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2015 Maurice McCarten Stakes Nominations Feature Chautauqua

2015 Maurice McCarten Stakes Nominations Feature Chautauqua

The Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained star sprinter Chautauqua features in the Maurice McCarten Stakes 2015 nominations in Sydney as a Plan B this Saturday. There are just 10 sprinters making up the early entries for this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Smooth FM Maurice McCarten Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on Coolmore Classic Day. The…

2015 Newmarket Handicap Favourites Enjoy Jumpouts

2015 Newmarket Handicap Favourites Enjoy Jumpouts

Both Chautauqua and Brazen Beau enjoyed jumpout success at Flemington this morning (Friday) in preparation for the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) next Saturday. Chautauqua is the $3.20 favourite in the Newmarket Handicap futures betting at while Brazen Beau is on the third line of betting with odds of $5.50. The Team Hawkes-trained Chautauqua won…

Chautauqua Wins 2015 Rubiton Stakes

Chautauqua Wins 2015 Rubiton Stakes

The world’s second-highest rated sprinter Chautauqua has returned to racing in typically slick style at Caulfield this afternoon, kicking well in the final straight to comfortably win the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m). Jumping from the gates well, jockey Dwayne Dunn settled Chautauqua towards the rear of the field of ten, on the rails, allowing…

Onerous Stakes 2015 Australian Guineas Claims

Onerous Stakes 2015 Australian Guineas Claims

This Saturday at Sandown the Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained Onerous will be put to the test in a three-year-olds showdown that could earn him a shot at the Australian Guineas 2015 this Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Only nine young guns remain in the mix for the $80,000 William Hill Plate (1300m) at the weekend’s…

Newmarket Handicap 2015 Target for Chautauqua

Newmarket Handicap 2015 Target for Chautauqua

The 2015 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington Racecourse in mid-March is confirmed as a Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival target for the Hawkes Racing-trained sprint star Chautauqua. The Encosta De Lago four-year-old will be kept on a separate path early during the autumn from his undefeated stablemate Deep Field at all costs according to co-trainer Wayne Hawkes….

2015 Lightning Stakes Option for Retiring Deep Field

2015 Lightning Stakes Option for Retiring Deep Field

Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes has named the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes 2015 in Melbourne as one of a host of options the team is considering for undefeated sprinter Deep Field who is likely to retire at the end of this campaign. The Northern Meteor four-year-old has won all five of his career starts to date most…

Tough Magic Millions Classic Test for Surf Seeker in Wet

Tough Magic Millions Classic Test for Surf Seeker in Wet

Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes is at a loss to predict how the stable’s 2015 Magic Millions 2YO Classic representative Surf Seeker will handle a wide barrier and rain-affected Gold Coast track in Queensland this weekend. One of a capacity field of youngsters tackling the $2 million Jeep Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) on Saturday, Wanted colt…

No Blue Diamond for 2015 Golden Slipper-Bound Headwater

No Blue Diamond for 2015 Golden Slipper-Bound Headwater

After being the most notable omission from this week’s Blue Diamond Stakes second declarations the Hawkes Racing-trained Headwater will now focus solely on a Golden Slipper 2015 campaign in the autumn. Close to 200 two-year-olds were paid up for on Tuesday at the latest declaration stage for the $1 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) running…

Deep Field Rounds Out Derby Day with Salinger Stakes Victory

Deep Field Rounds Out Derby Day with Salinger Stakes Victory

Resounding pre-post favourite Deep Field has continued his perfect career start at Flemington this afternoon, kicking well over the last 200m to win the Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) by a comfortable length. Jumping from the gates well, the Northern Meteor entire immediately ran to the fore of the pack, maintaining a strong pace and…

La Amistad Will Run 2014 Melbourne Cup if She Wins Lexus Stakes

La Amistad Will Run 2014 Melbourne Cup if She Wins Lexus Stakes

It has been confirmed that La Amistad, the three-quarter sister of the great Makybe Diva, will take the field in the 2014 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday is she wins the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) tomorrow and aim to follow in her famous sister’s footsteps. The five-year-old mare is at No.26 on the Melbourne Cup…