Hawkesbury News January 25
SUNDAY: January 17, 2016: NO ONE could blame Jimarni’s owners for loudly cheering the Hawkesbury gelding to a well-deserved Kembla Grange victory on Saturday.
SUNDAY: January 10, 2016: HAWKESBURY apprentice Claire Nutman has “hit” a ton.
MONDAY: January 4, 2015: ALL tracks come alike to Connie Greig.
THURSDAY: December 31, 2015: A couple of months ago, Group 1 winning Hawkesbury trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith tabbed Reckless Russell as a potential Queensland winter carnival candidate.
WEDNESDAY: December 30, 2015: THERE isn’t much Tony McEvoy hasn’t done in a very successful training career.
TUESDAY: December 29, 2015: WHEN it comes to commitment, Hawkesbury apprentice Chelsea Ings has it in spades.
THURSDAY: December 24, 2015: IT’S been a big year for Hawkesbury trainer Jason Attard.
TUESDAY: December 15, 2015: HAWKESBURY’S Scott Singleton is on track to notch his best season of training.
SUNDAY: December 13, 2015: TYE Angland isn’t giving up his Hawkesbury premiership title without a fight.
FRIDAY: December 11, 2015: KRIS Lees was quick to cotton on to Hawkesbury’s innovative provincial and country maiden races.
THURSDAY: December 11, 2015: THERE’S no stopping Tony McEvoy.
THURSDAY: December 10, 2015: IMPROVING four-year-old Life O’Brien will be given another chance at Warwick Farm later this month to develop as a stayer.
TUESDAY: December 8, 2015: HAWKESBURY stables had a big day out at today’s Orange meeting.
FRIDAY: December 4, 2015: NEWCASTLE’S leading jockey Andrew Gibbons aims to make the most of a rare riding opportunity at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
TUESDAY: December 1, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Connie Greig departed from her usual policy of not “sending a boy on a man’s errand” with Dawson’s War at Tuncurry’s first TAB stand alone meeting today.
TUESDAY: December 1, 2015: TWO of Hawkesbury’s headline races have been given substantial prizemoney boosts.
MONDAY: November 30, 2015: AS a former jockey Rebecca Brewer was ecstatic earlier this month when Michelle Payne became the first female to win the Melbourne Cup.
FRIDAY: November 27, 2015: TRAINER Gai Waterhouse has opted to put blinkers back on White Dove as she makes a double-pronged attempt to belatedly win Sunday’s Mitavite Stayers Championship Final at Hawkesbury.
SUNDAY: November 22, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainers Mitch Newman and Scott Singleton beat both the heat and their rivals at their home meeting last Friday.
THURSDAY: November 19, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer and his son Jordan are hoping to make it a family affair in tomorrow’s annual Bong Bong Cup.
THURSDAY: November 19, 2015: SUCCESSFUL Central Districts trainer Peter Nestor is making his first trip to Hawkesbury tomorrow in five years – and the “heat” is on everyone including his jockey Sam Clipperton.
WEDNESDAY: November 18, 2015: THE heat is well and truly on – but Hawkesbury Race Club is “keeping cool”.
MONDAY: November 16, 2015: IT was Hawkesbury’s day at Sandown on Saturday.
SUNDAY: November 8, 2015: TWO of the feature races lost when last Thursday’s Hawkesbury meeting was abandoned because of rain have been switched to upcoming fixtures.
WEDNESDAY: November 4, 2015: A wild storm has wrecked trainer Bede Murray’s hopes of winning tomorrow’s $100,000 Lander Toyota Ladies Day Cup (1400m) at Hawkesbury.
TUESDAY: November 3, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Mitch Newman sprang a “princely” surprise at Muswellbrook today.
THURSDAY: October 29, 2015: STRIKE while the iron’s hot!
WEDNESDAY: October 28, 2015: IT’S a day Scott Singleton won’t forget in a hurry.
SUNDAY: October 25, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Joan Pracey has a special affinity with Sale racecourse.
FRIDAY: October 23, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer is a man of his word.
WEDNESDAY: October 21, 2015: TALENTED young Hawkesbury trainer Jason Attard is on the verge of his first Melbourne spring carnival runner – but hasn’t lost focus on his home meeting tomorrow.
SUNDAY: October 18, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainers Richard Nutman and Noel Mayfield-Smith clinched Nowra wins today – thanks to a pair of former Victorians.
THURSDAY: October 15, 2015: THERE’S no substitute for racing experience.
WEDNESDAY: October 14, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Tony McEvoy pulled the right rein by calling on Sam Clipperton to renew his association with Last Wish at Warwick Farm today.
SUNDAY: October 11, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Mike Van Gestel could never be accused of being impatient.
FRIDAY: October 9, 2015: ALL’S well that ends well!
WEDNESDAY: September 30, 2015: SURELY no one could have begrudged Hawkesbury mare Dream Lane a Kembla Grange breakthrough yesterday.
