Kevin Hayes Stakes 2022

Saturday February 12, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Kevin Hayes Stakes can serve as a lead-up for some fillies into the Group 1 Australian Guineas

The Kevin Hayes Stakes is a Group 3 sprint race run over 1200m for three-year-old fillies each February on C.F. Orr Stakes Day.

The set weights plus penalties event offers $200,000 in prize money and is one of the support acts on the Caulfield race card dominated by the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m).

First run in 1984, the Kevin Hayes Stakes has held Group 3 status since 2014 and plenty of nice fillies have won the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival showdown including the subsequent ill-fated 2010 Australian Racehorse of the Year Typhoon Tracy (2009).

The latest edition of the Kevin Hayes Stakes ran on Saturday February 12, 2022 on CF Orr Stakes Day and was won by the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Argentina ($8.50).

Kevin Hayes Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 12, 2022
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 3YO Fillies
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1984

2022 Kevin Hayes Stakes Results

The official Kevin Hayes Stakes 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 12, 2022 and published in full below.

  • 1st: #10 Argentina ($8.50)
  • 2nd: #6 Scorched Earth
  • 3rd: #9 Asfoora

Kevin Hayes Stakes Betting

Kevin Hayes Stakes betting markets are led by the proven young fillies in the field that enjoyed a solid spring the campaign before and that are proven over the 1200m distance.

Last start winners usually dominate the Kevin Hayes Stakes odds and all three winners from 2019 – 2021 came off a lead-up victory.

Favourites have an excellent recent record with the latest to win being: Crack The Code ($2.25 in 2019), How Womantic ($4 in 2020) and La Mexicana ($2.90 in 2021).

2022 Kevin Hayes Stakes Odds

The official Kevin Hayes Stakes 2022 betting odds will be available here each autumn as soon as released.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Kevin Hayes Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Kevin Hayes Stakes Field

The Kevin Hayes Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s most promising three-year-old fillies that may have their eye on bigger races over the coming weeks.

A good next-up option for fillies out of the Kevin Hayes Stakes field is the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) run a fortnight later on Blue Diamond Stakes Day. Sabatini (2015) is the last runner to complete the Kevin Hayes Stakes – Angus Armanasco Stakes double.

Some of the better Kevin Hayes Stakes fillies may even take on the colts and geldings over the Flemington mile in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) the following month.

Kevin Hayes Stakes Winners (La Mexicana) | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Ladbrokes
2021 Kevin Hayes Stakes winner La Mexicana. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Kevin Hayes Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race runs on a Saturday followed by the final field and barriers on the Wednesday.

2022 Kevin Hayes Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The official Kevin Hayes Stakes 2022 Final Field & Barriers are released the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what progressive fillies are in the mix for the short distance clash on Orr Day this autumn.

The 2022 Kevin Hayes Stakes field features 15 fillies including the in-form Scorched Earth chasing a third win on the trot and the resuming Godolphin-raced daughter of Street Boss Heresy.

2022 Kevin Hayes Stakes Nominations

Racing Victoria takes the early Kevin Hayes Stakes 2022 Nominations on the Monday of CF Orr Stakes week, the full list of entries to be published below once announced.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
171519×2313ANGEL LIKEF3Will Clarken66
211015x7xARCADEDF3James Cummings83
31x8xARGENTIAF3Anthony & Sam Freedman68
4111ASFOORAF3Henry Dwyer73
553110xBON’S A PEARLAF3Kevin Corstens84
622216×1CARDIGAN QUEENF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace72
71×48412112DANNY’S ST DARCIF3Archie Alexander75
84x246x12DUCHY OF SAVOYF3Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes65
94x3111xFANGIRLF3Chris Waller86
10x5516x1151FORZANINIF3Peter & Paul Snowden78
1121x23204xHERESYF3James Cummings80
1216xIFFUWISH (NZ)F3Shane Nichols63
1391×312JILLETTEF3Michael & Luke Cerchi69
1411x50xLA ROCQUEF3John McArdle70
1521x172267xLARKSPUR RUNF3James Cummings75
161MADAME DU GASTF3Trevor Rogers64
17x139x5320xMALLORYF3Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou84
1831MIANADOF3Cindy Alderson63
19123xROOTSF3Chris Waller65
20211x364x11SCORCHED EARTHF3John Moloney89
213x132x880xSHE’S ALL CLASSF3Chris Waller84
221SNAPPEDF3Anthony & Sam Freedman63
232117×44ZETARITAF3Kris Lees64

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Kevin Hayes Stakes Tips

Kevin Hayes Stakes tips include backing fillies with form in Melbourne over distance that have previously won at the Caulfield track.

