News About: John Hawkes

Time to decide Buffering’s future

Time to decide Buffering’s future

3 May, 2016

Trainer Robert Heathcote will let time decide if seven times Group 1 winner Buffering will race on into the Spring or be retired.

Buffering, above, was cleared of any serious leg injury after running last in the Chairman’s Sprint Prize in Hong Kong. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Buffering was cleared of any serious leg injury …

Chautauqua needs slick pace up front in Chairman’s Sprint Prize

Chautauqua needs slick pace up front in Chairman’s Sprint Prize

26 Apr, 2016

The world’s highest rated sprinter Chautauqua will need a slick pace up front if he is to win the Group 1 HK$10,000,000 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Chautauqua will need plenty of pace up front if he is to win the Cjhairman’s Sprint Prize at Sha Tin. Photo …

Chautauqua’s Hong Kong Sprint mount up for grabs

Chautauqua’s Hong Kong Sprint mount up for grabs

14 Apr, 2016

Chautauqua’s Hong Kong Sprint mount is up for grabs with trainer John Hawkes to decide next week who gets the coveted ride the flying grey.

Chautauqua with Tommy Berry in the saddle wins the 2016 T J Smith Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Group 1 winning jockeys Tommy Berry and Dwayne Dunn are …

Chautauqua heads the betting for Newmarket Handicap despite 58kg

Chautauqua heads the betting for Newmarket Handicap despite 58kg

7 Mar, 2016

Three times Group 1 winner Chautauqua heads the betting for the Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday despite being allocated the top weight of 58kg.

Black Caviar Lightning winner Chautauqua, the grey above, is the early favourite for the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Chautauqua will …

Sardaaj unlikely to go around in Regal Roller Stakes

Sardaaj unlikely to go around in Regal Roller Stakes

14 Aug, 2015

Lightly raced Kiwi mare Sardaaj is an unlikely runner in the Listed $120,000 Winslow Group Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday after drawing the outside barrier in the capacity field.

Jockey Dwyane Dunn had been engaged to ride Sardaaj in the Regal Roller Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Jockey Dwayne Dunn …

Vain Stakes 2015: Hawkes Confident Top Me Up Can Bounce Back

Vain Stakes 2015: Hawkes Confident Top Me Up Can Bounce Back

14 Aug, 2015

Co-trainer John Hawkes is confident that Top Me Up can bounce back to his best form when he contests the 2015 Vain Stakes at Caulfield tomorrow.

Dwayne Dunn has been booked to ride Top Me Up in the 2015 Vain Stakes at Caulfield tomorrow. Photo by: Adrienne Bicknell

Top Me Up stamped himself as a …

Our Boy Malachi to make his own luck in BTC Cup

Our Boy Malachi to make his own luck in BTC Cup

8 May, 2015

Favourite Our Boy Malachi will be out to make his own luck in the Group 1 $500,000 UBET BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday.

On pace runner Our Boy Malachi can make his own luck in the BTC Cup at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.

Co-trainer John Hawkes believes that Our Boy Malachi’s ability …

Srikandi draws wide in capacity BTC Cup field

Srikandi draws wide in capacity BTC Cup field

6 May, 2015

Glamour mare Srikandi will have to overcome a wide barrier draw if she is to collect her first Group 1 trophy in the weight for age $500,000 UBET BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday.

Srikandi has to overcome a wide barrier in the BTC Cup at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The Ciaron Maher …

Wet track to help Mossfun find best form in Arrowfield Sprint

Wet track to help Mossfun find best form in Arrowfield Sprint

10 Apr, 2015

The prospect of a wet track at Randwick on Saturday will help 2014 Golden Slipper winner Mossfun get back to her best form in the Group 2 $500,000 Arrowfield 3yo Sprint (1200m).

A wet track will help the chances of Mossfun in the Arrowfield 3yo Sprint at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Mossfun was the …

Team Hawkes to saddle up two outsiders in Doncaster Mile

Team Hawkes to saddle up two outsiders in Doncaster Mile

1 Apr, 2015

Team Hawkes is hoping to provide an upset win in the Group 1 $3m The Star Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday with one of their two runners Leebaz and Ninth Legion.

Ninth Legion, above, is one of two runners Team Hawkes will have in the Doncaster Mile at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.…