Gloaming Stakes, Rosehill Racecourse

Looking for info on this year’s Gloaming Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,800 metres, the Gloaming Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Rosehill Racecourse. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts lots of mid distance runners, including some interstate and international entrants.

This race has been run over several distances. For its first 22 years it was run at 1900 metres. In 2001, it was run at 1750 metres, followed by 1900 in 2002. Ever since 2003, it has been run at 1800 metres.

Starting out as a Principal Race, it then progressed to Group 2 status in 1979, followed by Group 3 in 2005.

Horses that do well in this race have been known to go onto success in the Stan Fox Stakes and the Spring Champion Stakes

The Group 1 VRC Derby (2500m) at Flemington is also a potential target for the beset horses out of the Gloaming Stakes. In 2017 Ace High completed the Gloaming Stakes – Spring Champion Stakes – VRC Derby treble.

The last horse to win the Gloaming Stakes – Spring Champion Stakes double was Shadow Hero (2019).

Gloaming Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, September 25th, 2021
  • Track Location: Rosehill Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,800 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1975
  • 2021 Gloaming Stakes Winner: Head Of State

Gloaming STAKES 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Gloaming Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 25, 2021.

  1. #2 Head Of State
  2. #6 Profound
  3. #15e Benaud

The Chris Waller-trained Head Of State ($5.50) ran down race favourite Profound who looked the runway winner turning the 2021 Gloaming Stakes results into a thrilling two-horse run to the line.

Gloaming Stakes Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Gloaming Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Gloaming Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Gloaming Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Gloaming Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Gloaming Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Gloaming Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Gloaming Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Gloaming Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Gloaming Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Gloaming Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Gloaming Stakes in 2021

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  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Gloaming Stakes Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Gloaming Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Gloaming Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Gloaming Stakes in 2021

The best way to pick which horse will win the Gloaming Stakes in 2021 is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and look at their form in similar spring lead-up races. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Gloaming Stakes winner include: 

  • Stan Fox Lead-Up: The Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) serves as a good lead-up into the Gloaming Stakes.
  • Favourite Factor: Single-figure fancies have a strong recent record in the Gloaming Stakes results.

Gloaming Stakes Favourites 2021

Early favourites in Gloaming Stakes betting for 2021 include the Richard Litt-trained Profondo coming off a winning debut and Group 1 performed Arnaqueur

Shadow Hero ($2.90 in 2019) and Love Tap ($1.70 in 2020) are the latest Gloaming Stakes favourites to win.

Gloaming Stakes Field 2021

The official Gloaming Stakes 2021 field of final acceptances is announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published below. 

The 2021 Gloaming Stakes field features a quality line-up of three-year-old staying types including the Chris Waller-trained Head Of State and Alegron for Godolphin.

  • Scratched: #13 Achira (16); #16 Money From The Sky (6)

Gloaming Stakes Tips 2021

Favourite: #2 Head Of State ($4.20 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 Head Of State to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #7 All Machiavellian ($41 at time of publish) 

Our insider 2021 Gloaming Stakes tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview made available on the Neds Blog.


Gloaming Stakes Race Day 2021

The Gloaming Stakes takes place on Saturday, the 25th of September, 2021 as part of the Golden Rose Stakes Day card. The Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) for three-year-olds is the highlight at the meeting, which also includes the:

Gloaming Stakes Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 Gloaming Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race with official barriers to be published in our above Gloaming Stakes Field section. 

