Presentation Stakes

The Presentation Stakes is a Group 2 quality handicap race. It is run over 2,400 metres at the Caulfield Racecourse. It features a $200,000 purse and is part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival held in October. The Presentation Stakes is now referred to as the Herbert Power Stakes.

Presentation Stakes Betting

The Melbourne Spring Carnival is a major betting event for all Aussie punters and quite a few international punters as well. This is because it hosts plenty of high profile Australian races, including the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, and the world famous Melbourne Cup. While almost all punters will focus their betting efforts on the bigger races for the chance to bring in major payouts, the smaller events such as the Presentation Stakes can be quite lucrative for those that spread out their bets.Presentation Stakes

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This Group 2 race is held on Caulfield Guineas Day. It is held one week before the famed Caulfield Cup, which is the same distance and run under much the same conditions. While the similarities between the two races should make the Presentation Stakes a good indicator for success in the more famous Caulfield Cup, that is not necessarily the case. Only one horse – Master O’reily in 2007 – has managed to achieve that within the last 20 years. Nevertheless, it can be used as a loose guide. While the winner isn’t a sure thing for the Caulfield Cup, the Presentation Stakes should give you an idea of how the field will do.

If you are interested in placing a bet on the Presentation Stakes, there is no better place to go than an online bookie such as and Thanks to the superior software used to calculate the odds, these sites will often feature the best odds on any horse racing event. In addition, you will find plenty of betting tools aimed at helping punters make the most of their money.

Presentation Stakes Field

The Presentation Stakes draws a field of handy staying types that go on to do well in bigger races. In fact, plenty of Melbourne Cup favourites have placed well in this race, including Alcopop, Shocking, and Rogan Josh.

Presentation Stakes Winners

Below is a list of the Presentation Stakes’ recent winners. You may notice that the race rarely produces multiple placers. In fact, The Secondmortgage is the only horse in the last decade to place within the top three. Keep this in mind when placing your bets at as it shows that a repeat contender is never a sure thing.

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Year Winner Second Third Time
2009 Alcopop Shocking Hissing Sid 2:27.2
2008 Dolphin Jo The Wolverine Cefalu 2:30.2
2007 Master O’reilly Zavite Reggie 2:30.0
2006 Growl Dracs Back Siamun 2:29.3
2005 Leica Falcon Sarrera Hugs Dancer (Fr) 2:29.5
2004 Rizon Grey Song Zazzman 2:31.7
2003 Yakama Physique Vicksburg 2:30.7
2002 The Secondmortgage Requiem Thong Classic 2:29.8
2001 Freemason The Secondmortgage Rain Gauge 2:30.7
2000 Majestic Avenue Bulkhead Bohemiath 2:31.4
1999 Rogan Josh The Hind Our Position 2:27.6