FRIDAY: July 31, 2020: BRAD Widdup finished the racing year today in the same manner he started it – with a winner at Goulburn.
SUNDAY: July 12, 2020: IT wasn’t only the fact that Brad Widdup made it 40 wins for the season on home turf today which gave him special pleasure.
FRIDAY: July 10, 2020: A pair of three-year-olds both sold as yearlings in the same year but at vastly different prices will attract a lot of interest at Sunday’s Hawkesbury meeting.
THURSDAY: July 9, 2020: NOT even waywardness over the closing stages prevented Fenech from delivering another knockout blow to his rivals at Kembla Grange today.
TUESDAY: June 30, 2020: RAPID improver Vulpine is eating her way to success.
SUNDAY: June 28, 2020: BRAD Widdup is not one for self praise!
TUESDAY: June 23, 2020: SOMETIMES the cards fall the right way!
SATURDAY: June 20, 2020: JUST like his namesake, he delivered a knockout blow to his rivals.
SUNDAY: June 14, 2020: BRAD Widdup shakes his head in almost disbelief!
SUNDAY: May 31, 2020: THE opener at Kembla Grange and the closer at Rosehill Gardens!
SUNDAY: May 24, 2020: BRAD Widdup kept a “jump” ahead of his rivals to chalk up his 30th winner of the season at Goulburn today with a filly who in all likelihood was having her final start.
SUNDAY: May 17, 2020: ADELONG surely is an owner’s dream!
SUNDAY: April 26, 2020: BRAD Widdup clinched Hawkesbury’s 100th winner of the season at Gosford yesterday, and added to it with another success at Goulburn today.
FRIDAY: April 24, 2020: BRAD Widdup is banking on the “Boss magic” clinching him a belated autumn black type victory at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.
THURSDAY: April 16, 2020: BRAD Widdup is leaving nothing to chance in a bid to clinch a belated Sydney autumn carnival victory with Akari at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
THURSDAY: April 9, 2020: BRAD Widdup didn’t expect Carte Blanche to win “upside down” at Wyong today – and may have inadvertently found the best way to ride her!
FRIDAY: April 3, 2020: LEADING Hawkesbury trainer Brad Widdup has made an important gear change on Wheelhouse as he chases a “consolation” victory of sorts with the promising juvenile on his home track tomorrow.
SUNDAY: March 29, 2020: SIZE doesn’t matter!
WEDNESDAY: March 25, 2020: BRAD Widdup has opted to rely on perennial placegetter Uprise on his home track at Hawkesbury tomorrow, and considers he is well placed to finally shed his maiden status.
SUNDAY: March 22, 2020: HAWKESBURY’S leading trainer Brad Widdup wasn’t able to be at Albury today to celebrate his father Pat’s 80th birthday in person.
THURSDAY: March 12, 2020: BRAD Widdup’s Goulburn success today was the 120th of his career – and he hopes to build on that with a Group 3 breakthrough in his home State at Kembla Grange tomorrow.
TUESDAY: March 3, 2020: HAWKESBURY’S leading trainer Brad Widdup is confident Icebath can make her mark in black type company.
THURSDAY: February 27, 2020: ALL’S well that ends well!
MONDAY: February 17, 2020: THE transfer of today’s scheduled Cessnock meeting to the Beaumont track at Newcastle proved a bonus for Brad Widdup.
SUNDAY: February 9, 2020: HAWKESBURY’S leading trainer Brad Widdup missed seeing his $31 roughie Lady Tavista break through at Newcastle yesterday, but took great pleasure from the result nonetheless.
TUESDAY: February 4, 2020: THE market got it all wrong!
WEDNESDAY: January 22, 2020: HAWKESBURY apprentice Qin Yong is on the move in more ways than one.
SUNDAY: January 5, 2020: RARE Episode continues to be a wonderful advertisement for the stable of Hawkesbury’s leading trainer Brad Widdup.
MONDAY: December 30, 2019: HAWKESBURY apprentice Qin Yong is on a roll.
SUNDAY: December 29, 2019: BRAD Widdup has an eye to the future with Friday’s Canberra debut winner Showtime Lady and yesterday’s narrow Royal Randwick runner-up Switched.
THURSDAY: December 26, 2019: BRAD Widdup could never have envisaged an unraced filly he was asked to train earlier this year after being bought online for only $10,000 could win her first three starts.
