SUNDAY: May 24, 2020: IT’S been a quiet season in terms of both starters and winners for Garry Frazer.
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.
WEDNESDAY: May 20, 2020: THINGS are a bit quieter nowadays for Pat Webster post the Happy Clapper era.
SUNDAY: May 17, 2020: ADELONG surely is an owner’s dream!
SUNDAY: May 17, 2020: HIS name is Green, but red was his favorite colour at Tuncurry yesterday!
THURSDAY: May 14, 2020: CO-trainer Jason Attard paid jockey Keagan Latham a fitting tribute after a dashing Wyong ride today to bolt home on Reiby’s Regent.
MONDAY: May 4, 2020: IT’S already been Mark Newnham’s best in four full seasons of training in terms of prizemoney – and he’s looking to make it even better at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
SUNDAY: May 3, 2020: TO say Psicopatico has been a work in progress would be an understatement!
THURSDAY: April 30, 2020: EXPERIENCED Hawkesbury horseman Peter Green deservedly paid tribute to his brother Clinton after another Wyong success today.
SUNDAY: April 26, 2020: AN Anzac Day double at Gosford yesterday was Mitch Newman’s “first in years” – and one of his winners had a real rugby league flavour about it.
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.
PAUL Joice’s selections for Hawkesbury’s stand alone meeting at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow are:
FRIDAY: April 24, 2020: BRAD Widdup is banking on the “Boss magic” clinching him a belated autumn black type victory at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.
FRIDAY: April 24, 2020: KRIS Lees has favorites in two of the four feature races at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow, and is confident both In Her Time and Graff will run well.
THURSDAY: April 23, 2020: VICTORIAN trainers Brent Stanley and Tony Noonan were keen rivals yesterday, but will be seeking separate spoils at Hawkesbury’s stand alone meeting at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
THURSDAY: April 23, 2020: RON Quinton remembers it well.
WEDNESDAY: April 22, 2020: JOCKEY Josh Parr always looks forward to Hawkesbury’s annual stand alone meeting – and with good reason.
MONDAY: April 20, 2020: HAWKESBURY’S stand alone meeting at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday will be dual Group 1 winner In Her Time’s racetrack finale.
SUNDAY: April 19, 2020: THE late great Sydney racing journalist Bert Lillye often said: “There’s a story behind every stable door”.
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 16, 2020: IT wasn’t a Group race, but Hamish The Swift’s Goulburn victory today meant a lot to his trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith.
UNDERSTANDABLY, it’s been a quiet season on the racetrack for multiple Group 1 winning Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer following the retirement of his star mare Spright.
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!
THURSDAY: April 9, 2020: HAWKESBURY trainer Peter Green and his brother Clinton didn’t have to think hard to name a yearling they purchased cheaply at Scone two years ago.
MONDAY: April 6, 2020: HAWKESBURY trainer Daniel Robinson knows it’s a real longshot!
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.
THURSDAY: April 2, 2020: SO what if he was a “cheapie”!
SUNDAY: March 29, 2020: NOEL Mayfield-Smith wasn’t being greedy.
SUNDAY: March 29, 2020: SIZE doesn’t matter!
FRIDAY: March 27, 2020: NEW sets of barrier trials have been arranged for Hawkesbury on Monday, April 6 and Thursday, April 23.
FRIDAY: March 27, 2020: HAWKESBURY trainer Richard Nutman bought two fillies at Book 2 of the 2018 Karaka yearling sale in New Zealand.
WEDNESDAY: March 25, 2020: PLEASE note RacingNSW has cancelled tomorrow’s scheduled Hawkesbury race meeting to minimise any risk to participants as a result of an incident concerning COVID-19, which also resulted in the last three races at Warwick Farm today also being called off.
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.
SUNDAY: March 22, 2020: BROOKE Somers took three horses to yesterday’s Queanbeyan TAB meeting – and came home with the best result of her brief career.
THURSDAY: March 19, 2020: KEN Quigley was chuffed.
TUESDAY: March 17, 2020: THEY had been frustrating their respective Hawkesbury trainers – but turned the corner today and book-ended the program on their home track.
MONDAY: March 16, 2020: WHAT a red letter day for Edward Cummings at Scone today!
In accordance with advice by the Australian Government Department of Health and Racing New South Wales in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we advise that tomorrow’s race meeting at Hawkesbury Race Club will be conducted as a closed meeting. Members of the public and owners will not be permitted on-course at any time.
MONDAY: March 16, 2020: TOMORROW’S Hawkesbury meeting wasn’t initially on in-form Newcastle trainer Nathan Doyle’s agenda.
SUNDAY: March 15, 2020: IT may have been nothing more than a Maiden Plate at Taree, but it meant plenty to Hawkesbury trainer Marty McInerney.
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.
