Welcome to Hawkes Racing
When Real Saga took out the 2008 Breeders Plate on the Epsom Day at Royal Randwick, it created a piece of racing history for Team Hawkes.
This was the first runner prepared by a training partnership to race in Sydney - and it took out a stakes race for trainers Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes. Team Hawkes was off to a flying start and hasn't looked back since. The training partnership of Hall of Famer John Hawkes and his sons, Michael and Wayne, also prepared the first Group One winner by a training partnership in Sydney racing when Fiumicino won the 2009 The BMW on Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens.
Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes share a passion and admiration for the thoroughbred and each is dedicated to making a success of Team Hawkes. John Hawkes is renowned as one of Australia's all-time great trainers but he regrets his sons did not get officially recognised for their contributions to his success until the training partnership was established.
"I'm glad the boys are with me now in a partnership and they can get some recognition for their hard work. The boys have been working with me for more than a decade and even though we don't have the numbers now, the system is still the same. Nothing has changed in that regard."
With Michael in charge of the main stable base at Rosehill Gardens and Wayne in charge of the team's Flemington stable base, John splits his time between the two stables. They attend all of the yearling sales.
In just a short time, Team Hawkes has already made its mark in Australian racing. They have won feature races with top class gallopers like Fiumicino, Real Saga, Mentality, O'Lonhro, Rainbow Styling, Dao Dao and Love Conquers All.
Recent Wins24 Jan 15 RAND Ninth Legion Listed
24 Jan 15 RAND Mihiri
22 Jan 15 SEYM Onerous
22 Jan 15 SEYM Snoopy
16 Jan 15 MORN Johnhro
10 Jan 15 GCST Elle Lou
10 Jan 15 RAND Kaepernick
02 Jan 15 WYNG Arquette
02 Jan 15 WYNG More Than Frank
01 Jan 15 RAND God's in Him
27 Dec 14 M V Headwater
13 Dec 14 RAND Our Boy Malachi Listed
29 Nov 14 RHIL Our Boy Malachi Listed
27 Nov 14 WYNG Kaepernick
19 Nov 14 CANT Binary
Mon 26 Jan - Canterbury Park
R5.TAB PLACE MULTI HANDICAP4:00pm8.Le Cordon Bleu1,100m (9) Tommy Berry 56kg
R6.VILI'S PIES HANDICAP4:40pm6.Arquette1,250m (12) Tommy Berry 55kg
Mon 26 Jan - Sportingbet Park Sandown Hill
R3.Sportingbet powered by William Hill Blue Diamond Preview (C&G)2:30pm11.Top Me Up1,000m (10) Dwayne Dunn 55kg
Wed 28 Jan - Sportsbet-Ballarat
R5.Hygain BM70 Handicap3:40pm3.Tucanchoo1,200m (5) 59kg