News About Wayne Hawkes

Entirely Platinum Primed for Memsie Stakes Success

Entirely Platinum Primed for Memsie Stakes Success

Entirely Platinum returned to racing in autumn for a close second behind Dissident in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield, and co-trainer Wayne Hawkes is confident he is a better horse ahead of his spring return in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes under the same conditions on Saturday. Posting six wins and…

McNeil Stakes to Suit Top Me Up

McNeil Stakes to Suit Top Me Up

Top Me Up has been drawn amongst a particularly talented field of eleven for Saturday’s Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield, but co-trainer Wayne Hawkes is confident a step-up in distance will play into the strengths of the classy three-year-old. Top Me Up is interestingly yet to break through for a maiden race win…

Hawkes Hopeful of Improved La Amistad in Andrew Ramsden Stakes

Hawkes Hopeful of Improved La Amistad in Andrew Ramsden Stakes

La Amistad appeared on track for a return to the winner’s circle before failing to produce anything of a turn of foot at Morphettville last weekend, but trainer Wayne Hawkes is hopeful the mare will produce over two miles in Saturday’s Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes at Flemington. Having jumped from the gates well, jockey Todd…

Zara Bay Up To BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Class

Zara Bay Up To BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes Class

Classy two-year-old Zara Bay undoubtedly faces the biggest test of her short racing career this weekend, however trainer Wayne Hawkes is confident she has the class to beat a talent-rich filed in the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) at Doomben. A filly by renowned sire Fastnet Rock, Zara Bay is out of Group…

Hawkes Happy with Our Boy Malachi Ahead of Doomben 10,000

Hawkes Happy with Our Boy Malachi Ahead of Doomben 10,000

Our Boy Malachi was forced to work hard over the early stages of the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) a fortnight ago before finishing a credible third, and co-trainer Wayne Hawkes is confident he will be more than a chance for success in Saturday’s Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) with a little more luck in…

Leebaz in Career Best Form Ahead of Doomben Cup

Leebaz in Career Best Form Ahead of Doomben Cup

Leebaz ran a close second to Streama in the 2014 Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) and co-trainer Wayne Hawkes is confident the talented gelding is in career-best form leading into the 2015 edition of the race on Saturday. Posting a commendable race record of seven wins and a further five minor through 17 career starts…

Chautauqua is the 2015 TJ Smith Stakes Winner

Chautauqua is the 2015 TJ Smith Stakes Winner

Talented Team Hawkes-trained sprinter Chautauqua has broken through for a maiden victory at the highest level on Day 1 of The Championships; eating up ground over the final 200m to beat Lord Of The Sky by a nose in the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m). Jumping from the gates only fairly, in-form hoop Tommy…

Chautauqua Will Bring ‘A’ Game to Newmarket Handicap 2015

Chautauqua Will Bring ‘A’ Game to Newmarket Handicap 2015

Wayne Hawkes may have come out yesterday stating Chautauqua is “not really a 1200-metre horse” but the four-year-old gelding remains the $3 favourite at to win the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m). Jockey Dwayne Dunn also believes the return to 1200 metres could help the gelding net his first Group One race win. Chautauqua is…

2015 Newmarket Handicap Field Features 9 Sprinters

2015 Newmarket Handicap Field Features 9 Sprinters

The 22 horses nominated for the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m), which is running at Flemington this Saturday, has been whittled down to just nine following the final field announcement on Wednesday morning. Perhaps some were put off by the presence of three of the world’s highest-rated sprinters with Lankan Rupee, Terravista, and Chautauqua all…

2015 Golden Slipper: Headwater “Doubtful”, Lake Geneva a “Live Chance”

2015 Golden Slipper: Headwater “Doubtful”, Lake Geneva a “Live Chance”

Headwater is the $11 third favourite in the Golden Slipper betting at but it’s doubtful that the Team Hawkes-trained colt will even make the race field on March 21. The two-year-old colt shot to the top of the futures betting after winning the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) on February 21 by two and…