Theo Marks Stakes Race Information

The Theo Marks Stakes is a 1300 metre handicap race run by the Australian Turf Club held in September. It is run at Rosehill as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and the winner is exempt from the ballot for the Epsom Handicap.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1300 metres
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 9 September 2023

Theo Marks Stakes Race History

See the 2023 Theo Marks Stakes Preview and results

See the 2022 Theo Marks Stakes Preview and results

See the 2021 Theo Marks Stakes Preview and results

The Theo Marks Stakes is an eligible lead-up race to the Epsom Handicap where the winner gets automatic entry and doesn’t have to go in the ballot to get into the Epsom.

Race history coming soon.

Fun Facts

Last mare to win; Arcadia Queen (2019)

Last 3YO to win: C&G Paratroopers (2005); Filly – no filly has won

Multiple winners: Time And Tide (1963, 1965 & 1966)

Fastest time (1300m): Deploy (2017) 1:14:92

Theo Mark Stakes & Epsom Handicp: Racing To Win (2006); From The Planet (1989); Ricochet (1970); Cabochon (1967); Hans (1955)

Interesting trivia: The race was not run in 2007 due to equine influenza

Past winners of the Theo Marks Stakes

Winners of past Theo Marks Stakes include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Golden Mile The Inevitable Waterford
2022 Kiku Mr Mozart Prime Candidate
2021 Chat Embracer Big Parade
2020 Wild Planet Funstar Ranier
2019 Arcadia Queen Trope Gem Song
2018 Home Of The Brave D’argento Trapeze Artist
2017 Deploy Egg Tarty Euro Angel
2016 Mackintosh Counterattack Southern Legend
2015 Winx Sons Of John Ninth Legion
2014 Cluster Bull Point Ninth Legion
2013 Riva De Lago Solzhenitsyn Your Honour
2012 Ambidexter Fat Al Dystopia
2011 Master of Design Torio’s Quest Fast Clip
2010 More Joyous Rothesay Drumbeats
2009 Racing To Win Rock Kingdom Triple Honour
2008 Hurried Choice Forensics Ice Chariot
2007  ** Race not run **
2006 Racing To Win New Edge Regal Cheer
2005 Paratroopers Perfect Promise Outback Prince
2004 Falkirk Grand Armee Private Steer
2003 Fiery Venture Grand Armee Osca Warrior
2002 Defier Phoenix Park Carael Boy
2001 Shogun Lodge Fouardee Belle Du Jour
2000 Hire Landsighting Shogun Lodge
1999 Adam Sunline Al Mansour
1998 Pleasure Giver Tycoon Lil Blazing Steel
1997 Catalan Opening Apple Danish King Ivor
1996 Mamzelle Pedrille All Our Mob The Golden Greek
1995 Ivory’s Irish Flight To Fantasy Danewin
1994 Rouslan Committal Dancing Dynamite
1993 Double Your Bet Deposition Belas Knap
1992 Final Card Kinjite Top Comedian
1991 Joanne With Me Final Card
1990 Alquoz Show County West Dancer
1989 From The Planet Mystical Prince Dieu D’Or
1988 Targlish Robian Steel Lunch On Sunday
1987 Groucho Swift Cheval Nova Edition
1986 Zip Home Regal Boucher Break Dancer
1985 Vari’s Ace Lord Ballina Marjik
1984 Inspired March Magic Riverdale
1983 Another Phenomenon Charming Cavalier Anchor In
1982 Ksar Royal Clear Apollo Manuan
1981 Arbogast Our Paddy Boy Prince Ruling
1980 Silver Wraith Warmington Andynuto
1979 Scomeld Abs Flying Flag
1978 Party’s Pride Aurilandy Ashbah
1977 Blockbuster Bagalot Always Welcome
1976 Ease The Squeeze Eclipser Crimson Cloud
1975 Summer Fantasy Martindale Dalrello
1974 Purple Patch Kista Asgard
1973 I’m Scarlet Purple Patch All Shot
1972 Beaches Bengalla Lad Nippon
1971 Crown Law Baguette Welsh Prince
1970 Ricochet Forex Cabochon
1969 Nausor Zephyrus Rajah Sahib
1968 Gay Gauntlet Cabochon Regal Rhythm
1967 Cabochon Bourbon Beau Prince Max
1966 Time And Tide Redcap Aveniam
1965 Time And Tide Fairford Cool
1964 Game Prince Castanea Royal Grey
1963 Time And Tide Bogan Road Gay Knight
1962 Bush Belle Wenona Girl Fine And Dandy
1961 Martello Towers Goldent Saydor
1960 French Descent Polo Prince Harrier
1959 In Love Compass Akatarawa
1958 Gay Port On Parade Caesar
1957 Teranyan Yes Please Grenoble
1956 French Charm King’s Fair Kingster
1955 Hans Silver Phantom Fire Dust
1954 Sunny Hour Connaught Royal Stream
1953 Carioca Silver Phantom High Law
1952 Tossing Phil Tress Apex
1951 Bankbrook Aerofoil Coniston
1950 Donegal Sir Marcher Freyberg
1949 Hisign The Groom Phalanx
1948 The Groom Titanic Denali
1947 Murray Stream Native Son Hiraji
1946 Shannon Dowborough Good Idea