Kevin Hayes Stakes Race Information

The Kevin Hayes Stakes is a 1200 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-old fillies run by the Melbourne Racing Club in early February. It is held at Caulfield on CF Orr Stakes day as one of the eight black-type races on the day.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YO fillies
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $160,000
  • Date: Saturday 6 February 2021

Kevin Hayes Stakes Race History

The race was first held as the Catanach’s Handicap over 1400m at Caulfield in 1984 as a Listed Race and was won by a filly called Fork Tongue. It was upgraded to the current Group 3 status in 2014.

Useful Facts

Fastest time (1200m): Set For Fame (2010) 1:08:66

Interesting trivia: Typhoon Tracy won this race in 2009 at her second start before winning a Coolmore Classic three runs later.

Past winners of the Kevin Hayes Stakes

Winners of past Kevin Hayes Stakes include Booker (2018), Fuhryk (2017), Sabatini (2015), Set For Fame (2010), Typhoon Tracy (2009), Absolut Glam (2008), Hollow Bullet (2005), French Bid (2004), Brief Embrace (2003), Fair Embrace (2002), Rainbow Bubbles (1999), Chalee (1997), Rubidium (1996), Mahaasin (1991) and Gilded Lily (1989).

Year Winner Second Third
2021 La Mexicana Malicorne Pinkham
2020 How Womantic Enfleurage Aquitaine
2019 Crack The Code News Girl Aperitif
2018 Booker Leather’n’lace See Me Exceed
2017 Fuhry Oregon’s Day Savanna Amour
2016 Risque Mossin’ Around Cana