News About Wayne Hawkes

Pressure On Dunn Aboard Chautauqua in 2016 Newmarket Handicap

Pressure On Dunn Aboard Chautauqua in 2016 Newmarket Handicap

Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said the pressure was on jockey Dwayne Dunn in the Newmarket Handicap 2016 on ‘Super Saturday’ at Flemington aboard race favourite Chautauqua. Twelve months ago Dunn rode superstar sprinter Chautauqua to a second behind Chris Waller’s three-year-old Brazen Beau (2015) in the $1.25 million Group 1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m), an effort…

2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Results: Chautauqua Shows Class

2016 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes Results: Chautauqua Shows Class

Chautauqua has produced an incredible late effort to make up substantial ground and take out the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington in an exciting photo finishing this afternoon. Jumping from the gates well, Chautauqua strode forward and was settled on the outside of the track behind Japonisme, Terravista and Delectation who…

Group 1 Glory Awaits Kensington Stakes Winner Headwater

Group 1 Glory Awaits Kensington Stakes Winner Headwater

An impressive pedigree and a winning return to the track in Saturday’s 2016 Kensington Stakes has co-trainer Wayne Hawkes talking up the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival Group 1 chances of young colt Headwater. The son of Exceed And Excel took his record to three wins from nine starts with a first-up success over Bullpit (2nd)…

Mount Panorama to Atone in Canonbury Stakes

Mount Panorama to Atone in Canonbury Stakes

Mount Panorama failed to make much of a competitive impact in his racing debut, but co-trainer Wayne Hawkes has been thrilled with the work produced by the two-year-old and is confident he will atone in Saturday’s Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens. Jumping from the gates reasonably well in the Agribaba Aunong.com Plate…

Kensington Stakes Ideal for Headwater First-Up

Kensington Stakes Ideal for Headwater First-Up

Wayne Hawkes concedes well-bred colt Headwater was not at his best through the recent Spring Racing Carnival, but is confident the three-year-old will return to racing a winning chance in Saturday’s Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) at Flemington. Headwater stamped his claims as one to watch through the major black type races in autumn as a…

Rageese Ready for Australia Stakes 2016 Test

Rageese Ready for Australia Stakes 2016 Test

Returning Hawkes Racing youngster Rageese is going great guns according to co-trainer Wayne Hawkes who believes the Group 1 placed colt can handle the weight-for-age 2016 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday. One of two three-year-olds in the 13-starter field along with the John O’Shea-trained Group 3 winner Holler, Street Cry colt Rageese is…

2016 TJ Smith Stakes Title Defence for Chautauqua

2016 TJ Smith Stakes Title Defence for Chautauqua

With international plans on the cards later in the year one of the confirmed Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival targets for the Team Hawkes-trained star sprinter Chautauqua is a title defence in the TJ Smith Stakes 2016 during April’s The Championships. The Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained son of Encosta De Lago was set to make…

2015 Kilmore Cup Ideal for Longeron

2015 Kilmore Cup Ideal for Longeron

Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes has been thrilled with the form and class displayed by Longeron since his racing return a fortnight ago and is confident the conditions of Sunday’s 2015 Kilmore Cup (1600m) will play directly into the strengths of the six-year-old. Longeron jumped from the gates well in the Emirates Airline Handicap (1400m) at Flemington…

2015 Hong Kong Sprint Very Likely for Chautauqua

2015 Hong Kong Sprint Very Likely for Chautauqua

Chautauqua’s prospects of contesting the 2015 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) in December took a blow when he placed second in the Darley Classic a fortnight ago, however co-trainer Wayne Hawkes has revealed the popular gelding remains a 90% chance of the trip to Sha Tin Racecourse. Chautauqua has undoubtedly been the stable star for Team…

Messene Fit for 2015 Railway Stakes

Messene Fit for 2015 Railway Stakes

Team Hawkes have been pleased with the results posted by veteran miler Messene this time in and are confident the addition of renowned hoop Damian Browne to the saddle for Saturday’s 2015 Railway Stakes (1600m) will go a long way towards the horse securing a maiden win at the highest level. Returning to racing this…