Herbert Power Stakes

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Herbert Power Stakes
Group 2 race
Rising Fast (NZ).jpg
1955 winner – Rising Fast
Location Caulfield Racecourse
Inaugurated 1898 (as Eclipse Stakes)
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Ladbrokes (2017)
Race information
Distance 2,400 metres
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three years old and older that are not maidens
Weight Quality handicap
Purse $400,000 (2017)
Bonuses Winner exempt from ballot in the Caulfield Cup

The Herbert Power Stakes is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 2 Thoroughbred horse race held under quality handicap conditions, for horses aged three years old and older, over a distance of 2400 metres. It is held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Prizemoney is A$400,000.[1]

History[edit]

The race was named after former Victoria Amateur Turf Club Chairman and thoroughbred owner Herbert Power (1833–1919), who was instrumental in the formation of the sport of racing in the early days of the Colony of Victoria. He joined the original Melbourne Club in 1859 and played an integral part in the merger in 1864 of the Victorian Turf Club and Victorian Jockey club to form today's Victoria Racing Club. In 1875, he was one of a band of racing enthusiasts who founded the Victoria Amateur Turf Club. He was a member of the VATC committee, and he was chairman in 1889, 1896 and 1907. When he retired from the committee he was appointed one of the trustees of the Caulfield racecourse. He was one of the auditors of the VRC from 1880 until 1905.[2]

The race is considered an important lead-up to the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

Poseidon, 1906 & 1907 winner

During World War II the race was run at Flemington Racecourse.[3]

Name[edit]

  • 1898–1919 - Eclipse Stakes
  • 1920–1992 - Herbert Power Handicap
  • 1993–1996 - Quick-Eze Stakes
  • 1997 - Perrier Mineral Water Stakes
  • 1998–1999 - Perrier Stakes
  • 2000 - Herbert Power Stakes
  • 2001–08 - Winning Edge Presentations Stakes
  • 2009 onwards - Herbert Power Stakes

Distance[edit]

  • 1898–1899 - 1 mile (~1600 metres)
  • 1900–1919 - 1​38 miles (~2200 metres)
  • 1920–1971 - 1​12 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1972 onwards - 2400 metres

Grade[edit]

  • 1898–1978 - Principal Race
  • 1979–1980 - Group 3
  • 1981 onwards - Group 2

Doubles wins[edit]

The following thoroughbreds have won the 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 following thoroughbreds have won the Herbert Power Stakes – Caulfield Cup double in the same year.

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

Winners[edit]

  • 2017 - Lord Fandango[4]
  • 2016 - Assign[5]
  • 2015 - Amralah[6]
  • 2014 - Big Memory[7]
  • 2013 - Sea Moon[8]
  • 2012 - Shahwardi[9]
  • 2011 - Shewan[10]
  • 2010 - Linton[11]
  • 2009 - Alcopop[12]
  • 2008 - Dolphin Jo[13]
  • 2007 - Master O'Reilly[14]
  • 2006 - Growl[15]
  • 2005 - Leica Falcon[16]
  • 2004 - Rizon[17]
  • 2003 - Yakama[18]
  • 2002 - The Secondmortgage[19]
  • 2001 - Freemason[20]
  • 2000 - Majestic Avenue[21]
  • 1999 - Rogan Josh[22]
  • 1998 - Magneto[23]
  • 1997 - Bonsai Pipeline[24]
  • 1996 - The Bandette[25]
  • 1995 - Unsolved[26]
  • 1994 - Solo Show[27]
  • 1993 - Great Vintage[28]
  • 1992 - Aquidity[29]
  • 1991 - Princess Pushy[30]
  • 1990 - Just A Dancer[31]
  • 1989 - Nayrizi[32]
  • 1988 - Congressman[33]
  • 1987 - Cossack Warrior[34]
  • 1986 - Pharostan[35]
  • 1985 - Fil De Roi[36]
  • 1984 - Colonial Flag[37]
  • 1983 - Nostradamus[38]
  • 1982 - Carringbush
  • 1981 - Flashing Light
  • 1980 - Mr.Independent
  • 1979 - Pigalle
  • 1978 - Arwon
  • 1977 - Impeller
  • 1976 - Van der Hum
  • 1975 - Suleiman
  • 1974 - Big Angel
  • 1973 - Gala Supreme
  • 1972 - Scotch And Dry
  • 1971 - Spectre
  • 1970 - Beer Street
  • 1969 - Alsop
  • 1968 - Impetus
  • 1967 - Padtheway
  • 1966 - Gala Crest
  • 1965 - Captain Blue
  • 1964 - Sybeau
  • 1963 - Straight Irish
  • 1962 - Silver Pelt
  • 1961 - Nilarco
  • 1960 - Optic Prince
  • 1959 - Mac
  • 1958 - King Nero
  • 1957 - Pandie Sun
  • 1956 - Fighting Force
  • 1955 - Rising Fast
  • 1954 - Wodalla
  • 1953 - My Hero
  • 1952 - Durham
  • 1951 - Durham
  • 1950 - Dashing Beau
  • 1949 - Dashing Beau
  • 1948 - Howe
  • 1947 - Riot
  • 1946 - Sir Actor
  • 1945 - Logical
  • 1944 - Claudette
  • 1943 - Mac Rob
  • 1942 - † Portfolio / Colonus
  • 1941 - Historian
  • 1940 - Rex Felt
  • 1939 - Respirator
  • 1938 - Marauder
  • 1937 - International
  • 1936 - Desert Chief
  • 1935 - Red Ray
  • 1934 - Broad Arrow
  • 1933 - Segati
  • 1932 - Scalpel
  • 1931 - Shadow King
  • 1930 - Second Wind
  • 1929 - Taisho
  • 1928 - Strephon
  • 1927 - Royal Charter
  • 1926 - The Banker
  • 1925 - Royal Charter
  • 1924 - Easingwold
  • 1923 - Easingwold
  • 1922 - Purser
  • 1921 - Eurythmic
  • 1920 - Tangalooma
  • 1919 - Eusebius
  • 1918 - Outlook
  • 1917 - Pah King
  • 1916 - Cyklon
  • 1915 - Burrabadeen
  • 1914 - Anna Carlovna
  • 1913 - Anna Carlovna
  • 1912 - Lady Medallist
  • 1911 - Comedy King
  • 1910 - Master Soult
  • 1909 - Alawa
  • 1908 - Alawa
  • 1907 - Poseidon
  • 1906 - Poseidon
  • 1905 - Marvel Loch
  • 1904 - Nuncio
  • 1903 - Wakeful
  • 1902 - Wakeful
  • 1901 - Bonnie Chiel
  • 1900 - Kinglike
  • 1899 - Australian Star
  • 1898 - Cocos

