John Hawkes

Horse Racing

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.

Horseracing

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.

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...

Racing

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...

Horseracing

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.

Racing

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.

Horse Racing

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.

Racing

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.

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.

Horse Racing

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.

Racing

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.

Horseracing

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.

Horse racing

James McDonald and Hawkes brothers quinella strikes again in Newcastle

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Chris Roots James McDonald is becoming an integral part of Team Hawkes and the winners are flowing.The Newmarket Handicap at Newcastle on Wednesday was the latest the race to fall to the deadly combination when...

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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.

Racing

Subzero steals Hall of Fame show at National Gallery

SPORT: Subzero attends the Racing hall of fame presentation night at the National Gallery of Australia, .Canberra . 9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne On Canberra racing's biggest day, it was Subzero who stole the show.

Horse racing

Paul and Peter Snowden are chasing a dream farewell from the Darley racing operation

Trainer Paul Snowden with 2010 Blue Diamond-Golden Slipper Winner Sepoy

Michael Lynch The father-and-son team will soon finish at Darley and start on their own, writes Michael Lynch.

Black Opal Stakes

'A bloody hard race to win' but locals still saddle up

Frank, left and Joe Cleary.

David Polkinghorne The Cleary connection still runs strong at Black Opal Stakes, writes David Polkinghorne.

Black Opal Stakes 2014 at Thoroughbred Park Canberra

Join David Polkinghorne and Ben Westcott for all the racing, colour, fashion and excitement at Thoroughbred Park Canberra with the 2014 Black Opal Stakes.

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Messene timing run to perfection for crack at Doncaster Mile

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Chris Roots The Doncaster Mile has been a year in the planning for Messene and now, a month out, he is favourite for Australia's most famous mile race at Randwick.

Winners & Losers

Boban needs a touch from Chris Waller's magic wand

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Max Presnell Once upon a time the Boban form lapse would have been deemed running weight off a top-liner for the Doncaster by placing him in unsuitable races.