Hall Mark Stakes 2024

The Hall Mark Stakes is a Group 3 sprint race run and won over 1200m at Royal Randwick on All Aged Stakes Day in late April each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2022 Hall Mark Stakes winner Kementari
2022 Hall Mark Stakes winner Kementari. Photo: Steve Hart.

The set weights plus penalties showdown is open to horses aged three-years-old and above and offers $250,000 in prize money as of 2024.

It is one key support acts on the end-of-autumn meeting that is headlined by the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m).

First held in 1978, the event is named in honour of great Sydney galloper Hall Mark who won races including the Doncaster Handicap, Australian Derby, Champagne Stakes, and Sires’ Produce between 1933 and 1936.

Run over a mile (1600m) for the opening edition, the race went up to 2000m from 1979 until coming back to its current distance of six furlongs (1200m) in 1980.

Having held Group 3 status since 2014, the Hall Mark Stakes has been won by a number of quality horses over the years including dual The Everest hero Redzel (2017) ahead of his first victory in the inaugural running of the world’s richest turf race that spring.

The latest edition of the Hall Mark Stakes ran at Royal Randwick on Saturday April 20, 2024 on All Aged Stakes Day and saw Group 1 winner Mazu ($5) finally return to winning form.

2024 Hall Mark Stakes Results

The 2024 Hall Mark Stakes results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 20, 2024 and published below once the race is run and won.

2024 Hall Mark Stakes winner Mazu

2024 Hall Mark Stakes winner Mazu broke a notable drought to salute in the Group 3. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #1 Mazu 
  • 2nd: #3 Vilana
  • 3rd: #2 Aft Cabin

The now Joe Pride-trained Mazu ($5) posted his first win since the 2022 Doomben 10,000 (when with Team Snowden), the five-year-old relishing a drop in grade to put three-quarters of a length on Vilana in the 2024 Hall Mark Stakes results

2024 Hall Mark Stakes Odds

The Hall Mark Stakes 2024 betting odds will be listed below as soon as markets on the end-of-April Group 3 event are released.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Hall Mark Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Hall Mark Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 20, 2024
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties; 3YOs & Above
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1978

Hall Mark Stakes Betting

Hall Mark Stakes betting markets are led by in-form autumn sprinters looking to finish off their campaigns in Sydney with a Black-Type win before a possible trip to Brisbane over the winter.

Runners with previous experience in Group 3 or higher company that campaign and the proven six-furlong sprinters dominate the Hall Mark Stakes odds

Splintex ($4.60 in 2021) and Vilana ($3.10 in 2023) are the last favourites in Hall Mark Stakes betting to salute for the punters. 

Hall Mark Stakes Field

Horses in the Hall Mark Stakes field may come via a host of different lead-up races including even the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) that produced the 2021 champion Splintex (10th).

Hall Mark Stakes Winners - Trekking | Photo: Steve Hart | Ladbrokes

2019 Hall Mark Stakes winner Trekking went on to win that winter’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane. Photo: Steve Hart.

The better runners out of the Hall Mark Stakes field may head to Brisbane next-up for races like the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m), Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m) and or the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m). 

Music Magnate (2016) was the last horse to complete the Hall Mark Stakes – Doomben 10,000 double

In 2019 the Hall Mark Stakes winner Trekking went on to run third in the Kingsford-Smith Cup before taking out the Stradbroke Handicap that winter. 

Hall Mark Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race with final acceptances taken on the Wednesday.

2024 Hall Mark Stakes Field

The official Hall Mark Stakes 2024 field is announced by Racing NSW the Wednesday leading-up to the race and the full line-up will be announced below once released.

The 2024 Hall Mark Stakes final field is now out featuring a smart line-up of sprinters led in betting by Matthew Dale’s The Kosciuszko winner Front Page coming off a first-up third in the Group 1 The Galaxy. 

