The 2018 Gloaming Stakes is a Group 3 race that has serious implications for some of the bigger races over the course of the spring. The event is held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney and is run over a distance of 1800m.
It is for three year olds at set weight and is worth $200,000 in prize money.
The Gloaming Stakes provides a direct lead up for horses going into the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes over 2000m on the final day of the Sydney carnival.
As a result the horses that contest the Gloaming Stakes are usually well above average with many top liners.
This Gloaming Stakes also gives punters an early look at horses potentially going south for the Melbourne spring.
In 2011 Sangster finished 8th as second favourite in this race before going on to cause an upset and win the 2011 Victoria Derby.
It can be a tough race to read though and results can shift drastically as the three year olds are stepped up in distance.
The Gloaming Stakes has been a race for champions over the years though with Tie The Knot winning in 1997, Al Maher in 2004 and So You Think in 2009.
2018 Gloaming Stakes Field
The Gloaming Stakes field usually attracts a decent selection of three year olds from around the Sydney racing circuit and elsewhere. Because it’s run under set weights, the Gloaming Stakes field usually provides relatively level competition. As a result, it is often targeted by trainers of top horses and rising horses alike.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||36111||TARKA||David Payne||James McDonald||1||56.5kg||–||84|
|2||8x2517x44||IRUKANDJI||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||4||56.5kg||–||79|
|3||131||THINKIN’ BIG||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||5||56.5kg||–||71|
|4||811||TAVIRUN (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Hugh Bowman||2||56.5kg||–||68|
|5||2×72||ALL THINGS||John Sargent||Joshua Parr||6||56.5kg||–||–|
|6||3×1251||PANZERFAUST||Paul Messara||Tommy Berry||3||54.5kg||–||64|
2018 Gloaming Stakes Nominations
The Gloaming Stakes nominations usually list a quality selection of top young three year olds. Every year, you can reliably expect to see some successful group winners among the Gloaming Stakes nominations.
The 2018 Gloaming Stakes nominations will be released on Monday, September 17th and published below shortly after.
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||2×72||ALL THINGS||G||3||John Sargent||–|
|4||8x2517x44||IRUKANDJI||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||79|
|6||18||SAVVY OAK (NZ)||G||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||61|
|8||811||TAVIRUN (NZ)||G||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||68|
|9||11||THE SOLOIST||F||3||Richard Freedman||58|
|10||131||THINKIN’ BIG||C||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||71|
Gloaming Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Gloaming Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2018||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2017||1 Ace High||2 Sanctioned||3 Coral Coast||1:50.8|
|2016||1 Veladero||2 Honeywine||3 Prized Icon||1:50.2|
|2015||1 Vanbrugh||2 Tatoosh||3 Man Of Choice||1:49.6|
|2014||1 Sweynesse||2 Diamond Valores||3 Pounamu||1:49.5|
|2013||1 Complacent||2 Savvy Nature||3 Drago||1:49.2|
|2012||1 It’s A Dundeel||2 Honorius||3 Lunar Rise||1:50.6|
|2011||1 Strike The Stars||2 Doctor Doom||3 King’s Pact||1:49.0|
|2010||1 Retrieve||2 Erewhon||3 Praecido||1:48.2|
|2009||1 So You Think||2 Gathering||3 Heraklion||1:50.8|
|2008||1 Predatory Pricer||2 Stalingrad||3 Fight And Defend||1:51.9|
|2007||1 Race Not Run||2||3|
|2006||1 All Black Gold||2 Tuesday Joy||3 Sermon||1:49.2|
|2005||1 Pendragon||2 Power Of Destiny||3 Duelled||1:50.4|
|2004||1 Al Maher||2 Savabeel||3 Outback Prince||1:49.3|
|2003||1 Tsuimai||2 Terracotta Bay||3 Square One||1:49.6|
|2002||1 Maskerado||2 Platinum Scissors||3 Sportsman||1:57.0|
|2001||1 Courvoisier||2 Excellerator||3 Silk Veil||1:49.7|
|2000||1 Go Bint||2 Dandify||3 Danachenka||1:59.4|