racehorse Caulfield Cup winner
horse Hayai was foaled in 1979 and was by Skyhawk out of the mare
Poppa's Girl (by Prince Poppa) and was purchased for just $10000.
Trained by Jim Lee, he was
a great middle distance campaigner who won 4 Group 1 races. They were
Metropolitan Handicap in successive years on 1983, where he set
a race record, and again in 1984 as well as winning the Caulfield
Cup in 1983.
He also won The
BMW (then the Tancred Stakes) in 1984.
Other wins during his career
included the STC Stayers Cup, the Chelmsford Stakes and a Craven Plate
among other lesser races.
After winning $822,165 he
stood at Stockwell Stud Farm at Diggers Rest in Victoria for a service
fee of $5,000.
He never threw a single
Stakes winner and he served just 52 mares over 6 years before dying
in 1994 at age 15.
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