Looking for early info on this year’s Theo Marks Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know.

Theo Marks Stakes Winners (Arcadia Queen) | Photo: Steve Hart | Neds.com.au

The Theo Marks Stakes is a Group 2 race run and won at Rosehill Gardens in mid-September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Held on the same day as The Run To The Rose for Golden Rose-bound three-year-olds, the event is a quality handicap race contested over 1300m.

The Theo Marks Stakes offers $300,000 in prize money and serves as a nice lead-up into the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) held at Randwick the following month. Winx (2015) was the last galloper to complete the Theo Marks Stakes – Epsom Handicap double in a single season.

Theo Marks Stakes 2023 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday 9th September, 2023
  • Track Location: Rosehill Racecourse 
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,300 metres
  • Weight Class: Quality Handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1946
  • 2023 Theo Marks Stakes Winner: Golden Mile

theo marks Stakes 2023 RESULTS

The official 2023 Theo Marks Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 9, 2023. 

  1. #5 Golden Mile
  2. #1 The Inevitable
  3. #14 Waterford

The James Cummings-trained Astern four-year-old Golden Mile ($8.50) was back to his better form slipping up on the rails before giving a nice late kick to hold off the fast-finishing challengers for an upset in the 2023 Theo Marks Stakes results in Sydney.

Theo Marks Stakes Betting 2023

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Theo Marks Stakes, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Theo Marks Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Theo Marks Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Theo Marks Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Theo Marks Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Theo Marks Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Theo Marks Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Theo Marks Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Theo Marks Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Theo Marks Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Theo Marks Stakes In 2023

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Theo Marks Stakes 2024 Odds

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

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WHICH HORSE WILL WIN THE theo marks STAKES IN 2023?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Theo Marks Stakes in 2023 is to take into account their lead-up spring racing form, assess the barriers, and look at the runners’ records over the 1300m distance.

Additional factors to consider when picking the Theo Marks Stakes winner include:

  • Show County Lead-Up: The previous month’s Group 3 Show County Quality is a key lead-up into the Theo Marks Stakes. Deploy (2017) recently completed the Show County – Theo Marks double.
  • Middle-Distance: Horses proven over the 1300m or 1400m distance do well in this race as opposed to out-and-out sprinters more suited to 1200m.

theo marks STAKES FAVOURITES 2023

Early favourites in 2023 Theo Marks Stakes betting include Chris Waller’s returning Queensland Derby champion Kovalica, the also Waller-trained Group 1 Flight Stakes winning mare Zougotcha, and Cross Talk from the Waterhouse/Bott stable.

Arcadia Queen ($1.95 in 2019) was the last Theo Marks Stakes favourite to win.

theo marks STAKES FIELD 2023

The 2023 Theo Marks Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full here.

The Theo Marks Stakes 2023 final field is now out with markets led by Chris Waller’s returning Queensland Derby champ Kovalica and the autumn’s Doncaster Mile third place-getter Nugget prepared by Ciaron Maher & David Eustace.  

Theo Marks Stakes 2023 Tips

Favourite: #9 Argentia ($4.20 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #4 Nugget ($5.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #1 The Inevitable ($11 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our exclusive tips on the Theo Marks Stakes 2023 will be detailed here the week of the race and a full Theo Marks Stakes Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2023 RUN TO THE ROSE DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

theo marks STAKES RACE DAY 2023

Theo Marks Stakes Day 2023 takes place on Saturday, the 9th of September 2023 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. The meeting is host to four Group status races with the Theo Marks Stakes accompanied on the card by the:

theo marks STAKES BARRIER DRAW 2023

The 2023 Theo Marks Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Theo Marks Stakes Field section.

