Hawkes Racing once again demonstrated the benefits of family and inter-state stables with a Group double at Flemington and Randwick.
John, Michael and Wayne Hawkes saddled up Sylvia’s Mother to win the Group 3 Frances Tressday Stakes at Flemington and then Dawn Dawn completed the dose in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes at Randwick.
Hawkes Racing operate stables at Rosehill and Flemington and both stables are enjoying a rich vein of form with their last 10 runners netting 3 wins and 5 minor placings.
Ontrack commenced working with the stable in 2019 and will continue to place well credentialed youngsters with Team Hawkes.
Many dual state operations can falter. It seems the key ingredient for success may well start at home with ‘blood’ the vital factor.
The Hawkes team has long taken advantage of having three key arms to the stable through patriarch John Hawkes, and sons Michael Hawkes (Rosehill) and Wayne Hawkes (Flemington).
There seems to be no substitute for the strong glue of family which binds these stables together.
Whilst operating on a smaller boutique level, the family team of John & Chris Meagher tick the same family box.
Team Meagher was seen to good affect recently with the Group 1 win of Pippie.
The Meagher’s have enjoyed good success through its Eagle Farm and Mornington stables.
The ability to move horses inter-state seamlessly has enormous appeal. Having trainers and key staff familiar with horses is a huge asset when it comes to moving between states.