2017 George Moore Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

George Moore Stakes

The 2017 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.George Moore Stakes

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The 2017 George Moore Stakes will be held on Saturday, December 2nd.

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.

It is one of three Group races held in Brisbane during December, with the others being the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Plate and the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate.

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

Year Winner
2017 TBD
2016 Most Important
2015 Didntcostalot
2014 Big Money
2013 Lucky Hussler
2012 Startsmeup
2011 Adebisi
2010 race not held
2009 Burdekin Blues
2008 Friendly Embrace
2007 race not held (equine influenza outbreak)
2006 Natural Destiny
2005 Takeover Target
2004 Show Biz Kid
2003 Make Mine Magic
2002 Baal Yabba
2001 Alpine Express
2000 Fine Action
1999 Major Victory
1998 City Hall
1997 Chief De Beers
1996 Rip Home
1995 Atlantic Crossing
1994 Chief De Beers
1993 Morden
1992 Buck’s Pride
1991 Turvey
1990 Gypsy Rogue
1989 Mirraben
1988 Mirraben
1987 Mirraben
1986 Paris Beau
1985 Basic French
1984 Fixed Flush
1983 Foreign Interest
1982 Marquee Star
1981 Handsome Prince
1980 Grand Rocky
1979 Princess Reichen

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.

George Moore Stakes News

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