MONDAY: April 22, 2019: NOMINATIONS for six races – including the three feature events – have been extended for Hawkesbury’s TAB Stand Alone Saturday meeting this weekend.
SUNDAY: April 21, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton claimed an unusual double today with a horse who cheated retirement and a young filly who looks capable of going further in her career.
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.
SUNDAY: April 14, 2019: A chat with the RacingNSW handicapper will help determine whether provincial king Bobbing takes on open company in the Group 3 Livamol Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) on Saturday week.
SATURDAY: April 13, 2019: ORANGE holds a special place in Garry White’s racing career – and it’s easy to understand why.
THURSDAY: April 11, 2019: JASON Attard described him as “a bit of a blockhead” but special all the same.
Hawkesbury Race Club is proud to announce its recent partnership with internationally-renowned equine facility developer, Killahy Equine who will be joining the line-up in the prestigious Hawkesbury Race Club’s 14th TAB Stand Alone Saturday.
FATE works in mysterious ways.
TUESDAY: April 9, 2019: YOU win some, you lose some!
MONDAY: April 8, 2019: NOTHING breeds success like success!
SUNDAY: April 7, 2019: ONE OF Brooke Somers’ owners joked that she has covered “more ground than the Leyland Brothers” over the weekend.
SUNDAY: April 7, 2019: OUT Hawkesbury way, they’re calling him the “longshot king”!
SUNDAY: March 31, 2019: IT never rains but it pours. Winners, that is.
SUNDAY: March 31, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Bernie Kelly has both a good horse and a sense of humour.
WEDNESDAY: March 27, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Jamie Thomsen is confident Shadow Flight’s home track assignment tomorrow will be a stepping stone to handling longer essays.
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.
SUNDAY: March 24, 2019: ANOTHER outstanding interstate performance has trainer Garry Frazer contemplating giving Spright another shot at Group 1 glory at Royal Randwick on Saturday week.
MONDAY: March 18, 2019: SYDNEY’S wet weather has influenced a trip to Melbourne for Spright to chase Group 1 glory at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
SUNDAY: March 17, 2019: LIGHTLY-RACED Hawkesbury mare Meditate’s impressive Bathurst victory today has earned her a shot at provincial grade with a future city assignment in the offing.
FRIDAY: March 8, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry White rates Dunatun the “toughest horse I have put a bridle on” and feels he is in a suitable race to regain winning form on his home track on Monday.
TUESDAY: March 5, 2019: THE “girls” are having a whale of a time with Ragazze!
FRIDAY: March 1, 2019: TRAINER Garry Frazer has scrapped VRC Newmarket Handicap plans for Spright and instead is focusing on another interstate Group 1 assignment.
SUNDAY: February 24, 2019: WYONG trainer Kim Waugh already has two spots in the $500,000 PolyTrack Provincial Championships Final – and hopes to clinch a third at Newcastle on Saturday week.
SUNDAY: February 24, 2019: SPRIGHT’S luckless fifth in yesterday’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield has earned the classy Hawkesbury mare a shot at another Melbourne feature sprint – the $1.25m VRC Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.
FRIDAY: February 22, 2019: KRIS Lees is on the “road” again chasing another PolyTrack Provincial Championships, beginning at Hawkesbury on Sunday.
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.
MONDAY: February 18, 2019: IT’S no bull! Terry Croft is back in the winning list.
SUNDAY: February 17, 2019: CLASSY Hawkesbury mare Spright will have a new rider when she chases Group 1 glory at Caulfield on Saturday.
TUESDAY: February 12, 2019: JOSEPH Khalifeh at Queanbeyan yesterday added his name to the list of successful Hawkesbury trainers this season.
TUESDAY: January 29, 2019: REIBY RHYMER’S $101 upset at Bathurst today shocked punters – but not entirely her trainer Jason Attard.
TUESDAY: January 29, 2019: WINX might have been the cynosure of eyes at Rosehill Gardens trials this morning, but it was Spright who was the apple of her trainer Garry Frazer’s eye.
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.
