George Moore Stakes

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

2021 George Moore Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Zoustyle
  • 2nd: #4 Baller
  • 3rd: #10 Stampe



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 million Kingston Town Classic (1800m).

The George Moore Stakes is open to contention by horses of all ages and sexes. It shares a race program with only one other black-type event, the Listed Mode Plate (1200m) for three-year-old fillies at set weights.

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 Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) the next weekend at Royal Randwick.

The 2021 George Moore Stakes ran on Saturday December 4, 2021 at Doomben Racecourse and was won by the favourite Zoustyle ($2.15). 

George Moore Stakes 2021
Date: Saturday December 4, 2021
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 George Moore Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Zoustyle ($2.15F)
  • 2nd: #4 Baller
  • 3rd: #10 Stampe
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 ZOUSTYLE Tony Gollan Brad Stewart 4 57.5kg $2.15F
2 4 BALLER Tony Gollan Ms Stephanie Thornton 1.25L 2 57.5kg $5.50
3 10 STAMPE Chris Munce Sean Cormack 2.5L 1 54kg $19
4 3 HARD EMPIRE Toby & Trent Edmonds Ryan Maloney 2.7L 6 58.5kg $31
5 2 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 4.45L 5 59kg $13
6 1 ALLIGATOR BLOOD Billy Healey James Orman 5.2L 7 61kg $21
7 8 CHAPTER AND VERSE Desleigh Forster Taylor Marshall 6.45L 8 54kg $61
8 7 FREDDIE FOX TROT Les Kelly Ms Samantha Collett 9.2L 3 54kg $61
SB 9 SHOOTING FOR GOLD Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Boris Thornton 0 54kg
SB 12 SIMPLY FLY Rex Lipp & Nicholas Hahn Mark Du Plessis 0 54kg
6 WANDABAA Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 0
11 WEONA SMARTONE (NZ) David Vandyke Ben Thompson 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 George Moore Stakes Betting Odds

The latest 2021 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) was the last favourite in George Moore Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2021 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.

The official 2021 George Moore Stakes Final Field & Barriers will be announced in full below once released on the Wednesday of race week by Queensland Racing.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 110x320x4x ALLIGATOR BLOOD Billy Healey James Orman 10 61kg 109
2 x15433x555 SIGNORE FOX Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 7 59kg 105
3 6433x1414x HARD EMPIRE Toby & Trent Edmonds Ryan Maloney 9 58.5kg 104
4 33505x11x3 BALLER Tony Gollan Ms Stephanie Thornton 3 57.5kg 102
5 x624x7x1x1 ZOUSTYLE Tony Gollan Brad Stewart 6 57.5kg 102
6 336224×042 WANDABAA Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 2 55kg 55.5kg 101
7 x7530x8071 FREDDIE FOX TROT Les Kelly Ms Samantha Collett 4 54kg 94
8 046x7407x6 CHAPTER AND VERSE Desleigh Forster Taylor Marshall 12 54kg 93
9 1180x111x3 SHOOTING FOR GOLD Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Boris Thornton 8 54kg 93
10 5x64756x52 STAMPE Chris Munce Sean Cormack 1 54kg 90
11 11x111x11x WEONA SMARTONE (NZ) David Vandyke Ben Thompson 11 54kg 89.5
12 112L69x225 SIMPLY FLY Rex Lipp & Nicholas Hahn Mark Du Plessis 5 54kg 86

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 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.

Seventeen summer hopefuls make-up the 2021 George Moore Stakes nominations including the defending champion Hard Empire and all-in favourite Zoustyle coming off a lead-up win at the Sunshine Coast.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 110x320x4x ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 5 Billy Healey 109
2 33505x11x3 BALLER G 6 Tony Gollan 102
3 89x72616x0 BOOMSARA G 6 Chris Munce 93
4 046x7407x6 CHAPTER AND VERSE G 7 Desleigh Forster 93
5 x7530x8071 FREDDIE FOX TROT G 7 Les Kelly 94
6 6433x1414x HARD EMPIRE G 8 Toby & Trent Edmonds 104
7 1270x0656x RED CHASE G 6 Desleigh Forster 91
8 1180x111x3 SHOOTING FOR GOLD G 4 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted 93
9 x15433x555 SIGNORE FOX H 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 105
10 112L69x225 SIMPLY FLY G 4 Rex Lipp & Nicholas Hahn 86
11 11223x SO CLEVER G 5 John Moore 67
12 5x64756x52 STAMPE G 5 Chris Munce 90
13 4007×54113 TAMBO’S MATE G 6 Tony Gollan 103
14 111x55x36x THE HARROVIAN G 8 Toby & Trent Edmonds 105
15 336224×042 WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees 101
16 11x111x11x WEONA SMARTONE (NZ) G 5 David Vandyke 89.5
17 x624x7x1x1 ZOUSTYLE G 6 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, placegetters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

George Moore Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
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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