Theo Marks Stakes 2023 Nominations

2023 Theo Marks Stakes nominations close at 11 AM, Monday the 4th of September, 2023. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5123x216Px ATISHU (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 1 59kg 59kg 111
2 2x1111113x THE INEVITABLE G 8 Tegan Keys 2 59kg 59kg 107
3 131x69x04x KIRWAN’S LANE (NZ) G 7 John O’Shea 3= 58.5kg 58.5kg 106
4 x640x6117x ESPIONA M 5 Chris Waller 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 106
5 1111x3131x KOVALICA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 5= 58kg 58kg 105
6 x21113553x NUGGET (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5= 58kg 58kg 105
7 x111x419x6 ZOUGOTCHA M 4 Chris Waller 5= 56kg 56kg 105
8 5261x407x2 MADAME POMMERY M 4 Chris Waller 8= 55.5kg 55.5kg 104
9 13011x MILITARIZE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 8= 55kg 55kg 104
10 11x2400x90 GOLDEN MILE H 4 James Cummings 10 57kg 57kg 103
11 1338x2140x CROSS TALK (NZ) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 11= 55.5kg 55.5kg 100
12 910x500x42 ARGENTIA M 5 Joseph Pride 11= 54kg 53.5kg 100
13 707x20429x EXPAT (NZ) M 6 Joseph Pride 11= 54kg 53.5kg 100
14 911x21140x TAMERLANE G 6 James Cummings 14 54kg 54kg 97
15 x1191x520x WATERFORD (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 15 54kg 53.5kg 96
16 330x54131x COMMANDO HUNT G 6 Cameron Crockett 16 54kg 53kg 95
17 97447x593x WILD PLANET G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 17 54kg 53kg 93
18 11413377×5 CUBAN ROYALE G 9 Robert & Luke Price 18 54kg 53kg 92
19 003x54038x FLYING CRAZY G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 19 54kg 53kg 90
20 x251x130x6 EXTREMELY LUCKY G 5 Chris Waller 20 54kg 53kg 88
21 162127×634 GLINT OF SILVER G 4 David Pfieffer 21 54kg 53kg 86
22 1x2210x693 DEEP SNOW G 5 Becky Byrne 22 54kg 53kg 68

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Theo Marks Stakes 2023 Weights

The race is run with a quality handicap. The lowest handicap weight is 53 kg, with the highest handicap weight set at 61 kg. Final 2023 Theo Marks Stakes weights will be declared by 4 PM, Tuesday the 5th of September, 2023 and will be published in our above Theo Marks Stakes Field section.

2023 Theo Marks Stakes Top-Weight:

  • #1 The Inevitable (59kg)

Theo Marks Stakes 2023 Acceptances

2023 Theo Marks Stakes final acceptances must be declared before 9 AM, Wednesday the 6th of September, 2023 and will be available in our above Theo Marks Stakes Field section. 

Theo Marks Stakes 2023 Jockeys

Riders must be declared before 12 PM, Wednesday the 6th of September, 2023 and the official 2023 Theo Marks Stakes jockeys will be available in our above Theo Marks Stakes Field section. 

Theo Marks Stakes 2023 Scratchings

2023 Theo Marks Stakes scratchings close at 7:30 AM, Saturday the 9th of September, 2023.

  • #6 Zougotcha (8)
  • #10 Tamerlane (13)
  • #11 Wild Planet (16) 
  • #13 Deep Snow (2)
  • #17e Militarize (11)

Theo Marks Stakes 2023 Prize money

The total 2023 Theo Marks Stakes prize purse is $300,000, which is distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $170,000
2nd $56,000
3rd $27,250
4th $13,250
5th $7,250
6th $3,750
7th $3,750
8th $3,750
9th $3,750
10th $3,750

Theo Marks Stakes Race Number 2023

The 2023 Theo Marks Stakes race number is scheduled as Rosehill Race 9 at 4:35pm (AEST) on Saturday the 9th of September, 2023. There will be a total of ten races that day at Rosehill Racecourse. 

Theo Marks Stakes 2023 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2023 Theo Marks Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL 2023 THEO MARKS STAKES FORM GUIDE

Theo Marks STAKES LIVE 2023

You can watch or listen to the 2023 Theo Marks Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing NSW

Theo Marks Stakes Winners

Winners of the Theo Marks Stakes dating back to 1946 are detailed in the table below.