SUNDAY: January 20, 2018: HAWKESBURY apprentices Chelsea Ings and Qin Yong were in the winning list at today’s Cowra Cup meeting.
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.
WEDNESDAY: January 16, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry White is on a hot streak this week – and it may not be over yet!
MONDAY: January 14, 2019: WHAT a difference a day makes!
TUESDAY: January 8, 2019: HAWKESBURY gelding Undaoaf is no one-track pony.
SUNDAY: January 6, 2019: NEARING the first anniversary of his breakthrough as a trainer, Hawkesbury’s Craig Weeding was back in the winning list at Tamworth last Friday.
TUESDAY: January 1, 2019: OUT with the old and in with the new!
SUNDAY: December 30, 2018: “SHE is flying”.
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 17, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton laid the plan – and jockey Jess Taylor carried it out to the letter.
SUNDAY: December 16, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Matthew Vella was confident beforehand that punters had it wrong with his two runners in the same race on his home track today – and so it proved!
FRIDAY: December 14, 2018: MELBOURNE co-trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace are chasing another provincial “hit” at Hawkesbury on Sunday, this time with Roland Garros.
TUESDAY: December 11, 2018: WHO says sentiment plays no part in the tough world of thoroughbred racing?
Hawkesbury trainer Mitch Newman could certainly be excused for being emotional when Not A Sound won for him at Dubbo yesterday at only her second start since joining his stable.
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.
FRIDAY: December 7, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer hasn’t lost faith in Playard – and says punters shouldn’t either!
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.
SUNDAY: November 25, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainers are on a roll!
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.
THURSDAY: November 22, 2018: NICCIROSE a definite starter at home……but a Stock Up run up in the air.
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.
TUESDAY: November 13, 2018: TRAINER David Payne didn’t hesitate to approach stewards to successfully gain permission for Momentum To Win to carry 0.5kg above his allotted weight at tomorrow’s midweek meeting at Hawkesbury.
SUNDAY: November 11, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainers have racked up a half century of winners in just over the first three months of the new season.
THURSDAY: November 8, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer is hoping it will be a case of “third time lucky” with Spright at Flemington on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY: November 7, 2018: TRACK form and an excellent second-up record points to Fabrizio being hard to beat in tomorrow’s Listed Lander Toyota Ladies Day Cup (1400m) at Hawkesbury.
TUESDAY: November 6, 2018: WELL-BRED four-year-old Son Of a Fox is back “home” – and back in the winning list.
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 28, 2018: CLASSY Hawkesbury mare Spright is coming home but will soon be off on another Group 1 adventure – this time to Perth.
THURSDAY: October 25, 2018: TRAINERS Scott Singleton, Garry White and Team Vigouroux each clinched their fifth winner of the season to post a treble for the “home team” at Hawkesbury today.
WEDNESDAY: October 24, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton is unconcerned that his promising mare Stock Up has missed lead-up trials to her resumption on her home track tomorrow.
TUESDAY: October 23, 2018: AN outside barrier hasn’t dimmed Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer’s confidence in Spright’s Group 1 prospects at Moonee Valley on Friday night.
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.
SUNDAY: October 14, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Jamie Thomsen has won five races with stable flag-bearer Shadow Flight this year – and is confident there are more to come.
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.
SATURDAY: October 6, 2018: TOMORROW’S scheduled meeting at Hawkesbury has been postponed.
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.
WEDNESDAY: October 3, 2018: THE “presents” keep coming for popular Hawkesbury Race Club chairman Ken Quigley.
MONDAY: October 1, 2018: STAR Hawkesbury mare Spright is back home after a career-best interstate performance to prepare for a crack at The Everest “consolation” at Royal Randwick on Saturday week.
THURSDAY: September 27, 2018: NOEL Mayfield-Smith couldn’t recall the last time he clinched a double – and hopes it is the start of better fortune ahead for his stable.
WEDNESDAY: September 26, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton considers it is “the right time” to make an important gear change on his sole runner at tomorrow’s home meeting.
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.
SUNDAY: September 23, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Bernie Kelly understandably took extra satisfaction from his lightly-raced gelding Bobbing’s Wyong victory today.
