The Hayes name is synonymous with racing in Australia since 1947, when David’s father, Colin, first saddled a runner in South Australia.
Since Colin’s passing in 1999, David has continued the family tradition and now trains in partnership with his son, Ben, and nephew, Tom Dabernig. Based primarily in Euroa but with satellite stables in Flemington and Randwick, Team Lindsay Park have enjoyed outstanding success, and are set to make their mark on the 2019 Festival of Racing with a stellar array of equine talent at their disposal.
They have a staggering 27 horses entered for the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes, Victoria’s premier contest for juveniles which they took out in 2017 with Catchy, whilst their army of entrants for the Newmarket Handicap include Vega Magic and All-Star Mile nominee Redkirk Warrior – who is aiming for an unprecedented third straight win in Australia’s most historic sprint race.
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Having won three of the four majors in Australian racing and significant success overseas, Craig Williams is consistently riding winners.
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Since notching his first win as trainer in 1991, Mick Price has had many Group 1 successes, claiming the Blue Diamond Stakes twice.