Year Winner Jockey Weight (kgs) Time
2023 Golden Mile N. Rawiller 57 1:16.35
2022 Kiku J. Collett 54 1:16.62
2021

(Run at Kembla Grange)

Chat B. Ryan (a) 54 1:17.35
2020 Wild Planet T. Berry 54 1:15.73
2019 Arcadia Queen J. McDonald 56 1:14.96
2018 Home Of The Brave G. Schofield 57.5 1:19.34
2017 Deploy J. Parr 56.5 1:14.92
2016 Mackintosh J. Moreira 53 1:17.11
2015 Winx J. B McDonald 54.5 1:15.77
2014 Cluster T. Clark 53 1:23.34
2013 Riva De Lago J. Cassidy 55 1:21.67
2012 Ambidexter K. McEvoy 56 1:22.29
2011 Master of Design C. Reith 52 1:16.79
2010 More Joyous C. Brown 54.5 1:22.16
2009 Racing To Win H. Bowman 60 1:22.18
2008 Hurried Choice J. Lloyd 52 1:17.14
2007 Race Not Run 0:00.00
2006 Racing To Win G. Boss 58.5 1:16.47
2005 Paratroopers D. Beadman 52 1:16.84
2004 Falkirk D. Beadman 52.5 1:17.74
2003 Fiery Venture L. Beasley 53 1:16.31
2002 Defier C. Munce 59.5 1:15.70
2001 Shogun Lodge G. Boss 60 1:16.77
2000 Hire L. Cassidy 54 1:17.07
1999 Adam J. Byrne 57.5 1:15.38
1998 Pleasure Giver C. Munce 52.5 1:15.76
1997 Catalan Opening D. Beadman 58 1:15.70
1996 Mamzelle Pedrille L. Dittman 56 1:17.14
1995 Ivory’s Irish L. Cassidy 57 1:15.65
1994 Rouslan G. Cooksley 52 1:17.73
1993 Double Your Bet G. Boss 51.5 1:16.27
1992 Final Card M. de Montfort 58 1:17.74
1991 Joanne L. Dittman 58.5 1:15.45
1990 Alquoz D. Beadman 56 1:15.08
1989 From The Planet L. Dittman 52.5 1:16.62
1988 Targlish W. Harris 56 1:16.20
1987 Groucho K. Russell 54.5 1:17.50
1986 Zip Home N. Barker 51 1:17.50
1985 Vari’s Ace B. Compton 51 1:17.80
1984 Inspired D. Beadman 50 1:22.90
1983 Another Phenomenon B. York 54.5 1:25.00
1982 Ksar Royal P. Cook 54 1:23.90
1981 Arbogast P. Cook 58.5 1:22.40
1980 Silver Wraith P. Cook 58.5 1:22.30
1979 Scomeld P. Cook 54.5 1:24.50
1978 Party’s Pride A. Marney 58.5 1:22.90
1977 Blockbuster R. Quinton 55 1:22.80
1976 Ease The Squeeze P. Cook 51 1:23.20
1975 Summer Fantasy N. Campton 48.5 1:24.20
1974 Purple Patch A. Denham 57.5 1:24.40
1973 I’m Scarlet K. Langby 52 1:23.90
1972 Beaches P. Cook 52 1:23.20
1971 Crown Law R. Quinton 8.3 1:24.20
1970 Ricochet D. Lake 8.12 1:24.30
1969 Nausori S. Spinks 8.12 1:25.80
1968 Gay Gauntlet R. McCarthy 8.8 1:23.50
1967 Cabochon D. Lake 8.4 1:25.20
1966 Time And Tide N. Voigt 9.1 1:23.80
1965 Time And Tide N. Voigt 9.6 1:24.00
1964 Game Prince G. Moore 8.1 1:23.70
1963 Time And Tide G. Moore 8.2 1:23.50
1962 Bush Belle H. Cope 7.7 1:23.80
1961 Martello Towers G. Moore 8.11 1:23.90
1960 French Descent M. Schumacher 8.3 1:25.30
1959 In Love C. O’Neill 8.6 1:23.70
1958 Gay Port T. Hill 8.4 1:24.80
1957 Teranyan T. Hill 8.12 1:25.70
1956 French Charm G. Moore 8.5 1:25.30
1955 Hans E. Lee 8.3 1:25.00
1954 Sunny Hour D. Weir 7.11 1:25.50
1953 Carioca W. Cook 9.7 1:24.50
1952 Tossing N. Sellwood 7.8 1:24.70
1951 Bankbrook S. Taylor 7 1:24.00
1950 Donegal N. Sellwood 8.6 1:30.00
1949 Hisign W. Cook 7.13 1:26.00
1948 The Groom E. Doon 8.5 1:26.50
1947 Murray Stream G. Podmore 8.2 1:24.50
1946 Shannon G. Moore 9.5 1:22.50