THURSDAY: September 20, 2018: IT’S been nearly two decades since respected Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer and gun Melbourne jockey Damien Oliver shared a Group 1 triumph.
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: September 19, 2018: HAWKESBURY co-trainers Mitchell and Desiree Kearney are content to “fish in the shallows” – at least for now - with first-upper Spin Bowles on their home track tomorrow.
SUNDAY: September 16, 2018: THEY headed off in different directions – and each returned home with a last race victory today to cap a brilliant weekend for Hawkesbury trainers.
SUNDAY: September 16, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry White reckons former Queensland mare Royal Hootenanny and his apprentice Ashleigh Borg go together “like fish and chips”.
MONDAY: September 3, 2018: IT was a day of “firsts” for Hawkesbury trainer Peter Green and his apprentice Simone Vella at Taree today.
SUNDAY: September 2, 2018: CRAIG Weeding’s provincial breakthrough on his home track at Hawkesbury yesterday carried extra significance.
FRIDAY: August 31, 2018: MARK Newnham is the first to admit that lightly-raced four-year-old Righteousnesss has “a few quirks” and has been a challenge during his brief time in the training ranks.
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.
WEDNESDAY: August 22, 2018: TRAINER John Thompson has gone inside the camp to try and “gun down” the Chris Waller army in tomorrow’s $150,000 Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury.
TUESDAY: August 21, 2018: SYDNEY’S training supremo Chris Waller has nearly half the capacity field of 16 in Thursday’s $150,000 PolyTrack Rowley Mile (1600m) at Hawkesbury.
SUNDAY: August 12, 2018: BRAD Widdup handled some champions during his lengthy stint with Crown Lodge, subsequently Darley and then Godolphin.
SUNDAY: August 12, 2018: HAWKESBURY mare Royal Hootenanny’s form surge has delayed her impending retirement to stud – at least for the time being.
SUNDAY: August 5, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry White is on a hot streak and contemplating loftier goals with yesterday’s Royal Randwick winner Letter To Juliette.
THURSDAY: August 2, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry White isn’t resting on his laurels.
WEDNESDAY: August 1, 2018: CANBERRA trainer Darryl Rolfe can’t exactly remember the last time he raced a horse at Hawkesbury.
TUESDAY: July 31, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainers Scott Singleton and Garry White completed successful seasons with wins at the Cessnock meeting conducted at Newcastle today.
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”.
THURSDAY: July 26, 2018: HER name means love letter and bookmakers were glad she put her stamp on the Maiden Handicap (1300m) at Kembla Grange today.
TUESDAY: July 24, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainers Wayne Austin and Jason Attard’s Goulburn successes yesterday were timely.
WEDNESDAY: July 18, 2018: BRAD Widdup is on the verge of “hitting” a half century.
Following the opening of the highly regarded Polytrack at Hawkesbury Race Club last month, the club has been further buoyed by the announcement of a major sponsorship with the global track company’s founder and parent company, Martin Collins Enterprises.
MONDAY: July 16, 2018: MITCH Kearney and Josh Henderson are “driving” home success together.
SUNDAY: July 15, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainers are finishing the 2017-18 season with a flourish.
FRIDAY: July 13, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Jason Attard has no qualms about Kiarra Rose handling 1800m “first-up” at his home track’s final meeting of the season on Sunday.
SUNDAY: July 8, 2018: YOUNG Hawkesbury trainer Craig Weeding is on a roll with his small team, and hopes to maintain the momentum at Kembla Grange on Thursday.
THURSDAY: July 5, 2018: HE’S done a blinkin’ good job!
WEDNESDAY: July 4, 2018: HE was named after a well-known former American professional wrestler and is out to “tag” his trainer’s first Hawkesbury winner tomorrow.
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.
TUESDAY: June 26, 2018: SHE’S a little racer allright – and a beauty at that!
MONDAY: June 25, 2018: THE family that works together wins together!
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 24, 2018: PATIENCE is a virtue – and Jason Attard ensures he applies it to his training methods.