THURSDAY: September 24, 2015: IF it was any closer, it surely would have been a dead-heat!
WEDNESDAY: September 23, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Jason Attard has his fingers crossed stable star Sons Of John will make Saturday week’s $1m Epsom Handicap field at Randwick.
WEDNESDAY: September 23, 2015: TRAINER Steve Englebrecht thought enough of Brogue last season to run him in the Group 1 ATC Derby at Royal Randwick.
SUNDAY: September 20, 2015: VITE LONI’S success in yesterday’s Broadmeadow Mile at Newcastle was fitting.
THURSDAY: September 10, 2015: HAWKESBURY’S innovative “restricted” races are certainly proving popular with Kris Lees.
WEDNESDAY: September 9, 2015: EXPERIENCED Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer wasn’t “blinkered” by Kurmond Road’s breakthrough success last time out at Bathurst.
SUNDAY: September 6, 2015: THE best is yet to come!
SUNDAY: August 30, 2015: NOT even the might of Sydney’s leading stable could stop Hawkesbury trainer Scott Singleton from continuing his winning run at home yesterday.
FRIDAY: August 27, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Terry Croft is confident Vite Loni can shrug off a Rowley Mile mishap and bounce back to winning form on his home track tomorrow.
TUESDAY: August 25, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Mitch Newman says he is “learning a bit more” about today’s impressive Gosford winner Don’t Nicme.
SUNDAY: August 23, 2015: THE “girls” got together at Kembla Grange yesterday – and produced an upset result.
THURSDAY: August 20, 2015: BLAKE Shinn’s decision to “get on his bike” powered trainer Gai Waterhouse to a fifth ILG XXXX Gold Hawkesbury Rowley Mile success today.
WEDNESDAY: August 19, 2015: HOME is where the heart is.
SUNDAY: August 16, 2015: NARROMINE’S Gold Cup is Hawkesbury bound.
SUNDAY: August 9, 2015: CONTRASTS they might have been, but winners are grinners!
THURSDAY: August 6, 2015: WHAT better way to start a new season on your home track than with a win?
WEDNESDAY: August 5, 2015: PREMIERSHIP winner Tye Angland is ready at Hawkesbury tomorrow to take up where he left off last season.
MONDAY: August 3, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainers racked up a hat-trick at today’s Forbes Cup meeting.
SUNDAY: August 2, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer had high hopes that Campania would make the grade as a stayer in her three-year-old season.
FRIDAY: July 31, 2015: KEN Quigley has taken over as chairman of Hawkesbury Race Club following the retirement of John Hiatt OAM.
THURSDAY: July 30, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton celebrated his best season to date by winning the final race of the metropolitan year at Canterbury yesterday.
TUESDAY: July 28, 2015: STABLE foreman Barry Wintle praised replacement jockey Danny Beasley for getting a “positive” result on well-bred mare Raffinato at Wyong today.
SUNDAY: July 26, 2015: HALF a loaf of “bread” is better than none at all!
SUNDAY: July 19, 2015: WOW! What a weekend for Hawkesbury trainers.
FRIDAY: July 17, 2015: HAWKESBURY Cup winning trainer Jason Attard has resisted an option to claim on topweight and nominal favorite Reiby The Red on his home track on Sunday.
SUNDAY: July 12, 2015: JUST how good is he?
WEDNESDAY: July 8, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton tasted success at today’s Grafton carnival – and it could have been even better with a slice of luck.
MONDAY: July 6, 2015: A couple of “girls” – young and old – put Hawkesbury trainers Jason Clisby and Steven Brown in the spotlight at Wellington today.
MONDAY: July 6, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Tony McEvoy burst back into the Sydney spotlight with talented sprinter Shiraz at Rosehill Gardens last Saturday.
THURSDAY: July 2, 2015: BRENTON Avdulla struck the first blow but it was Tye Angland who delivered the knockout punch to seal Hawkesbury’s jockeys’ premiership today.
WEDNESDAY: July 1, 2015: IT may be winter – but the heat will surely be on at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
TUESDAY: June 30, 2015: THE cutaway rail proved a blessing for Hawkesbury mare Abbalac at Bathurst today.
SUNDAY: June 21, 2015: FORMER Queenslander Set Piece has a bright future in his adopted State going on his Muswellbrook performance today.
WEDNESDAY: June 17, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Nick Mitchell wasn’t confident his luck was about to change for the better at Kembla Grange yesterday.
TUESDAY: June 10, 2015: IF at first you don’t succeed, try again!
MONDAY: June 8, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Jason Attard’s feature breakthrough led a huge day for the locals at yesterday’s Gold Cup meeting.
FRIDAY: June 5, 2015: YOUNG Hawkesbury trainer Jason Attard will have “$20 notes aplenty” if he can pocket his most important success on home turf on Sunday.