SATURDAY: March 7, 2020: MITCH Newman is ready to throw promising filly Piping Roller into the deep end and have a crack at the Provincial Championships.
bury Preview March 6 2020
TUESDAY: March 3, 2020: HAWKESBURY’S leading trainer Brad Widdup is confident Icebath can make her mark in black type company.
TUESDAY: March 3, 2020: HE definitely isn’t “just a horse”!
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.
MONDAY: February 10, 2020: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry White reckons anything that could go wrong just about has this season.
MONDAY: February 10, 2020: HAWKESBURY’S scheduled resumption of racing has been temporarily delayed.
SUNDAY: February 9, 2020: IT could hardly have been a better weekend for Hawkesbury co-trainers Jason Attard and Lucy Keegan-Attard.
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!
TUESDAY: February 4, 2020: PACY filly Special Date is ready to go back to town to chase a hat-trick for her trainer Matt Vella.
SATURDAY: February 1, 2020: IT will be some story – and indeed some achievement – if Edward Cummings can win this year’s Provincial Championships with a lightly-raced four-year-old named Vendome.
FRIDAY: January 31, 2020: PHILLIPE and Tara Vigouroux have a simple philosophy about their training methods.
SATURDAY: January 25, 2020: OUT Hawkesbury way, Terry Croft has earned the title of “longshot king” – and with good reason!
WEDNESDAY: January 22, 2020: HAWKESBURY apprentice Qin Yong is on the move in more ways than one.
SUNDAY: January 19, 2020: As with the farmers, Hawkesbury trainer Terry Croft was glad the rain finally came – but for a different reason.
WEDNESDAY, January 15, 2020: A city breakthrough for Team Attard at Warwick Farm today has prompted the Hawkesbury couple to begin planning a crack at the Provincial Championships.
SUNDAY: January 5, 2020: RARE Episode continues to be a wonderful advertisement for the stable of Hawkesbury’s leading trainer Brad Widdup.
SATURDAY: January 4, 2020: HAWKESBURY horseman Matt Vella has formed a “special” association with wealthy New Zealand businessman and philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn.
SATURDAY: January 4, 2020: THE timing was right!
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.
Hawkesbury Race Club Pty Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of Ken Rutherford as its new CEO, effective early February 2020.
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.
FRIDAY: December 13, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Matthew Vella is hoping “lightning will strike twice” at his home track’s final meeting of the year on Sunday.
TUESDAY: December 10, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Terry Croft got a real “bargain” at last year’s Scone yearling sale – but didn’t know it at the time!
SUNDAY: December 8, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainers travelled far and wide at the weekend to collect four races.
FRIDAY: December 6, 2019: HAWKESBURY co-trainers Mitch and Desiree Kearney are banking on a home ground advantage for Spin Bowles on Sunday.
SUNDAY: December 1, 2019: WHAT better way to share your first victory than winning a trophy race?
SUNDAY: December 1, 2019: EDWARD Cummings won family “bragging rights” over brother James at Newcastle today.
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 25, 2019: IT’S been a big week for Mick Attard with winners in two States.
SUNDAY: November 24, 2019: AUSTRALIA’S longest thoroughbred race has captured the attention of young Hawkesbury trainer Daniel Robinson.
SUNDAY: November 24, 2019: WHERE there’s a win, there’s a way to beat retirement!
WEDNESDAY: November 20, 2019: THE name might seem unusual but Jason Attard and Lucy Keegan-Attard won’t mind one bit if Psicopatico can provide them with a breakthrough success on their home track at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
MONDAY: November 18, 2019: THERE was “friendly rivalry” between Hawkesbury trainers Karen Outtrim and Garry Frazer at Bathurst last Saturday.
WEDNESDAY: November 13, 2019: HUSBAND and wife training partnership Mitchell and Desiree Kearney “bowled” them over again on their home track at Hawkesbury today.
TUESDAY, November 12, 2019: MARK Newnham stole the show with a treble at last Thursday’s Ladies Day meeting at Hawkesbury, and hopes to cash in again there tomorrow.
MONDAY: November 11, 2019: OFF came the winkers, on went the blinkers – and the result was exactly what Brooke Somers had hoped for at Queanbeyan today.
WEDNESDAY: November 6, 2019: THEY are both riding for the same stable at Hawkesbury tomorrow, and the rivalry will be keener than ever for different reasons.
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.
After a successful series in 2018, the Sky Provincial Series returns this summer. The $400,000 race series for provincial horses, is a joint venture of Racing NSW, Sky Racing and the five provincial race clubs of Wyong, Hawkesbury, Newcastle, Kembla Grange and Gosford.
WEDNESDAY: October 30, 2019: FOR the second time in five days, there was a special touch to Mitchell and Desiree Kearney’s success at home today with roughie Spin Bowles.
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.
