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CS Hayes Stakes

The CS Hayes Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-old colts & geldings that takes place in February each year at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run under set weights & penalty conditions over a distance of 1400 metres with prize money of $150,000. The 2020 CS Hayes Stakes was taken out by Alligator Blood from Catalyst with Chenier third.

Formerly known as 'The Debonair', the CS Hayes Stakes is named after legendary South Australian trainer Colin S. Hayes and is held on Group 1 Lightning Stakes day, alongside the female equivalent of this race, the Group 3 The Vanity Stakes for fillies.

CS Hayes Stakes info

Date: Saturday 13th February 2021
Track: Flemington racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: 3yo C&G - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000
2020 Winner: Alligator Blood

The CS Hayes Stakes generally attracts above average three-year-olds and the set weights & penalty conditions of the race typically favours the better performed gallopers going around during the autumn. Colts & geldings contesting this race may consider going on to stronger 3yo races like the Group 1 Australian Guineas on Super Saturday of Racing at Flemington or the Group 2 Alister Clarke Stakes at Moonee Valley, both races held in March.

Dash For Cash (2002) was the last galloper to win the CS Hayes Stakes & Australian Guineas in the same year while Lieutenant (2005) took out the most recent CS Hayes Stakes & Alistair Clarke Stakes double. Palentino (2011) went on to win the Australian Guineas after finishing runner-up in this race.

Alligator Blood (2020) captured the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas over 1400m at the Gold Coast racecourse in Queensland before heading south to score a narrow victory in this event for Sunshine Coast trainer David Vandyke.

Recent CS Hayes Stakes winners include The Inevitable (2019) and Grunt (2018).

2020 CS Hayes Stakes result

1. $1.80 Alligator Blood 57.5 Ryan Maloney
2. $3.00 Catalyst 58.5 James McDonald
3. $19.00 Chenier 55.0 Damien Oliver

then followed
4. $31.00 Soul Patch 57.5 Craig Williams
5. $6.00 Dalasan 57.5 Ben Melham
6. $71.00 Yourdeel 58.5 Regan Bayliss

Margins: 0.1 len, 1 len
Time: 1:22.61

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CS Hayes Stakes winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Alligator Blood Catalyst Chenier 1:22.6
2019 The Inevitable Age Of Chivalry O'Tauto 1:21.9
2018 Grunt Cliff's Edge Muraaqeb 1:21.5
2017 Hey Doc Malaise Land Of Plenty 1:22.8
2016 Tivaci Palentino Tulsa 1:22.7
2015 Wandjina Disposition Stratum Star 1:22.2
2014 Hucklebuck Prince Harada The Quarterback 1:22.9
2013 Sheer Talent Force Command Hosting 1:22.6
2012 That's The One Decircles Instinction/Highly Rec 1:22.0
2011 Bullbars Startsmeup Spirited Eagle 1:23.9
2010 Take The Rap Encosta Belief Extra Zero 1:23.2
2009 Fair Trade Cavalaire Bay Excelltastic 1:22.5
2008 Playwright Schilling Viatorian 1:23.6
2007 Wordsmith General Albert Mondano 1:10.8
2006 Minson Langarza Zigotto 1:21.6
2005 Lieutenant Mr Martini Barely A Moment 1:24.2
2004 Starcraft Under The Bridge Elvstroem 1:24.0
2003 Innovation Girl Delago Brom Tycoon Ruler 1:22.7
2002 Dash For Cash All Courage Royal Code 1:22.6
2001 Kosta Zoff Skalato Crop 1:22.3
2000 Crawl Pins Kapuna 1:22.7
1999 Mossman Marstic Radiant Sword 1:23.9
1998 Encounter Kilkea Second Coming 1:23.3
1997 Mouawad Alfa Toledo 1:21.8
1996 El Qahiras Son Scenic Royale Jacoby 1:23.1
1995 Rullene Don Pasquale Blevic 1:25.7
1994 Mahogany Mr Mutual Respect Lets Cut Loose 1:24.8
1993 McBrave Redding From The Park 1:22.0
1992 Coolong Road Jolly Old Mac Dappers Hope 1:22.9
1991 The Strategist Sealed Bid Trisette 1:24.6
1990 Zabeel Nosey Knight Zaparri 1:12.1
1989 Tin Woodman Speeding Fine Vitalic 1:21.9
1988 Spacecraft Sky Chase Uncle Sid 1:23.4