Rarefied Wins Last on 2013 Sydney Cup Day – Hall Mark Stakes Results

April 27, 2013

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Rarefied Wins Last on 2013 Sydney Cup Day – Hall Mark Stakes Results

Rarefied has finished off a successful Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival for Darley and their head trainer Peter Snowden winning the last of the festival on Sydney Cup Day with a gritty effort in the $100,000 Listed Cellarbrations Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick.


Rarefied has won the last on Sydney Cup Day 2013 taking out the Hall Mark Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Commands six-year-old was second-up in the Hall Mark Stakes after a lengthy spell of over a year having suffered a nasty tendon injury at the end of 2011.

After a first-up fourth to Hot Snitzel in the Group 3 Sebring Stakes (1200m) on Golden Slipper Day the comeback gelding was back in the winners’ stall for the first time since August of 2009 handing Darley the Hall Mark Stakes quinella with their victory over stablemate Skytrain.

Joe Pride’s Title was one of the best out of the gates and showed early speed to run in front, a position they maintained until the final few hundred metres.

On the straight Rarefied was pushed out into the clear by Kerrin McEvoy who earlier saluted in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) with Snowden’s smart filly Guelph.

Lonhro seven-year-old Skytrain, winner of the Southern Cross Stakes before their below par ninth in the Sebring Stakes, went up with their stablemate over the final stages and the two Snowden-trained gallopers battled it out stride for stride.

Rarefied surged forward late however to snare the final race of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival wrapping things up in a thrilling finish.

It was a big run from the runner-up Skytrain who was back on the rail and had work to do to get into second just ahead of Pride’s other runner See The World, third in the Sebring last start, in a photo for the minor placings.

Snowden had the winner cherry ripe, and that plus the gun ride from McEvoy who gave them a lovely run in transit before pulling them out at exactly the right time, saw Rarefied in a win that indicated better things to come.

“Very satisfying with this bloke as he comes off a tendon injury,” Snowden said after the win.

“For anyone that’s had a tendon injury it’s so hard to get them back…so full credit to the team.

“It’s been a long six weeks (for the Carnival) but it’s been a very rewarding one.”

McEvoy praised not only Snowden and his team but also the horse for today’s big Sydney Cup Day comeback.

“This guy’s done a fantastic job,” he said.

“Credit to Peter and the team, he’s had a few little injuries but he’s a great old warhorse.”

While the Sydney autumn features may be over for another year there’s still plenty of Group 1 racing action to come in Adelaide with The Goodwood and then onto Brisbane for the winter.

Make sure you’re ready for it all by signing up with bookmaker.com.au now and kick things off with a juicy $500 bonus sign-up bet!

2013 Hall Mark Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Royal Randwick Race 8 – 27/04/2013

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 10 RAREFIED Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 58kg $8
2 8 SKYTRAIN Peter Snowden Hugh Bowman 0.3L 3 58kg $14
3 11 SEE THE WORLD Joseph Pride Steven Arnold 0.4L 5 58kg $10
4 9 TITLE Joseph Pride Jay Ford 2.5L 15 58kg $16
5 2 MANAWANUI Ron Leemon Glyn Schofield 2.9L 7 59.5kg $11
6 4 DECISION TIME Clarry Conners Tommy Berry 3.6L 8 58.5kg $4.60F
7 13 SOMEPIN ANYPIN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 4.3L 1 58kg $8
8 6 FIREBOLT (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Rodd 4.4L 9 58.5kg $31
9 15 SOFT SAND Paul Messara Craig Williams 4.5L 11 55.5kg $9
10 12 BOLD GLANCE Norm Hilton Christian Reith 5.4L 6 58kg $26
11 7 MASTER HARRY Ron Quinton Luke Nolen 6.5L 2 58.5kg $31
12 1 FAT AL Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 6.6L 12 59.5kg $5.50
13 18 RENEWED VITALITY John P Thompson Dwayne Dunn 6.9L 14 56kg $26
14 17 STRATANA John Sargent Blake Shinn 7.6L 10 57kg $41
15 14 INSTINCTION Paul Messara Brenton Avdulla 11L 13 58kg $41
19 SINGLE STYLE (NZ) Gary Portelli 0
20 YOUR SONG Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 0
5 PAMPELONNE Tim Martin Chris Symons 0
3 HOT SNITZEL Gerald Ryan Blake Shinn 0
16 BALAVAN Chris Waller Craig Newitt 0

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Dubai-Bound Hey Doc Resumes in...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australia...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australian Guineas Contingent

Sydney-based Chris Waller is stepping-up the autumn lead-up work for his...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway Stakes Shot

A good run fresh in Saturday’s Summer Sprint at Royal Randwick could earn the...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Ta...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Target for Houtzen

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 in Adelaide this May could be calling for Toby...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for La...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2018

Group 1 placed Mr Sneaky could target the 2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field