THURSDAY: June 21, 2018: THE “old firm” was back in winning touch at Hawkesbury today, and trainer Garry Frazer hopes he can turn it into an even bigger success with Spright at Doomben on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY: June 20, 2018: HAWKESBURY hobby trainer JASON Clisby missed his young sprinter Avago Boy’s home track win last time – but will be back on course tomorrow for hopefully a repeat performance.
SUNDAY: June 17, 2018: HAWKESBURY-based former South Australian apprentice Brandon Griffiths has made a winning start in his adopted State.
FRIDAY: June 15, 2018: IT’S taken a while, but Mitch Newman is confident he has finally worked out Miss Casier.
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.
MONDAY: June 4, 2018: Run a Bathurst meeting and it’s odds on you will get a Hawkesbury winner ….. or two, three or even four.
THURSDAY: May 31, 2018: THEY are partners in life and in racing – and took extra special satisfaction in winning with Spin Bowles at Gosford today.
THURSDAY: May 24, 2018: JASON Attard couldn’t believe his eyes when Kiarra Rose was tailed off 61 lengths from the winner in a Kembla Grange race in early March.
WEDNESDAY: May 23, 2018: EXPERIENCED Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer is hoping his home track meeting tomorrow will be the start of a big couple of days for the stable.
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.
THURSDAY: May 17, 2018: NOEL Mayfield-Smith kept the faith – and was rewarded when Muse broke through at his 12th start at Kembla Grange today.
WEDNESDAY: May 9, 2018: TALENTED young trainer Clare Cunningham is hoping a last-minute decision will bring a change of Hawkesbury fortunes tomorrow for both her and her sole representative.
TUESDAY: May 8, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry White is tempted to “strike while the iron’s hot” with today’s impressive Newcastle winner And So It Goes.
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.
FRIDAY: April 27, 2018: HAWKESBURY’S TAB Clarendon Stakes for two-year-olds often uncovers a young horse of the future.
THURSDAY: April 26, 2018: AUSTRALIA’S winningest jockey Robert Thompson is “working hard” to clinch his first Hawkesbury winner in six years at Saturday’s TAB stand-alone meeting.
THURSDAY: April 26, 2018: TWELVE months ago Brad Widdup was a keen onlooker at Hawkesbury’s annual stand-alone meeting.
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton went into “battle” on Anzac Day with runners at three different venues – and came up a winner.
Hawkesbury Race Club 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.
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.
MONDAY: April 16, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton expects to confirm Concessions as an addition to his stand alone team after she steps up in distance on her home track tomorrow.
SUNDAY: April 15, 2018: IT might not have been Winx-like, but Hawkesbury trainer Garry White “wrote” his own piece of history at Orange last Friday.
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.
SUNDAY: April 8, 2018: HAWKESBURY longshot My Little Racer might have shocked punters with her $41 debut win at Taree yesterday – but not her trainer.
THURSDAY: April 5 2018: IT’S been an egg-cellent Easter week for Hawkesbury trainer Garry White.
WEDNESDAY: April 4, 2018: HAWKESBURY will have two representatives on Day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY: April 4, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton is headed for his best ever season at home, and has given an interesting pointer to the pick of his trio of runners in a TAB quaddie leg there tomorrow.
SUNDAY: April 1, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer’s son Jordan gave his father an early confidence boost for Spright’s resumption at Rosehill Gardens yesterday.
THURSDAY: March 29, 2018: GARRY White had all but given up on the home turn and Corey Brown thought he had been beaten on the post.
WEDNESDAY: March 28, 2018: PROMISING three-year-old Dissolution at Warwick Farm today became Hawkesbury’s 60th winner this year.
Who could deny them?
MONDAY: March 26, 2018: SIMONE Vella’s previous experience as an approved rider won her a first time Goulburn booking today – and it paid off.
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.
SUNDAY: March 18, 2018: TRAINER Mike Van Gestel is heading back to Kembla Grange on Saturday to try and clinch Hawkesbury a second Polytrack Provincial Championships Final representative.
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.
