Herbert Power Stakes

The Herbert Power Stakes is a Group 2 race contested over 2400m on Caulfield Guineas Day that offers a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption to the winner.

2021 Herbert Power Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Delphi
  • 2nd: #1 The Chosen One
  • 3rd: #13 Hasta La War



The Herbert Power Stakes is a Group 2, 2400m, quality handicap race for horses aged three years and over run in mid-October on Caulfield Guineas Day.

Held at Caulfield Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Herbert Power Stakes is a highly regarded lead up race to both the Caulfield Cup back at the track / distance the following weekend and Melbourne Cup over the two miles at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

The Herbert Power Stakes winner is exempt from Caulfield Cup ballot, and the double was last completed by Master O’Reilly in 2007. Despite being considered a key Melbourne Cup lead-up, no Herbert Power Stakes winner has gone on to win the two-mile classic in the same year since Rogan Josh in 1999.

The mile and a half event offers $300,000 in total prize money and is a key support act on Caulfield Guineas Day at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. The Herbert Power Stakes shares a race program a host of other Group races including the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m), Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) and Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m).

The 2021 Herbert Power Stakes ran on Saturday Saturday October 9, 2021 and was won by the favourite Delphi ($1.95). 

Herbert Power Stakes
Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group Two
Prize Money: $300,000

2021 Herbert Power Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Delphi ($1.95)
  • 2nd: #1 The Chosen One
  • 3rd: #13 Hasta La War

Odds-on favourite Delphi improved on a lead-up placing in the Naturalism Stakes to defeat the 2019 winner The Chosen One in the 2021 Herbert Power Stakes results ahead of the $5 million Caulfield Cup on the quick back-up.

Click here to read more on the win by Delphi in the 2021 Herbert Power Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 DELPHI (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Oliver 5 57kg $1.95F
2 1 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 1L 9 59kg $11
3 13 HASTA LA WAR Sue Murphy Ms Linda Meech 2L 3 53kg $17
4 4 DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) Patrick Payne Billy Egan 3.5L 6 57kg $8.50
5 3 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 4L 10 57.5kg $26
6 12 BARADE (FR) Archie Alexander Declan Bates 5.25L 1 53kg $26
7 11 TOORADIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 5.75L 7 53kg $5.50
8 6 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 6.25L 4 55.5kg $31
9 14 KILLOURNEY (IRE) Paul Preusker Dean Holland 7.5L 8 53kg $71
10 10 AKTAU (GB) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 22.5L 2 53kg $101
11 9 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) Ben & JD Hayes Craig Newitt 34.5L 11 54kg $20
7 FLOATING ARTIST (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Teodore Nugent (a) 0
2 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) Robert Hickmott Jordan Childs 0
8 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker Brett Prebble 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Herbert Power Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Herbert Power Stakes 2021 odds and betting markets will be listed below complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to lock in your Herbert Power Stakes tips in at the right price this spring as soon as announced.

Delphi ($1.95 in 2021) was the last Herbert Power Stakes betting favourite to win.

2021 Herbert Power Stakes Field

The Herbert Power Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of spring sprinters each season, many looking for the ballot exemption into the following weekend’s Caulfield Cup field. Good lead-up races into the Herbert Power Stakes field include the Listed JRA Trophy (2500m) at Flemington in mid-September and even the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) just seven days earlier.

Each year the Herbert Power Stakes field attracts a field of genuine stayers heading towards the Spring Cup races, many of the runners having previous experience in Group 1 company and over the mile and a half distance.

The Herbert Power Stakes field 2021 and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced by Racing Victoria.

The 2021 Herbert Power Stakes final field features a quality line-up of stayers chasing the Caulfield Cup ballot exemption led in betting by Delphi after the scratching of former favourite Floating Artist

  • Scratched: #7 Floating Artist (11)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 34x2606x34 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 12 59kg 107
2 211x2x03x6 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) Robert Hickmott Jordan Childs (late alt) 10 57.5kg 104
3 9308×82684 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Luke Currie 13 57.5kg 104
4 111166×824 DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) Patrick Payne Billy Egan 6 57kg 103
5 x1111x6x42 DELPHI (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman (late alt) 5 57kg 103
6 253x6133x0 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 4 55.5kg 100
7 75x55x0111 FLOATING ARTIST (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Teodore Nugent (a) 11 55kg 99
8 34100×6673 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker Brett Prebble 9 55kg 99
9 900x00x503 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) Ben & JD Hayes Craig Newitt 14 54kg 97
10 11x90x7607 AKTAU (GB) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 2 53kg 95
11 63×1122211 TOORADIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 7 53kg 92
12 121345×244 BARADE (FR) Archie Alexander Declan Bates 1 53kg 89
13 12x547x771 HASTA LA WAR Sue Murphy Ms Linda Meech 3 53kg 82
14 11x330x724 KILLOURNEY (IRE) Paul Preusker Dean Holland 8 53kg 74