TUESDAY: October 29, 2019: TRAINER Nathan Doyle kick-started his Newcastle venture with a Port Macquarie double last Sunday, and hopes to keep the momentum rolling at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
SUNDAY: October 27, 2019: IT may have been a Maiden Plate at a non-TAB meeting, but it mattered little to Mitchell and Desiree Kearney.
SUNDAY: October 27, 2019: SCOTT Singleton is on the move in more ways than one.
SATURDAY: October 26, 2019: HOPE springs eternal in racing!
WEDNESDAY: October 23, 2019: YOUNG Warwick Farm trainer Richard Litt is hoping it is third time lucky with his mare Joe’s Joy at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
SUNDAY: October 20, 2019: BATHURST one day, Royal Randwick the next…..and now for fabulous Flemington!
TUESDAY: October 15, 2019: LAST Sunday’s scheduled Hawkesbury meeting – which was called off on race morning due to the state of the track – has now been officially abandoned.
SUNDAY: October 13, 2019: DANIEL Robinson has a promising horse on his hands – and intends to look after him.
SUNDAY: October 13, 2019: TODAY’S scheduled Hawkesbury meeting has been called off due to the weather and state of the track.
FRIDAY: October 11, 2019: TRAINER Peter Robl has resorted to an important gear change to get All Cylinders “firing” again at Hawkesbury on Sunday.
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.
WEDNESDAY: October 9, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Jamie Thomsen reckons 1600m is the ideal distance for yesterday’s Goulburn winner Just Two Vees.
TUESDAY: October 8, 2019: WHAT’S in a name?
SUNDAY: October 6, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainers Garry White and Martin McInerney have clinched season breakthroughs at Dubbo and Mudgee respectively.
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.
SATURDAY: September 28, 2019: WHAT a week it’s been for Hawkesbury trainer Daniel Robinson!
WEDNESDAY: September 25, 2019: INTERNATIONAL jockey Kanichiro “Joe” Fujii flies in to Sydney today from Japan hoping for a “hit and run” visit to his old stamping ground at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
MONDAY: September 23, 2019: IT was good karma!
THURSDAY: September 12, 2019: ANOTHER “legend” hit the winning trail at Hawkesbury today – and jockey Blake Shinn would have taken a keen interest even though he is thousands of kilometres away in Hong Kong.
WEDNESDAY: September 11, 2019: HIGH-FLYING Aaron Bullock hopes to continue his outstanding start to the season with another “first” – a Hawkesbury breakthrough tomorrow.
HAWKESBURY Race Club chairman Ken Quigley reckons good things come in threes!
FRIDAY: August 30, 2019: JEFF Penza never doubted he would return to race riding – and is “saddling up” again at Hawkesbury tomorrow after a 10 months’ hiatus.
TUESDAY: August 27, 2019: KAREN Outtrim has credited both a change of stables and training routine for Dragon’s Shadow’s form turnaround.
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: HAWKESBURY Race Club chief executive Greg Rudolph has announced that he will leave the historic provincial club, after three and a half years at the helm.
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: JAMIE Thomsen could see the irony in clinching the biggest win of his training career so far at today’s Taree Gold Cup Showcase meeting.
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: August 11, 2019: GARRY Frazer was equally complimentary about both horse and jockey after he opened his 2019-20 account at Newcastle yesterday.
THURSDAY: August 8, 2019: TARA and Philippe Vigouroux are certainly not letting the grass grow under their feet.
MONDAY: August 5, 2019: TERRY Croft’s association with the Forbes Cup meeting gained further momentum today when he clinched Hawkesbury’s first winner of the new season.
WEDNESDAY: July 31, 2019: VETERAN Gladstone trainer Peter Ball hopes to set the record straight for both himself and his horse when the new racing season opens at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
TUESDAY: July 30, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Brooke Somers could not have wished for a better conclusion to her most successful season with a “very satisfying result” at Cessnock today.
MONDAY: July 29, 2019: ROOKIE Hawkesbury apprentice Zoe Connally clinched a breakthrough success at Bathurst today at only her third ride – on a horse who ironically also won his first race the second time around.
MONDAY: July 22, 2019: HAWKESBURY horseman Matthew Vella’s core business is breaking in and pre-training – and he’s proving a dab hand at training them in his own right as well.
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.
MONDAY: July 15, 2019: HALL OF FAMER Malcolm Johnston left Cessnock racecourse today much happier than when he rode there more than three decades back.
SUNDAY: July 14, 2019: BELATED efforts by Jason Collett and Rachel King today failed to steal a Hawkesbury riding premiership from under Tommy Berry’s nose.
SUNDAY: July 14, 2019: ANY success Jamie Thomsen has with Red Notice – such as his Scone victory last Friday – is indeed a huge bonus.
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.
WEDNESDAY: July 10, 2019: MARIA Sharapova might have been an early Wimbledon casualty last week – but her equine namesake proved a hit with punters at Warwick Farm today.
