Colin Hayes Honoured as Legend

It is with great pride that the Hayes family acknowledge the announcement that Colin Hayes AM OBE will be officially elevated to the status of Legend in the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony on Friday 18th May, 2018 in Sydney.

Known as a man who loved horses, “CS” as he was fondly called is the patriarch of a racing and breeding family dynasty that has spanned three generations and he will become just the eighth “Legend” in Australia’s Hall of Fame, joining fellow training legends Tommy Smith and Bart Cummings and gallopers Phar Lap and Makybe Diva in being bestowed the Hall of Fame’s highest accolade.

Remembered and respected world-wide as a trainer, breeder and industry visionary, Colin Hayes in a 43 year training career, won 41 Trainers’ Premierships between Melbourne and Adelaide, trained 5333 winners, including 97 Group One winners, a tally that has now lifted to over 200 under the Lindsay Park banner.

With the creation of Lindsay Park in Angaston, South Australia in 1965, Colin Hayes was the first ever Australian trainer to take horses away from the city racetrack training circuit and train in a country environment, keeping horses happy, as was his vision and desire. “CS” lived by his motto ‘the future belongs to those who plan for it’, a philosophy endeared and adhered to by his next generations in son David and grandsons Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig and Sam Hayes (son of the late Peter Hayes), Managing Director of Cornerstone Stud, Angaston, SA.

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

Colin Hayes was a trainer and maker of stallions, including At Talaq, Rory’s Jester and Zabeel. The most successful stallion who stood at Lindsay Park in Angaston was indeed Without Fear who broke a sixty-year-old world record for 2YO winners amassing a staggering 30 winners from 40 runners of 49 races, including 6 stakes winners in the 1975 -76 racing season.

"We are ever so proud of Dad's achievements and vision, laying the foundation for the Lindsay Park legacy to continue. We all feel truly honoured and privileged to able to carry on the Colin Hayes family philosophy and racing dynasty and we are deeply moved with the announcement of his Legend status in the Australian Racing Hall of Fame." said David Hayes.


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