Theo Marks Stakes

The Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) is held each September at Rosehill Gardens on The Run To The Rose Day.

2019 Theo Marks Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Arcadia Queen
  • 2nd: #11 Trope
  • 3rd: #8 Gem Song



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 recently upgraded Group 2 Sheraco Stakes.

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).

The race also now serves as a potential lead-up to the world’s richest turf race, Randwick’s $14 million The Everest (1200m) in October.

The 2019 Theo Marks Stakes ran on Saturday September 14, 2019 and was won by Chris Waller’s The Everest bound mare Arcadia Queen.

2019 Theo Marks Stakes
Date: Saturday September 14, 2019
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Conditions: 3YO & Up – Quality Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1946

2019 Theo Marks Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Arcadia Queen
  • 2nd: #11 Trope
  • 3rd: #8 Gem Song

Check out the official Theo Marks Stakes 2019 Results & Finishing Order below once the spring lead-up has taken place on Saturday September 14, 2019 as part of The Run To The Rose Day program.

The 2019 Theo Marks Stakes result went the way of the punters with odds-on favourite Arcadia Queen winning the race first-up ahead of her $14 million The Everest bid.

Place No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 6 ARCADIA QUEEN Chris Waller James McDonald 1 56kg $1.95F
2 11 TROPE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1.8L 10 53kg $5.50
3 8 GEM SONG Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 2.1L 9 55kg (cd 56kg) $15
4 7 REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 3.6L 5 56kg $26
5 5 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 4.9L 3 56.5kg $21
6 2 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5.2L 6 57.5kg $15
7 9 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 6L 2 54.5kg $18
8 4 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 6.1L 7 57kg $31
9 3 VOLPE VELOCE Graham Richardson Andrew Adkins 6.6L 4 57kg $41
10 12 BALLER Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 7L 8 53kg $7.50
1 INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller 0
10 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Sam Clipperton 0

2019 Theo Marks Stakes Betting

The season’s best Theo Marks Stakes 2019 betting and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2019 Theo Marks Stakes Field

The 2019 Theo Marks Stakes field is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week, the full list of final acceptors to be published below.

The Theo Marks Stakes 2019 Field is down to 10 after #1 Invincibella (6) and #10 Fundamentalist (12) were early withdrawals. Returning Kingston Town Classic winner Arcadia Queen is odds-on favourite as she kicks off her $14 million The Everest campaign.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2871x0611x INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller 6 59kg 112
2 22x422x20x ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 57.5kg 105
3 x42414814x VOLPE VELOCE Graham Richardson Andrew Adkins 4 57kg 108
4 x16932225x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 57kg 104
5 8x466x308x DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 3 56.5kg 103
6 113111x ARCADIA QUEEN Chris Waller James McDonald 1 56kg 106
7 311x34017x REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 5 56kg 102
8 12x154134x GEM SONG Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 10 55kg (Probable weight 56kg) 100
9 x3033x432x EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2 54.5kg 103
10 x432200x39 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Sam Clipperton 12 54kg 102
11 1272×2 TROPE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 11 53kg 96
12 12x1550x81 BALLER Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 9 53kg 83

2019 Theo Marks Stakes Nominations

The 2019 Theo Marks Stakes nominations are out the Monday leading-up to the race and the early entries will be published right here.

The Theo Marks Stakes 2019 Nominations attracted a class line-up of 13 potential runners dominated by confirmed The Everest runner Arcadia Queen, the Kingston Town Classic champ having her first-up run ahead of the $14 million feature at Randwick next month.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 113111x ARCADIA QUEEN M 4 Chris Waller 106
2 12x1550x81 BALLER H 4 Anthony Cummings 83
3 8x466x308x DEPLOY G 7 Gerald Ryan 103
4 x3033x432x EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 103
5 11111x162x ENTICING STAR M 6 Chris Waller 105
6 12x154134x GEM SONG H 4 Kris Lees 100
7 2871x0611x INVINCIBELLA M 6 Chris Waller 112
8 7x6073447x NOIRE M 6 Chris Waller 104
9 311x34017x REDOUBLE G 6 Bjorn Baker 102
10 x16932225x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 104
11 1272×2 TROPE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 96
12 x42414814x VOLPE VELOCE M 6 Graham Richardson & Gavin Parker 108
13 22x422x20x ZOUSAIN H 4 Chris Waller 105

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.

The most notable recent Theo Marks Stakes winner was the 2015 champion Winx who would retire with a record-breaking four Cox Plate victories to her name.

Recent Theo Marks Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Arcadia Queen 1 minute 14.96
2nd Trope
3rd Gem Song
2018
Theo Marks Stakes
1st Home Of The Brave 1 minute 19.34 seconds
2nd D’Argento
3rd Trapeze Artist
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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