WEDNESDAY: July 10, 2019: ANOTHER piece of history was added to the chapter of one of racing’s most famous families at Wellington yesterday.
SUNDAY: BRAD Widdup sprang a $101 surprise on punters at Newcastle yesterday – but Hawkesbury’s leading trainer wasn’t shocked.
THURSDAY: July 4, 2019: MIKE Van Gestel became Hawkesbury’s 26th winning trainer this season when underrated Charlie Chap scored first-up on his home track today.
WEDNESDAY: July 3, 2019: KEVIN Moses is a realist.
MONDAY: July 1, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer hasn’t given up hope his star mare Spright will secure one of the remaining five slots in the $14m The Everest, but concedes she may have run her last race.
MONDAY: July 1, 2019: IT was a day Hawkesbury pair Jacqueline Greentree and Atsu Maeda will never forget.
SUNDAY: June 30, 2019: TERRY Croft was back where it all began, at Rosehill Gardens yesterday.
TUESDAY: June 25, 2019: NOEL Mayfield-Smith is ever 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 16, 2019: HUSBAND and wife Mitchell and Desiree Kearney went for a “spin” to Goulburn last Friday, and kicked off a successful weekend for Hawkesbury trainers.
TUESDAY: June 11, 2019: TRAINER Garry Frazer has confirmed a riding switch for Spright when she chases the final Group 1 of the season at Eagle Farm on Saturday week.
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.
FRIDAY: June 7, 2019: HAWKESBURY has proven a happy hunting ground for Peter and Paul Snowden in the past.
FRIDAY: June 7, 2019: IT’S all about being in the right place at the right time!
MONDAY: June 3, 2019: MATT Vella is an accomplished horse breaker and pre-trainer.
SUNDAY: June 2, 2019: HAWKESBURY’S longest serving trainer Ethne Potowski was back in the winning list at Kembla Grange yesterday – and her thoughts immediately turned to Tye Angland.
SUNDAY: June 2, 2019: YOU’RE only as good as your next performance!
TUESDAY: May 28, 2019: HAWKESBURY couple Mitchell and Desiree Kearney stepped “out of the shade” at Newcastle today.
MONDAY: May 27, 2019: GROUP 1 specialist Glen Boss will ride Hawkesbury’s star mare Spright in Saturday week’s $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm.
SUNDAY: May 26, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Peter Green “teed off” with Angiolini at Gosford yesterday – and hit a winner!
THURSDAY: May 23, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Wade Slinkard had only one runner on his home track today, and jockey Robbie Brewer had only the solitary mount.
WEDNESDAY: May 22, 2019: WHEN you are a trainer with only a small team, Group 1 winners rarely come along, if ever.
TUESDAY: May 21, 2019: BRAD Widdup had a number of reasons to celebrate his first quinella of the season at Kembla Grange today.
MONDAY: May 20, 2019: HAWKESBURY’S star sprinter Spright may yet get another chance to chase Group 1 glory before season’s end.
SUNDAY: May 19, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Jason Attard had extra reason to celebrate Redazzity’s barnstorming last to first win at the Mudgee TAB meeting yesterday.
THURSDAY: May 16, 2019: IT might not have been a Lionel Rose knockout punch, but a Niccirose knockout punch worked just as effectively at Wyong today.
TUESDAY: May 14, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer is hoping it’s a case of Group 1 déjà vu at Morphettville on Saturday.
Hawkesbury Race Club is seeking nominations for three (3) Nominated Director positions on the Board of Directors for a two-year appointment.
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.
WEDNESDAY: May 8, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton is keen to boost his season’s stocks with two good chances at his home track meeting tomorrow.
SUNDAY: May 5, 2019: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer ended a 20-year Group 1 hiatus when Spright overpowered her rivals in yesterday’s $600,000 TAB Classic (1200m) at Morphettville.
SUNDAY: April 28, 2019: THERE’S more than one way to skin a cat, as the saying goes!
FRIDAY: April 26, 2019: KRIS Lees is looking forward to taking on the Waller Army with interesting newcomer Sixties Groove in tomorrow’s $200,000 Group 3 Livamol Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m).
Whilst Sydney’s training supremo Chris Waller dominates the Cup field with seven of the 12 runners, seeking to win the race for the third time after Coup Ay Tee in 2013 and Amovatio (2016), Lees is by no means throwing the towel in.
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.
THURSDAY: April 25, 2019: TRAINER Mark Newnham says he is looking for more consistency from a gelded Quackerjack, and rates him a top Hawkesbury Guineas chance on Saturday.
WEDNESDAY: April 24, 2019: TALENTED mare Pecans will have a change of gear as she attempts to maintain her unbeaten Hawkesbury record at Saturday’s TAB Stand Alone meeting.
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.