SUNDAY: December 15, 2019: ONE was expected and the other a little unexpected…but it added up to a weekend double for Hawkesbury’s leading trainer Brad Widdup.
SUNDAY: December 8, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainers travelled far and wide at the weekend to collect four races.
THURSDAY: November 28, 2019: BRAD Widdup took a phone call “out of the blue” some months back asking if he would train an unraced Medaglia D’Oro three-year-old filly.
MONDAY: November 18, 2019: THERE was “friendly rivalry” between Hawkesbury trainers Karen Outtrim and Garry Frazer at Bathurst last Saturday.
TUESDAY: November 5, 2019: AS a young lad growing up at Albury, Brad Widdup used to watch the feature races and dream of being on the big stage himself at Flemington one day.
SUNDAY: November 3, 2019: THERE could not have been a more fitting outcome.
WEDNESDAY: October 30, 2019: BRAD Widdup pulled the right rein with today’s Hawkesbury winner Switched, then headed to Melbourne to put the finishing touches to his first Melbourne Cup Day runner at Flemington.
SUNDAY: October 20, 2019: BATHURST one day, Royal Randwick the next…..and now for fabulous Flemington!
SUNDAY: October 13, 2019: DANIEL Robinson has a promising horse on his hands – and intends to look after him.
THURSDAY: October 10, 2019: TALENTED Hawkesbury filly Akari may get another chance to earn black type following a splendid performance to shed her maiden status at Wyong today.
MONDAY: September 30, 2019: HAWKESBURY’S leading trainer Brad Widdup put an end to an exasperating month when lightly-raced filly Birdy broke through at Bathurst yesterday.
TUESDAY: August 27, 2019: BRAD Widdup’s success with Nevada Sunrise at Bathurst yesterday rekindled an “old” Brisbane connection.
SUNDAY: August 25, 2019: BRAD Widdup’s new racing colours could not have got a more fitting airing at Nowra today – thanks to a “sizzling” performance from a lightly-raced colt.
THURSDAY: August 22, 2019: BRAD Widdup was both pleased and relieved to see his promising filly Darling Point break through at Hawkesbury today – but is not getting carried away just yet.
WEDNESDAY: August 21, 2019: HALL Of Famer Glen Boss hopes to turn back the clock more than two decades when he rides Love Shack Baby in tomorrow’s $150,000 Polytrack Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury.
SUNDAY: August 18, 2019: QIN Yong has resurrected his Australian riding career and is off and running.
MONDAY: August 12, 2019: HAWKESBURY’S leading trainer Brad Widdup is edging closer to a century of career winners.
SUNDAY: July 21, 2019: THE margin aside, Islands’ impressive victory at Kembla Grange yesterday didn’t surprise her trainer Brad Widdup at all.
THURSDAY: July 18, 2019: THERE was extra significance in Brad Widdup’s 40th success of the season when Rare Episode clinched a city breakthrough at Warwick Farm yesterday.
FRIDAY: July 12, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Jason Attard has drawn an interesting parallel between his two runners in the same race at his home track’s final meeting of the season on Sunday.
SUNDAY: BRAD Widdup sprang a $101 surprise on punters at Newcastle yesterday – but Hawkesbury’s leading trainer wasn’t shocked.
WEDNESDAY: July 3, 2019: KEVIN Moses is a realist.
TUESDAY: June 25, 2019: SHE is the smallest horse in Brad Widdup’s stable, but there’s no doubting her toughness.
MONDAY: June 24, 2019: BRAD Widdup is banking on a gear change aiding a promising two-year-old filly to “fly” at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
SUNDAY: June 9, 2019: IT’S been a breakout year for Philippe and Tara Vigouroux – and it got better on their home track at Hawkesbury today.
SUNDAY: June 2, 2019: YOU’RE only as good as your next performance!
TUESDAY: May 21, 2019: BRAD Widdup had a number of reasons to celebrate his first quinella of the season at Kembla Grange today.
TUESDAY: May 14, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer is hoping it’s a case of Group 1 déjà vu at Morphettville on Saturday.
MONDAY: May 13, 2019: BRAD Widdup could be excused if he was starting to go “nuts” about his lightly-raced unbeaten mare Love My Cashews.
THURSDAY: May 9, 2019: BRAD Widdup made it 31 wins for the season on his home track today as he readied himself for another crack at boom filly Libertini at Scone’s stand alone meeting on Saturday.
