The Gloaming Stakes is a Group 3 set weights event for three-year-olds that takes place each September at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney during the Sydney spring racing carnival in New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1800 metres and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Gloaming Stakes was won by Thinkin' Big from Tarka with Irukandji third.
|Date:||Saturday 21st September 2019|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights|
|2018 Winner:||Thinkin' Big|
The Gloaming Stakes is a good race for up and coming three-year-old staying types and generally attracts those gallopers heading on to the Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes over 2000m on the final day of the Randwick carnival. Both Complacent (2013) and It's A Dundeel (2012) have taken out the the Gloaming Stakes & Spring Champion Stakes double in the past two years.
In recent times the Gloaming Stakes has proven a good guide to some of the better 3yo staying races ahead in both Sydney and Melbourne during the spring. David Payne trained Ace High (2017) went on to taste dual group one success in multiple states after winning this race. He captured the Gr1 Spring Champion Stakes over 2000m at Randwick before heading to Melbourne to win the Gr1 Victoria Derby over 2500m at Flemington. Retrieve (2010) and Praecido (3rd in 2010) both placed in the Victoria Derby later in the spring.
Dual Gr1 WS Cox Plate winner So You Think (2009) won this race as a 3yo and this event is usually taken out by a more than handy type. Classt\y types to win this race include Predatory Pricer (2008), Arena (1998), Tie the Knot (1997) and Brave Warrior (1994).
Gathering (2nd in 2009) and All Black Gold (2006) ran second in the Spring Champion Stakes while Tuesday Joy (2nd in 2006) went to Flemington in the Melbourne spring to win the Gr2 Wakeful Stakes before running a top second in the Gr1 VRC Oaks.
The 2010 Gloaming Stakes placegetters all went on to fill the placings again in the Spring Champion Stakes but Erewhon (2nd in 2010) managed to turn the tables on Retrieve who finished runner-up, while Praecido dead-heated with Shootoff (8th in 2010) for third.
Thinkin' Big took out a 2YO Handicap race over 1500m at Rosehill before scoring an easy victory in this event for the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott stable.
Recent Gloaming Stakes winners include Ace High (2017) and Veladero (2016).
1. $5.00 Thinkin’ Big 56.5 Tim Clark
2. $3.00 Tarka 56.5 James McDonald
3. $3.90 Irukandji 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
4. $8.50 Panzerfaust 54.5 Tommy Berry
5. $4.40 Tavirun 56.5 Hugh Bowman
Margins: 2.5 len, 1.8 len
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|2017||Ace High||Sanctioned||Coral Coast||1:50.8|
|2015||Vanbrugh||Tatoosh||Man Of Choice||1:49.6|
|2012||It's A Dundeel||Honorius||Lunar Rise||1:50.5|
|2011||Strike The Stars||Doctor Doom||King's Pact||1:49.0|
|2009||So You Think||Gathering||Heraklion||1:50.8|
|2008||Predatory Pricer||Stalingrad||Fight And Defend||1:51.9|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2006||All Black Gold||Tuesday Joy||Sermon||1:49.2|
|2005||Pendragon||Power Of Destiny||Duelled||1:50.4|
|2004||Al Maher||Savabeel||Outback Prince||1:49.3|
|2003||Tsuimai||Terracotta Bay||Square One||1:49.6|
|1997||Tie The Knot||Irish Air||Southbend||1:56.9|
|1996||Magic Of Sydney||El Tasman||Toledo||1:56.9|
|1995||Classy Fella||Super Slew||Recalcitrance||1:55.9|
|1993||Constant Flight||March Hare||Arborea||1:57.4|
|1991||Big Dreams||Kinjite||Gad'S Hill||1:58.3|
|1990||Lord Revenir||St. Jude||Power Base||1:55.3|
|1989||Stargazer||Cool Credit||Stylish Century||1:58.2|
|1988||Run Straight Run||Swiftly Carson||Brinney||1:55.0|