MONDAY: March 12, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Rebecca Brewer never took part in a two-horse race when she rode under her maiden name (Mawdsley) and neither had apprentice Alena Skerritt.
SUNDAY: March 11, 2018: It was fitting that Jaxim should break his maiden status for local trainer Scott Singleton on Hawkesbury’s PolyTrack Provincial Championships Qualifier day at home yesterday.
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.
A brilliant race meeting deserves a brilliant soundtrack to merge atmosphere with action, and this year’s PolyTrack Provincial Championships Qualifier at Hawkesbury on Saturday week, March 10, will host a live performance by the globally acclaimed dance music DJs, The Potbelleez!
As one of Australia’s most successful race series, it is fitting that one of Australia’s most successful music acts will highlight a superb day of racing at Hawkesbury.
WEDNESDAY: February 21, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Brad Widdup gave punters an early “tip” last week for today’s impressive Canterbury winner Ridicule.
MONDAY: February 19, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Mike Van Gestel recalled jockey Blake Spriggs for Cheeky Bella at Bathurst today – and he didn’t let him down.
SUNDAY: February 18, 2018: ANOTHER six of the best for the second time in a few weeks!
SUNDAY: February 18, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer had an express purpose in going bush yesterday with his handy stayer Go Benny – and it worked.
MONDAY: February 12, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainers are on a roll – and Brooke Somers joined the winning queue at Goulburn today.
MONDAY: February 12, 2018: STABLE star Generalissimo resumes this weekend, but Hawkesbury trainer Garry White’s immediate focus is on his home track meeting tomorrow.
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.
SUNDAY: February 11, 2018: HUSBAND and wife Mitchell and Desiree Kearney won’t forget the annual Legends Showcase meeting at Bathurst.
TUESDAY: February 6, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Peter Green’s racing wheel is spinning in the right direction.
SUNDAY: February 4, 2018: IT may not have been the hallowed turf of Royal Randwick, but it mattered little to Michael Wade.
THURSDAY: February 1, 2018: JANUARY might have gone by the wayside – but Hawkesbury winners certainly haven’t!
TUESDAY: January 30, 2018: IT was six of the best!
SUNDAY: January 28, 2018: EVERY trainer never forgets their first winner.
WEDNESDAY: January 24, 2018: THEY may have been nearly five and a half years apart, but there was a certain déjà vu about another Garry White scene-stealing performance on his home track today.
TUESDAY: January 23, 2018: HAWKESBURY opens the curtain on a new racing year tomorrow; giving two jockeys on the move the opportunity to take centre stage.
MONDAY: January 22, 2018: IT’S not often Hawkesbury trainers don’t figure in the winning list at Bathurst meetings - and it was no different today with three of them tasting success.
SUNDAY: January 21, 2018: IT was no aberration! Hawkesbury’s Brad Widdup kept his stellar debut full season going by training a weekend treble – all on different tracks.
SUNDAY: January 14, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton turned back the clock at Wellington today.
SATURDAY: January 13, 2018: THERE were celebrations all round when Hawkesbury four-year-old Whanau Force cracked it for his first win at Port Macquarie yesterday.
TUESDAY: January 9, 2018: THEY’RE both well travelled – and they made a winning team at Kempsey today.
MONDAY: January 8, 2018: TALK about keeping it in the family!
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 31, 2017: JAMIE Thomsen ended 2017 in winning style at Scone yesterday and hopes to begin the new year by causing an upset with his first runner at Royal Randwick tomorrow.
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”.
WEDNESDAY: December 13, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton could have taken Poet’s Advocate to the bush yesterday and run him at Orange.
TUESDAY: December 12, 2017: YOUNG Hawkesbury trainers Mitch Newman and Jason Attard are on a roll.
SUNDAY: December 10, 2017: IT’S never easy following in “big brother’s” hoofbeats when he can boast five Group 1 victories.
FRIDAY: December 8, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Mitch Newman went within centimetres of his first provincial double at Gosford yesterday – but it was still a week to remember.
FRIDAY: December 8, 2017: AN excellent trackwork report has boosted Hawkesbury trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith’s hopes of clinching another victory with On Angels Wings at Sunday’s home meeting.
