Chris Hayes

Date of Birth: August 11, 1987

County of origin: Limerick

First winner: Anonymity (Ger Lynch) Bellewstown, 2nd July, 2004

Champion Apprentice Jockey: 2005, 2006, 2007

Assoc. Trainers: Kevin Prendergast, Fozzy Stack, Dermot Weld 

Significant horses (Selected): Awtaad, Search For A Song, Voleuse De Coeurs, La Collina, Madhmoon, Orewa, Choose Me, Sole Power, Celtic Dane, Laws Of Spin, Stand To Attention, Ask Jack, Masta Plasta, Gordon Lord Byron, King Of Tory, Amourallis, II’l Be Your Clown, Sir Ector, Dream Walker, Trevanna, Laws Of Spin, Castle Star. 

Follow Chris on Twitter: @chrishayes24

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A first Group 1 success for Chris Hayes finally arrived when La Collina won the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes at Leopardstown in September 2013 and seven days later he enjoyed his first Classic success when the Lady O'Reilly-owned Voleuse De Coeurs landed the Irish St Leger at the Curragh. Hayes landed a second Irish Classic when Awtaad, trained by Kevin Prendergast, won the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on May 21st, 2016 and was again a big winner with Weld when Search For A Song won Irish St Leger at the Curragh in 2019. 

Chris is a graduate of the pony racing circuit and RACE. He joined Kevin Prendergast as an apprentice in 2004 and was champion apprentice in each of the next three years. On November 10th, 2016, it was announced that Chris would be riding as first jockey to rookie trainer Fozzy Stack from early 2017. He will combine the role with that of stable jockey to Kevin Prendergast. 

Chris rode the longest-priced winner in the history of racing in Ireland or Britain when partnering the Luke comer-trained He Knows No Fear to win an eight-furlong maiden at Leopardstown on August 13, 2020 at odds of 300/1. The previous record in Ireland was set by 200/1 winner Killahara Castle, trained by John Burke, at Thurles in 2017. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2022/20239877911€53,700€42,535€96,235
Winter All Weather 2021/2022120149815€90,900€58,610€149,510
Winter All Weather 2020/202114120141111€148,300€55,295€203,595
Winter All Weather 2019/202087711106€54,000€51,820€105,820
Winter All Weather 2017/201892108119€76,875€46,188€123,063
Winter All Weather 2014/2015961314106€97,900€37,140€135,040
Winter All Weather 2013/201483148128€82,600€24,355€106,955
Winter All Weather 2012/2013842599€11,900€17,649€29,549
Winter All Weather 2011/2012627446€45,920€12,020€57,940
Flat 202262643586256€1,114,100€645,990€1,760,090
Flat 202170657606465€1,020,000€557,835€1,577,835
Flat 202056045465844€600,900€505,315€1,106,215
Flat 201956055614953€1,222,063€819,299€2,041,361
Flat 201857057544961€891,788€520,873€1,412,660
Flat 201754943545859€722,100€553,863€1,275,963
Flat 201652940494757€1,031,063€431,291€1,462,354
Flat 201551647406151€786,310€376,180€1,162,490
Flat 201452339575352€449,400€368,388€817,788
Flat 201352554514971€826,800€353,166€1,179,966
Flat 201247956564750€750,520€325,352€1,075,872
Flat 201142619262539€221,360€182,383€403,743
Flat 201045430373342€554,710€336,632€891,342
Flat 200954234564949€421,850€433,110€854,960
Flat 200860144505963€849,480€628,645€1,478,125
Flat 200753835445447€390,525€417,748€808,273
Flat 200642833302932€364,110€231,805€595,915
Flat 200541238383944€458,250€228,008€686,258
Flat 2004838472€227,300€29,710€257,010

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