Kevin Hayes Stakes

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

2020 Kevin Hayes Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 How Womantic
  • 2nd: #4 Enfleurage
  • 3rd: #3 Aquitaine



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 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 $160,000 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 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 2020 ran on Saturday February 8, 2020 and was won by the undefeated filly How Womantic.

2020 Kevin Hayes Stakes
Date: Saturday February 8, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: SW+P / 3YO Fillies
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 Kevin Hayes Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 How Womantic
  • 2nd: #4 Enfleurage
  • 3rd: #3 Aquitaine

Despite still racing on raw ability, the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Group 1-bound filly How Womantic dominated the Kevin Hayes Stakes 2020 results with a late win to take her career record up to four from four. Given a lovely ride by Jye McNeil, the easing $4 favourite beat home the Godolphin-raced stablemates Enfleurage (2nd) and Aquitaine (3rd) in the Kevin Hayes Stakes trifecta.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Kevin Hayes Stakes win by How Womantic.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 2 56kg $4F
2 4 ENFLEURAGE James Cummings Craig Williams 0.3L 8 56kg $11
3 3 AQUITAINE James Cummings Damian Lane 0.5L 3 56kg $5.50
4 1 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 1.25L 6 57.5kg $8
5 5 SCORE John Sadler Dwayne Dunn 2L 9 56kg $9.50
6 6 SOUTHBANK Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 2.1L 7 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $5.50
7 9 FRONDEUR (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Zac Spain 2.2L 1 55kg $13
8 7 SATIN SOCKS Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 2.3L 5 55kg $9.50
9 8 DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 2.5L 4 55kg $19

2020 Kevin Hayes Stakes Odds & Betting

The Kevin Hayes Stakes 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 Kevin Hayes Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday February 5, 2020 and will be published below.

A line-up of nine in-form three-year-old fillies face off in Saturday’s Kevin Hayes Stakes 2020 field including the undefeated Vobis Gold Carat winner How Womantic chasing her fourth straight victory for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace.

Read more on the 2020 Kevin Hayes Stakes field of potential Group 1 fillies.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 71115x ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 6 57.5kg 92
2 111 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 2 56kg 75
3 24×1112 AQUITAINE James Cummings Damian Lane 3 56kg 75
4 06×1131 ENFLEURAGE James Cummings Craig Williams 8 56kg 73
5 5445×11 SCORE John Sadler Dwayne Dunn 9 56kg 68
6 7x1223x SOUTHBANK Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 7 55kg 86
7 3x1642x231 SATIN SOCKS Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 5 55kg 68
8 318437x DON’TTELLTHEBOSS Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 4 55kg 65
9 1×1 FRONDEUR (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 1 55kg 67

2020 Kevin Hayes Stakes Nominations

The Kevin Hayes Stakes 2020 nominations close on Monday February 3, 2020 and will be listed in full below as soon as released.

The 2020 Kevin Hayes Stakes nominations attracted 22 three-year-old fillies including three for in-form trainer Anthony Freedman led by his Golden Slipper placegetter Lyre.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 71115x ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 92
2 24×1112 AQUITAINE F 3 James Cummings 75
3 44×1 CHASSIS F 3 John Price 62
4 318437x DON’TTELLTHEBOSS F 3 Robbie Griffiths
5 06×1131 ENFLEURAGE F 3 James Cummings 73
6 39x1x3147 EXQUISITE BEAUTY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 69
7 1×1 FRONDEUR (NZ) F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 67
8 111 HOW WOMANTIC F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 75
9 1113x4274x LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman 100
10 11x5x MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman 69
11 678×113 MODEAR F 3 Patrick Payne 68
12 1x MS CATHERINE F 3 Henry Dwyer
13 3×16 POOR SAM F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 62
14 2112×11 RUBISAKI F 3 Patrick Payne 81
15 3x1642x231 SATIN SOCKS F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 68
16 5445×11 SCORE F 3 John Sadler 68
17 7x1223x SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman 86

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
2020
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st How Womantic 1 minute 8.80 seconds
2nd Enfleurage
3rd Aquitaine
2019
Kevin Hayes Stakes
1st Crack The Code 1 minute 10.65 seconds
2nd News Girl
3rd Aperitif
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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