TUESDAY: December 5, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Mitch Newman is in no hurry with his “dainty filly” Supreme Escape, who notched another win at Orange today.
SUNDAY: December 3, 2017: THEY’RE still a few months away, but the Provincial Championships are in the back of Wanda Ings’ mind.
MONDAY: November 27, 2015: ROOKIE Hawkesbury trainer Peter Green won’t forget the annual Bong Bong Cup picnic meeting.
THURSDAY: November 23, 2017: THEY won the opening two races and then the last….but not with the horse punters had expected!
WEDNESDAY: November 22, 2017: UNDERRATED Hawkesbury three-year-old Junglized may be hunting bigger “game” at the Gold Coast in January.
WEDNESDAY, November 22, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Jason Attard says staying prospect As I Do is in a “very winnable race” at home tomorrow.
SUNDAY: November 19, 2017: PATIENCE is a virtue – and Mitch Newman certainly has it.
TUESDAY: November 14, 2017: CHRIS Munce returns to Sydney racing in a different role tomorrow on a track where he has enjoyed great success.
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.
TUESDAY: November 7, 2017: IT wasn’t Flemington, but Hawkesbury trainer Jamie Thomsen still had a “picnic” on Melbourne Cup day.
MONDAY: October 30, 2017: HAWKESBURY now can boast four black type races on its feature Saturday stand-alone program.
SUNDAY: October 29, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainers Scott Singleton and Garry Frazer notched early wins at Bathurst last Friday….and just as well!
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.
TUESDAY: October 24, 2017: HE calls his business Super Newman Racing.
SUNDAY: October 22, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer has been in racing long enough to know all about handling the game’s ups and downs.
TUESDAY: October 17, 2017:
SUNDAY: October 15, 2017: CESSNOCK, Kembla Grange and Gulargambone…..Hawkesbury’s weekend winners came from far and wide.
TUESDAY: October 10, 2017: A weekend treble, another success at Queanbeyan today……and Scott Singleton’s winning momentum may not be over yet.
SUNDAY: October 8, 2017: LEADING Hawkesbury trainer Scott Singleton on his home track today completed a weekend he wouldn’t mind repeating any time.
FRIDAY: October 6, 2017: LEADING Newcastle trainer Kris Lees is confident his recent successful country debutants are ready for the next step to provincial company at Hawkesbury on Sunday.
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.
HAWKESBURY trainers Garry Frazer and Jason Attard both know what it takes to produce horses fit enough to make their presence felt when resuming.
TUESDAY: October 3, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainers Garry Frazer and Jason Attard both know what it takes to produce horses fit enough to make their presence felt when resuming.
MONDAY: October 2, 2017: ALL distances come alike to Hawkesbury trainer Brad Widdup.
THURSDAY: September 28, 2017: THERE was drama aplenty, but none of it worried Hawkesbury trainer Terry Croft on his home track today.
WEDNESDAY: September 27, 2017: IT’S second time around for Bathurst trainer Dean Mirfin, who is understandably keen to break back into the provincial spotlight at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
SUNDAY: September 24, 2017: THE winners keep rolling in!
THURSDAY: September 21, 2017: WHO said 13 was unlucky?
WEDNESDAY: September 20, 2017: BY his own admission, Hawkesbury hasn’t been the happiest hunting ground for trainer Todd Howlett.
TUESDAY: September 19, 2017: EXPERIENCED Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer wasn’t at all surprised by outsider Living Choice’s barnstorming Bathurst success today.
SUNDAY: September 17, 2017: IT wasn’t the Dubbo Gold Cup, but Brooke Somers was just as happy as if she had won the feature event.
TUESDAY: September 12, 2017: CLASSY Hawkesbury sprinter Spright is ready to embark on a new campaign as a “stronger mare”.
MONDAY: September 11, 2017: TOUGH Hawkesbury mare Oakwood Lady defied a distance doubt to clinch back to back wins at Queanbeyan today, at her 50th start.
SUNDAY: September 10, 2017: ANOTHER weekend……more road trips……and more winners.
