Australia's Eagle Falls was the star worker at Kranji yesterday morning, leaving his trainer, former dual Hong Kong champion David Hayes, in positive mood ahead of Sunday's KrisFlyer Sprint.Thursday, 13 May, 2010, 12:00am
David Hayes is back and little has changed. He has that same trademark positive attitude, the same twinkle in the eye and that indefatigable spirit that allows him to see a possible victory where others perceive a likely defeat.24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
Owner Ling Chiu-shing made his first trip to the winner's stall for 21/2 years in the wake of Spinning City's triumph in yesterday's Members Cup, and the timing could not have been better as his former trainer David Hayes is in town.18 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
Even the super-optimist in trainer David Hayes could not have foreseen the remarkable first season he has enjoyed back home in Australia, but that doesn't mean he thinks it has finished.5 May 2006 - 12:00am
David Hayes returned to training in Australia as a winner yesterday, scoring with his first runner since going back after a 10-year tour of duty in Hong Kong.
Hayes, 42, won the A$50,000 Cash Logistics & Security Handicap at Melbourne's Moonee Valley racecourse with four-year-old filly Plans, ridden by seven pound claimer Ryan Hinton.14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
David Hayes was the biggest name to say farewell this season, departing after 10 years to rebuild the Lindsay Park operation into a major Group One force in Australia, but he was not alone.
Hong Kong's longest-serving trainer, Alex Wong Siu-tan, began his career in the 1978-79 season and bowed out last week for reasons of ill health, having trained 401 winners.2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
'It won't be like this at Gawler,' quipped David Hayes after the great optimist provided a signature ray of hope in a last winning plunge and autographed baseball caps as he left Hong Kong racing behind yesterday.27 Jun 2005 - 12:00am
Whyte cops careless-riding ban on winnerless night
David Hayes had a dream finish to his training at Happy Valley last night with a double, but for Douglas Whyte it was more of a nightmare as the champion rider copped a careless-riding ban in the stewards' room on top of a string of minor placings on the track.23 Jun 2005 - 12:00am
Tony McEvoy, David Hayes' retained trainer in Australia, will be one of the applicants to fill the position his boss will create with his departure in June.16 Feb 2005 - 12:00am
Trainer David Hayes has an embarrassment of riches as Hong Kong's showcase day of racing next month fast approaches, having won yesterday's Cathay Pacific International Cup Trial for property tycoon Robert Ng Chee Siong with much-improved galloper Ain't Here.15 Nov 2004 - 12:00am