Hayes & Dabernig stable stars

There are plenty of Group racing chances amongst the stable of Victorian trio David Hayes, Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig. Here are some to keep your eye on in the coming months:

Vega Magic

The dual Group 1 winner returned in style at Caulfield the other week, impressing all with a three-length romp in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes. That’s earned him another start in The Everest after he ran second last year: he’s been snapped up by James Harron for the 2018 race.

Best available early odds:
The Everest: $7.5
Manikato Stakes: $12
Darley Classic: $8

Boom Time

Long-shot winner of last year’s Caulfield Cup, the big stallion will be once again tackling the big staying classics this year. He should resume in the PB Lawrence at Caulfield this week.

Best available early odds:
Caulfield Cup: $26
Melbourne Cup: $81


Last seen at the Adelaide carnival in May, it remains a little unclear just which way the former Blue Diamond winner will go for the spring. Connections were keen on an Everest berth, though that now appears unlikely with only a couple of slots remaining. Is in work nonetheless and will find her way into some nice races.

Best available early odds:
The Everest: $201
Manikato Stakes: $34
Darley Classic: $26

Ventura Storm

Former European Group 1 winner who is yet to taste the winning feeling in Australia, despite some spirited efforts. Spring path yet to be confirmed, but he’ll be at the gates for some big staying races you’d think.

Best available early odds:
Caulfield Cup: $101
Melbourne Cup: $101


Australia Cup winner, has put in a good round of work and ready to return this week in the PB Lawrence. Beyond that he’ll be ultimately aimed at Group 1 races. Also won the Naturalism last year and we should see him back there.

Best available early odds:
Caulfield Cup: $61

Jacquinot Bay

Can’t have a Lindsay Park review without the bloke, still going around at 11 years old! Forget him for any of the big features but he’s already back for the spring, stepping out at the Valley last week. He’ll go around again at Caulfield this week.

Spring Stable Stars: Chris Waller

Today we’ll get a quick Spring racing update on Sydney’s premier trainer, Chris Waller. D’Argento Has had two trials now…Read More

Trevor Lawson’s Moonee Valley Quaddie

Moonee Valley Quaddie Preview Trevor Lawson returns with his Moonee Valley Quaddie tips. He’s got four chances in each of…Read More

Mark Rhoden’s Rosehill Quaddie

Rosehill Quaddie Preview NSW Winners expert Mark Rhoden returns with his Rosehill Quaddie tips. He’s going skinny in Race 8,…Read More