The Gloaming Stakes is a Group 3 set weights event for three-year-olds that takes place each September at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1800 metres and worth $200,000 in prize money. The 2020 Gloaming Stakes was won by Love Tap from Street Dancer with Bucharest third.
|Date:||Saturday 25th September 2021|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights|
|2020 Winner:||Love Tap|
The Gloaming Stakes is a good race for up and coming three-year-old staying types during the Sydney spring racing carnival. It attracts capable gallopers heading on to the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes over 2000m on the final day of the Randwick carnival. Shadow Hero (2019), Ace High (2017), Vanbrugh (2015), Complacent (2013) and It's A Dundeel (2012) have all captured the Gloaming Stakes & Spring Champion Stakes double in recent years.
This race has proven a good guide to some of the better three-year-old 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 Spring Champion Stakes here in Sydney, before heading to Melbourne to win the Group 1 Victoria Derby over 2500m at Flemington. Retrieve (2010) and Praecido (3rd in 2010) both placed in the Victoria Derby later in the spring.
Dual Group 1 WS Cox Plate winner So You Think (2009) won this race as a three-year-old before embarking on a very successful career both in Australia and internationally. This event is often taken out by a more than handy type, rather than a top liner. Classy types to win this race over the years 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 Group 1 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.
Shadow Hero (2019) ran third in the Listed Dulcify Stakes over 1500m at Rosehill before demolishing his rivals in this event for the Mark Newnham stable.
Recent Gloaming Stakes winners include Thinkin' Big (2018) and Ace High (2017).
1. $1.70 Love Tap 56.5 Nash Rawiller
2. $17.00 Street Dancer 56.5 Regan Bayliss
3. $9.00 Bucharest 56.5 James McDonald
4. $31.00 Favreau 56.5 Sam Clipperton
5. $8.50 Easy Campese 56.5 Jeff Penza
6. $12.00 Achiever 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
7. $31.00 Bob 56.5 Joshua Parr
8. $71.00 Sagrado 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
9. $9.50 Cadenabbia 56.5 Hugh Bowman
Margins: 1.8 len, 0.1 len
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|2020||Love Tap||Street Dancer||Bucharest||1:48.8|
|2019||Shadow Hero||Subedar||Quick Thinker||1:49.1|
|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|