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Herbert Power Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Herbert Power Stakes in 2021 close the Monday leading-up to the Spring Cups’ lead-up and will be published below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 34x2606x34 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 6 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 1 59kg 107
2 211x2x03x6 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott 2 57.5kg 104
3 9308×82684 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 8 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 3 57.5kg 104
4 x1111x6x42 DELPHI (IRE) H 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 4 57kg 103
5 111166×824 DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) G 7 Patrick Payne 5 57kg 103
6 9x3502x641 NONCONFORMIST G 5 Grahame Begg 6 56.5kg 102
7 253x6133x0 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) G 7 Matt Cumani 7 55.5kg 100
8 34100×6673 FUN FACT G 6 Bjorn Baker 8 55kg 99
9 75x55x0111 FLOATING ARTIST (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 55kg 99
10 900x00x503 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 7 Ben & JD Hayes 10 54kg 97
11 11x90x7607 AKTAU (GB) G 6 Michael Moroney 11 53kg 95
12 63×1122211 TOORADIN G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12 53kg 92
13 121345×244 BARADE (FR) G 7 Archie Alexander 13 53kg 89
14 12x547x771 HASTA LA WAR G 6 Sue Murphy 14 53kg 82
15 11x330x724 KILLOURNEY (IRE) G 6 Paul Preusker 15 53kg 74
16 x31417x020 WAR CRITIC (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 16 53kg 70

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Herbert Power Stakes History

Since its inauguration in 1898 when Cocos won, the race has been known by several different names including the Eclipse Stakes, Herbert Power Handicap, Quick-Eze Stakes, Perrier Mineral Water Stakes, Perrier Stakes and the Herbert Power Stakes. First an 8 furlong race, the distance increased to 11 furlongs and 12 furlongs before it became a 2400m event. Originally a Principal race until 1979 when it became a Group Three event for only two years, the Winning Edge Presentations Stakes has several multiple winners including Wakeful (1902-03), Poseidon (1906-07), Alawa (1908-09), Anna Carlovna (1913-14), Easingwold (1923-24), Royal Charter (1925,27) and Dashing Beau (1949-50).

Six horses have completed the Herbert Power Stakes – Melbourne Cup double in the same year:

Herbert Power Stakes – Melbourne Cup double in the same year:

  • Rogan Josh (1999), Arwon (1978), Van Der Hum (1976), Gala Supreme (1973), Sirius (1944) and Poseidon (1906).

The Herbert Power Stakes – Caulfield Cup double has been achieved seven times in the same season by six horses:

  • Master O’Reilly (2007), Beer Street (1970), Rising Fast (1955), My Hero (1953), Poseidon two times (1906 and 1907) and Marvel Loch (1905).

Recent Herbert Power Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Delphi 2 minutes 27.75 seconds
2nd The Chosen One
3rd Hasta La War
2020
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Chapada 2 minutes 30.57 seconds
2nd Zebrowski
3rd Platinum Invador
2019
Herbert Power Stakes
1st The Chosen One 2 minutes 27.52 seconds
2nd Prince Of Arran
3rd Sully
2018
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Yucatan 2 minutes 26.47 seconds
2nd Brimham Rocks
3rd Prince Of Arran
2017
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Lord Fandango 2 minutes 27.67 seconds
2nd Wall Of Fire
3rd Gallic Chieftain
2016
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Assign 2 minutes 29.1 seconds
2nd Big Memory
3rd Pemberley
2015
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Amralah 2 minutes 27.7 seconds
2nd Excess Knowledge
3rd Bohemian Lily
2014
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Big Memory 2 minutes 26.7 seconds
2nd Signoff
3rd Let’s Make Adeal
2013
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Sea Moon 2 minutes 29.98 seconds
2nd Oasis Bloom
3rd Simenon
2012
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Shahwardi 2 minutes 28.82 seconds
2nd Excluded
3rd Exceptionally
2011
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Shewan 2 minutes 30.75 seconds
2nd Tanby
3rd Moyenne Corniche
2010
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Linton 2 minutes 29.43 seconds
2nd Cedarberg
3rd Precedence
2009
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Alcopop 2 minutes 27.23 seconds
2nd Shocking
3rd Hissing Sid
2008
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Dolphin Jo 2 minutes 30.2 seconds
2nd The Wolverine
3rd Cefalu
2007
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Master O’Reilly 2 minutes 30 seconds
2nd Zavite
3rd Reggie
2006
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Growl 2 minutes 29.3 seconds
2nd Dracs Back
3rd Siamun
2005
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Leica Falcon 2 minutes 29.5 seconds
2nd Sarrera
3rd Hugs Dancer
2004
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Rizon 2 minutes 31.7 seconds
2nd Grey Song
3rd Zazzman
2003
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Yakama 2 minutes 30.7 seconds
2nd Physique
3rd Vicksburg
2002
Herbert Power Stakes
1st The Secondmortgage 2 minutes 29.8 seconds
2nd Requiem
3rd Thong Classic
2001
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Freemason 2 minutes 30.7 seconds
2nd The Secondmortgage
3rd Rain Gauge
2000
Herbert Power Stakes
1st Majestic Avenue 2 minutes 31.4 seconds
2nd Bulkhead
3rd Bohemiath

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