George Moore Stakes

George Moore Stakes, Doomben Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s George Moore Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before the race.

Occurring in either early December or late November, the George Moore Stakes is a big part of the Queensland summer racing calendar. Originally launched as a Group 3 race, it was downgraded to a listed race from 1983-2000, before regaining group status from 2001 until present.

If you’re looking to back a filly in this event, then look no further than the 1200 metre Mode Plate. Also a listed event held at Doomben racecourse, the Mode Plate field is restricted to three year old fillies.

If a horse does well in this race, their trainer will often see them as fit for entry into the Villiers Stakes, which takes place a couple of weeks afterwards.

Depending on the sponsor, this race has changed name quite a few times. You may have known of it previously as the XXXX Stakes, L J Williams Handicap or Summer Stakes.

George Moore Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
  • Track Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1979

George Moore Stakes Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the George Moore Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s George Moore Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s George Moore Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s George Moore Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the George Moore Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the George Moore Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the George Moore Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the George Moore Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the George Moore Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the George Moore Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The George Moore Stakes

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  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on George Moore Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

George Moore Stakes 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the George Moore Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 26/11/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
Outback Barbie 3.2 1.55
Brave Song 4.4 1.85
Chapter And Verse 5 2
Sandbar 8 2.75
Smartedge 8 2.75
I’m A Rippa 10 3.25
Boomsara 12 3.75
Crack Me Up 12 3.75
Lim’s Lightning 14 4.25
Keen Array 19 5.5
Natch 19 5.5
Pennino 19 5.5
River Racer 19 5.5
Removal 21 6
Sharpe Hussler 34 9
Fiery Heights 35 10
Divine Dice 41 11
Monsieur Gustave 51 14
Sister Kitty Mac 201 51

Which Horse Will Win The George Moore Stakes

The best way to pick who will win the George Moore Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Homeground Sprinters – With high prize money (by Brisbane standards), as well as a handicap, this race is sure to attract some of the fastest at shortest distance from the local talent pool. Make sure to follow a few local shorter races at Doomben before the big day.
  • Internationals – Although a rarity, their presence can shake things up, sometimes a clear but unexpected advantage can be shown over the locals.
  • Tempo – Most runners will want to establish a solid tempo early on in the race. Those coming from a wider gate will want to get ahead of the pack early.

George Moore Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include Outback Barbie, Brave Song, Chapter And Verse and Sandbar.

George Moore Stakes 2019 Field

The 14 most likely runners appear below.

  • Outback Barbie
  • Brave Song
  • Chapter And Verse
  • Sandbar
  • Smartedge
  • I’m A Rippa
  • Boomsara
  • Crack Me Up
  • Lim’s Lightning
  • Keen Array
  • Natch
  • Pennino
  • River Racer
  • Removal

George Moore Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: Outback Barbie.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

George Moore Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 30th of November, 2019.

George Moore Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2019 George Moore Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

George Moore Stakes Weights

A quality handicap applies to this race. Final weights are announced at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, the 26th of November, 2019.

George Moore Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 10:00 AM on Wednesday, the 27th of November, 2019.

George Moore Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 27th of November, 2019.

George Moore Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 8:30 AM on Saturday, the 30th of November, 2019.

George Moore Stakes Prize Money

The George Moore Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $116,000
2nd $37,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,750
5th $5,500
6th $2,750
7th $2,750
8th $2,750
9th $2,750
10th $2,750

George Moore Stakes Race Number

The George Moore Stakes is race number 1 on the 30th of November, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Doomben Racecourse.

George Moore Stakes Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s George Moore Stakes has been released.

George Moore Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 George Moore Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: 7Live

George Moore Stakes Winners

Winners of the George Moore Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 I’m A Rippa Tony Gollan Brad Stewart 56.5kg 1:08.43
2017 Monsieur Gustave Darryl Hansen Tiffani Brooker 58kg 1:09.28
2016 Most Important Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 54kg 1:09.86
2015 Didntcostalot Tony Gollan Tegan Harrison 55kg 1:08.17
2014 Big Money Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 57.5kg 1:09.69
2013 Lucky Hussler Kent Fleming Jason Taylor 54kg 1:08.44
2012 Startsmeup Gillian Heinrich Brad Stewart 57.5kg 1:09.58
2011 Adebisi Desleigh Forster Paul Hammersley 53kg 1:10.35
2010 Race Not Run N/A N/A N/A N/A
2009 Burdekin Blues Barry Baldwin Shane Scriven 58kg 1:08.05
2008 Friendly Embrace Wayne Nugent Kenji Yoshida 53kg 1:09.64
2007 Race Not Run N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 Natural Destiny Gordon Yorke Shane Treweek 54.5kg 1:09.23
2005 Takeover Target Joe Janiak Jay Ford 59.5kg 1:07.88
2004 Show Biz Kid Ron Macrae Kenji Yoshida 52kg 1:08.65
2003 Make Mine Magic Alan Bailey Damian Browne 60kg 1:09.00
2002 Baal Yabba Trevor Miller Ken Pope 53kg 1:09.61
2001 Alpine Express Bryan Guy Justin Stanley 52kg 1:10.16
2000 Fine Action Robert Heathcote Christian Reith 51kg 1:08.30
1999 Major Victory Bryan Guy Glen Colless 54kg 1:10.87