George Moore Stakes

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

2020 George Moore Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Hard Empire
  • 2nd: #8 Jonker
  • 3rd: #6 Outback Barbie



The 2020 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 2020 George Moore Stakes ran on Saturday December 5, 2020 at Doomben Racecourse and was won by Hard Empire.

George Moore Stakes 2020
Date: Saturday December 5, 2020
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 George Moore Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Hard Empire
  • 2nd: #8 Jonker
  • 3rd: #6 Outback Barbie

The Toby & Trent Edmonds-trained veteran Hard Empire ($4.20) turned the tables on his last start conqueror when improving on a fourth in the Keith Noud to defeat the Tony Gollan-trained favourite Jonker ($2) home in the 2020 George Moore Stakes results in Brisbane.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 HARD EMPIRE Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 5 57.5kg $4.20
2 8 JONKER Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 0.2L 3 56.5kg $2F
3 6 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 2.95L 10 57kg $11
4 3 TAMBO’S MATE Stuart Kendrick Matthew McGillivray 3.95L 11 58.5kg $21
5 1 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Michael Cahill 4.05L 1 59kg $10
6 9 SPURCRAFT Kelly Schweida James Orman 4.25L 2 56.5kg $21
7 10 CHAPTER AND VERSE Desleigh Forster Mark Du Plessis 4.35L 6 55.5kg $31
8 2 SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Ben Thompson 4.55L 7 58.5kg $21
9 5 THE ODYSSEY Kelly Schweida Ms Stephanie Thornton 7.05L 4 57.5kg $15
10 11 MISHANI HUSTLER Les Ross Taylor Marshall 13.3L 8 55kg $151
11 13 RIVER RACER Les Ross Dale Smith 17.8L 9 54kg $151
7 BACCARAT BABY David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 0
12 USMANOV Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 George Moore Stakes Betting Odds

The latest 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 George Moore Stakes Final Field & Barriers will be announced in full below once released on the Wednesday of race week by Queensland Racing.

Keith Noud winner Jonker in barrier four heads the George Moore Stakes 2020 field of 13 runners facing off in Saturday’s Group 3 summer showdown in Brisbane.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 15x82305x2 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Michael Cahill 1 59kg 102
2 x281x132x8 SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Ben Thompson 8 58.5kg 101
3 213x4217x3 TAMBO’S MATE Stuart Kendrick Matthew McGillivray 13 58.5kg 101
4 86x6433x14 HARD EMPIRE Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 6 57.5kg 99
5 811127×102 THE ODYSSEY Kelly Schweida Ms Stephanie Thornton 5 57.5kg 99
6 1x3466x08x OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 11 57kg 102
7 65x22373x6 BACCARAT BABY David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 2 56.5kg 101
8 800x0753x1 JONKER Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 4 56.5kg 97
9 54534×3129 SPURCRAFT Kelly Schweida James Orman 3 56.5kg 97
10 13494x046x CHAPTER AND VERSE Desleigh Forster Mark Du Plessis 7 55.5kg 95
11 x1680247x7 MISHANI HUSTLER Les Ross Taylor Marshall 9 55kg 94
12 411214×222 USMANOV Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 12 54.5kg 93
13 58002930×0 RIVER RACER Les Ross Dale Smith 10 54kg 95

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 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 2020 George Moore Stakes nominations including the Tony Gollan-trained Jonker and Rob Heathcote’s topweight Deep Image who ran one-two in the Keith Noud last start.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 15x82305x2 DEEP IMAGE G 7 Robert Heathcote 1= 59kg 59kg 102
2 1x3466x08x OUTBACK BARBIE M 5 Tony Gollan 1= 57kg 57kg 102
3 x281x132x8 SCALLOPINI G 6 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted 3= 58.5kg 58.5kg 101
4 213x4217x3 TAMBO’S MATE G 5 Stuart Kendrick 3= 58.5kg 58.5kg 101
5 65x22373x6 BACCARAT BABY M 5 David Vandyke 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 101
6 86x6433x14 HARD EMPIRE G 7 Toby & Trent Edmonds 6= 57.5kg 57.5kg 99
7 1602112862 JUST ORM G 7 Tony Gollan 6= 57.5kg 57.5kg 99
8 811127×102 THE ODYSSEY H 4 Kelly Schweida 6= 57.5kg 57.5kg 99
9 800x0753x1 JONKER H 5 Tony Gollan 9= 56.5kg 56.5kg 97
10 54534×3129 SPURCRAFT G 7 Kelly Schweida 9= 56.5kg 56.5kg 97
11 10x10639x8 PENNINO M 5 Darryl Hansen 9= 54.5kg 54.5kg 97
12 13494x046x CHAPTER AND VERSE G 6 Desleigh Forster 12= 55.5kg 55.5kg 95
13 58002930×0 RIVER RACER M 7 Les Ross 12= 54kg 53.5kg 95
14 x1680247x7 MISHANI HUSTLER G 5 Les Ross 14 55kg 55kg 94
15 0109x520x0 SANDBAR H 5 David Vandyke 15= 54.5kg 54.5kg 93
16 411214×222 USMANOV G 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds 15= 54.5kg 54.5kg 93
17 2536x1310x POETIC CHARMER G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 17 54kg 52kg 88

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
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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