Kevin Hayes Stakes

The Kevin Hayes Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Caulfield Racecourse on Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Day each February.

2018 Kevin Hayes Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Booker
  • 2nd: #4 Leather'n'lace
  • 3rd: #9 See Me Exceed



The Kevin Hayes Stakes – previously known as the Boronia Stakes – is a Group 3 race contested at Caulfield Racecourse during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival on Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes Day.

CF Orr Stakes Day is host to some of the top early autumn events including the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) and the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m). The Kevin Hayes Stakes is run over 1200m and is open only to three-year-old fillies. The set weights plus penalties sprint offers $150,000 in prize money and makes a nice lead-up to some tougher autumn features for three-year-olds.

Fillies in the Kevin Hayes Stakes field may have came via an earlier summer – autumn run or be kicking off their campaigns. A good next-up run back at the track a fortnight later is the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) on Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day. Sabatini (2015) was the last filly to complete the Kevin Hayes Stakes – Angus Armanasco Stakes double.

The best out of the race could go on to take on the boys in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) as the 2016 winner Risque did finishing third in the Flemington mile feature in early March.

The Kevin Hayes Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday February 10, 2018 and was won by underrated filly Booker.

2018 Kevin Hayes Stakes
Date: Saturday February 10, 2018
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: SW+P / 3YO Fillies
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2018 Kevin Hayes Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Booker
  • 2nd: #4 Leather’n’lace
  • 3rd: #9 See Me Exceed

See below for the full Kevin Hayes Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the smart 1.5 length win returning filly Booker who beat home roughie hopes Leather’n’lace (2nd) and See Me Exceed (3rd) on way to a possible Group 1 Oakleigh Plate assignment over 1100m on Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 3 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 6 57kg $4.40
2 4 LEATHER’N’LACE Darren Weir Damian Lane 1.5L 4 55kg $18
3 9 SEE ME EXCEED Mick Price Michael Walker 2.5L 1 55kg $21
4 2 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 3.75L 3 57kg $4
5 5 MAGNESIUM ROSE Matthew Lindsay Luke Currie 4.5L 9 55kg $41
6 6 SMART COUPE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Williams 4.9L 5 55kg $7.50
7 8 ULTRA SMART Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 5.4L 7 55kg $61
8 1 SHOALS Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 7.15L 2 58kg $2.80F
9 7 WOOSHKA Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Dee 11.15L 8 55kg $41
10 MISS OKLAHOMA Mick Price Damien Oliver 0

2018 Kevin Hayes Stakes Odds & Betting

The Kevin Hayes Stakes 2018 betting odds and market links for the Group 3 CF Orr Stakes Day event will be found below the week of the race so stay tuned.

2018 Kevin Hayes Stakes Field

The Kevin Hayes Stakes field features a good line-up of quality three-year-old fillies at the early stages of their autumn campaigns, and is announced by Racing Victoria the Wednesday before the race.

The official 2018 Kevin Hayes Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 7, 2018 and will be published below.

The Kevin Hayes Stakes 2018 Final Field features 10 three-year-old fillies including Group 1 winner Shoals in her first start since saluting in the Myer Classic (1600m) last Melbourne Cup Carnival. Her biggest rivals first-up on the weekend in the Kevin Hayes Stakes field include Tulip for Lindsay Park and Written Tycoon filly Booker kicking off her autumn.

Read more on the Shoals-dominated 2018 Kevin Hayes Stakes Field & Odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 111x1221x SHOALS Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 2 58kg 108
2 4135x2450x TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 3 57kg 81
3 12x2316x BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 6 57kg 90
4 3x11138x LEATHER’N’LACE Darren Weir Damian Lane 4 55kg 74
5 1×2315 MAGNESIUM ROSE Matthew Lindsay Luke Currie 10 55kg 69
6 11x33x2 SMART COUPE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Craig Williams 5 55kg 73
7 8×2113 WOOSHKA Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Dee 8 55kg 69
8 31×36 ULTRA SMART Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 7 55kg 65
9 1×45 SEE ME EXCEED Mick Price Michael Walker 1 55kg 63
10 41 MISS OKLAHOMA Mick Price Damien Oliver 9 55kg 62

2018 Kevin Hayes Stakes Nominations

The Kevin Hayes Stakes 2018 nominations close on Monday February 5, 2018 and will be listed in full below as soon as released.

The official 2018 Kevin Hayes Stakes Nominations attracted 19 three-year-old fillies including Myer Classic winner Shoals, Lindsay Park’s Group 1 performed Pierro filly Tulip and the Darren Weir-trained Holy Seal who has won two of her past three starts.

Kevin Hayes Stakes History

The Kevin Hayes Stakes was first run in 1984 as the Catanach’s Handicap and won by Fork Tongue. Notable Kevin Hayes Stakes winners since include Rockabye (1992), Hollow Bullet (2005), Typhoon Tracy (2009), Octavia (2013) and Risque (2016).

The race began as a Listed event and gained its current Group 3 status in 2014. For one year in 2006 the event took place at Sandown Racecourse instead of Caulfield. The Kevin Hayes Stakes has been run over 1400m, 1200m and 1100m over the years and has gone by a number of different names. It was renamed as the Kevin Hayes Stakes in 2004 in honour of the Victoria Amateur Turf Club’s former chairman Kevin Hayes.

Kevin Hayes Stakes Winners

See below for the full Kevin Hayes Stakes winners and results going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Booker 1 minute 11.11 seconds
2nd Leather’n’lace
3rd See Me Exceed
2017
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Fuhryk 1 minute 09.56 seconds
2nd Oregon’s Day
3rd Savanna Amour
2016
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Risque 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Mossin’ Around
3rd Cana
2015
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Sabatini 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Royal Snitzel
3rd Fontein Ruby
2014
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Spirits Dance 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Marianne
3rd Patricia Dawn
2013
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Octavia 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Member’s Joy
3rd Angelic Light
2012
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Soft Sand 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Anabandana
3rd Glows
2011
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Miss Gai Flyer 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Miss Elvee
3rd Pinker Pinker
2010
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Set For Fame 1 minute 8.66 seconds
2nd Aloha
3rd Dystopia
2009
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Typhoon Tracy 1 minute 9.48 seconds
2nd Bubble Below
3rd Boogaloo
2008
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Absolut Glam 1 minute 10.50 seconds
2nd Tranquility Base
3rd Vivacious Spirit
2007
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Gina Lollawitcha 1 minute 9.50 seconds
2nd Mistake Creek
3rd Anamato
2006
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Chetwynd South 1 minute 11.16 seconds
2nd Cayambe
3rd Doubting
2005
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Hollow Bullet 1 minute 10.38 seconds
2nd Dance At Ascot
3rd Astrodame
2004
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st French Bid 1 minute 8.84 seconds
2nd Strikeline
3rd Hinting
2003
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Brief Embrace 1 minute 9.28 seconds
2nd Sensational Spot
3rd Tarcoola Diamond
2002
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Fair Embrace 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Firm
3rd Li Lo Lill
2001
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Queen Carey 1 minute 9.19 seconds
2nd Comhere
3rd Johann’s Dream
2000
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Heaps Of Fun 1 minute 10.82 seconds
2nd Kaemess
3rd Be Cool

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