Hay List Almost Died

June 3, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Hay List Almost Died

John McNair has revealed how close he came to losing star sprinter Hay List.

Hay List

Hay List

Hay List was scratched from the Doomben 10,000 after he sustained a serious foot abscess. However that is not where the real problems started. Strong antibiotics given to the horse to cure the abscess led to serious bout of colic. A condition that can prove to be fatal in some horses.

“I think we are out of the woods. But we faced the very real prospect of coming home to NSW with an empty horse float,” said McNair.

McNair went on to say that he was lucky that Hay List is a creature of habit, as that is the only reason he noticed the horse was battling colic, a condition that claimed 2008 Melbourne Cup winner Viewed.

“If Hay List wasn’t such a routine-driven racehorse he may not be with us today. He is so predictable that any change in his behaviour is a significant sign something’s not right. We have spent a lot of hours and a lot of worrying but I think we have headed the complaint off at the pass. But it wasn’t easy let me tell you.” McNair said.

McNair confirmed that Hay List would be given an extended break. He refused to set down any plans for his next campaign saying that the horse would come first, and the racing programme second.

“The longest spell we have given him is three weeks. And that was because we were a bit greedy. But this time he will get a good eight or ten weeks, and it will be the longest and best break he will have had. And he needs it,” said McNair.

McNair said that Hay List was unlikely to defend his Manikato crown but also added ‘if Black Caviar turned up we couldn’t have won anyway’.

He also said that a 1400m clash with More Joyous was on his agenda for when Hay List resumes racing.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Super Cash Chases Robert Sangs...

Gosford Cup 2018 Betting: Sing...

Gosford Cup 2018 Betting: Singing Firming Favourite

Newcastle horseman Kris Lees saddles-up two stayers in Thursday’s feature race...

2018 Newmarket Handicap Second...

2018 Newmarket Handicap Second-Up for Merchant Navy

Coolmore Stud Stakes winning colt Merchant Navy will take on the older...

2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes F...

2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes First-Up for Mighty Boss

Mick Price’s shock Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss will chase the 2018...

Royal Ascot Option for 2018 Qu...

Royal Ascot Option for 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Bound Winx

The world’s best mare Winx will be “on the plane” to England for a Royal Ascot...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field