Tiger Tees Ends Sydney Carnival With Hall Mark Stakes Victory

By: Sarah Fortnum
April 28th, 2012

An gutsy run has seen Tiger Tees win the Listed Hall Mark Stakes in the last race at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Tiger Tees just held off Pinwheel, who made a final lunge on the line, to claim the win by a nose.

Tiger Tees

Tiger Tees (center) claims the last at Royal Randwick - photo (c) Steve Hart

Neeson couldn’t quite catch Tiger Tees as he sprinted down the outside of the track and has to be content with third placing.

It was the second win of the Hall Mark Stakes for trainer Joe Pride in as many years.

“It could have gone either way,” Pride admitted.

“I saw a slightly weaker race here at the end of the carnival and I thought I’ve got to win this.”

Tiger Tees is now set to travel to Queensland to run in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, where the $1 million Stradbroke Handicap is on the agenda.

“He’s going to head north to Brisbane,” he said.

“(The owners) told me that they backed me in to win the Stradbroke so it’s become the Stradbroke hasn’t it?”

It was a fabulous way to end an already successful Sydney Autumn Carnival for Tiger Tees’ jockey Christian Reith.

“Great way to finish the carnival,” Reith said.

“I had an awesome carnival.

“Full credit to the horse.

“He’s like a caged lion. Once he finds the front he doesn’t let them get past him and he showed that today.”

Tiger Tees has now won seven of his 10 race starts and has earned more than $230,000 in prize money.

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