THURSDAY: April 25, 2019: BRAD Widdup made it 30 wins for the season today with a debutant at Gosford – and now hopes to “break” into the winning list at his home track’s big meeting.
MONDAY: April 15, 2019: BRAD Widdup has no doubt Sally’s Day will be hard to beat at Hawkesbury tomorrow if she replicates her trial form.
SUNDAY: April 14, 2019: EASTER came early for Hawkesbury trainers over the weekend.
SATURDAY: April 13, 2019: ORANGE holds a special place in Garry White’s racing career – and it’s easy to understand why.
TUESDAY: April 9, 2019: YOU win some, you lose some!
MONDAY: April 8, 2019: NOTHING breeds success like success!
SUNDAY: March 31, 2019: IT never rains but it pours. Winners, that is.
SUNDAY: March 24, 2019: A Brad Widdup double led a quintet at Orange today for Hawkesbury trainers to crack a century of winners for the season.
TUESDAY: March 5, 2019: THE “girls” are having a whale of a time with Ragazze!
WEDNESDAY: February 20, 2019: TRAINERS Mark Newnham and Brad Widdup might be rivals in Hawkesbury’s season opener tomorrow – but are in total agreement on one point.
SUNDAY: January 27, 2019: JUNGLIZED wins his third city race, Wonderbabe is on track for the $1m Inglis Sprint and Sandbar to trial again at Rosehill Gardens on Tuesday.
THURSDAY: January 17, 2019: BRAD Widdup continued his excellent season by clinching his 22nd victory with a three-year-old Snitzel colt at Gosford today.
THURSDAY: December 27, 2018: BRAD Widdup is a man on a mission.
SUNDAY: December 23, 2018: IT’S a mighty long way from England’s famed Newmarket racing centre to Bathurst!
MONDAY: December 10, 2018: A double for Hawkesbury’s leading trainer Brad Widdup, a continuation of Team Vigouroux’s successful season and a superb training performance by Jamie Thomsen.
THURSDAY: December 6, 2018: BRAD Widdup could not have chosen a better assignment for lightly-raced Swelt to break through at Gosford today – and the colt ensured punters had no reason to be hot under the collar!
SUNDAY: December 2, 2018: HAWKESBURY’S Bernie Kelly clinched the biggest win of his training career when Bobbing brilliantly won yesterday’s $150,000 final of the inaugural Sky Racing Spring Provincial Series at Kembla Grange.
THURSDAY: November 29, 2018: BRAD WIDDUP can rest easily tonight.
SATURDAY: November 24, 2018: HAWKESBURY’S Richard Nutman produced a splendid training performance to score with beautifully-bred Meditate at Orange yesterday – but is in no hurry to win another race with her in the near future.
SUNDAY: November 18, 2018: PERTH’S summer carnival is out for Hawkesbury’s Spright – but instead she has another interstate mission in the pipeline next autumn.
SUNDAY: November 4, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup is winning the “battle” with a horse he took over from a leading Sydney stable earlier this year.
SUNDAY: October 28, 2018: SHE is well named and she can gallop.
SUNDAY: October 21, 2018: A pair of horses sold at the same yearling sale and a homebred provided Hawkesbury trainers with a treble on two tracks (Wyong and Nowra) today.
MONDAY: October 15, 2018: JASON Attard’s season breakthrough winners led a four-winner haul by Hawkesbury trainers at Orange today.
FRIDAY: October 12, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer has decided to skip a planned $500,000 assignment at Royal Randwick tomorrow with his classy mare Spright – and wait another week.
FRIDAY: October 5, 2018: AN impressive debutant and a “no frills horse” landed a Hawkesbury double at Gosford yesterday, taking the number of winners to 31 this season.
WEDNESDAY: October 3, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup is hoping Invictum Domina’s Kensington victory today leads to a Group breakthrough for him at week’s end.
MONDAY: September 24, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup and country riding ace Greg Ryan joined forces for the first time at Bathurst today – and enjoyed immediate success.
WEDNESDAY: September 19, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup at Warwick Farm today clinched his fourth city success this season – but there was both delight and frustration associated with the result.
WEDNESDAY: August 29, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup left Canterbury races today with both relief and contentment.
SUNDAY: August 26, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup is keen to give Saturday’s Rosehill Gardens winner Za Zi Ba her chance to clinch a black type victory at the same track on Saturday week.
SUNDAY: August 12, 2018: BRAD Widdup handled some champions during his lengthy stint with Crown Lodge, subsequently Darley and then Godolphin.
