CS Hayes Stakes

The CS Hayes Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Flemington in February as a lead-up to the Australian Guineas.

2018 CS Hayes Stakes Results

  • 1st: #16 Grunt
  • 2nd: #1 Cliff's Edge
  • 3rd: #7 Muraaqeb



The CS Hayes Stakes is a Group 3 race held in mid-late February annually at the esteemed Flemington Racecourse in Victoria during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

One of three feature Group races held on Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Day, the event takes place along with the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) and the Group 3 The Vanity (1200m).

Run over the middle-sprint distance of 1400m, the CS Hayes Stakes is an event for three-year-old colts and geldings at set weights plus penalties and is worth $150,000 in total prize money. The handy runners that contest the CS Hayes Stakes will often progress on to the Group 2 Alistair Clarke Stakes (1600m) a fortnight later or the prestigious Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) in early March.

The CS Hayes – Australian Guineas double has recently been completed by Wandjina (2015) and Hey Doc (2017) making it a popular autumn punt.

The 2018 CS Hayes Stakes took place at Flemington on Saturday February 17, 2018 and was won by the Mick Price-trained Grunt.

CS Hayes 2018 Info:

Date:
Saturday February 17, 2018
Track:
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance:
1400m
Conditions:
3YO Colts & Geldings Set Weights + Penalties
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$150,000
Inaugurated:
1987

2018 CS Hayes Stakes Results

  • 1st: #16 Grunt
  • 2nd: #1 Cliff’s Edge
  • 3rd: #7 Muraaqeb

See below for the official CS Hayes Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read a full run down on the smart win by Australian Guineas-bound Grunt who defeated the Darren Weir-trained Cliff’s Edge by three-quarters of a length.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 16 GRUNT (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 10 55kg $7
2 1 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 0.75L 11 58.5kg $6
3 7 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 1.75L 13 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $9
4 4 MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 1.85L 12 56.5kg $21
5 15 SCARECROW Tony McEvoy Jordan Childs 2.35L 8 55kg $31
6 2 EMBELLISH (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 2.85L 1 57.5kg $8
7 13 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 3.6L 3 55kg $5.50F
8 6 SULLY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 3.8L 7 55kg $12
9 5 CAO CAO Mick Price Michael Dee 4.55L 2 56kg $19
10 8 ESHTIRAAK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 4.75L 14 55kg $51
11 10 VINLAND Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 5.5L 15 55kg $31
12 11 ISLAND MISSILE Peter & Paul Snowden Chris Symons 5.6L 4 55kg $21
13 3 KENTUCKY BREEZE Levi Kavanagh Stephen Baster 6.6L 16 57.5kg $17
14 12 ECLAIR SUNSHINE Phillip Stokes Craig Williams 9.6L 6 55kg $19
15 14 SUNQUEST Steve Richards Ben Thompson (a) 11.35L 5 55kg $51
16 9 PISSARO Robbie Laing Beau Mertens 11.45L 9 55kg $151
18e I HAVE ARRIVED (NZ) Mick Price Beau Mertens 0
17e PARET Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0

2018 CS Hayes Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #16 Grunt
  • 2nd: #6 Sully
  • 3rd: #11 Island Missile

Check out our insider CS Hayes Stakes 2018 Tips & Betting Preview now.

2018 CS Hayes Stakes Betting

The latest CS Hayes Stakes 2018 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available the week of the race.

CS Hayes Stakes Field

The CS Hayes Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of three-year-old colts and geldings each autumn, many eyeing a return to the track the next month for a shot at the Group 1 Australian Guineas over a mile. Recent Australian Guineas winners to come off a run in the CS Hayes Stakes field include Wandjina (2015) who completed the double, Palentino (2nd in 2016) and Hey Doc (2017) who also won both autumn races.

The CS Hayes Stakes 2018 field and barriers will be released the Wednesday before the race runs on Black Caviar Lightning Day and will be published below.

The official 2018 CS Hayes Stakes Final Field features a capacity line-up of Australian Guineas-bound three-year-olds including last start Manfred Stakes winner Cliff’s Edge who narrowly leads the markets ahead of the fellow Darren Weir-trained Peaceful State.

