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 Wins30 Aug 15 WYNG Rageese
28 Aug 15 GEES Surf Seeker
27 Aug 15 BRAT Snoopy
26 Aug 15 SANL Satya
12 Aug 15 SANH Snoopy
11 Aug 15 GEES The States
06 Aug 15 HAWK Lake Geneva
06 Aug 15 HAWK Jadeer
05 Aug 15 W FM Frank Who
04 Aug 15 GOUL Bullrush
15 Jul 15 W FM Make a Mark
11 Jul 15 RAND Idance
11 Jul 15 RAND Darciwood
08 Jul 15 BDGO Santa Rocks
25 Jun 15 WYNG Frank Who
Tue 1 Sep - Geelong Synthetic
R1.William Hill 3YO Maiden Plate12:53pm1.Drill Master1,100m (3) James Winks 58kg
Wed 2 Sep - Canterbury Park
R1.TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP1:25pm1.Sooboog1,100m (4) Tommy Berry 59.5kg
R2.MCGRATH ESTATE AGENTS HANDICAP2:00pm4.Zara Bay1,100m (10) Tommy Berry 57.5kg
R6.CELLARBRATIONS HANDICAP4:30pm11.Karigara1,900m (2) Tommy Berry 54kg
R7.ALL TOO HARD @ VINERY HANDICAP5:10pm8.Binary1,250m (2) Tommy Berry 57.5kg
Wed 2 Sep - William Hill Park Lakeside
R6.Tweet #WillHillWolfpack to Get Involved Handicap4:08pm5.Sun Flash1,400m (13) Dwayne Dunn 59.5kg
R7.Inglis Cup Sept 26 Handicap4:48pm11.Fluorescent1,400m (15) Dwayne Dunn 58kg