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Theo Marks Stakes

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ARCADIA QUEEN winning the Theo Marks.
ARCADIA QUEEN winning the Theo Marks. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Theo Marks Stakes is a Group 2 race run under Quality Handicap conditions for open class horses at Rosehill conducted by the Australian Turf Club.
The Theo Marks Stakes is run over 1300m. It was first run in 1946 and was won by the champion Shannon.
The Theo Marks Stakes has been run over 1300m or 1400m. The 1991 running was at Canterbury.
The Theo Marks Stakes has been a Group 2 since moving out of Principal Race system in 1979.
The only horses to carry the maximum 60kg since the metric system came in have been Racing To Win (2009) and Shogun Lodge (2001).
In the last 20 years only Winx, More Joyous and Arcadia Queen have been mare winners.
The 2007 race was not held due to the Equine Influenza break out.
The Theo Marks Stakes was worth $200,000 in 2019. The winner is exempt from ballot for the Epsom Handicap.
When Deploy won with ease, it secured him a slot in the Everest five weeks later in 2017.
Chris Waller has won 4 of the last 7 editions.
Winx's victory in 2015 was her first in Sydney as part of her incredible streak.
Notable winners of the Theo Marks Stakes include Arcadia Queen (2019), Winx (2015), More Joyous (2010), Racing To Win (2006/2009), Paratroopers (2005), Defier (2002), Shogun Lodge (2001), Adam (1999), Catalan Opening (1997), Ivory's Irish (1995), Joanne (1991), Groucho (1987), Inspired (1984), Scomeld (1979), Cabochon (1967), Time And Tide (1963/1965/1966), Martello Towers (1961) and Shannon (1946).
The 2019 Theo Marks Stakes was won by Arcadia Queen from Trope and Gem Song.
Racing and Sports

Previous Theo Marks Stakes Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
ARCADIA QUEEN (AUS) 4M
PIERRO (AUS) - ARCADIA (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
J B MCDONALD56.0CHRIS WALLER1
HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) 6G
STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) - BLISSFUL BEAT BEAT HOLLOW (GB)
G SCHOFIELD57.5JAMES CUMMINGS5
DEPLOY (AUS) 5G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - CRIMSON REIGN (AUS) RED RANSOM (USA)
J PARR56.5GERALD RYAN3
MACKINTOSH (NZ) 4G
PINS (AUS) - LOLLY SCRAMBLE (NZ) GENEROUS (IRE)
J MOREIRA53.0CHRIS WALLER6
WINX (AUS) 4M
STREET CRY (IRE) - VEGAS SHOWGIRL (NZ) AL AKBAR (AUS)
J B MCDONALD54.5CHRIS WALLER11
CLUSTER (AUS) 4H
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - TARCOOLA DIAMOND (AUS) LAST TYCOON (GB)
TIM CLARK53.0P & P SNOWDEN4
RIVA DE LAGO (AUS) 6G
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - ASHENTI (AUS) ASHKALANI (IRE)
J CASSIDY55.0CHRIS WALLER7
AMBIDEXTER (AUS) 4H
COMMANDS (AUS) - DEXTROUS (AUS) QUEST FOR FAME (GB)
K MCEVOY56.0PETER SNOWDEN7
MASTER OF DESIGN (AUS) 6H
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - URGE TO MERGE (AUS) LAST TYCOON (GB)
C REITH52.0DAVID PAYNE8
MORE JOYOUS (NZ) 4M
MORE THAN READY (USA) - SUNDAY JOY (AUS) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
C W BROWN54.5MS G WATERHOUSE9
RACING TO WIN (AUS) 7G
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - SURREALIST (AUS) KENNY'S BEST PAL (AUS)
J BOWMAN60.0JOHN O'SHEA11
HURRIED CHOICE (AUS) 4M
CHOISIR (AUS) - HUSTLE BUSTLE (AUS) CATRAIL (USA)
J LLOYD52.0DAVID PAYNE9
RACING TO WIN (AUS) 4G
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - SURREALIST (AUS) KENNY'S BEST PAL (AUS)
G BOSS58.5JOHN O'SHEA5
PARATROOPERS (AUS) 3G
COMMANDS (AUS) - CREW (AUS) SANCTION (AUS)
D BEADMAN52.0JOHN HAWKES8
FALKIRK (NZ) 4H
TALE OF THE CAT (USA) - MADAM VALETA (NZ) PALACE MUSIC (USA)
D BEADMAN52.5JOHN O'SHEA2
FIERY VENTURE (AUS) 4G
THUNDER GULCH (USA) - FLYING VENTURE (AUS) FLIGHT BIJOU (NZ)
L BEASLEY53.0MS G WATERHOUSE5
DEFIER (AUS) 5G
DEHERE (USA) - LILANDE (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
C MUNCE59.5G H WALTER6
SHOGUN LODGE (AUS) 5G
GRAND LODGE (USA) - PRIDE OF TAHNEE (AUS) BEST WESTERN (AUS)
G BOSS60.0R H THOMSEN11
HIRE (AUS) 4G
CANNY LAD (AUS) - CHARTER (AUS) RED ANCHOR (NZ)
L V CASSIDY54.0JOHN HAWKES11

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