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 Wins23 Apr 14 CANT Agent(NZ)
22 Apr 14 ECHA La Amistad (AUS)
16 Apr 14 SANL Just Wonderful (NZ)
16 Apr 14 KENS Acropolis (AUS)
06 Apr 14 GOSF Danehill Silence
06 Apr 14 GOSF Forster (AUS)
05 Apr 14 RHIL Mossfun (AUS) Group 1
29 Mar 14 MORP London Lolly (AUS) Group 3
22 Mar 14 RHIL Traitor (AUS) Group 2
22 Mar 14 RHIL Messene (AUS) Group 2
22 Mar 14 RHIL Entirely Platinum(NZ) Group 3
21 Mar 14 M V Turquoise King (AUS)
20 Mar 14 W FM Leebaz (NZ)
19 Mar 14 NCLE Mecir (AUS) Group 3
15 Mar 14 BDGO Laohu (AUS)
Fri 25 Apr - Flemington
R1.RSL Plate 1:00pm7.Hebrung (AUS)1000m (7) Dwayne Dunn 54kg
Fri 25 Apr - Warwick Farm
R4.GALLIPOLI HANDICAP2:25pm12.Pinova (AUS)1200m (5) Tommy Berry 55kg
R5.HMAS VENDETTA HANDICAP3:04pm13.Danehill Silence1200m (15) James McDonald 56kg
R6.EL ALAMEIN HANDICAP3:39pm12.My Question To You (AUS)1400m (5) Brenton Avdulla 54kg
Sat 26 Apr - Newcastle
R3.TREAT YOURSELF @CHEVALS MAIDEN HANDICAP1:25pm3.Fairbanks (AUS)1500m (3) Paul Hammersley 57.5kg
Sat 26 Apr - Randwick
R8.CRUST GOURMET PIZZA JAPAN RACING ASSOCIATION PLATE4:45pm14.Zephyron(NZ)2000m (2) Brenton Avdulla 54kg
Sat 26 Apr - Sandown Hillside
R7.Perri Cutten Handicap3:45pm14.Animoso (AUS)1500m (9) Darren Gauci 55.5kg