† Run in divisions[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners and Past Results for the Herbert Power Stakes". Progroupracing.com (Aus). 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Death of Herbert Power". The Argus. Trove. 2 June 1919. p. 6 col. 7. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "DETAILS OF 7 EVENTS AT FLEMINGTON". The Argus. Trove. 19 October 1942. p. 9 col. 1–2. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "2017 Result – Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes (held 14 October 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "2016 Result – Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes (held 8 October 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "2015 Result – Herbert Power Stakes (held 10 October 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "2014 Result – Herbert Power (held 11 October 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "2013 Result – Sportingbet Herbert Power Stks (held 12 October 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "2012 Result – Sportingbet Herbert Power Stks (held 13 October 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "2011 Result – Sportingbet Herbert Power Stks (held 8 October 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "2010 Result – Sportingbet Herbert Power Stks (held 9 October 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "2009 Result – Sportingbet Herbert Power Stks (held 10 October 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "2008 Result – Winning Edge Presentation Stks (held 11 October 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "2007 Result – Winning Edge Presentations Stk (held 13 October 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "2006 Result – Winning Edge Presentations Stk (held 14 October 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "2005 Result – Winning Edge Presentation Stks (held 8 October 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  17. ^ "2004 Result – Winning Edge Presentation Stks (held 9 October 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "2003 Result – Winning Edge Presentation Stks (held 11 October 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "2002 Result – Winning Edge Presentation Stks (held 12 October 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "2001 Result – Winning Edge Stks (held 13 October 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  21. ^ "2000 Result – Herbert Power Stks (held 14 October 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  22. ^ "1999 Result – Perrier Mineral Water Stks (held 9 October 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  23. ^ "1998 Result – Perrier Stks (held 10 October 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  24. ^ "1997 Result – Perrier Mineral Water Stks (held 11 October 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  25. ^ "1996 Result – Quick-Eze Stks (held 12 October 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  26. ^ "1995 Result – Quick-Eze Stks (held 14 October 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  27. ^ "1994 Result – Quick-Eze Stks (held 8 October 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  28. ^ "1993 Result – Quick-Eze Stks (held 9 October 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  29. ^ "1992 Result – Herbert Power Hcp (held 10 October 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  30. ^ "1991 Result – Herbert Power Hcp (held 12 October 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  31. ^ "1990 Result – Herbert Power Hcp (held 13 October 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  32. ^ "1989 Result – Herbert Power Hcp (held 14 October 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  33. ^ "1988 Result – Herbert Power Hcp (held 8 October 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  34. ^ "1987 Result – Herbert Power Hcp (held 10 October 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  35. ^ "1986 Result – Herbert Power Hcp (held 11 October 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  36. ^ "1985 Result – Herbert Power Hcp (held 12 October 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  37. ^ "1984 Result – Herbert Power Hcp (held 13 October 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  38. ^ "1983 Result – Herbert Power Hcp (held 8 October 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015.