TRAINERS PROFILE: MICHAEL,WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes were the first three-person training partnership in Australian racing. They were the first training partnership to saddle up a runner in Sydney racing, winning with their first ever runner – Real Saga in the 2008 Listed Breeders Plate. They 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.
After almost a decade in operation, the Team Hawkes stable has enjoyed unbridled success, producing more than 700 winners, 15 at Group One level, a total of 95 stakes wins and stable earnings exceeding $50 million.
The stable has enjoyed many memorable moments during this period, most notably with champion sprinter, Chautauqua. The “Grey Flash” was the world’s top-rated sprinter in 2016 and 2017 and has built an outstanding race record, both nationally and abroad.
Recent Highlights and Successes Thoroughbred Shares
|MORNINGTON CUP||2021||MORN||OPEN LR||2400||MOUNT POPA|
|WILLIAM REID STAKES||2021||M V||3U OPEN G1||1200||MASKED CRUSADER|
|RANDWICK CITY STAKES (CANTERBURY CUP)||2021||RAND||3U OPEN LR||2000||MOUNT POPA|
|SOUTHERN CROSS STAKES||2021||RAND||3U OPEN G3||1200||MASKED CRUSADER|
|CARRINGTON STAKES||2021||RAND||3U OPEN LR||1400||BANDERSNATCH|
|FESTIVAL STAKES||2020||RHIL||3U OPEN G3||1500||OUTRAGEOUS|
|THE GONG||2020||K GR||3U OPEN||1600||ARCHEDEMUS|
|RED ROSES STAKES||2020||FLEM||3F OPEN G3||1100||WRITTEN BEAUTY|
|MOONGA STAKES||2020||CAUL||4U OPEN G3||1400||WILD PLANET|
|SCHILLACI STAKES||2020||CAUL||3U OPEN G2||1100||DIRTY WORK|
|CAULFIELD GUINEAS||2020||CAUL||3 OPEN G1||1600||OLE KIRK|
|GOLDEN ROSE STAKES||2020||RHIL||3 OPEN G1||1400||OLE KIRK|
|CAMERON HANDICAP||2020||NCLE||OPEN G3||1500||ROCK|
|THEO MARKS STAKES||2020||RHIL||3U OPEN G2||1300||WILD PLANET|
|DANEHILL STAKES||2020||FLEM||3 OPEN G2||1200||DOUBTLAND|
Current Season Statistics
As of 21st March 2021
|Season||Wins||Win (%)||Places||Place (%)||Runners||G1(w)||G2(w)||G3(w)||LR(w)|
- With world-class stables at Rosehill Gardens, home of Sydney’s Golden Slipper, and famous Flemington where the Melbourne Cup is run, the training partnership of John Hawkes and his sons, Wayne and Michael, provides the best possible opportunity for racehorses to maximise their potential.
- Team Hawkes has perfected the rare ability to transfer their racehorses seamlessly between states and have them perform at their optimum. This inexact science provides Hawkes Racing with a vital edge over their rivals as few trainers can match their success when switching racehorses between Sydney and Melbourne.
- By having stables in both major cities, Hawkes Racing also gives their owners every chance to earn a share of the biggest prizemoney on offer in Australian racing. Hawkes Racing’s two stables are within 60 minutes drive of most major racecourses in Sydney and Melbourne.
- The advantages of having a two-state stable operation are numerous. It’s a key part of Hawkes Racing’s development for young horses to establish a comfortable, familiar environment for racehorses, enabling their gallopers to easily make the necessary transition between rest and exercise. Indeed, racehorses switching states feel equally at home at either Rosehill Gardens or Flemington as feed bins, hay racks and water facilities are the same at both stables, while the major ingredients for feed are also replicated in both locations.