2016 George Moore Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds
George Moore Stakes
The 2016 George Moore Stakes is a Group 3 sprinter’s event run over 1200 metres at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane in December.
Run under Quality Handicap conditions, the George Moore Stakes is one of the most exciting events held in Brisbane throughout the summer months.
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The 2016 George Moore Stakes will be held on Saturday, December 3rd.
Formerly known as the Summer Stakes, the event offers $200,000 in prize money and typically attracts some of the best Queensland sprinters as well as some southern horses who make the trip to chase the lucrative prize offerings.
With the Queensland summer sun scorching, the George Moore Stakes is usually run in excellent conditions at the recently refurbished Doomben Racecourse.
Given its timing in December, success in the George Moore Stakes can see horses go on to bigger and better events in the Melbourne and Sydney Autumn Carnivals or the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
Some of the biggest names in Queensland racing have won the George Moore Stakes including Chief De Beers and Takeover Target.
After winning the event in the summer of 2005, Takeover Target went on to win the nation’s most prestigious sprint, the Newmarket Handicap, at Flemington in autumn 2006.
One of the most prolific George Moore Stakes winners was Mirraben who won the event three years in a row from 1987-89.
The very best Queensland trainers generally have entrants in the George Moore Stakes, with the likes of Robert Heathcote, Barry Baldwin and Kelso Wood usually having contenders.
Highlighting the importance of the George Moore Stakes is 2011 winner Adebisi who went on to contest some of the major Group 1 events at the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. You might not get a runner to on to the Melbourne Cup field but you can always be sure to find some quality runners.
As a rare summer Group race in Brisbane in December, the George Moore Stakes typically attracts a strong following both on and off course from punters eager to back a winner!
George Moore Stakes Winners
|2010||race not held|
|2007||race not held (equine influenza outbreak)|
|2004||Show Biz Kid|
|2003||Make Mine Magic|
|1997||Chief De Beers|
|1994||Chief De Beers|
George Moore Stakes Betting
George Moore Stakes betting is quite popular, as it represents the return to group level racing in Queensland. While there are a few listed events that attract some betting action, it’s George Moore Stakes punting that gets the money.
There are a number of popular bets placed on the George Moore Stakes. Some of them include wrapping the race up with the other listed event on the day, the Mode Stakes, in a multi bet, whereby punters try to pick both winners.
The boxed quinella is a popular one too. Because some horses are first up and some have had a few recent starts, punters try to avoid picking an outright winner in their George Moore Stakes tips. Rather, they’ll throw the top two likely winners (in their opinion) together in a boxed quinella. That way, the order in which they cross the line doesn’t matter (provided they’re the first two).
Rather than betting on the George Moore Stakes at the track, you can place bets online through an online bookie such as Ladbrokes.com.au.