David Hayes believes that if the opening date, which is usually the first week in October, can be moved back a month it could enhance the chances of international horses competing in early spring.David Hayes believes that if the opening date, which is usually the first week in October, can be moved back a month it could enhance the chances of international horses competing in early spring. Photo: Glenn Hunt

Leading Australian trainer David Hayes will formally approach Racing Victoria in coming weeks in a bid to have the Werribee quarantine station opened earlier this year so overseas horses can compete in early spring races.

Hayes believes that if the opening date, which is usually the first week in October, can be moved back a month it could enhance the chances of international horses competing in early spring.