WEDNESDAY: September 6, 2017: Hawkesbury trainer Brad Widdup has been accumulating winners since launching his career only a few months ago.
TUESDAY: September 5, 2017: LEADING Hawkesbury trainer Scott Singleton and jockey Bobby El-Issa cemented a special bond, at Mudgee on Sunday.
TUESDAY: August 29, 2017: THERE was more than a touch of irony to Hawkesbury apprentice Chelsea Ings’ continuing success, at Tamworth today.
SUNDAY: August 27, 2017: THERE’S no escaping the fact that the owners of a Hawkesbury gelding have a “bargain buy” on their hands.
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.
WEDNESDAY: August 23, 2017: HE has won one of Hawkesbury’s two feature “miles”. Now he’s after the other on his home track.
Last year's VRC Crown Oaks winner and subsequent ATC oaks placegetter, Lasqueti Spirit, returns to ignite her Spring Campaign in Wednesday's time honoured Listed Rowley Mile over the 1600 metre course at Hawkesbury.
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.
SUNDAY: August 13, 2017: HAWKESBURY apprentice Chelsea Ings went within a whisker of a country Cups double at the weekend.
THURSDAY, August 10 2017: THE gain outweighed any pain for Hawkesbury trainer Nick Mitchell at Taree today.
TUESDAY: August 8, 2017: THEY’RE keeping it in the family – and proving a pretty formidable team.
HAWKESBURY trainer Terry Croft left the Forbes Cup meeting 12 months ago with a heavy heart – and minus a stable favorite.
SUNDAY: August 6, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Jason Attard took extra delight in making a winning start to the new season at Wyong last Friday.
THURSDAY: August 3, 2017: IT was a “blinkin” good result for Hawkesbury trainer Karen Outtrim, who produced a 200-1 winner on her home track today.
WEDNESDAY: August 2, 2017: FRESH off his best ever season, leading local trainer Scott Singleton is looking to begin the new racing year in winning style at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
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.
SUNDAY: July 23, 2017: THE tiny township of Carinda, 70km south-west of Walgett, races once a year in July on a dirt track.
THURSDAY: July 20, 2017: THEY’RE proving quite a combination! One is a former successful jockey now training and the other an experienced rider showing he has lost none of his skills.
MONDAY: July 17, 2017: SCOTT Singleton was quick to heap praise on jockey Christian Reith after Secret Mistress had broken through at Cessnock today.
SUNDAY: July 16, 2017: IT was fitting that Tye Angland should win Hawkesbury’s final race of the 2016-17 season.
SUNDAY: July 16, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Nick Mitchell and apprentice Chelsea Ings’ career best seasons gained further impetus at the weekend.
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.
FRIDAY: July 7, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry White believes there will be plenty to “write home about” in future with Letter To Juliette.
WEDNESDAY: July 5, 2017: TRAINER Mark Newnham has called on some “inside knowledge” in a bid to successfully begin a new association with Gooree Stud at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
MONDAY: July 3, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Nick Mitchell’s winning momentum continued at Nowra yesterday.
SUNDAY: June 25, 2017: LEADING Hawkesbury trainer Scott Singleton is edging toward a first-time $1m prizemoney season.
THURSDAY: June 22, 2017: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer won’t mind taking Go Benny to Newcastle whenever there is a race to suit.
SUNDAY: June 18, 2017: IT’S been an excellent couple of days for Hawkesbury trainer Nick Mitchell.
FRIDAY: June 16, 2017: WHEN it comes to gear changes, Nick Mitchell doesn’t mind making them on Belridge.
SUNDAY: June 11, 2017: APPRENTICE Ashleigh Borg wasn’t kidding when she said she “almost had a stack” earlier in the day at Hawkesbury today.
SUNDAY: June 11, 2017: HAWKESBURY’S Mitch Kearney is a young trainer on the rise.
FRIDAY: June 9, 2017: DUAL acceptor Sun And Heir will dodge metropolitan-trained horses in a bid to clinch a breakthrough success on his home track on Sunday.
WEDNESDAY: June 7, 2017: HE’S definitely no phony!