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 Wins20 Aug 14 CANT Idance(AUS)
20 Aug 14 SANH Turquoise King (AUS)
16 Aug 14 RHIL Nostradamus (AUS) Group 3
16 Aug 14 RHIL Entirely Platinum(NZ)
06 Aug 14 CANT Cleansing Ale (AUS)
06 Aug 14 CANT Lady Sharapova (AUS)
30 Jul 14 GEES Sportegic (AUS)
24 Jul 14 GOSF Final Agreement (AUS)
24 Jul 14 GOSF Mihiri (AUS)
09 Jul 14 CANT Deep Field (AUS)
07 Jul 14 ECHA Maastricht (NZ)
03 Jul 14 CRAN Fastnet Diva (AUS)
24 Jun 14 NCLE Arquette (AUS)
20 Jun 14 GOSF Deep Field (AUS)
24 May 14 RAND La Amistad (AUS) Listed
Sat 23 Aug - Moonee Valley
R3.Jeep Don’t Hold Back Handicap1:35pm6.Laohu1,200m (6) Dwayne Dunn 56.5kg
Sat 23 Aug - Royal Randwick
R1.TAB EARLY QUADDIE HANDICAP12:40pm11.Lorna May1,400m (10) Tommy Berry 54kg
R2.RANDWICK CITY MAYOR'S CUP1:15pm13.Cleansing Ale2,000m (12) James McDonald 54kg
R5.SHOW COUNTY QUALITY3:05pm5.Ninth Legion1,200m (2) James McDonald 54kg
R6.PRO-RIDE WARWICK STAKES3:45pm6.Messene1,400m (7) James McDonald 59kg
R7.TOY SHOW QUALITY4:25pm10.Angel Bee1,300m (3) Taylor Marshall 54kg
R8.RANVET HANDICAP5:05pm19.Angel Bee1,000m (15) James McDonald 57.5kg
Sun 24 Aug - Bendigo
R2.Zonta International Bendigo SV 3YO Maiden Plate1:31pm4.Onerous1,100m (8) Dwayne Dunn 58kg