CS Hayes Stakes
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The CS Hayes Stakes is a Group 3 race run under Set Weights and Penalties conditions for three-year-old colts and geldings run at Flemington conducted by the Victoria Racing Club.
The first CS Hayes Stakes was run in 1986 when it was knowns as 'The Debonair' and carried that name until 2007 with the exception of 1994 when it run as the Vanuatu Stakes. The first winner Raveneaux had won the Victoria Derby in 1985.
In 2008 the VRC renamed the race the CS Hayes Stakes in honour of the late champion trainer Colin Hayes, who passed away in 1999.
It has been a Group 3 race since 2001. Colin Hayes trained Zabeel to win The Debonair in 1990 and his son David has won the race twice with McBrave (1993) and Rullene (1995).
The CS Hayes Stakes has been run at Flemington every year with the exception of 1997 when it was run at Sandown Park and 2007 when it was transferred to Moonee Valley.
The distance has been run twice over 1200m in 1990 and 2007. While programmed as a 1400m event the race distance has varied many times from 1409m (1999-2000), 1410m (2004. 2012), 1414m (1998), 1420m (1994, 2003), 1432m (1995) to 1433m (1996).
The CS Hayes was worth $160,000 in 2020 and is the major lead-up to the G1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington.
The 2020 clash saw Alligator Blood and Catalyst go nose for nose from the jump.
There have been seven three-year-olds win the CS Hayes Stakes/Australian Guineas double – Zabeel (1990), Mahogany (1994), Mouawad (1997), Dash For Cash (2002), Wandjina (2015), Hey Doc (2017) and Grunt (2018).
Other notable winners of the CS Hayes Stakes include Encounter, Mossman, Starcraft, Lieutenant, Wordsmith and Alligator Blood.
The 2020 CS Hayes Stakes was won by Alligator Blood from Catalyst and Chenier.
Previous CS Hayes Stakes Winners
| ALLIGATOR BLOOD (AUS) 3G |
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - LAKE SUPERIOR (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
|RYAN MALONEY||57.5||DAVID VANDYKE||1|
| THE INEVITABLE (AUS) 3G |
DUNDEEL (NZ) - GIFT BOUQUET (AUS) KING'S HIGH (AUS)
|SIGRID M CARR||56.0||SCOTT BRUNTON||9|
| GRUNT (NZ) 3C |
O'REILLY (NZ) - RUQQAYA (NZ) VAN NISTELROOY (USA)
|D OLIVER||55.0||MICK PRICE||10|
| HEY DOC (AUS) 3G |
DUPORTH (AUS) - HEYINGTON HONEY (AUS) GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS)
|L CURRIE||57.5||TONY MCEVOY||3|
| TIVACI (AUS) 3C |
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - BRECCIA (NZ) FASTNET ROCK (AUS)
|C WILLIAMS||55.0||MICHAEL MORONEY||11|
| WANDJINA (AUS) 3C |
SNITZEL (AUS) - LA BAMBA (AUS) LAST TYCOON (GB)
|D OLIVER||54.0||MS G WATERHOUSE||5|
| HUCKLEBUCK (AUS) 3G |
ELVSTROEM (AUS) - KONDARI (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
|D TOURNEUR||55.5||PHILLIP STOKES||1|
| SHEER TALENT (AUS) 3C |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - ST. KATHERINE (AUS) BARATHEA (IRE)
|S BASTER||54.0||MARK KAVANAGH||9|
| THAT'S THE ONE (AUS) 3G |
SNIPPETSON (AUS) - CHOSEN (AUS) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
|C WILLIAMS||54.0||COLIN & CINDY ALDERSON||5|
| BULLBARS (AUS) 3C |
ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA) - ACCESSORIES (GB) SINGSPIEL (IRE)
|M J ZAHRA||54.0||PETER SNOWDEN||15|
| TAKE THE RAP (NZ) 3G |
NO EXCUSE NEEDED (GB) - AROON (NZ) VOLKSRAAD (GB)
|C WILLIAMS||54.0||DANNY O'BRIEN||5|
| FAIR TRADE (AUS) 3G |
DANEWIN (AUS) - VILLA IGEA (AUS) PAPAL POWER (USA)
|NICHOLAS HALL||54.0||MICHAEL KENT||2|
| PLAYWRIGHT (NZ) 3G |
FANTASTIC LIGHT (USA) - AMONISTAR (USA) THEATRICAL (IRE)
|S MURPHY||54.0||S J RICHARDS||5|
| WORDSMITH (AUS) 3C |
TESTA ROSSA (AUS) - WAY WITH WORDS (AUS) YEATS (USA)
|STEVEN KING||54.0||SHANE NICHOLS||3|
| MINSON (AUS) 3G |
HONOUR AND GLORY (USA) - INSTANT (AUS) PREGO (IRE)
|C WILLIAMS||55.5||MICHAEL HIBBS||8|
| LIEUTENANT (AUS) 3G |
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - SOVEREIGN COUNTESS (AUS) SOVEREIGN RED (NZ)
|D GAUCI||54.0||JOHN HAWKES||10|
| STARCRAFT (NZ) 3C |
SOVIET STAR (USA) - FLYING FLOOZIE (NZ) POMPEII COURT (USA)
|M PUMPA||54.0||GARRY NEWHAM||4|
| INNOVATION GIRL (AUS) 3F |
RUBITON (AUS) - BRIGHT GLEAM (AUS) JUGAH (USA)
|N RAWILLER||54.0||BRIAN MAYFIELD-SMITH||5|
| DASH FOR CASH (AUS) 3C |
SECRET SAVINGS (USA) - GULISTAN (AUS) RUBITON (AUS)
|K MCEVOY||56.5||RICK HORE-LACY||3|
| KOSTA ZOFF (AUS) 3G |
ZOFFANY (USA) - KOSAMET (AUS) COUNTY (AUS)
|V HALL||54.0||MATHEW ELLERTON||6|
| CRAWL (AUS) 3G |
DR. GRACE (NZ) - TRAIPSE (AUS) BLETCHINGLY (AUS)
|D GAUCI||54.0||JOHN HAWKES||2|
The Queenslander is now a strong elect in the 2020 CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
Taking the local in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
A view to enhancing Super Seth’s stud value has meant a slight change in plans for the son Dundeel.
There might only be eight in the 2020 CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington on Saturday but it is a high quality eight.
The Race History of the CS Hayes Stakes run at Flemington on Saturday sees it such a strong guide to the Australian Guineas.
The Kiwi assault on next month’s A$5million All-Star Mile (1600m) has begun, with contenders Catalyst and Melody Belle arriving in Melbourne on Sunday.
Some big name 3yos aim up to the Guineas by running in the 2020 CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.
McDonald to partner Catalyst
Having chased the ride on Dalasan in the spring, Ben Melham is set to take the reins aboard the three-year-old for the remainder of his autumn campaign.
Queensland three-year-old Alligator Blood has arrived in Melbourne to continue preparations towards his next start in the CS Hayes Stakes at Flemington.
Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth has made an impressive return to win the Group Three Manfred Stakes in wet conditions at Caulfield.
Boom three-year-old Catalyst overcame a scare to brilliantly win Saturday’s Gr.3 Henley Park Mr Tiz Trophy (1200m) at Ellerslie, extending his winning sequence to six.
Star Queensland three-year-old Alligator Blood will head to Melbourne for a three-run campaign including the Australian Guineas and All-Star Mile.