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 May 15 FLEM Longeron
23 May 15 FLEM La Amistad Listed
23 May 15 RAND God's in Him
22 May 15 GEES Rationality
12 May 15 HAWK Elle Lou
09 May 15 RHIL Kaepernick
28 Apr 15 GEES Botany Bay
25 Apr 15 GCST Leebaz Group 2
25 Apr 15 GCST Nostradamus Group 3
23 Apr 15 CANT Defender
22 Apr 15 GEEL Strindberg
18 Apr 15 RAND Our Boy Malachi Group 3
06 Apr 15 RAND Chautauqua Group 1
21 Mar 15 BDGO Agent
20 Mar 15 M V Bugatty
Sat 30 May - Moonee Valley
R1.Charter Keck Cramer Handicap12:15pm8.Battle of Troy1,200m (9) Dwayne Dunn 58.5kg
Sat 30 May - Rosehill Gardens
R1.TAB PLACE MULTI PLATE12:00pm7.First Precinct1,350m (3) Jay Ford 56kg
R6.TAB.COM.AU SPRINT3:05pm6.Kaepernick1,200m (9) Jay Ford 56.5kg
R8.RANVET HANDICAP4:25pm13.Maysoon1,200m (12) Jay Ford 54.5kg
Mon 1 Jun - Goulburn
R1.DAVID ALT ELECTRICAL MAIDEN HANDICAP12:44pm1.Hay Presto1,000m (8) Tommy Berry 59kg
R2.HYPERCET PRINTING 3YO MAIDEN PLATE1:20pm2.Emaratee1,300m (3) Tommy Berry 57kg
R4.RADIO GOULBURN CLASS 1 HANDICAP(SCALED -2.0KG)2:32pm1.Botany Bay1,300m (3) Tommy Berry 59.5kg
Tue 2 Jun - Hawkesbury
R1.FOREVER GLEAM CHEMICALS AUSTRALIA MAIDEN HANDICAP12:57pm4.Stop the Press1,000m (3) Tommy Berry 58kg
R2.THE SEBEL HAWKESBURY VALLEY 2YO MAIDEN PLATE1:32pm10.Hollywood Mistress1,100m (6) Tommy Berry 55kg