Herbert Power Stakes 2013 – Caulfield Race Preview

August 8th, 2013

The Group 1 Herbert Power Stakes is set to take place at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday October 12, 2013.

The race is worth $220,000 in prize money and is run over a distance of 2,400 metres.


Shahwardi won last year's Herbert Power Stakes. Picture by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The 2013 Herbert Power Stakes will take place under quality handicap conditions and is open to horses of all ages.

Scheduled to run as part of Caulfield Guineas Day, the race shares its program with the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Group 1 Caulfield Stakes, Group 1 Toorak Handicap, Group 2 Schillaci Stakes, Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes, Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes and Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes.

Last year’s Herbert Power Stakes was won by then six-year-old gelding Shahwardi.

Shahwardi won the race by a length ahead of Excluded, who placed second, and Exceptionally, who placed in third.

The Lando gelding’s Herbert Power Stakes run was his first in Australia, having travelled here for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Shawardi has on four of his 24 race starts and has earned more than $370,000 during his horse racing career.

After winning the Herbert Power Stakes, he went on to run seventh of 14 runners in the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes behind Puissance De Lune in his next start.

Since then he has returned to Europe, where his most recent result was a second placing in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 22.

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