Herbert Power Stakes

Herbert Power Stakes

Group Two Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2024
Location: Caulfield Racecourse – Melbourne, Victoria
Prize Money: $300,000
Distance: 2400m

The Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes is horse race for stayers held annually at Caulfield Racecourse.

It was run over a mile to start with but gradually increased up to 2400m where it has been since 1920.

Run for $300,000 in 2023, the Herbert Power Stakes is one of the final chances for connections to earn direct qualification into the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) the following weekend.

The last horse to complete the Herbert Power/Caulfield Cup double was Master O’Reilly in 2007. In total the double has been completed seven times.

Notable winners of the Herbert Power Stakes include The Chosen One (2019), Yucatan (2018), Alcopop (2009), Master O’Reilly (2007), Leica Falcon (2005), Freemason (2001), Rogan Josh (1999), Great Vintage (1993), Aquidity (1992), Just A Dancer (1990), Congressman (1988), Rising Fast (1955), Eurythmic (1921), Poseidon (1906/1907) and Wakeful (1902/1903).

2024 Herbert Power Stakes Betting Odds

Odds for the 2024 Herbert Power Stakes are currently unavailable.

Best Herbert Power Stakes bookmakers

The Herbert Power Stakes isn’t one of the star races of the spring carnival, so online bookmakers won’t open early all-in markets. Bookmakers will open markets for the Herbert Power the week of the race, with these odds usually launching when the field is available.

Some Herbet Power Stakes betting sites will allow you to bet via the TAB in advance, which means you can wager without seeing what the current odds are, while as the race draws closer fixed odds will become available.

All of our recommended horse betting sites offer betting on the Herbert Power Stakes and bookmaker bonuses will also be available in the days leading up to the race. These horse racing betting sites generally have apps available for iOS and Android smartphones.

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2024 Herbert Power Stakes Final Field

HorseBetting will update this page when the 2024 Herbert Power Stakes final field is released.

Previous Herbert Power Stakes Field

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks Daqiansweet Junior Phillip Stokes Blake Shinn 5 58kg
    2 Silks Regal Power John Leek (Jnr) Arron Lynch 9 58kg
    3 Silks Kalapour Kris Lees Tim Clark 2 57kg
    4 Silks Military Mission Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joao Moreira 10 57kg
    5 Silks Mount Popa Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 8 56.5kg
    6 Silks Rebel Racer Amy & Ash Yargi Craig Newitt 4 53.5kg
    7 Silks Brayden Star Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 7 53kg
    8 Silks Carini Danny O’Brien Michael Dee 1 53kg
    9 Silks United Nations Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 6 53kg
    10 Silks Ferago Patrick F Ryan Jnr Harry Grace 3 53kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks Grand Promenade Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 3 59kg
    2 Silks Persan Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 10 59kg
    3 Silks Sheraz Chris Waller Damien Oliver 9 59kg
    4 Silks Desert Icon Chris Waller James McDonald 1 58kg
    5 Silks Emissary Mike Moroney Jye McNeil 11 56kg
    6 Silks Makram Ben & JD Hayes Craig Williams 14 56kg
    7 Silks Schabau Robert Hickmott Ethan Brown 15 55.5kg
    8 Silks Point Nepean Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 6 55kg
    9 Silks Regal Lion Annabel Neasham Blaike McDougall 7 54.5kg
    10 Silks Attorney Matthew Smith Craig Newitt 12 53.5kg
    11 Silks Good Idea Phillip Stokes Michael Poy 4 53kg
    12 Silks Saracen Knight Danny O’Brien Jamie Kah 2 53kg
    13 Silks The Good Fight Mike Moroney Patrick Moloney 8 53kg
    14 Silks Tigertiger Rob Blacker Daniel Moor 5 53kg
    15 Silks Harmysian Clayton Douglas Damien Thornton 13 53kg

2023 Herbert Power Stakes result

1stMilitary Mission (+700)
2ndUnited Nations (-111.11)
3rdFerago (+880)

