Kevin Hayes Stakes

Kevin Hayes Stakes, Caulfield Racecourse

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

  1. Join up at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. 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).
  5. 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
TBC TBC TBC

Kevin Hayes Stakes 2018 Results

2018’s results are displayed in the table below:

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
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.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

Kevin Hayes Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

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.

Place Prize Money
1st $96,000
2nd $28,800
3rd $14,400
4th $7,200
5th $4,000
6th $3,200
7th $3,200
8th $3,200

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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