Looking for early info on this year’s Kevin Hayes Stakes? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Registered as the Boronia Stakes and run over 1,200 metres each year in February, the Kevin Hayes Stakes is a Group 2 race. With a $160,000 prize purse, it attracts a lot of fillies who are coming into their own.
If you’re looking for a good lead in to the Australian Guineas, then this is your race. It supplies the female side of the equation when it comes to the field on race day.
The history of this race being run at the Group level is a short one. It has only held its Group 3 status since 2014, the first 29 years of its existence were as a Listed race.
Kevin Hayes Stakes 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, February 9th, 2019
- Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights (with penalties)
- Qualification: Three year olds (fillies only)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $160,000
- Inaugural Race: 1984
Kevin Hayes Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Kevin Hayes Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Kevin Hayes Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Kevin Hayes Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Kevin Hayes Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Kevin Hayes Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Kevin Hayes Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Kevin Hayes Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Kevin Hayes Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Kevin Hayes Stakes to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Kevin Hayes Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Kevin Hayes Stakes
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Kevin Hayes Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Kevin Hayes Stakes 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Kevin Hayes Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 20/12/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Kevin Hayes Stakes 2018 Results
2018’s results are displayed in the table below:
|1||3||6||Booker||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Dwayne Dunn||–||57 kgs||$4.40|
|2||4||4||Leather’n’lace||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||1.5 lengths||55 kgs||$18|
|3||9||1||See Me Exceed||Mick Price||Michael Walker||2.5 lengths||55 kgs||$21|
|4||2||3||Tulip||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||3.75 lengths||57 kgs||$4|
|5||5||9||Magnesium Rose||Matthew Lindsay||Luke Currie||4.5 lengths||55 kgs||$41|
|6||6||5||Smart Coupe||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Craig Williams||4.9 lengths||55 kgs||$7.50|
|7||8||7||Ultra Smart||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||5.4 lengths||55 kgs||$61|
|8||1||2||Shoals||Anthony Freedman||Mark Zahra||7.15 lengths||58 kgs||$2.80|
|9||7||8||Wooshka||Peter & Paul Snowden||Michael Dee||11.15 lengths||55 kgs||$41|
|SCR||10||0||Miss Oklahoma||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||–||–||–|
Which Horse Will Win The Kevin Hayes Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Kevin Hayes Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Thousand Guineas – Some of the horses will be coming out of their spel for the first time since their run in last year’s Thousand Guineas. Keep on eye on any horses sharing these circumstances, they usually do very well.
- Testing Distances – Some strong performers which can’t quite make it at the middle distances, might be taking a step down to test themselves out at a sprinting distance as is found in this race. Since it’s three years old only, be prepared for some breakout performances.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Kevin Hayes Stakes 2019 Field
The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Kevin Hayes Stakes 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 9th of February, 2019.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2018 Kevin Hayes Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Nominations
Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 4th of February, 2019.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Weights
Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 4th of February, 2019.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 6th of February, 2019.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 6th of February, 2019.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of February, 2019.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Prize Money
The Kevin Hayes Stakes prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth. There is a $10,000 SUPER VOBIS bonus for qualified horses.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Race Number
The Kevin Hayes Stakes is race number 4 on the 9th of February, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s Kevin Hayes Stakes has been released.
Kevin Hayes Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Kevin Hayes Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Kevin Hayes Stakes Winners
Winners of the Kevin Hayes Stakes for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below.
|2018||Booker||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Dwayne Dunn||57kg||1:11.11|
|2017||Fuhryk||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||55kg||1:09.56|
|2016||Risque||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||57kg||1:09.63|
|2015||Sabatini||Lee & Shannon Hope||Nicholas Hall||57.5kg||1:09.59|
|2014||Spirits Dance||Peter Moody||Vlad Duric||56.5kg||1:10.36|
|2013||Octavia||Michael Moroney||Kerrin McEvoy||55kg||1:09.76|
|2012||Soft Sand||Colin Little||Damien Oliver||55kg||1:10.42|
|2011||Miss Gai Flyer||Peter Moody||Jason Maskiell||54kg||1:09.37|
|2010||Set For Fame||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||54kg||1:08.66|
|2009||Typhoon Tracy||Peter Moody||Glen Boss||54kg||1:09.48|
|2008||Absolut Glam||Danny O’Brien||Steven King||54kg||1:10.50|
|2007||Gina Lollawitcha||Clinton McDonald||Michael Rodd||55kg||1:09.50|
|2006||Chetwynd South||Jim Conlan||Craig Newitt||54kg||1:11.16|
|2005||Hollow Bullet||John McArdle||David Taggart||57.5kg||1:10.38|
|2004||French Bid||Mick Price||Nash Rawiller||57.5kg||1:08.84|
|2003||Gazania||Tommy Hughes (Snr)||Brett Prebble||56kg||1:09.23|
|2002||Fair Embrace||Graeme Rogerson||Damien Oliver||60kg||1:11.00|
|2001||Queen Carey||Dean Lawson||Lonagan Milham||51.5kg||1:09.19|
|2000||Heaps Of Fun||Peter Hayes||Stephen Baster||53.5kg||1:10.82|