2024 Hall Mark Stakes Nominations

The early Hall Mark Stakes 2024 nominations close the Monday leading-up to All Aged Stakes Day and will be published here once available. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 63x9054x50 MAZU G 5 Joseph Pride 1 60kg     107
2 154149×300 AFT CABIN H 4 James Cummings 2= 59kg     105
3 760x56830x VILANA G 5 James Cummings 2= 58.5kg     105
4 x8826x16x3 FRONT PAGE G 7 Matthew Dale 4 56kg     104
5 11x3128x37 AIRMAN G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 56kg     102
6 68586936×8 ROCKETING BY G 6 David Pfieffer 6 58kg     98
7 907x4800x8 HOLYFIELD G 6 Annabel Neasham 7= 57.5kg     97
8 364x15310x KALINO G 5 Chris Waller 7= 57kg     97
9 80x88434x0 SINAWANN (IRE) G 7 Joseph Pride 9 56kg     94
10 x1111x5236 HARD TO SAY G 4 Jason Deamer 10 56kg     93
11 829422×435 SWISS EXILE G 4 Annabel Neasham 11= 59kg     86
12 11x10x5 GRAND IMPACT (NZ) H 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 11= 58kg     86
13 53x79x9930 KEY LARGO G 7 Bryce Heys 13 56kg     85

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Hall Mark Stakes Tips

Hall Mark Stakes tips including backing any Group 1 sprinters down in grade and looking for the genuine 1200m runners in the mix. 

Backing any returning runners that have previously run well in the event from past years is another good Hall Mark Stakes betting tip. 

2024 Hall Mark Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Hall Mark Stakes 2024 betting tips and exotic selections on one of the All Aged Stakes Day sprint will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page to see the horses to back and sack in your Sydney Saturday racing tips.

  • To Win: #7 Front Page ($2.15 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Matthew Dale-trained favourite Front Page is very short in the markets but deserving of the price looking hard to beat second-up down in grade. Last year’s The Kosciuszko winner made a good return finishing a close third at Rosehill from a wide alley in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m). Gets a better go of it here from barrier two against just eight rivals in a Group 3. The 1200m is ideal, he’s fitter for his resuming run in top grade, and is undefeated with a two-from-two Randwick record. Wins. 

Hall Mark Stakes Form Guide

The Hall Mark Stakes form guide is a must to look over before betting as it gives punters all the essential information like the jockeys, trainers and barriers of the gallopers in the field.

The Hall Mark Stakes form has gone on to hold up in tougher grader races many times over the years including when the 2020 champion Trekking went on to perform at the highest level and win that year’s Stradbroke Handicap before a third in The Everest trifecta that spring.

Trekking also won the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) in Adelaide after running second in a failed Hall Mark Stakes title defence the following year and record many more Group 1 placings over his illustrious career for Godolphin. 

2023 Hall Mark Stakes winner Vilana

2023 Hall Mark Stakes winner Vilana was excellent first-up. Photo: Steve Hart.

The 2022 Hall Mark Stakes form was franked with the winner Kementari returning in the spring to run third in the $3 million Winners Stakes race run that year as the Nature Strip Stakes. The 2022 Hall Mark runner-up Count De Rupee meanwhile went to Brisbane at his next start and won the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m). 

2024 Hall Mark Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Hall Mark Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Hall Mark Stakes Results

Notable recent Hall Mark Stakes winners include Mazu (2024), Trekking (2019), subsequent two-time The Everest champion Redzel (2017), Hot Snitzel (2014), Tiger Tees (2012), All Our Mob (1994), and Euclase (1991).

Tumble On (1988-89) is the only dual Hall Mark Stakes winner in history. 

Past Hall Mark Stakes Winners

A list of recent Hall Mark Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to 2011 can be found below. 

Year Winner Second Third Time
2024 Mazu Vilana Aft Cabin 1:13.02
2023 Vilana Waihaha Falls Key Lago 1:11.8
2022 Kementari Count De Rupee Big Parade  1:13.0
2021 Splintex Ranier Victorem 1:08.4
2020 Greyworm Trekking Kementari 1:10.1
2019 Trekking Brave Song Redouble 1:08.6
2018 Burning Passion Oxford Poet Dothraki 1:08.2
2017 Redzel Counterattack Hellbent 1:13.7
2016 Music Magnate Knoydart Fast ‘n’ Rocking 1:10.4
2015 Our Boy Malachi Craftiness Hidden Warrior 1:10.9
2014 Hot Snitzel Knoydart Aeronautical 1:11.2
2013 Rarefied Skytrain See The World 1:10.4
2012 Tiger Tees Pinwheel Neeson 1:09.9
2011 Ladys Angel Sainthood Tagus 1:12.8