The CS Hayes Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-old colts & geldings that takes place in February each year at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run under set weights & penalty conditions over a distance of 1400 metres with prize money of $150,000. The 2019 CS Hayes Stakes was taken out by The Inevitable from Age Of Chivalry with O'Tauto third.
Formerly known as 'The Debonair', the CS Hayes Stakes is named after legendary South Australian trainer Colin S. Hayes and is held on Group 1 Lightning Stakes day, alongside the female equivalent of this race, the Group 3 The Vanity Stakes for fillies.
|Date:||Saturday 15th February 2020|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||3yo C&G - Set Weights + Penalty|
|2019 Winner:||The Inevitable|
The CS Hayes Stakes generally attracts above average three-year-olds and the set weights & penalty conditions of the race typically favours the better performed gallopers going around during the autumn. Colts & geldings contesting this race may consider going on to stronger 3yo races like the Group 1 Australian Guineas on Super Saturday of Racing at Flemington or the Group 2 Alister Clarke Stakes at Moonee Valley, both races held in March.
Dash For Cash (2002) was the last galloper to win the CS Hayes Stakes & Australian Guineas in the same year while Lieutenant (2005) took out the most recent CS Hayes Stakes & Alistair Clarke Stakes double. Palentino (2011) went on to win the Australian Guineas after finishing runner-up in this race.
Alligator Blood (2020) captured the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas over 1400m at the Gold Coast racecourse in Queensland before heading south to score a narrow victory in this event for Sunshine Coast trainer David Vandyke.
Recent CS Hayes Stakes winners include The Inevitable (2019) and Grunt (2018).
1. $1.80 Alligator Blood 57.5 Ryan Maloney
2. $3.00 Catalyst 58.5 James McDonald
3. $19.00 Chenier 55.0 Damien Oliver
4. $31.00 Soul Patch 57.5 Craig Williams
5. $6.00 Dalasan 57.5 Ben Melham
6. $71.00 Yourdeel 58.5 Regan Bayliss
Margins: 0.1 len, 1 len
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|2019||The Inevitable||Age Of Chivalry||O'Tauto||1:21.9|
|2017||Hey Doc||Malaise||Land Of Plenty||1:22.8|
|2014||Hucklebuck||Prince Harada||The Quarterback||1:22.9|
|2013||Sheer Talent||Force Command||Hosting||1:22.6|
|2012||That's The One||Decircles||Instinction/Highly Rec||1:22.0|
|2010||Take The Rap||Encosta Belief||Extra Zero||1:23.2|
|2009||Fair Trade||Cavalaire Bay||Excelltastic||1:22.5|
|2005||Lieutenant||Mr Martini||Barely A Moment||1:24.2|
|2004||Starcraft||Under The Bridge||Elvstroem||1:24.0|
|2003||Innovation Girl||Delago Brom||Tycoon Ruler||1:22.7|
|2002||Dash For Cash||All Courage||Royal Code||1:22.6|
|1996||El Qahiras Son||Scenic Royale||Jacoby||1:23.1|
|1994||Mahogany||Mr Mutual Respect||Lets Cut Loose||1:24.8|
|1993||McBrave||Redding||From The Park||1:22.0|
|1992||Coolong Road||Jolly Old Mac||Dappers Hope||1:22.9|
|1991||The Strategist||Sealed Bid||Trisette||1:24.6|
|1989||Tin Woodman||Speeding Fine||Vitalic||1:21.9|
|1988||Spacecraft||Sky Chase||Uncle Sid||1:23.4|