Recent Herbert Power Stakes winners

  • Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott appear to have another Cups contender, after their five-year-old gelding Military Mission ($8.00) claimed the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield. After claiming the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup two starts back and running a huge race in the Group 1 The Metropolitan last start, the son of Mastercraftsman is hitting form at the right time of the spring and with his win in the Herbert Power, he will have to be considered a big chance in the Melbourne Cup, if he can get into the race. Joao Moreira allowed his mount to settle near the rear of the field and get into a rhythm for most of trip before asking for an effort at the 500m mark, and when the winner gave his effort, he quickly started to gobble up the slowing leaders. With the race favourite Carini ($2.40) on the fence with nowhere to go, Moreira hit the go button and continued his wide run before taking the front at the 200m mark and record a strong victory.United Nations ($6.50) and Ferago ($61.00) battled it out for the placings, but they weren’t strong enough to go with the winner over the final 200m.
  • Despite not nominating for the Caulfield Cup, the Danny O’Brien-trained Saracen Knight made a mess of Caulfield Cup hopefuls in the 2022 Herbert Power Stakes. Aided by a perfect steer from Jamie Kah, Saracen Knight justified his favourite take when putting a length on Makram ($21) and Desert Icon ($8), who was a further head away in third. The win handed Danny O’Brien his first win in the racing since 2007 after Master O’Reilly reigned supreme 15 years prior. The win ensured Saracen Knight was finally making a good fist of his career after being lost in the wilderness over the past 12 months with his penchant for soft tracks.
  • Having finished second in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes, the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Delphi went one better to claim the Herbert Power Stakes and book his spot in the Caulfield Cup. Jockey Damien Oliver again did favourite backers a favour after winning the Caulfield Guineas on favourite Anamoe two races earlier. Oliver went for home before the home turn before Delphi ($1.95 fav) held The Chosen One ($11) to score by a length.
  • Chapada won his way into the Caulfield Cup when he scored impressively in the Group 2 Herbert Power, getting the better of Orderofthegarter. Having run second to Orderofthegarter in the Naturalism Stakes, the Mike Moroney-trained Chapada managed to turn the tables on his rivals in the “win and you’re in” qualifier. Having claimed the Herbert Power Stakes in 2002 with The Secondmortgage, it took Moroney 18 years to taste success in one of the more iconic Group 2 races on the Australian horse racing calendar.
  • In an impressive display of staying power, The Chosen One, a Kiwi stayer, secured a coveted spot in the Caulfield Cup and teetering on the brink of a potential Melbourne Cup run. This achievement follows a commanding performance in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes at Caulfield. The stakes were raised even before the race commenced as the favoured Steel Prince suffered an injury, cutting a leg in the barriers and subsequently being withdrawn. This unforeseen event cast doubt on Steel Prince’s Melbourne Cup campaign, despite being exempt from the ballot. Guided skillfully by jockey Damian Lane, The Chosen One saw his odds tighten from $9 to $6.50. He clinched victory by a margin of half a length over Prince Of Arran ($8.50), with Sully ($9.50) trailing a further three lengths behind in third place.

Herbert Power Stakes winners

Herbert Power Stakes Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 Military Mission Joao Moreira Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2022 Saracen Knight Jamie Kah Danny O’Brien
2021 Delphi Damien Oliver Anthony & Sam Freedman
2020 Chapada Daniel Stackhouse Mike Moroney
2019 The Chosen One Damian Lane Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
2018 Yucatan James McDonald Aidan O’Brien
2017 Lord Fandango Ben Allen Archie Alexander
2016 Assign Katelyn Mallyon Robert Hickmott
2015 Amralah Hugh Bowman Robert Hickmott
2014 Big Memory Tommy Berry Tony McEvoy
2013 Sea Moon Hugh Bowman Robert Hickmott
2012 Shahwardi Kerrin McEvoy Alain de Royer Dupre
2011 Tanby Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott
2010 Linton Nicholas Hall Robert Hickmott
2009 Alcopop Domenic Tourneur Jake Stephens
2008 Dolphin Jo Clare Lindop Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
2007 Master O’Reilly Vlad Duric Danny O’Brien
2006 Growl Craig Williams David Hayes
2005 Leica Falcon Craig Williams Richard Freyer
2004 Rizon Corey Brown Cliff Brown
2003 Yakama Damien Oliver Stuart Laming
2002 The Secondmortgage Kerrin McEvoy Mike Moroney
2001 Freemason Darren Gauci John Hawkes
2000 Majestic Avenue Glen Boss Tony Noonan

Herbert Power Stakes winners pre-2000

Herbert Power Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Rogan Josh
1998 Magneto
1997 Bonsai Pipeline
1996 The Bandette
1995 Unsolved
1994 Solo Show
1993 Great Vintage
1992 Aquidity
1991 Princess Pushy
1990 Just A Dancer
1989 Nayrizi
1988 Congressman
1987 Cossack Warrior
1986 Pharostan
1985 Fil De Roi
1984 Colonial Flag
1983 Nostradamus
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
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