Theo Marks Stakes

The Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) is held each September at Rosehill Gardens.

2017 Theo Marks Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Deploy
  • 2nd: #6 Egg Tart
  • 3rd: #7 Euro Angel



The Theo Marks Stakes takes place during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and is a Group 2 race run in early-mid September at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. It is held on Run To The Rose Day, which also features the Group 2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) for Golden Rose-bound three-year-olds and the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) for youngsters eyeing a Melbourne run in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.

A 1300m sprint, the Theo Marks Stakes is open to horses aged three-year-olds and up, is run under quality handicap conditions and is worth $200,000. Many runners kick-off their spring in the Theo Marks Stakes field, but a good lead-up race into the event is Randwick’s Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) and Deploy (2017) was the last to do the double.

Horses that contend the Theo Marks Stakes will often progress onto the Sydney Spring Carnival’s premier events including the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick in early October.

The Theo Marks Stakes / Epsom Handicap is also a popular betting double well worth a look during the carnival and the last horse to take out both races was Winx (2015).

2017 Theo Marks Stakes
Date: September 9, 2017
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Conditions: 3YO & Up – Quality Handicap
Weight: Low 52kg – High 61kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200, 000
Inaugurated: 1946

2017 Theo Marks Stakes Results

Check out the official Theo Marks Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won in runaway fashion by the Gerald Ryan-trained favourite Deploy who beat Chris Waller’s returning dual Oaks winner Egg Tart by four lengths.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 3 56.5kg $2.80F
2 6 EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4L 4 55kg $5
3 7 EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 4.8L 1 53.5kg $9
4 4 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 5.3L 7 56kg $7
5 8 CANNYESCENT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tim Clark 5.6L 5 53kg $4.20
6 2 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6.5L 6 57.5kg $11
7 5 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 7L 2 55.5kg $71
1 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Blake Shinn 0

2017 Theo Marks Stakes Field

The 2017 Theo Marks Stakes field was released by Racing NSW on Wednesday September 7 and features a final line-up of 10 acceptors.

See below for the official Theo Marks Stakes 2017 field, weights and barriers.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 14x24141x2 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Blake Shinn 6 59kg 112
2 77x0472x5x GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 57.5kg 105
3 x1111x2141 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 3 56.5kg 103
4 214x31033x DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 8 56kg 106
5 060x57864x MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Chris O’Brien 2 55.5kg 101
6 431x11111x EGG TART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 55kg 104
7 10x20407x2 EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 1 53.5kg 101
8 6×15161112 CANNYESCENT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tim Clark 5 53kg 96

2017 Theo Marks Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Theo Marks Stakes nominations were released on Monday September 5  Included in the 2017 and featured three hopefuls for the 2015 winning trainer Chris Waller.

View the full 2016 Theo Marks Stakes nominations now.

Theo Marks Stakes History

Shannon won the first Theo Marks Stakes when it was inaugurated in 1946. Beginning as a Principal race run over 7 furlongs, the race distance was converted to 1400m in 1973 with Australia’s adoption of the metric system. Following this in 1979 the race status was elevated to a Group 2 event. In 1985 the race distance was shortened to 1300m and then to 1280m in 1990. Run twice over 1280m it was increased back to 1300m in 1992.

Recent Theo Marks Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Theo Marks Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Deploy 1 minute 14.92 seconds
2nd Egg Tart
3rd Euro Angel
2016
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Mackintosh 1 minute 17.11 seconds
2nd Counterattack
3rd Southern Legend
2015
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Winx 1 minute 15.77 seconds
2nd Sons of John
3rd Ninth Legion
2014
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Cluster 1 minute 23.34 seconds
2nd Bull Point
3rd Ninth Legion
2013
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Riva De Lago 1 minute 21.67 seconds
2nd Solzhenitsyn
3rd Your Honour
2012
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Ambidexter 1 minute 22.29 seconds
2nd Fat Al
3rd Dystopia
2011
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Master Of Design 1 minute 16.79 seconds
2nd Torio’s Quest
3rd Fast Clip
2010
Theo Marks Stakes
1st More Joyous 1 minute 22.16 seconds
2nd Rothesay
3rd Drumbeats
2009
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Racing To Win 1 minute 22.1 seconds
2nd Rock Kingdom
3rd Triple Honour
2008
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Hurried Choice 1 minute 17.1 seconds
2nd Forensics
3rd Ice Chariot
2007
Theo Marks Stakes
Race Not Held  
2006
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Racing To Win 1 minute 16.5 seconds
2nd New Edge
3rd Regal Cheer
2005
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Paratroopers 1 minute 16.8 seconds
2nd Perfect Promise
3rd Outback Prince
2004
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Falkirk 1 minute 17.7 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Private Steer
2003
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Fiery Venture 1 minute 16.3 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Osca Warrior
2002
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Defier 1 minute 15.7 seconds
2nd Phoenix Park
3rd Carael Boy
2001
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Shogun Lodge 1 minute 16.8 seconds
2nd Fouardee
3rd Belle Du Jour
2000
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Hire 1 minute 17.1 seconds
2nd Landsighting
3rd Shogun Lodge

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