Winning Edge Stakes
The Winning Edge Presentations Stakes is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 2 Australian Thoroughbred horse race held under open handicap conditions, for horses aged 3 years old and upwards, over a distance of 2400 m. It is held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. It is an important lead-up to the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.
For a majority of its long history the race has been known as the ‘Herbert Power Handicap’.
1898 - 1899 held over 8 furlongs (approx. 1600m)
1900 - 1919 held over 11 furlongs (approx. 2200m)
1920 - 1971 held over 12 furlongs (approx. 2400m)
1972 onwards held over 2400 m.
1898 – 1978 was a Principal Race
1979 – 1980 was a Group 3
1981 onwards Group 2.
1898 - 1919 the race was known as the ‘Eclipse (11f) Stakes’
1920 - 1992 the race was known as the ‘Herbert Power Handicap’
1993 - 1996 the race was known as the ‘Quick-Eze Stakes’
1997 the race was known as the ‘Perrier Mineral Water Stakes’
1998 - 1999 the race was known as the ‘Perrier Stakes’
2000, 2009-onwards the race was known as the ‘Herbert Power Stakes’
2001-08 the race was been called the ‘Winning Edge Presentations Stakes’.