Melbourne Racing Club has rebadged the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes, to honour the late turf legend Might And Power.
The name change to The Might And Power (2000m), to be run on Caulfield Guineas Day, October 9, pays homage to the champion galloper who won the 1997 Caulfield Cup by 7.5 lengths.
Might And Power, who died last year, aged 26, of colic, won the 1997 Melbourne Cup.
The seven-time Group 1 winner returned the following year to claim the Caulfield Stakes and W.S Cox Plate.
Meanwhile, the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) will be transferred to the Wednesday — previously Blue Sapphire Day — for the first time since 2013.
MRC racing operations executive director Jake Norton welcomed the scheduling changes.
“Throughout our racing calendar, we recognise many horses who have achieved greatness and left their mark on the Heath,” Norton said.
“It’s only befitting we add Might And Power to the honour roll and immortalise the horse in the carnival’s fixture.”
Might And Power’s owner Nick Moraitis said: “Might And Power had a great association with Caulfield, and it was always a highlight of mine to come to the racecourse to watch him race.
“It’s a nice touch from the Club to rename the Stakes — he’s cemented himself as part of Caulfield’s history.”