The Gloaming Stakes is a middle distance race run over 1800M at Sydney’s Rosehill Racecourse in New South Wales. The event is exclusive to three-year-olds and is run under set weights. The Group 3 race is worth up to $200,000 in prize money making it one of the most expensive races in this Group 3 category. Although in recent years the race rarely attracts classy and elite horses, the event has consistently showcased new and emerging talent from different parts of the country. The 2013 race was proudly won by Complacent after producing a great run to beat Savvy Nature and Drago to second and third respectively.
The Gloaming Stakes features along a number of exciting races on the same day. Notable events to look out for include the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes and The Group 2 Shannon Stakes. The event is seen by a lot of jockeys and horse trainers as the best build up towards the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes run over 2000M on the latter stages of the Spring Carnival. The latest winners of the Gloaming Stakes and the Spring Champion Stakes double include It’s a Dundeel back in 2012 and Complacent last year.
In its proud history, the Gloaming Stakes has produced some notable horses some of who have grown to become super stars of the turf. Retrieve back in 2010 emerged from a Gloaming Stakes victory to claim the Group 2 Norman Robinson Stakes at Caulfield. The same success was also replicated by Pendragon in 2005. Tuesday Joy on the other hand finished second in the race on course towards victory in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes during the Melbourne Spring.
In recent years, the Gloaming Stakes is normally won by in form and quality horses and rarely do we get a surprise winner. The Gloaming Stakes is considered the perfect Group 3 race for elite horses in the Sydney Spring. The event is expected to attract huge crowds this year and based on the quality racing it has showcased in its history, you can expect nothing less.
Gloaming Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|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|