kyle Wilson-Taylor 5 54kg 90

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 George Moore Stakes Nominations

The George Moore Stakes nominations are finalised and publicly announced on the Monday prior to the race, the full list of early entries to be published below once released.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 54x11x2216 ALL THAT PIZZAZZ G 4 Tony Gollan 94
2 x721x0187x ALPINE EDGE H 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds 102
3 x133x7079x BALLER G 8 Tony Gollan 105
4 11x31433x8 DEEPOUR G 6 Adam Campton 93
5 x32x7326x3 EF TROOP G 8 Tony Gollan 94
6 127x1622x3 FAR TOO EASY G 5 David McColm
7 33445190×9 LEGAL ESPRIT G 5 Donald Baker 90
8 1x2440x7x1 NETTUNO H 4 Tony Gollan
9 306x00D0x0 OPEN MINDED (NZ) G 7 Lee Freedman 90
10 60×6858693 ROCKETING BY G 6 David Pfieffer
11 5x2132x25x ROTHFIRE G 6 Robert Heathcote 112
12 640×241029 SNOWZONE G 7 Kris Lees 91
13 12142421×5 THE BIG GOODBYE G 6 Robert Heathcote 99
14 9551x0600x VINCO G 7 Tony Gollan 97
15 32x506x464 ZOUSTYLE G 8 Tony Gollan 102

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

George Moore Stakes History

The George Moore Stakes was previously known as the Summer Stakes. The George Moore Stakes has traditionally been a part of a trio of group races that form the Queensland summer racing series. The other two are the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) and the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m).

It was inaugurated in 1979 as a Group 3 race, but was demoted to listed status in 1983. In 2000, the George Moore Stakes was reinstated as a Group 3 race.

Throughout the years, the George Moore Stakes has gone by a variety of names. From its inception to 1986 the race was called the XXXX Stakes. It has also been named the Thornhill Park Stakes, LJ Williams Quality Handicap and AWA Stakes. Between 2000 and 2006, as well as several years previously, it was called the Summer Stakes.

Notable George Moore Stakes winners include Princess Reichen (1979), Mirraben (1987, 88, 89), Chief De Beers (1994, 97), Takeover Target (2005), and Lucky Hussler (2013).

George Moore Stakes results, place-getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

George Moore Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2023
George Moore Stakes
1st Zoustyle 1 minute 9.05 seconds
2nd Rothfire
3rd Legal Esprit
2022
George Moore Stakes
1st Garibaldi 1 minute 10.70 seconds
2nd Contemptuous
3rd Axe
2021
George Moore Stakes
1st Zoustyle 1 minute 9.60 seconds
2nd Baller
3rd Stampe
2020
George Moore Stakes
1st Hard Empire 1 minute 8.11 seconds
2nd Jonker
3rd Outback Barbie
2019
George Moore Stakes
1st Chapter And Verse 1 minute 9.00 seconds
2nd Outback Barbie
3rd Boomsara
2018
George Moore Stakes
1st I’m A Rippa 1 minute 8.43 seconds
2nd Most Important
3rd Victorem
2017
George Moore Stakes
1st Monsieur Gustave 1 minute 9.28 seconds
2nd Calanda
3rd Snoopy
2016
George Moore Stakes
1st Most Important 1 minute 9.86 seconds
2nd Coolring
3rd Trubia
2015
George Moore Stakes
1st Didntcostalot 1 minute 8.1 seconds
2nd Gundy Spirit
3rd Fontelina
2014
George Moore Stakes
1st Big Money 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Someday
3rd Cape Kidnappers
2013
George Moore Stakes
1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 08.4 seconds
2nd Morning Captain
3rd Startsmeup
2012
George Moore Stakes
1st Startsmeup 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Phelan Ready
3rd Morning Captain
2011
George Moore Stakes
1st Adebisi 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Latin News
3rd Spirit Of Boom
2010
George Moore Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2009
George Moore Stakes
1st Burdekin Blues 1 minute 08.0 seconds
2nd Zero Rock
3rd Forestreno
2008
George Moore Stakes
1st Friendly Embrace 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Daunting Lad
3rd Tour Guide
2007
George Moore Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
George Moore Stakes
1st Natural Destiny 1 minute 09.2 seconds
2nd Hard To Catch
3rd Tornado Alley
2005
George Moore Stakes
1st Takeover Target 1 minute 07.8 seconds
2nd Picardi Run
3rd Proudly Agro
2004
George Moore Stakes
1st Show Biz Kid 1 minute 08.5 seconds
2nd Sir Breakfast
3rd Karamazou
2003
George Moore Stakes
1st Make Mine Magic 1 minute 09.0 seconds
2nd Consular
3rd Forever Amen
2002
George Moore Stakes
1st Baal Yabba 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Smart Chariot
3rd Diamond Dane
2001
George Moore Stakes
1st Alpine Express 1 minute 10.1 seconds
2nd Amaizcay
3rd Federal Agent
2000
George Moore Stakes
1st Fine Action 1 minute 08.3 seconds
2nd King Lotto
3rd Kanconcarne

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