MONDAY: July 30, 2018: THE 2017-18 racing year is over for Hawkesbury trainer Brad Widdup and his apprentice Qin Yong – and what a season it has been for the pair!
SUNDAY: July 29, 2018: BRAD Widdup modestly says “it’s only a number”.
WEDNESDAY: July 18, 2018: BRAD Widdup is on the verge of “hitting” a half century.
SUNDAY: July 15, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainers are finishing the 2017-18 season with a flourish.
MONDAY: July 2, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainers aren’t the only ones getting amongst the spoils. So too are locally-based apprentices.
SUNDAY: July 1, 2018: IT was fitting that Brad Widdup should win with expensive filly Witherspoon at Newcastle yesterday.
SUNDAY: June 24, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer turned the Brisbane winter carnival clock back 23 years by winning with Spright at Doomben yesterday – and is now looking ahead to Sydney and Melbourne in the spring.
SUNDAY: June 10, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry White is enjoying his best season in six years in more ways than one.
FRIDAY: June 8, 2018: BROTHERS-IN-LAW Brad Widdup and Christian Reith have an extra incentive to score with cleverly-named youngster Yalanji at Hawkesbury on Sunday.
A decade of planning and astute preparation came to fruition on an unusually warm Winter's morning at Hawkesbury, with the first hoof prints embedded in the Polytrack training surface.
TUESDAY: May 22, 2018: HAWKESBURY apprentice Qin Yong earned high praise from talented country trainer Clint Lundholm after producing a superb winning ride at Wellington today.
SUNDAY: May 20, 2018: THERE’S no escaping the fact that Hawkesbury apprentice Qin Yong is making his mark a long way from his native country.
MONDAY: May 7, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup is banking on some rain to give him the opportunity to make a winning return to his former stamping ground on Saturday.
SUNDAY: May 6, 2018: CHINESE-born apprentice Qin Yong is certainly seeing plenty of the Australian countryside.
THURSDAY: April 26, 2018: TWELVE months ago Brad Widdup was a keen onlooker at Hawkesbury’s annual stand-alone meeting.
MONDAY: April 23, 2018: HAWKESBURY chief executive Greg Rudolph has hailed the “good depth in black type races” for his club’s $1.2m TAB stand-alone meeting on Saturday.
TUESDAY: April 17, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainers Garry White and Brad Widdup are on a roll – and so were punters there today.
THURSDAY: April 12, 2018: BRAD Widdup started Hawkesbury’s winning momentum this year on New Year’s Day – and added to it at Wyong today.
MONDAY: April 9, 2018: YOUNG Chinese jockey Qin Yong has come a mighty long way – and not just in terms of distance travelled.
WEDNESDAY: April 4, 2018: HAWKESBURY will have two representatives on Day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY: March 28, 2018: PROMISING three-year-old Dissolution at Warwick Farm today became Hawkesbury’s 60th winner this year.
MONDAY: March 26, 2018: THE Golden Slipper didn’t fit Sandbar, but Hawkesbury trainer Brad Widdup still continued on his winning way at the weekend and hopes to keep the momentum going at home tomorrow.
TUESDAY: March 20, 2018: SCOTT Singleton scored with a roughie and a favorite and provided an expatriate Englishman with an Aussie breakthrough as he led a Hawkesbury foursome at Bathurst today.
TUESDAY: March 20, 2018: THE Golden Slipper Stakes wasn’t even in Brad Widdup’s thoughts when he began his training career in the first week of April last year.
THURSDAY: March 15, 2018: THE quality of both Hawkesbury’s training facilities and its trainers has hit a new peak.
WEDNESDAY: March 14, 2018: BRAD Widdup clinched a first-up triumph with new acquisition Dissolution at Warwick Farm today, and now has set his sights on getting Sandbar into the Golden Slipper Stakes field.
FRIDAY: March 9, 2018: KRIS Lees has named Reach For Heaven as the pick of his Hawkesbury foursome in tomorrow’s $150,000 PolyTrack Provincial Championships qualifier.
MONDAY: March 5, 2018: NOEL Mayfield-Smith kicked off an Orange treble for Hawkesbury trainers today – and who could “deny” him this victory!
SUNDAY: March 4, 2018: IT was a “perfect” weekend for Hawkesbury’s Wanda Ings’ stable.