Read more on the CS Hayes Stakes 2018 Field Led by Cliff’s Edge.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 81812126×1 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller (late alt) 13 58.5kg 98
2 2×11142 EMBELLISH (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 1 57.5kg 100
3 11x KENTUCKY BREEZE Levi Kavanagh Stephen Baster 18 57.5kg 78
4 3x212135x MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 14 56.5kg 75
5 x60x30x651 CAO CAO Mick Price Michael Dee 2 56kg 74
6 23x11432x SULLY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 9 55kg 94
7 133x9152x3 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 15 55kg 76
8 17x425659x ESHTIRAAK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 16 55kg 69
9 05x751644x PISSARO Robbie Laing Beau Mertens 11 55kg 70
10 56x1514x VINLAND Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 17 55kg 68
11 2114×422 ISLAND MISSILE Peter & Paul Snowden Chris Symons 5 55kg 72
12 x1x22545x4 ECLAIR SUNSHINE Phillip Stokes Craig Williams 8 55kg 66
13 312×1 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 3 55kg 77
14 25x43329x2 SUNQUEST Steve Richards Ben Thompson (a) 6 55kg 66
15 2×11 SCARECROW Tony McEvoy Jordan Childs 10 55kg 68
16 3×11 GRUNT (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 12 55kg 69
17e 135×5 PARET Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4 55kg 66
18e 16x I HAVE ARRIVED (NZ) Mick Price Beau Mertens 7 55kg 63

2018 CS Hayes Stakes Nominations

The 2018 CS Hayes Stakes race nominations close the Monday of race week and will be listed in full below as soon as released by Racing Victoria.

The official CS Hayes Stakes 2018 Nominations attracted a bumper 20 three-year-olds including three for Mick Price led by last start Caulfield winner Cao Cao, the Darren Weir-trained Australian Guineas fancy Cliff’s Edge coming off a lead-up Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) win and the Gosford Guineas runner-up Island Missile for Peter & Paul Snowden.

CS Hayes Stakes History

The CS Hayes Stakes was inaugurated in 1987 and the first race was won by Raveneaux. It began as a Listed race run over 1400m and was originally known as The Debonair. For one year in 1990 the race distance was decreased to 1200m before reverting back to 1400m. In 1994 the race was called the Vanuatu stakes and was run over 1420m. The following year in 1995 the race name went back to The Debonair but the race distance was 1432m. In 1996 the race distance was 1433m and then in 1997 went back to the original 1400m length. In 2001 the race reached Group 3 status. A couple of years later in 2003 the distance was 1420m and the next year the length was 1410m. In 2006 the distance went back to 1400m but in 2007 a shorter race was held over 1200m. In 2008 the distance was again 1400m.


CS Hayes Stakes Winners

CS Hayes Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2019
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
TBD
TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Grunt
1 minute 21.55 seconds
2nd Cliff’s Edge
3rd Muraaqeb
2017
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Hey Doc
1 minute 22.88 seconds
2nd Malaise
3rd Land Of Plenty
2016
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Tivaci
1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Palentino
3rd Tulsa
2015
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Wandjina
1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Disposition
3rd Stratum Star
2014
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Hucklebuck
1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Prince Harada
3rd The Quarterback
2013
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Sheer Talent
1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Force Command
3rd Hosting
2012
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
That’s The One
1 minute 22.1 seconds
2nd Decircles
3rd Instinction/Highly Recommended
2011
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Bullbars
1 minute 23.9 seconds
2nd Startsmeup
3rd Spirited Eagle
2010
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Take The Rap
1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Encosta Belief
3rd Extra Zero
2009
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Fair Trade
1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd Cavalaire Bay
3rd Excelltastic
2008
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Playwright
1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Schilling
3rd Viatorian
2007
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Wordsmith
1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd General Albert
3rd Mondano
2006
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Minson
1 minute 21.6 seconds
2nd Langarza
3rd Zigotto
2005
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Lieutenant
1 minute 24.2 seconds
2nd Mr Martini
3rd Barely A Moment
2004
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Starcraft
1 minute 24 seconds
2nd Under The Bridge
3rd Elvstroem
2003
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Innovation Girl
1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Delago Brom
3rd Tycoon Ruler
2002
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Dash For Cash
1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd All Courage
3rd Royal Code
2001
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Kosta Zoff
1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Skalato
3rd Crop
2000
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Crawl
1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Pins
3rd Kapuna

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