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Sir John Hawkwood Tracking Well Towards Melbourne Cup

Sir John Hawkwood Tracking Well Towards Melbourne Cup

25 Oct, 2016

Trainer John Thompson is pleased with the condition of Group 1 winner Sir John Hawkwood as he continues to work towards the 2016 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington next Tuesday.

The Metropolitan winner Sir John Hawkwood is continuing to work well in the lead-up to the Melbourne Cup. Photo: Steve Hart

Sir John Hawkwood has …

Sir John Hawkwood Wins The Metropolitan 2016

Sir John Hawkwood Wins The Metropolitan 2016

1 Oct, 2016

Sir John Hawkwood has produced a career-best performance to take out the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Sir John Hawkwood broke through for a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 The Metropolitan. Photo: Steve Hart

Jumping from the gates well, regular hoop Blake Spriggs allowed the …

Sir John Hawkwood draws inside barrier in JRA Cup

Sir John Hawkwood draws inside barrier in JRA Cup

11 May, 2016

The David Vandyke trained stayer Sir John Hawkwood has drawn the inside barrier for the Group 3 $125,000 JRA Cup (2000m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Sir John Hawkwood, above, has drawn barrier one in the JRA Cup at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Blake Spriggs is set to continue his association with Sir John Hawkwood …

Sir John Hawkwood On Sydney Cup Path After Sky High Stakes Win

Sir John Hawkwood On Sydney Cup Path After Sky High Stakes Win

12 Mar, 2016

Imported stayer Sir John Hawkwood will head towards the 2016 Sydney Cup after he returned to the races with a win in the 2016 Sky High Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.

Sir John Hawkwood finished over the top of Messene to win the Sky High Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Messene took up the …

Spriggs breaks ankle at Rosehill trials

Spriggs breaks ankle at Rosehill trials

5 Feb, 2013

Jockey Blake Spriggs is the latest rider to be on the injury list after breaking his ankle at the Rosehill barrier trials this morning.

Spriggs could be out of the saddle for at least two months joining Nash Rawiller and his brother Brad who are both out with ankle and foot breaks.

Spriggs got dumped …

Vandyke Duo Tackle Kingston Town Stakes Field

Vandyke Duo Tackle Kingston Town Stakes Field

8 Sep, 2011

Lamasery is one of two horses trainer David Vandyke has in the Kingston Town Stakes

David Vandyke will run his two Kingston Town Stakes hopefuls against each other in this Saturday’s race at Rosehill.

The Warwick Farm trainer will run both five-year-old Lamasery and Hidden Gem in the $125,000 feature.

Commands gelding Lamasery finished fourth …

Talent Is Ageless For Motspur

Talent Is Ageless For Motspur

20 Jul, 2011

While Motspur is staring down the barrel of being a nine-year-old gelding, his trainer Kris Lees is confident that retirement is a far away prospect.

The trainer believes that Motspur has continued to improve as a race horse over the past racing season and has much more left in the tank.

With a gutsy third …

Bossdon City To Get Easier Tasks This Prep

Bossdon City To Get Easier Tasks This Prep

5 Jul, 2011

Bossdon City will have a realistic Spring campaign

Bossdon City had a heap of expectations on him when he started his career this year but the two-year-old season wasn’t overly kind to the Brett Cavanough trained gelding.

In a barrier trial before his first start he was touted as a Golden Slipper chance after putting …

Girls Go Racing Asked To Keep Temper In Check

Girls Go Racing Asked To Keep Temper In Check

30 Jun, 2011

Greg Hickman will tempt fate when he saddles up quick-tempered four-year-old Girls Go Racing in the Harris Farm Handicap at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse this Saturday.

Girls Go Racing chose to behave last start when she won by half a head at Randwick, however, that was not the case when she finished sixth at Rosehill on …

Apprentice Jockey Chad Schofield Suffers Broken Hand

Apprentice Jockey Chad Schofield Suffers Broken Hand

23 Jun, 2011

Trainer David Payne has been left in the lurch for this Saturday’s Rosehill meeting after his apprentice Chad Schofield broke his hand last Sunday.

Schofield broke a bone in his hand when he was dislodged from Clarry Conners’ Princess Electra at Bathurst.

“He’s broken a bone in his hand so he will probably be out …