The George Moore Stakes is a Group 3 quality handicap race held annually at Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland in late November or early December. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 George Moore Stakes was won by I'm A Rippa from Most Important with Victorem third.
Formerly known as the Summer Stakes, the George Moore Stakes is the first of three group races held in Brisbane during the summer period, with the other two being the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate and the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes.
|Date:||Saturday 1st December 2018|
|Track:||Doomben racecourse, Brisbane|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
|2018 Winner:||I'm A Rippa|
The George Moore Stakes is a handy sprint race for this time of year and typically attracts the best available local sprinters going around at the time due to the high prizemoney on offer and the handicap conditions of the event.
The race has been won by some good horses at various times, including quality types such as Takeover Target (2005) and Chief De Beers (1994 & 1997), and is held during the Brisbane summer carnival which hosts a number of listed stakes races throughout the months of December and January.
I'm A Rippa (2018) finished third in the Lised Keith Noud Stakes over 1200m at Doomben before scoring a classy citory in this event for trainer Tony Gollan.
Recent George Moore Stakes winners include Monsieur Gustave (2017), who managed to win the Keith Noud Stakes prior to success here, and Most Important (2016).
1. $5.50 I'm A Rippa 56.5 Brad Stewart
2. $7.50 Most Important 60.5 Jim Byrne
3. $3.10 Victorem 54.0 Dale Smith
4. $3.70 Tyzone 54.5 Jeff Lloyd
5. $6.50 Care To Think 58.5 Ryan Maloney
6. $15.00 No Annamossity 54.0 Matthew McGillivray
7. $31.00 Monsieur Gustave 58.0 Mark Du Plessis
8. $81.00 Paquirri 54.0 James Orman
Margins: 1.25 len, 0.4 len
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|2018||I'm A Rippa||Most Important||Victorem||1:08.4|
|2014||Big Money||Someday||Cape Kidnappers||1:09.6|
|2013||Lucky Hussler||Morning Captain||Startsmeup||1:08.4|
|2012||Startsmeup||Phelan Ready||Morning Captain||1:09.5|
|2011||Adebisi||Latin News||Spirit Of Boom||1:10.3|
|2009||Burdekin Blues||Zero Rock||Forestreno||1:08.0|
|2008||Friendly Embrace||Daunting Lad||Tour Guide||1:09.6|
|2006||Natural Destiny||Hard To Catch||Tornado Alley||1:09.2|
|2005||Takeover Target||Picardi Run||Proudly Agro||1:07.8|
|2004||Show Biz Kid||Sir Breakfast||Karamazou||1:08.5|
|2003||Make Mine Magic||Consular||Forever Amen||1:09.0|
|2002||Baal Yabba||Smart Chariot||Diamond Dane||1:09.6|
|2001||Alpine Express||Amaizcay||Federal Agent||1:10.1|
|2000||Fine Action||King Lotto||Kanconcarne||1:08.3|
|1999||Major Victory||Dash Of Bay||City Fair||1:10.8|
|1998||City Hall||Chief De Beers||Roulette||1:09.6|
|1997||Chief De Beers||Mulagwa||Celestial Choir||1:08.4|
|1996||Rip Home||City Slicker||Chief De Beers||1:10.0|
|1995||Atlantic Crossing||Spritely Jet||Welsh Miner||1:09.2|
|1994||Chief De Beers||Buck's Pride||Copper County||1:09.6|