horse racing info

Hall Mark Stakes

The Hall Mark Stakes is a Group 3 for 3yo & upwards and takes place in April each year at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight + penalty conditions and is worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 Hall Mark Stakes was won by Redzel from Counterattack with Hellbent third.

Held on the final day of the Sydney autumn racing carnival alongside the Group 1 All Aged Stakes, the Hall Marks Stakes was elevated to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season.

2018 Hall Mark Stakes info

Date: Saturday 21st April 2018
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: 3yo&Up - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2017 Winner: Redzel

The Hall Mark Stakes is a sprint race for 3yo & upwards gallopers that generally attracts above average horses looking for some black type success for their resume, and more often than not they will have contested similar type races during the autumn.

Earlier carnival races at Rosehill such as the Gr3 Maurice McCarten Stakes and Gr3 Star Kingdom Stakes are handy lead up races to the Hall Mark Stakes and the winner of this race tends to be just a more than handy horse rather than a topliner.

Talenter gallopers Ego's Dare (2010), Winning Hand (1997), All Our Mob (1994) and Euclase (1991) have all won the Hall Mark Stakes over the years. Charlie Boy (5th in 2015) headed to Brisbane to win the Gr3 BRC Sprint at Doomben after finishing fifth in the Hall Mark Stakes.

Redzel (2017) ran second in the Gr1 The Galaxy over 1220m at Rosehill before scoring an impressive victory in this event and recent Hall Mark Stakes winners include Music Magnate (2016) and Our Boy Malachi (2015).

2017 Hall Mark Stakes result

1. $2.80 Redzel 58.0 Kerrin McEvoy
2. $7.00 Counterattack 58.0 Hugh Bowman
3. $3.90 Hellbent 56.0 Damian Lane

then followed
4. $26.00 Royal Tudor 56.0 Christian Reith
5. $101.00 Mighty Lucky 58.5 Chris O'Brien
6. $14.00 Federal 57.0 James Doyle
7. $13.00 Denmagic 54.0 Glyn Schofield
8. $7.50 Takedown 60.0 Tim Clark
9. $21.00 Santa Ana Lane 58.0 Craig Williams

Margins: 0.8 len, 0.5 len
Time: 1:13.73

Hall Mark Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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