Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Hayes May Put off Criterion Retirement

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Hayes May Put off Criterion Retirement

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TRAINER David Hayes said a retirement to stud might have to wait for his star four-year-old Criterion.

Criterion confirmed his status as a world-class galloper with the third Group 1 success of his career in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick and it appears he will carry on racing as Hayes suggested the son of Sebring would go around as a five-year-old next season.

"There are studs knocking on the door for him, but I think Sir Owen (owner Sir Owen Glenn) is keen to race him for another 12 months, which is great for racing," Hayes told Racing.com.

"It's good to have an Australian horse beating the internationals here.

"I would love to have a crack at the Cox Plate with him, just target one or two races in the spring, but at this stage he might come back."

Criterion followed last year's Rosehill Guineas and ATC Australian Derby wins -- when trained by David Payne -- with Saturday's success in the $4 million Group 1. …

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