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Friday night Colin Hayes, AM OBE, will be officially elevated to a status in the industry that had already bestowed him the same title….Legend.

The patriarch of the racing and breeding dynasty, that has spanned three generations, will become just the eighth Hall of Fame Legend, at Friday’s induction ceremony in Sydney.

“When you look at the names he is joining it makes you very proud,. “Pa”was always a legend to us, but to be officially recognised as such is fantastic,” Colin’s grandson Sam explained.

Hayes joins other legends, Tommy Smith and Bart Cummings, and gallopers, Phar Lap and Makybe Diva, in being bestowed in the Hall of Fames highest accolade.

Hayes trained 5333 winners, including 97 Group 0ne winners, a tally that has now lifted to over 200 under the Lindsay Park banner.

“Colin lived by the motto ‘the future belongs to those that plan for it’. He taught us that with planning, persistence, and hard work, you can be successful, especially if you love what you do,” Sam Hayes said.            

Colin Hayes was a central figure in the Australian thoroughbred breeding industry, pioneering the shuttle stallion concept with the Sangster and Magnier families.

Hayes most successful stallion, Without Fear, broke a sixty year old world record of 2YO winners, amassing a staggering 30 winners of 49 races, including 6 stakes winners.

Today Hayes legacy lives on through a third generation with Sam Hayes at the helm of Cornerstone Stud, in the Barossa Valley, whilst Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes are training in partnership with Hall of Fame trainer, David Hayes, at Lindsay Park in Victoria.

2018 Inductees  --Legend Colin Hayes--

Horse                       Jockeys                   Trainers

Abercorn               Malcolm Johnston  John Size

Poitrel                    W.A."Billy' Smith    Chris Waller



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Colin Hayes with the Queen            



Families Ties

What started as a nomination swap, between two family friends, ten years ago, ended in Spirit of Booms fifth stakes winner at Morphettville on Saturday.

“Scott McAlpine thought it would be a nice idea to support each other’s stallions, so we sent Almah to Red Dazzler and Scott sent Precious Pearl to Good Journey, back in 2008,” as Sam Hayes explained.

The result of the Good Journey mating was a filly called Done Deal, whilst she was not making any headlines on the racetrack she was making a few off, that was the reason Arrowfield’s stallion, Dundeel, had to have a name change to, It’s A Dundeel, when he arrived in Australia from New Zealand.

After selling Done Deal as a yearling, the team at Eureka acquired her back at the end of her racing career, and sent her to their first season sire, Spirit of Boom.

“We were keen to make sure we had a Spirit of Boom horse racing in every state, so we asked Sam and his wife, Emily, if they would like to invest in some foals with us, to sell in Adelaide,” said Scott McAlpine.

The Spirit of Boom filly, out of the Good Journey mare, Done Deal, was one of the foals on offer, and the association has come a full circle.

“Scott explained that the first foal was not overly big but he liked her, I liked her.”

“We sold her here in Adelaide to Richard Jolly for $23,000, and we were all delighted when she won by five lengths at Murray Bridge first up,” said Sam Hayes.

The filly, Heavens Deal, put in a professional performance, to become the fifth individual stakes performer for Spirit of Boom, in winning the $125,000, the SAJC Queen Adelaide Stakes on Saturday.

“Lloyd Kennewell bought the full sister from us in Adelaide this year for $125,000, prior to Heavens Deal racing, which just goes to show what a difference twelve months can make,” Scott McAlpine said.

“The Spirit of Boom story highlights that if you work hard, persist, and do the right thing, good things can happen, we were just happy to be a small of the script on Saturday, ‘‘Sam Hayes concluded.

Spirit of Boom is standing at Eureka Stud, at $55,000, inc. GST, this season. 

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For 2018  

Free Eagle $16,500 inc. GST

Sir Prancealot $14,000 inc. GST

Zebedee $14,300 inc. GST

Amidexter $7,700 inc.GST

Valentia $7,000 inc.GST

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Prancealot eyes off the USA

Sir Prancealot eyes off the USA

From humble beginnings, to Champion Freshman sire in Europe, Sir Prancealot is becoming a truly international success story.

Following in the footstep of Zebedee, and the all conquering Kodiak, was never an easy assignment.

The O’Callaghan family, of Tally Ho Stud, have been on a roll when they purchased Sir Prancealot, off track, as a Group 2 winning two year old.

In a stallion crop that includes the likes of Frankel, and Nathaniel, Sir Prancealot notched up an incredible 32 individual winners in his first crop; double that of his nearest rival, and in doing so booked a ticket to Australia.

“It takes something special to beat Frankel and Sir Prancealot, his first season performance was statistically outstanding, his best winners were all by Danehill line mares, making him perfect for Australia, “said Sam Hayes of Cornerstone Stud.

It is the exploits of this first crop of two year olds that are now four year olds that is attracting the attention of stud masters in yet another continent.

In the past month Beau Recall, and Madam Dancealot, have been victorious at Grade Two level at Santa Anita in California, over a mile and nine furlongs respectively.

“We are encouraged with how well Sir Prancealots progeny are handling firmer turf tracks, such as those in the U S, interestingly it was a pattern we noticed in Europe where his progeny performed better on drier surfaces,” Sam Hayes explained.

The team at Cornerstone Stud have recently secured a controlling interest in Sir Prancealot, and are currently considering various shuttle options in both the USA and Europe.

“We have been fielding enquiries of late and we will be making some decisions over the next month”.

“He is a young and very fertile healthy horse, so is makes sense to keep shuttling, and perhaps America is the right option,” Hayes concluded.

Sir Prancealot’s first crop of Australian foals, will be born come spring time this year.

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Where The Winners Were

Where The Winners Were

Week Ending 14—4—2018

Crafty Cruiser by Good Journey at Cranbourne
Fastlane To Heaven by Good Journey at Wangaratta
Breaker Of Chains by Good Journey at Ararat
Ghost Rider by Good Journey at Goulburn

4 Winners for the Week


Where The Winners Were

Where The Winners Were
Week Ending 7—4—201
Ghost Rider by Good Journey at Cootamundra 


Where The Winners Were

Where The Winners Were
Week Ending 31—3—2018

Agree by Zebedee at Sha Tin
I Am Dexter by Ambidexter at Port Lincoln
Great Lane by Good Journey at Warracknabeal


Where The Winners Were

Where The Winners Were
Week Ending 24—3—2018

Exalted Traveller by Good Journey at Murray Bridge

Baj by Good Journey at Naracoorte


Zebedee Turns Heads

Zebedee turned heads at the Magic Millions Sales, in Adelaide, with his first crop receiving a great deal of attention, for those looking for early winners that will race on.

He had an impressive draft of young horses and vendors were able to meet the market, which is always a very good sign.

The market was responsive with three lots realising $130,000 at one stage, the average was a steady $61,000.

Zebedee has made a clean sweep of two year old racing in Europe, with 30 individual winners per season, it wouldn’t surprise if that happens here as well.

He had a great turn of foot, he only suffered one defeat in 7 starts, his second crop of foals he produced 66 winners, including 29 two year old winners.

Zebedee is a grey horse, much the same as Adraan, he was a sensational sire with just the one crop to race.


Where The Winners Were

Where The Winners Were

Week Ending 17- 3 2018

Lux Entertian by Good Journey at Geelong


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