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.

2020 CS Hayes Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Alligator Blood
  • 2nd: #1 Catalyst
  • 3rd: #8 Chenier



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 $160,000 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), Hey Doc (2017) and Grunt (2018). making it a popular autumn punt.

The 2020 CS Hayes Stakes took place at Flemington on Saturday February 15, 2020 and was won by the gutsy odds-on favourite Alligator Blood in a thrilling finish.

CS Hayes 2020 Info:

Date:
Saturday February 15, 2020
Track:
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Distance:
1400m
Conditions:
3YO Colts & Geldings Set Weights + Penalties
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$160,000
Inaugurated:
1987

2020 CS Hayes Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Alligator Blood
  • 2nd: #1 Catalyst
  • 3rd: #8 Chenier

The CS Hayes Stakes 2020 results saw a thrilling war down the Flemington straight between the tough odds-on favourite Alligator Blood ($1.80) who held off a huge challenge by the star Kiwi Catalyst ($3) in a genuine battle to the line.

Click here to read more on the Australian Guineas-bound 2020 CS Hayes Stakes winner Alligator Blood.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 1 57.5kg $1.80F
2 1 CATALYST (NZ) Clayton Chipperfield James McDonald 0.1L 6 58.5kg $3
3 8 CHENIER Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 1.1L 2 55kg $19
4 5 SOUL PATCH Ken Keys Craig Williams 3.35L 5 57.5kg $31
5 4 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ben Melham 3.85L 4 57.5kg $6
6 2 YOURDEEL (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 6.1L 3 58.5kg $71
6 SPEND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 0
7 BIG PARADE Clare Cunningham Michael Dee 0

2020 CS Hayes Stakes Betting

The latest CS Hayes Stakes 2020 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), Hey Doc (2017) who also won both autumn races and Grunt (2018) who was the last CS Hayes winner to also win the Australian Guineas.

The CS Hayes Stakes 2020 field and barriers will be released the Wednesday before the race runs on Black Caviar Lightning Day and will be published below.

The 2020 CS Hayes Stakes final field has attracted a small but top-class line-up of eight gun three-year-olds including the Kiwi raider Catalyst chasing a seventh win on the trot in his Australian race debut from the outside alley and David Vandyke’s star Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner Alligator Blood drawn the rails.

Update: There are just seven remaining hopefuls in the CS Hayes Stakes 2020 field following the early scratching of Big Parade (6).

Click here to read more on the 2020 CS Hayes Stakes field and betting markets dominated by Alligator Blood.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 71x1111x1 CATALYST (NZ) Clayton Chipperfield James McDonald 8 58.5kg 108
2 23111x7L0x YOURDEEL (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3 58.5kg 94
3 1x1112x111 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 1 57.5kg 108
4 12x11251x3 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ben Melham 4 57.5kg 97
5 1x21813x SOUL PATCH Ken Keys Craig Williams 5 57.5kg 92
6 1×4 SPEND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 7 56kg 68
7 12×142 BIG PARADE Clare Cunningham Michael Dee 6 55kg 74
8 12x CHENIER Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 2 55kg 65

2020 CS Hayes Stakes Nominations

The 2020 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 CS Hayes Stakes 2020 nominations have drawn a stellar potential line-up of 14 horses led by Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner Alligator Blood, the flying Kiwi Catalyst and Caulfield Guineas champ Super Seth.

Super Seth will miss the 2020 CS Hayes Stakes in favour of a Futurity Stakes Group 1 run on Blue Diamond Day. Click here to read more.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 1x1112x111 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 3 David Vandyke 108
2 12×142 BIG PARADE C 3 Clare Cunningham 74
3 71x1111x1 CATALYST (NZ) G 3 Clayton Chipperfield
4 12x CHENIER C 3 Anthony Freedman 65
5 2 COMMODUS G 3 Mark Sues 60
6 x142364212 CONQUEROR C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
7 12x11251x3 DALASAN C 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 97
8 4x1333x6 GROUNDSWELL C 3 Anthony Freedman 81
9 1x21813x SOUL PATCH C 3 Ken Keys 92
10 1×4 SPEND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 68
11 113x1651x1 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman 108
12 7313027x VEGAS KNIGHT G 3 Colin Little 72
13 74x34121x WARNING G 3 Anthony Freedman 107
14 23111x7L0x YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 94

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

2020
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
Alligator Blood
1 minute 22.61 seconds
2nd Catalyst
3rd Chenier
2019
CS Hayes Stakes
1st
The Inevitable
1 minute 21.99 seconds
2nd Age Of Chivalry
3rd O’Tauto
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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