Career Achievements


John Hawkes: Took out a trainer's licence in 1971.

Sons Wayne and Michael joined John in a training partnership in October, 2008.

Group One wins: 102

Stakes wins: 563

Horse of the Year: Octagonal (1996), Lonhro (2004)

Estimated to have won over 5000 races

National records


  • 2002/03: 334 wins (Commonwealth record)
  • 2002/03: $18.3 million prizemoney
  • 2001: On 27th of October, Hawkes trained metropolitan winners on four
different tracks - Rosehill (2), Cheltenham (2), Moonee Valley and
Doomben to be the only trainer to achieve the feat.
  • 1996/97: Trained 64 individual juvenile winners of 95.5 races
(Commonwealth record).
  • Leading Group One trainer: Seven seasons
  • Sydney premiership: Nine times
  • Brisbane premiership: Three times
  • Australian premierships: 10

Inducted into Australian racing Hall of Fame in 2004

Team Hawkes is the first training partnership to win a Group One race in Australia when Fiumicino won the 2009 The BMW.

Team Hawkes won a stakes race with their first-ever runner when Real Saga won the 2008 Breeders Plate.