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.

2020 Herbert Power Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Chapada
  • 2nd: #8 Zebrowski
  • 3rd: #4 Platinum Invador



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), Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) and Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m).

The 2020 Herbert Power Stakes ran on Saturday Saturday October 10, 2020 and saw Chapada book his spot in the 2020 Caulfield Cup field.

Herbert Power Stakes
Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group Two
Prize Money: $300,000

2020 Herbert Power Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Chapada
  • 2nd: #8 Zebrowski
  • 3rd: #4 Platinum Invador

The Michael Moroney-trained Chapada is into the $5 million Caulfield Cup field after winning a ballot exemption into the classic with his brilliant victory in the 2020 Herbert Power Stakes results.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 7 54kg $4.60
2 8 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 1.25L 3 54kg $9
3 4 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) Peter G Moody Jye McNeil 1.35L 8 55kg $31
4 10 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 1.45L 9 54kg $13
5 7 IN GOOD HEALTH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 1.55L 2 54kg $7.50
6 5 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 3.8L 1 54kg $21
7 1 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 5.05L 6 58kg $11
8 6 MAHAMEDEIS Nick Ryan Craig Newitt 5.25L 5 54kg $20
9 3 ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 5.65L 4 55.5kg $2.60F
11 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 0
2 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 0
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Herbert Power Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Herbert Power Stakes 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 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 2020 Herbert Power Stakes final field features 11 Caulfield Cup hopefuls dominated by Danny O’Brien’s Naturalism Stakes winner Orderofthegarter drawn a treat in barrier four.

Update: #2 Raheen House (11) and #11 Polly Grey (6) have been scratched.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x38572x18 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Michael Dee 7 58kg 107
2 60x6613x50 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 11 57.5kg 106
3 5627x2x221 ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 4 55.5kg 102
4 8321023×69 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) Peter G Moody Jye McNeil 9 55kg 101
5 411x84x406 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 1 54kg 102
6 9321481168 MAHAMEDEIS Nick Ryan Craig Newitt 5 54kg 99
7 10x38x3114 IN GOOD HEALTH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2 54kg 98
8 x1122x8046 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 3 54kg 97
9 6x953125x2 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 8 54kg 96
10 74x9748x00 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Damian Lane 10 54kg 96
11 652×025245 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 6 54kg 93
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Herbert Power Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Herbert Power Stakes in 2020 close the Monday leading-up to the Spring Cups’ lead-up and will be published below once announced.

Seventeen Spring Cup-bound stayers make-up the 2020 Herbert Power Stakes nominations including last year’s Melbourne Cup champion Vow And Declare and his top-fancied stablemate Orderofthegarter.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 702×904111 AL GALAYEL (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
2 6x953125x2 CHAPADA G 5 Michael Moroney 96
3 74x9748x00 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 8 Archie Alexander 96
4 10x38x3114 IN GOOD HEALTH M 5 Peter G Moody 98
5 49x211x2x0 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 6 Danny O’Brien 104
6 442×402274 LIGHT PILLAR (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 73
7 9321481168 MAHAMEDEIS G 6 Nick Ryan 99
8 411x84x406 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 102
9 5627x2x221 ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 7 Danny O’Brien 101
10 8321023×69 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) G 5 Peter G Moody 101
11 652×025245 POLLY GREY (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 93
12 60x6613x50 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 106
13 x131615x38 ROYAL CROWN G 4 Michael Kent 74
14 3×07521342 TAVIRUN (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 88
15 0x38572x18 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 107
16 421x395x90 VOW AND DECLARE G 5 Danny O’Brien 113
17 x1122x8046 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 97

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
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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