Gloaming Stakes Nominations 2021

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 20th of September, 2021. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x53185x438 SUBTERRANEAN C 3 Matthew Dunn 1 56.5kg 75
2 8151113 ROYALZEL C 3 Gary Portelli 2 56.5kg 82
3 388×31 FORGOT YOU (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 3 56.5kg 69
4 10×7 CELESTIAL FURY (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 4 56.5kg 65
5 5x10x652 HEAD OF STATE C 3 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg 69
6 147×144 ARNAQUEUR C 3 Jean Dubois 6 56.5kg 67
7 75239×143 AKAHATA (NZ) C 3 Bjorn Baker 7 56.5kg 62
8 5x025x15 ALEGRON G 3 James Cummings 8 56.5kg 66
9 108×76 DARK REBEL C 3 Edward Cummings 9 56.5kg 65
10 9×311 ALL MACHIAVELLIAN G 3 Gregory Hickman 10 56.5kg 63
11 6121 NOTIONS F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 11 54.5kg 64
12 160×583 PATTON C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12 56.5kg 61
13 12 FOOTLIGHTS (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 13 56.5kg 63
14 31 MORIDAN C 3 Anthony Cummings 14 56.5kg 64
15 43×20 ACHIRA F 3 Lee & Cherie Curtis 15 54.5kg
16 1 PROFONDO C 3 Richard Litt 16 56.5kg 65
17 31 FRENCH EMPEROR G 3 David Payne 17 56.5kg 62
18 7×81 SATIRICAL GLORY G 3 John Sargent 18 56.5kg 56
19 4×49 STRAY F 3 Anthony Cummings 19 54.5kg
20 1 BENAUD C 3 John O’Shea 20 56.5kg 57
21 29 MONEY FROM THE SKY C 3 Mark Newnham 21 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Gloaming Stakes Weights 2021

Set weights apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 21st of September, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Gloaming Stakes Field section. 

Gloaming Stakes Acceptances 2021

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 22nd of September, 2021 and will be published in our above Gloaming Stakes Field section. 

Gloaming Stakes Jockeys 2021

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 22nd of September, 2021 with the official Gloaming Stakes 2021 jockeys to be published in our above Gloaming Stakes Field section. 

Gloaming Stakes Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 25th of September, 2021.

2021 Gloaming Stakes Scratchings:

  • #13 Achira (16)
  • #16 Money From The Sky (6)

Gloaming Stakes Prize Money 2021

The Gloaming Stakes prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $109,350
2nd $36,750
3rd $17,750
4th $11,125
5th $5,250
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Gloaming Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Gloaming Stakes is set to run as Rosehill Race 9 at 4:45pm (AEST) on Saturday the 25th of September, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Rosehill Racecourse.

Gloaming Stakes Form Guide 2021

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Gloaming Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Gloaming Stakes Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Gloaming Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Gloaming Stakes Winners

Winners of the Gloaming Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our Gloaming Stakes Winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Head Of State Chris Waller James McDonald 56.5 kgs 1:50.04
2020 Love Tap Richard & Michael Freedman Nash Rawiller 56.5 kgs 1:49.89
2019 Shadow Hero Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 56.5 kgs 1:49.10
2018 Thinkin’ Big Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 56.5 kgs 1:50.28
2017 Ace High David Payne Tye Angland 56.5 kgs 1:50.82
2016 Veladero Chris Waller Rory Hutchings 56.5 kgs 1:50.24
2015 Vanbrugh Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 56.5 kgs 1:49.60
2014 Sweynesse John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 56.5 kgs 1:49.48
2013 Complacent Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 56.5 kgs 1:49.16
2012 Dundeel Murray Baker James McDonald 56.5 kgs 1:50.56
2011 Strike The Stars Anthony Cummings Hugh Bowman 56.5 kgs 1:49.07
2010 Retrieve Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 56.5 kgs 1:48.28
2009 So You Think Bart Cummings Hugh Bowman 56.5 kgs 1:50.86
2008 Predatory Pricer Paul Murray Glyn Schofield 56.5 kgs 1:51.95
2007 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 All Black Gold Chris Waller Jay Ford 55.5 kgs 1:49.15
2005 Pendragon Bart Cummings Hugh Bowman 55.5 kgs 1:50.41
2004 Al Maher Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 55.5 kgs 1:49.33
2003 Tsuimai Jack Denham Zac Purton 55.5 kgs 1:49.59
2002 Maskerado Graeme Rogerson Corey Brown 55.5 kgs 1:57.04
2001 Courvoisier Graeme Rogerson Glen Boss 55.5 kgs 1:49.67
2000 Go Bint Neville McBurney Darryl McLellan 55.5 kgs 1:59.43