Theo Marks Stakes

Theo Marks Stakes

Winners and Past Results for the Theo Marks Stakes.

The Australian Turf Club hosts a number of black type races during the Sydney spring racing carnival which includes the Theo Marks Stakes in September.

The Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes race is for horses three years old and over that travel over 1300 metres of Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney under handicap conditions with a maximum weight of 61 kg. The event is worth $200,000 in prize money and is scheduled on the same race card as the million dollar Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes and Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes. It has most recently been held as the Group 2 Sebring Sprint.

Horses are likely to tackle the Group 3 Concorde Stakes held earlier at Randwick Racecourse over 1100 metres before stepping up in distance in the Theo Marks Stakes. The event is one in which trainers are likely to field their best talent in a bid to pick out a strong miler. From here, horses may move on to contest in a variety of Group races during the Randwick carnival.

The 1500 M Group 2 Shannon Stakes, the Group 1 Epsom Handicap and the 1600 M Group 1 George Main Stakes at Randwick are among the major races that many connections may fancy. Racing To Win won the Theo Marks Stakes / Epsom Handicap double in 2006 and then came back strongly to win the Theo Marks Stakes once again in 2009. The Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes held over 1400 metres at Caulfield Racecourse a fortnight later may also be the next target.

Although Grand Armee had to be content as runner up in 2003 and 2004, the brown gelding is among the most notable gallopers to score multiple group wins, followed by More Joyous in 2010. Other talented horses to win the Theo Marks Stakes include Alquoz in 1990, Catalan Opening in 1997, Adam in 1999, Shogun Lodge in 2001 and Defier in 2002.

The inaugural event was held in 1946 as a principal race with Shannon recorded as the first winner. It was stepped up to Group 2 in 1979 and has remained so ever since.

Year Theo Marks Stakes Winners
2017 Deploy
2016 Mackintosh
2015 Winx
2014 Cluster
2013 Riva De Lago
2012 Ambidexter
2011 Master Of Design
2010 More Joyous
2009 Racing To Win
2008 Hurried Choice
2007 Not Held
2006 Racing To Win
2005 Paratroopers
2004 Falkirk
2003 Fiery Venture
2002 Defier
2001 Shogun Lodge
2000 Hire
1999 Adam
1998 Pleasure Giver
1997 Catalan Opening
1996 Mamzelle Pedrille
1995 Ivory's Irish
1994 Rouslan
1993 Double Your Bet
1992 Final Card
1991 Joanne
1990 Alquoz
1989 From The Planet
1988 Targlish
1987 Groucho
1986 Zip Home
1985 Vari's Ace
1984 Inspired
1983 Another Phenomenon
1982 Ksar Royal
1981 Arbogast
1980 Silver Wraith
1979 Scomeld
1978 Party's Pride
1977 Blockbuster
1976 Ease The Squeeze
1975 Summer Fantasy
1974 Purple Patch
1973 I'm Scarlet
1972 Beaches
1971 Crown Law
1970 Ricochet
1969 Nausori
1968 Gay Gauntlet
1967 Cabochon
1966 Time And Tide
1965 Time And Tide
1964 Game Prince
1963 Time And Tide
1962 Bush Belle
1961 Martello Towers
1960 French Descent
1959 In Love
1958 Gay Port
1957 Teranyan
1956 French Charm
1955 Hans
1954 Sunny Hour
1953 Carioca
1952 Tossing
1951 Bankbrook
1950 Donegal
1949 Hisign
1948 The Groom
1947 Murray Stream
1946 Shannon
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