Wayne Hawkes


Lootah claims the cash as Mossfun does the job

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.


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

Andrew Webster dinkus

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.

Horse Racing

Doncaster Mile: Chris Waller left amazed by dream result

Back to back: Sacred Falls wins for Zac Purton.

Chris Roots For Chris Waller, watching the Doncaster Mile was like a dream.


From saleyard to stables, John Hawkes is the complete package


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

Horse Racing

Not Listenin'tome has Hawkes stable in raptures after Zeditave Stakes

Michael Lynch Lightly raced colt outclasses field of decent three-year-old sprinters in the Zeditave Stakes (1200 metres).


Black Opal Stakes day draws on rich and famous

Jon Tuxworth Wilderness's hopes of lining up in Sunday's Black Opal Stakes hinge on a Wednesday barrier trial.

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.


National Sprint winner Messene set for Doncaster Mile

SPORT: Black Opal day at Thoroughbred Park, Canberra. Jockey James McDonald winner of the National Sprint with horse Messene  . . 9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Trainer Wayne Hawkes thinks Canberra might have witnessed this year's Doncaster Mile winner.


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...

Horse racing

Josh Cartwright snares first Melbourne win

Generuc racing

Andrew Garvey The new year brought a change of luck for apprentice jockey Josh Cartwright.

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...

Horse Racing

Nostradamus set for Blue Diamond after brilliant Flemington victory

Predicting a bright future: Nostradamus created a big impression with an easy win at Flemington on Saturday.

Andrew Garvey Hawkes training partnership unleashes another Blue Diamond Stakes aspirant.


Waterhouse waits on plans for Fiorente

SPORT Fiorente (left) and Carlton House in an exhibition gallop at Randwick on Saturday 18 January 2014. Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Roots Gai Waterhouse will make a final decision on Fiorente's autumn campaign after a barrier trial at Randwick on January 31.

Horse Racing

Group hug for Thermal Current

Thermal Current

Andrew Garvey Thermal Current finally gets a group win on his CV after a hard-fought victory.

Live coverage: Emirates Stakes Day

Post D'France

Scott Spits Join us for rolling coverage of the final day of the Melbourne Cup carnival, including the running of the group 1 Emirates Stakes over 1600 metres.

Horse racing

Girl Gone Rockin' puts best foot forward in Flemington win

Girl Gone Rockin Dwayne Dunn

Andrew Garvey It has been a long wait but at Flemington on Saturday in the $300,000 group 2 Momentum Energy Stakes (2000 metres), Girl Gone Rockin' finally added a stakes-race win to crown her impressive pedigree.

Black Caviar's $5m half-brother fighting for his life

AFR 4TH march 2013  Photo by Louise kennerley  lot 131 at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Black Caviar & All Too Hard's half brother - Lot 131 Redoute's Choice x Helsinge being shown around at Inglis Sale Yards at Randwick today story by Fiona Carruthers

Chris Roots Black Caviar's $5 million half-brother was fighting for his life on Thursday night and is unlikely to race after developing laminitis at the Werribee Veterinary Clinic.

Horse Racing

Hong Kong winners could target major races in Sydney and Melbourne in 2014

Douglas Whyte on Akeed Mofeed after The Longines Hong Kong Cup.

Michael Sharkie Hong Kong Cup winner Akeed Mofeed and Hong Kong Vase winner Dominant have been touted as possible tourists in 2014.


Hong Kong Cup winner Akeed Mofeed eyes autumn riches

Akeed Mofeed

Michael Sharkie While Australian-bred thoroughbreds and jockeys had the whip hand at Sunday's Hong Kong International race day, two major race winners could soon arrive on Australian shores to attempt a raid on the...