Looking for the best out of the tougher races the previous spring that are drawn well is another good Kevin Hayes Stakes betting tip as is getting behind last start winners who have an excellent recent record in the Group 3 sprint.

2022 Kevin Hayes Stakes Tips

Our exclusive Kevin Hayes Stakes 2022 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #2 Mallory ($7 at time of publish)

Open race and bookies aren’t rating much a danger to Scorched Earth, but a nice price offered on this well-tried Not A Single Doubt filly having her ninth start. She’s only won once – last January’s Group 3 Widden Stakes – but she has been consistent in plenty since including Sydney placings in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (3rd) and Group 2 Tea Rose (2nd). Flight Stakes 10th last start when not really running out a solid mile. This is easier, she’s fresh and can get the job done for another Group victory on the CV.

Kevin Hayes Stakes Form Guide

The Kevin Hayes Stakes form guide details all the information punters need to know before placing a bet on the CF Orr Stakes Day showdown including the lead-up form and barrier draw of all the runners in the field.

The Kevin Hayes Stakes form has stacked up in plenty of tougher Group 1 races in both Melbourne and Sydney over the autumn and spring in recent years including Randwick’s Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m).

2022 Kevin Hayes Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Kevin Hayes Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be available below the week of the race.

Kevin Hayes Stakes Results

The Kevin Hayes Stakes results are usually dominated by last start winning fillies with previous 1200m form in Melbourne.

Notable recent Kevin Hayes Stakes winners include Gilded Lily (1989), Hollow Bullet (2005), Typhoon Tracy (2009) who now has a race named in her honour – the Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes at Moonee Valley, Set For Fame (2010), Sabatini (2015) and Booker (2018).

Kevin Hayes Stakes Winners

2022ArgentinaAnthony & Sam FreedmanMark Zahra57kg1:09.17
2021La MexicanaAnthony & Sam FreedmanMs Jamie Kah57.5kg1:09.98
2020How WomanticCiaron Maher & David EustaceJye McNeil56kg1:08.80
2019Crack The CodeMick PriceDamien Oliver55kg1:10.65
2018BookerMathew Ellerton & Simon ZahraDwayne Dunn57kg1:11.11
2017FuhrykDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigCraig Williams55kg1:09.56
2016RisqueDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigDamian Lane57kg1:09.63
2015SabatiniLee & Shannon HopeNicholas Hall57.5kg1:09.59
2014Spirits DancePeter MoodyVlad Duric56.5kg1:10.36
2013OctaviaMichael MoroneyKerrin McEvoy55kg1:09.76
2012Soft SandColin LittleDamien Oliver55kg1:10.42
2011Miss Gai FlyerPeter MoodyJason Maskiell54kg1:09.37
2010Set For FamePeter MoodyLuke Nolen54kg1:08.66
2009Typhoon TracyPeter MoodyGlen Boss54kg1:09.48
2008Absolut GlamDanny O’BrienSteven King54kg1:10.50
2007Gina LollawitchaClinton McDonaldMichael Rodd55kg1:09.50
2006Chetwynd SouthJim ConlanCraig Newitt54kg1:11.16
2005Hollow BulletJohn McArdleDavid Taggart57.5kg1:10.38
2004French BidMick PriceNash Rawiller57.5kg1:08.84
2003GazaniaTommy Hughes (Snr)Brett Prebble56kg1:09.23
2002Fair EmbraceGraeme RogersonDamien Oliver60kg1:11.00
2001Queen CareyDean LawsonLonagan Milham51.5kg1:09.19
2000Heaps Of FunPeter HayesStephen Baster53.5kg1:10.82