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“If an equine ends up being more gorgeous in the course of his work, it is an indication that the training principles are correct.” Colonel Podhajsky. This quote is apt for champ fitness instructor of purebred racehorses, Colin Sidney Hayes (AM) (OBE), who has the credit of training 5,333 winners. Hayes undoubtedly imparted the best training principles to bring house 28 Adelaide and 13 Melbourne Trainers’ Premierships.

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In 1924, born in Sempaphore, South Australia, the diing of his dad when he was 10 years old, required him to take up early employment becoming a boilermaker for the South Australian Electicity Trust. Nevertheless, his keen interest in equine racing made him spend £& pound; 9 to acquire a steeplechaser named Surefoot, who Hayes’s rode as an amateur. One wonders if he provided it out as an excellent equine racing pointer. Although his finest placement was a third spot in the 1948 Great Eastern Steeplechase go for Oakbank, little did he know that it would spark the beginning of a long and glorious profession as a trainer of pureblooded horses and a long list of trophies consisting of two Melbourne Cups in 1980 and 1986.

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Colin Hayes was prompted by Surefoot to put his best foot forward and expand his company as a fitness instructor, with the intro of ‘Surefoot Lodge’, his first stable at Semaphore. Although this brought him his first trainer’s premiership in 1956, Hayes had larger ambitions to breed winners and established another stable 80 kilometers north-east of Adelaide, in Barossa Valley. His critics thought it to be a wrong move and considered the steady to be too far from the city area. Nevertheless, the figured out fitness instructor formed a syndicate that acquired an 800-hectare property known as Lindsay Park. The land was helpful to raising equines with a really rich pasture and paddocks that were some of the finest in the nation. The property at Lindsay Park incorporated a 38 room manor made from marble and sandstone quarried from this home and integrateded 1840.

Colin Hayes’s move to Barossa Valley made him lose company from several owners, decreasing his stable to 16 equines from a formidable 40. Undeterred by the loss, Hayes introduced his very first training session at Lindsay Park on 1 August 1970, a day which catapulted the fitness instructor to popularity which lasted for 30 years. Lindsay Park soon ended up being the most successful training and breeding intricate in Australian racing history.

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On the 23rd January, 1982, a day that Colin Hayes’s will certainly never ever likely to forget was when he handled in a single day to win 10 specific races and producing a world record. Training horses that won races ended up being youngster’s play for Hayes, a playing field that brought cash, honors, and lots of popularity, making him a most searched for fitness instructor, which was a sharp contrast to his early days at Barossa Valley.

The champion fitness instructor’s unbelievable abilities paid rich dividends with thoroughbreds such as Beldale Sphere, who won the 1980 Melbourne Cup, and At Talaq, the formidable winner of the 1986 Melbourne Cup. Among the other thousands of fillies, colts, and geldings to be trained by the skilled hands of Colin Hayes is Rory’s Jester, winner of the 1985 Golden Slipper Stakes, and Dulcify, winner of the VRC Derby and AJC Derby. Colin’s sons, David and Peter, followed in his footsteps. Regrettably, Peter Hayes died in a plane crash in 2001.

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