Ladbrokes Tip: The Theo Marks Stakes is a good lead-up to the Epsom Handicap Trifecta.
The Theo Marks Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse* on Run To The Rose Day in September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Contested on the same day as the Group 2 The Run To The Rose for Group 1 Golden Rose-bound three-year-olds, the Theo Marks race is open to horses aged three-years-old and over and is run under quality handicap conditions over 1300m.
*Note: The 2021 Theo Marks Stakes ran at Kembla Grange Racecourse (moved from Rosehill due to COVID-19)
Offering a total of $250,000 in prize money as of 2022, the race makes a nice lead-up to tougher spring features like the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick the following month. The last horse to complete the Theo Marks Stakes – Epsom Handicap double in a single season was Winx (2015).
Many horses also now use the Theo Marks Stakes as a lead-up to the world’s richest race on turf – the $15 million The Everest (1400m) at Randwick in October.
The next edition of the Theo Marks Stakes runs on Saturday September 10, 2022.
2022 Theo Marks Stakes Results
The official Theo Marks Stakes 2022 results and race finishing order will be known and published below when the event takes place on Saturday September 10, 2022.
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Theo Marks Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday September 10, 2022
- Track: Rosehill Gardens (Kembla Grange in 2021)
- Distance: 1300m
- Conditions: Quality Handicap
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $250,000
- First Run: 1946
Theo Marks Stakes Betting
The Theo Marks Stakes betting markets are usually led by horses that ran well at Rosehill the start before in a race like the Show Country Quality, or first-up performers that have a strong fresh record.
While favourites in the Theo Marks Stakes odds have a strong recent record notable upsets include: Chat ($31 in 2021), Riva De Lago ($11 in 2013) and Master Of Design ($13 in 2011).
Arcadia Queen ($1.95 in 2019) was the last favourite in Theo Marks Stakes betting to get the job done for the punters.
2022 Theo Marks Stakes Odds
Our market links to the spring’s top Theo Marks Stakes 2022 odds will be provided below once betting on the Group 1 lead-up in Sydney opens.
Theo Marks Stakes Field
The Theo Marks Stakes field features a line-up of strong spring types, many heading towards Group 1 runs in Sydney later during the carnival.
Horses may contest the Theo Marks Stakes first-up, or come off an earlier run in a race like the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) at Randwick the month before. In 2017 Deploy completed the Show County Quality – Theo Marks Stakes double.
After running in the Theo Marks Stakes horses usually head towards a run in the Epsom Handicap via a race like the Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) a fortnight later. In 2014 Ninth Legion ran third in the Theo Marks and Shannon Stakes before an Epsom Handicap fourth to He’s Your Man. That same year Bull Point ran third in the Show County and second in the Theo Marks before heading to Melbourne where he finished third in Caulfield’s Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m).
In 2013 Solzhenitsyn was runner-up to Riva De Lago in the Theo Marks Stakes before a third in the Sir Rupert Clarke and a win in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m). The 2011 Theo Marks Stakes winner Master Of Design also ran third in that year’s Sir Rupert in Melbourne next start.
Before Winx (2015) who completed the Theo Marks – Epsom double, the best result of a Theo Marks winner in the Epsom Handicap was Ambidexter (2nd) in 2012.
2022 Theo Marks Stakes Field
The official Theo Marks Stakes 2022 field of potential The Everest or Epsom Handicap horses is announced the Wednesday leading-up to the race, the full line-up to be published below.
2022 Theo Marks Stakes Nominations
Early nominations for the Theo Marks Stakes 2022 race on Run To The Rose Day close on the Monday of race week and will be published right here.
Theo Marks Stakes Tips
Good Theo Marks Stakes tips include looking for the best out of the Show County Quality the month before, proven Sydney performers and horses with good form over the distance.
2022 Theo Marks Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Theo Marks Stakes 2022 best bet will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned!
Theo Marks Stakes Form Guide
The Theo Marks Stakes form guide features all the must know information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.
The Theo Marks Stakes form has stacked up in better spring races a number of times in recent years like Winx (2015) who went on to win the Epsom Handicap and Melbourne’s Cox Plate. The 2015 Theo Marks runner-up Sons Of John also backed-up with an Epsom Handicap third.
The 2021 Theo Marks Stakes form was franked with the third placed Big Parade winning the $500,000 Sydney Stakes on The Everest Day that October. He also ran fourth in that spring’s $1 million Winners Stakes before returning in the next autumn to finish runner-up in the Group 1 The Galaxy in 2022.
2022 Theo Marks Stakes Form Guide
A link to our detailed Theo Marks Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Theo Marks Stakes Results
The Theo Marks Stakes results have been dominated by class gallopers and future Group 1 winners in the past decade.
Notable recent Theo Marks Stakes winners include: Arcadia Queen (2019), Winx (2015), More Joyous (2010) and Racing To Win (2006 and 2009).
Theo Marks Stakes Winners
(Run at Kembla Grange)
||Home Of The Brave
||Sons Of John
||Riva De Lago
||Master Of Design
||Racing To Win
||Race Not Run
||Racing To Win
||Belle Du Jour