News About: Hawk Island

Astronomos On Trial For The Metropolitan

Astronomos On Trial For The Metropolitan

10 Jul, 2015

Trainer David Vandyke has revealed that Astronomos will be set for the 2015 The Metropolitan if he is able to win the TAB.com.au Handicap at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

David Vandyke (pictured with Arabian Gold) is dreaming of a Melbourne Cup victory with progressive stayer Astronomos. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Astronomos made his Australian racing …

McEvoy Scores Sydney Cup Ride on Permit

McEvoy Scores Sydney Cup Ride on Permit

24 Apr, 2012

Kerrin McEvoy has been awarded the Sydney Cup ride on favourite Permit after the British gelding was allocated 53.5kg when the final field was announced this morning.

Permit will be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy in the Sydney Cup - photo (c) Steve Hart

It will be the first time McEvoy has ridden the Chris Waller-trained …

Revenge Chance for Southern Speed in Ranvet Stakes

Revenge Chance for Southern Speed in Ranvet Stakes

20 Mar, 2012

Last year’s Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed will get her chance to exact revenge on Australian Cup winner Manighar this weekend in the $400,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens.

French gelding Manighar beat Southern Speed by a nose to take top honours in the Australian Cup at Flemington on March 10 and …

Waterhouse Declares Melbourne Cup Chances With English Stayers

Waterhouse Declares Melbourne Cup Chances With English Stayers

6 Mar, 2012

Gai Waterhouse has opted in to the race to win this year’s Melbourne Cup with a handful of well-bred overseas stayers.

The trainer, who is known for her success with two-year-olds, purchased four English horses to add to her already talented stables.

Waterhouse believes that the well-bred four-year-olds will be her best chance ever to …

Waller to dominate in the Chipping Norton

Waller to dominate in the Chipping Norton

5 Mar, 2012

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller is set to dominate the Group 1 $350,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday in an effort to repeat last year’s result.

Waller combined with war horse Danleigh and jockey Hugh Bowman to take out last year’s weight for age race and along with last year’s winner …

Rain Affair ready to fly in Apollo

Rain Affair ready to fly in Apollo

23 Feb, 2012

Emerging sprinting star Rain Affair looks to have a mortgage on Saturday’s $250,000 Hako Australia Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill but premier trainer Chris Waller is not ready to totally concede the weight for age Group 2.

Waller will be saddling up four runners in the Apollo and expects good performances from all of them …

Sophie’s Spirit Wins Cup Day’s Herald Sun Stakes

Sophie’s Spirit Wins Cup Day’s Herald Sun Stakes

1 Nov, 2011

Sophies Spirit has held of Little Surfer Girl in the Herald Sun Stakes

Sophie’s Spirit has held off a late charge from Little Surfer Girl to win the Herald Sun Stakes on Melbourne Cup Day.

The five-year-old mare added an impressive $120,000 to her prize money tally with the gutsy win, which was the fifth …

The Melbourne Cup final field

The Melbourne Cup final field

29 Oct, 2011

Defending champ Americian tops the final field for the Melbourne Cup

The final field of 24 horses has been announced for the Group 1 Melbourne Cup.

2011 Emirates Melbourne Cup Field – Final Acceptances

# Horse Trainer Weight
1 AMERICAIN (USA) (15) Alain de Royer Dupre G Mosse 58kg
2 JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) (6) Mark …

Schofield Anxious For Derby Day To Arrive

Schofield Anxious For Derby Day To Arrive

28 Oct, 2011

Glyn Schofield is without a doubt one of the safest riders in the country with a steady stream of winners and  an unmatched professional attitude to his work.

He’s a real student of the game and his experience pays off as he’s constantly rewarded with the biggest rides.

That continues tomorrow at Flemington when Schofield …

Hawk Island Seeks Vengeance In Caulfield Cup

Hawk Island Seeks Vengeance In Caulfield Cup

13 Oct, 2011

He was looming as a star of the Sydney autumn racing carnival but for seven year old gelding Hawk Island the 2011 Caulfield Cup is his chance for retribution after a disastrous finish to last season.

The Chris Waller trained runner is arguably the best wet track stayer in the country, his record of six …