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Theo Marks Stakes

The Theo Marks Stakes 2018 is a Group 2 event held in September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival at Rosehill Gardens. The race lasts for 1400m around the famed Rosehill surface and is worth $200,000 for the best performing horses.

The event is restricted to horses three and above and contested under handicap conditions up to 61 kilograms. It often fields a good portion on entries which ran in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes two weeks earlier at the same track.

Horses which run out the trip in the Theo Marks Stakes will often then move on to the Randwick Carnival in races like the Group 2 Shannon Stakes or even a Group 1 attempt in the Epsom Handicap. Both of those races increase the journey by 100m, stepping up the workload for the horses each time.

Racing To Win probably has the best relationship with the Theo Marks Stakes having won in both 2006 and in 2009. His 2006 season became even more impressive when claiming the Group 1 Epsom Handicap the same year.

There’s certainly no shortage of talented winners on the Theo Marks Stakes winners role.

Alquoz won in a blisteringly quick time in 1990 while Adam managed to beat Sunline to the post in 1999.

Shogun Lodge won in 2001 and Defier claiming victory in 2002.

Recent winners Racing To Win (2006 / 2009) and More Joyous (2010) have continued the trend of top level horses winning the race.

2018 Theo Marks Stakes Field

The Theo Marks Stakes field is usually comprised of a handy selection of horses. Both sprinters and middle-distance gallopers seek acceptance into the Theo Marks Stakes field, and it is often used by short-distance sprinters as a means of stepping up to longer runs.

Horses often seek entry in the Theo Marks Stakes field following successful runs in shorter events such as the 1100m Group 3 Concorde Stakes. After successful runs in the Theo Marks Stakes, horses might seek to challenge the 1500m Shannon Stakes or the 1600m Epsom Handicap.

The 2018 Theo Marks Stakes field, which features T.J. Smith Stakes winner Trapeze Artist, can be found below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 410x14311x TRAPEZE ARTIST Gerald Ryan Tye Angland 3 61kg 115
2 0x1x1230x2 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 5 57.5kg 108
3 1x076x462x SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 1 56kg 109
4 11x13714x3 D’ARGENTO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 56kg 105
5 75x384850x FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 55.5kg 108
6 19450x761x GRANDE ROSSO Peter & Paul Snowden 8 55.5kg 104
7 8x6537513x KINGSGUARD (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Corey Brown 2 53kg 98
8 112x1295x2 SIEGE OF QUEBEC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 6 53kg 98

2018 Theo Marks Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Theo Marks Stakes nominations, due to be published on Monday August 27th, will likely contain a number of standout runners. The 2087 Theo Marks Stakes nominations will be provided below.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 410x14311x TRAPEZE ARTIST H 4 Gerald Ryan 1 61kg 115
2 50x1150x5x DAYSEE DOOM M 6 Ron Quinton 2 56.5kg 110
3 1x076x462x SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 3 56kg 109
4 0x1x1230x2 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) G 7 James Cummings 4= 57.5kg 108
5 75x384850x FOXPLAY M 5 Chris Waller 4= 55.5kg 108
6 5×23095611 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 6 56.5kg 106
7 11x13714x3 D’ARGENTO H 4 Chris Waller 7 56kg 105
8 19450x761x GRANDE ROSSO G 7 Peter & Paul Snowden 8 55.5kg 104
9 741x43215x INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 9 53kg 103
10 8x6537513x KINGSGUARD (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10= 53kg 98
11 112x1295x2 SIEGE OF QUEBEC H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 10= 53kg 98
12 x1112x412x NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 12 53kg 95
13 6344x200x2 SOLD FOR SONG M 6 Kevin Kemp 13= 53kg 94
14 413224513x TORGERSEN (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 13= 53kg 94
15 211x1012x1 DON’T GIVE A DAMN G 5 Danny Williams 15 53kg 86

Theo Marks Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Theo Marks Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Deploy 2 Egg Tart 3 Euro Angel 1:14.9
2016 1 Mackintosh 2 Counterattack 3 Southern Legend 1:17.1
2015 1 Winx 2 Sons Of John 3 Ninth Legion 1:15.7
2014 1 Cluster 2 Bull Point 3 Ninth Legion 1:23.3
2013 1 Riva De Lago 2 Solzhenitsyn 3 Your Honour 1:21.7
2012 1 Ambidexter 2 Fat Al 3 Dystopia 1:22.3
2011 1 Master Of Design 2 Torio’s Quest 3 Fast Clip 1:16.8
2010 1 More Joyous 2 Rothesay 3 Drumbeats 1:22.1
2009 1 Racing To Win 2 Rock Kingdom 3 Triple Honour 1:22.1
2008 1 Hurried Choice 2 Forensics 3 Ice Chariot 1:17.1
2007 1 Race Not Run 2 3
2006 1 Racing To Win 2 New Edge 3 Regal Cheer 1:16.5
2005 1 Paratroopers 2 Perfect Promise 3 Outback Prince 1:16.8
2004 1 Falkirk 2 Grand Armee 3 Private Steer 1:17.7
2003 1 Fiery Venture 2 Grand Armee 3 Osca Warrior 1:16.3
2002 1 Defier 2 Phoenix Park 3 Carael Boy 1:15.7
2001 1 Shogun Lodge 2 Fouardee 3 Belle Du Jour 1:16.8
2000 1 Hire 2 Landsighting 3 Shogun Lodge 1:17.1

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