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Gloaming (horse)

Sire The Welkin (GB)
Dam Light (GB)
Grandsire Flying Fox
Damsire Eager
Gender Gelding
Foaled 1915
Country Australia
Color Bay
Breeder E. E. D. Clarke
Owner George D. Greenwood
Trainer Dick Mason
Record 67: 57-9-0
Earnings £43,100
Gloaming is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Light (GB) by The Welkin (GB). He was born around 1915 in Australia, and was bred by E. E. D. Clarke.
Major wins
Wanganui Guineas (1918)
New Zealand Derby Stakes (1918)
Arc Islington Plate (1918, 1919, 1920)
Chelmsford Stakes (1918)
AJC Derby (1918)
WRC Wellington Stakes (1919)
WANGJC Jackson Stakes (1919, 1921, 1922, 1924)
Craven Plate (1919, 1922, 1924)
New Zealand Derby (1918)
Great Northern Derby (1919)
Hill Stakes (1922)
Ormond Memorial Gold Cup (1922, 1925)
Melbourne Stakes (1924)
AJC Spring Stakes (1924)
Australian Racing Hall of Fame
New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame (2006)
Gloaming Stakes run at Rosehill Racecourse
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 13, 2009

Gloaming (foaled 1915 in Australia) was an outstanding Thoroughbred racehorse, owned, trained, and based in New Zealand. He was a bay gelding sired by the good imported racehorse and sire, The Welkin (GB) out of the unplaced mare, Light (GB), by Eager. His paternal grandsire was the English Triple Crown champion, Flying Fox.[1] Gloaming was sold for 230 guineas.[2]

He jointly holds the Australasian record (with Desert Gold) of 19 successive wins. Gloaming was successful at distances from four furlongs to a mile and a half. He had a long racing career, from age three to nine years, which included victories over other champion racehorses such as Desert Gold, Beauford, Whittier and The Hawk. Gloaming had 67 race starts, won 57 and was second 9 times. Gloaming fell in his only other race start. When he retired he was the leading Australian racing stakes winner.[2] Gloaming still held the Australasian record for four furlongs at the time that metric distances were introduced.[1]

Gloaming has had his portrait painted by the noted equine artist, Martin Stainforth and it was reproduced in Racehorses in Australia.[3]

Gloaming was one of five inaugural inductees into the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame, alongside the other four turf immortals Carbine, Kindergarten, Phar Lap and Sunline.

See also

  • List of notable Thoroughbred racehorses


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pring, Peter; "Analysis of Champion Racehorses", The Thoroughbred Press, Sydney, 1977, ISBN 0-908133-00-6
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ahnert, Rainer L. (Ed. in Chief), “Thoroughbred Breeding of the World”, Pozdun Publishing, Germany, 1970
  3. Painting of Gloaming by Martin Stainforth Retrieved 2010-2-28

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