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Gloaming Stakes

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.

Held on the same day as the Group 1 Golden Rose & Group 2 Research Stakes, the Gloaming Stakes is one of a number of quality feature races on the Rosehill card.

Gloaming Stakes info

Date: Saturday 21st September 2019
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1800 metres
Race Type: 3yo - Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000
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.

Retrieve and Pendragon (2005) both travelled to Melbourne to win the Gr2 Norman Robinson Stakes over 2000m at Caulfield on Caulfield Cup day after contesting this race.

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).

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2018 Gloaming Stakes result

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

then followed
4. $8.50 Panzerfaust 54.5 Tommy Berry
5. $4.40 Tavirun 56.5 Hugh Bowman

Margins: 2.5 len, 1.8 len
Time: 1:50.28

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Gloaming Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Thinkin' Big Tarka Irukandji 1:50.2
2017 Ace High Sanctioned Coral Coast 1:50.8
2016 Veladero Honeywine Prized Icon 1:50.2
2015 Vanbrugh Tatoosh Man Of Choice 1:49.6
2014 Sweynesse Diamond Valores Pounamu 1:49.4
2013 Complacent Savvy Nature Drago 1:49.1
2012 It's A Dundeel Honorius Lunar Rise 1:50.5
2011 Strike The Stars Doctor Doom King's Pact 1:49.0
2010 Retrieve Erewhon Praecido 1:48.2
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
2002 Maskerado Platinum Scissors Sportsman 1:57.0
2001 Courvoisier Excellerator Silk Veil 1:49.7
2000 Go Bint Dandify Danachenka 1:59.4
1999 Fairway Royal Integrity Cheverny 1:56.3
1998 Arena Franklin Rivers Lawyer 1:55.4
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
1994 Brave Warrior Danewin Breathtaker 2:00.5
1993 Constant Flight March Hare Arborea 1:57.4
1992 Air Seattle Telesto Takeshi 1:57.9
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