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John Hawkes rapt for sons after watching Mossfun's Slipper triumph on TV

Chris Roots John Hawkes was laid up with a bad back as Mossfun won Saturday’s Golden Slipper, but it didn’t keep him from searching for next year’s winner at Newmarket on Sunday.

Trainer John Hawkes unhappy with policy on track preparation

Max Presnell MECIR ''likes it hard'', according to John Hawkes, one of the all-time greats who hopes to get conditions to suit in the Gardenia Handicap at Royal Randwick on Saturday considering the recent blazing...

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From saleyard to stables, John Hawkes is the complete package

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John Holloway John Hawkes' uncanny ability to select a yearling is matched only by his exceptional training capabilities.

Panzer Diivision continues Messara's hot run

Joy division: Tye Angland rides Panzer Division to victory at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly Paul Messara's stunning run since announcing he would be winding down his training business continued as Panzer Division booked his Golden Rose ticket - now his trainer just has to decide whether he...

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Randwick's Chelmsford Stakes poses a puzzle worthy of its status

Max Presnell The form of rival trainers, the Hawkes team, Gai Waterhouse and Joe Pride, promise to provide a worthwhile buffer to Wallerism, emphasised by Saturday's Chelmsford Stakes at Royal Randwick, during...

Tapit shows his grey power at Saratoga yearling sale – but then enters War Front

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John Holloway There was no sign of a grey evening at the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sales on Monday night as one of America's favourite grey stallions, Tapit, supplied the top two highest lots,...

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James McDonald in box seat to snare Sydney riders' crown

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Chris Roots James McDonald looks set to secure his first Sydney jockeys' premiership in the next three weeks and remarkably it will be done without main support of the three dominant stables.

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Spirit of Big Jack Ingham present as Darley morphs into Godolphin

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Max Presnell Winning and love of racing are the major points in common with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the late Big Jack Ingham, the chook farmer from Casula.

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Team Hawkes' sweet run sours as Not Listenin'tome ruled out of autumn carnival

Sidelined: Not Listenin'tome has contracted a virus.

Chris Roots Team Hawkes had a week laced with the sweet scent of stakes victories soured by the fact emerging sprinter Not Listenin'tome will miss the remainder of the autumn after contracting a virus.

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Red Tracer gives Chris Waller a Ryder Stakes conundrum

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Max Presnell Saturday's George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens, highlighting another Chris Waller conundrum, is worthy of the title.

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Chautauqua finds the right path to glory in Hawkesbury Guineas

Rails run: James McDonald rides Chautauqua to victory in the Hawkesbury Guineas.

Matt Jones The sublime form of the Team Hawkes-James McDonald combination during this year’s autumn carnival was highlighted by Chautauqua’s win in the Hawkesbury Guineas on Saturday.

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Earthquake delivers shocks

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Chris Roots A shiver went through jockey Kerrin McEvoy when he picked up barrier 13 for Earthquake in Saturday's Golden Slipper.

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Double shocks for Slipper favourite

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Chris Roots A shiver went through Darley's jockey Kerrin McEvoy when he picked up barrier 13 for Earthquake in Saturday's Golden Slipper, a feeling punters who have backed the $2.

Golden Slipper hope Mossfun chases more fun for Emirates Park

Mossfun: Hasn’t disappointed her owners.

Chris Roots Mossfun could cap the re-emergence of Emirates Park as a breeding power, under guide of Trevor Lobb, in Saturday’s Golden Slipper at Rosehill.

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Mossfun surges to Golden Slipper glory for Team Hawkes

James McDonald celebrates after guiding Mossfun to victory in the Golden Slipper.

Matt Jones They stood side by side in the gates, shadowed each other in betting all week and fought out the finish – but Team Hawkes’ filly Mossfun reigned over Earthquake in a vintage Golden...

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James McDonald's bold ride on Mossfun a Golden Slipper classic

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Max Presnell Bold rides, with jockeys often throwing caution to the wind, feature in the Golden Slipper but James McDonald on Mossfun at Rosehill yesterday rated with the best.

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Lootah claims the cash as Mossfun does the job

Team effort: An elated James McDonald soaks up Mossfun's victory in the Golden Slipper.

Chris Roots Dubai businessman His Excellency Nasser Lootah has had some big days at the races but it doesn’t get any better than winning a Golden Slipper.

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Mossfun's Slipper sizzler

James McDonald celebrates after riding Mossfun to win the Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

Chris Roots Team Hawkes' filly Mossfun reigned over Earthquake in a vintage Golden Slipper.

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Tears flow as Hawkes family snare first group 1 victory with Mossfun

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Andrew Webster Wayne Hawkes stands at the back of the Rosehill mounting yard, having just watched his horse Mossfun win the $3.5 million Golden Slipper, and he can’t stop the tears.

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James McDonald makes amends on Leebaz to win Hawkesbury Gold Cup

King James: James McDonald scores on Leebaz in the Hawkesbury Gold Cup on Saturday.

Adam Pengilly He scooped Sydney's two richest races in the autumn and James McDonald had not lost his sense of humour by the time the bandwagon rolled into Hawkesbury.