WEDNESDAY: February 21, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup gave punters an early “tip” last week for today’s impressive Canterbury winner Ridicule.
SUNDAY: February 11, 2018: THEY know each other well, so it was fitting that Hawkesbury trainers Brad Widdup and Matthew Vella each celebrated milestones yesterday – albeit at different tracks.
TUESDAY: January 30, 2018: IT was six of the best!
TUESDAY: January 9, 2018: THEY’RE both well travelled – and they made a winning team at Kempsey today.
A pair of horses purchased from his former employer Godolphin will lead Brad Widdup’s assault at Kembla Grange on Wednesday.
MONDAY: January 1, 2018: HAWKESBURY’S emerging trainer Brad Widdup celebrated the new year by winning his first race at Royal Randwick today.
SUNDAY: December 24, 2017: CHRISTMAS came early for Hawkesbury trainers Brad Widdup and Mitch Newman at yesterday’s Bathurst TAB meeting.
THURSDAY: December 21, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup had no hesitation holding We Have Lift Off on the launching pad by missing a home track engagement last Sunday.
SUNDAY: December 17, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Mitch Kearney’s wife Desiree has a keen eye for a horse.
FRIDAY: December 15, 2017: MARK Newnham had just taken out his trainer’s licence 18 months ago when prolific owner Frank Cook offered him a yearling filly “who would take time”.
SUNDAY: December 3, 2017: THEY’RE still a few months away, but the Provincial Championships are in the back of Wanda Ings’ mind.
WEDNESDAY: November 22, 2017: UNDERRATED Hawkesbury three-year-old Junglized may be hunting bigger “game” at the Gold Coast in January.
SATURDAY: November 11, 2017: LEADING Hawkesbury trainer Scott Singleton stopped the Bjorn Baker Bathurst blitz yesterday – and didn’t mind one bit!
THURSDAY: November 9, 2017: THREE local trainers ensured Godolphin’s James Cummings didn’t take all the spoils at today’s Lander Toyota Ladies Day Cup meeting at Hawkesbury.
WEDNESDAY: November 8, 2017: TALENTED Fabrizio has been set for a first-up tilt at tomorrow’s Lander Toyota Ladies Day Cup (1400m), bidding to maintain an unbeaten Hawkesbury record.
THURSDAY: October 26, 2017: JASON Attard almost pulled the pin when he went to inspect a filly with first-time clients Bruce and Di Spiteri.
WEDNESDAY: October 25, 2017: LEADING Hawkesbury trainer Scott Singleton has advised punters not to be concerned about a gear change on pre-post favorite Image Neat at his home meeting tomorrow.
SUNDAY: October 15, 2017: CESSNOCK, Kembla Grange and Gulargambone…..Hawkesbury’s weekend winners came from far and wide.
THURSDAY: October 5, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup made it 13 wins for the new season with another city success, this time at Canterbury yesterday.
MONDAY: October 2, 2017: ALL distances come alike to Hawkesbury trainer Brad Widdup.
SUNDAY: September 24, 2017: THE winners keep rolling in!
THURSDAY: September 21, 2017: WHO said 13 was unlucky?
TUESDAY: September 19, 2017: EXPERIENCED Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer wasn’t at all surprised by outsider Living Choice’s barnstorming Bathurst success today.
WEDNESDAY: September 6, 2017: Hawkesbury trainer Brad Widdup has been accumulating winners since launching his career only a few months ago.
THURSDAY: August 24, 2017: ONE is an established trainer coming off his best season to date. The other is a newcomer to the ranks who has made a blazing start.
SUNDAY: August 20, 2017: HAWKESBURY apprentice Chelsea Ings’ star is definitely on the rise.
THURSDAY: August 17, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup could not have wished for a better start to his career.
TUESDAY: August 8, 2017: THEY’RE keeping it in the family – and proving a pretty formidable team.
SUNDAY: July 30, 2017: IT was a day Brad Widdup and Wayne Austin will never forget.
TUESDAY: July 25, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup celebrated a provincial breakthrough at Wyong today – with the help of brother-in-law Christian Reith.
FRIDAY: July 14, 2017: APPRENTICE Blaike McDougall is hoping trainer Angela Davies can provide him with some “magic” at Hawkesbury’s final meeting of the season on Sunday.
SUNDAY: July 9, 2017: HAWKESBURY apprentice Chelsea Ings notched a milestone at Dubbo yesterday with the 20th win of her career.