WEDNESDAY: June 3, 2015: IMPORTED stayer Bonfire heads the weights for Sunday’s $150,000 Group 3 Panthers Hawkesbury Gold Cup.
MONDAY: June 1, 2015: SAMANTHA Clenton’s misfortune has opened the door for fellow apprentices Jess Taylor and Claire Nutman in tomorrow’s Rising Star Series finale at Hawkesbury.
TUESDAY: May 26, 2015: ALL tracks come alike to Hawkesbury trainer Scott Singleton.
FRIDAY: May 22, 2015: THERE’S no place like home!
THURSDAY: May 21, 2015: FATE often works in strange directions.
THURSDAY: May 21, 2015: HAWKESBURY’S special Coonamble Cancer Survival Raceday next month has been boosted by the addition of the Panthers Hawkesbury Gold Cup.
WEDNESDAY: May 20, 2015: “THE MOUSE” is ready to roar again!
WEDNESDAY: May 20, 2015: IF at first you don’t succeed, go back to basics.
MONDAY: May 18, 2015: HAWKESBURY’S Steve Brewer is proving himself a pretty “capable” trainer.
TUESDAY: May 12, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainers have a special affinity with Bathurst – and so it proved again yesterday.
MONDAY: May 11, 2015: IT’S all systems go for Hawkesbury to bounce back tomorrow.
MONDAY: May 11, 2015: SUCCESSFUL Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan’s decision to set up a satellite stable at Hawkesbury is up and running.
MONDAY, May 4, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton escaped the wet and found drier ground at Quirindi today – and the trip was worthwhile.
MONDAY: May 4, 2015: WANDA Ings led home a Hawkesbury “first four” at Mudgee yesterday and put the seal on an excellent day for her home base.
FRIDAY: May 1, 2015: HAWKESBURY boss Brian Fletcher is confident tomorrow’s $1m 10th anniversary stand-alone meeting will go ahead, provided there is no more heavy rain.
FRIDAY: May 1, 2015: TALENTED young local trainer Jason Attard is banking on a gear switch helping him celebrate an important home victory at tomorrow’s Hawkesbury 10th anniversary stand-alone meeting.
THURSDAY: April 30, 2015: TRAINER Paul Messara hopes to turn the clock back when he saddles talented colt Rekindled Power in Saturday’s $150,000 Group 3 Blacktown Workers Hawkesbury Guineas.
THURSDAY, April 30, 2015: KRIS Lees says Fine Bubbles is in “career best form” ahead of her tilt at Saturday’s feature fillies and mares’ event at Hawkesbury.
WEDNESDAY: April 29, 2015: SYDNEY’S leading trainer Chris Waller is launching an all-out attack in a bid to land his second Panthers Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) on Saturday.
TUESDAY: April 28, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton called up Southern Districts apprentice Nick Heywood at Queanbeyan yesterday – and it produced the right result.
MONDAY: April 27, 2015: HAWKESBURY boss Brian Fletcher rates Saturday’s feature nominations as “better in numbers and equal in quality” to any of the previous nine stand-alone meetings.
FRIDAY: April 24, 2015: JOCKEY Tye Angland gave Hawkesbury trainer William Slater a huge wrap after the pair had teamed with impressive winner My Julius at Canterbury yesterday.
TUESDAY: April 21, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is chasing more black type with Fine Bubbles – beginning at Hawkesbury on Saturday week.
MONDAY: April 20, 2015: SYDNEY’S leading trainer Chris Waller has signalled a clear intention to target Saturday week’s $1m stand-alone meeting at Hawkesbury.
MONDAY: April 20, 2015: TRAINER Garry Frazer’s decision to apply blinkers to Sheer Style’s gear paid dividends at Wyong yesterday.
WEDNESDAY: April 15, 2015: YOUNG Hawkesbury trainer Jason Attard will break new ground on his home track tomorrow and is looking to seal his first representative at the club’s forthcoming biggest raceday of the year.
WEDNESDAY: April 15, 2015: HAWKESBURY horses clinched a last-race quinella at Nowra yesterday – but it wasn’t the result punters had hoped for.
TUESDAY: April 14, 2015: HAWKESBURY Race Club at its Stayers’ Prelude meeting on Thursday will announce its final sponsor for the 10th anniversary $1m stand-alone Saturday fixture on May 2.
TUESDAY: April 7, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer John Higgins admitted he erred in stepping Leica Comet up in distance when a Bathurst flop last month.
WEDNESDAY: April 1, 2015. IT’S no joke! Scott Singleton is undoubtedly sorry that March has ended.
MONDAY: March 30, 2015: TONY McEvoy’s Albury Gold Cup success sparked an excellent weekend for Hawkesbury trainers.
Hawkesbury yesterday guaranteed itself three representatives in the inaugural The Championships Provincial Series final – and won three races to boot on home turf.
WEDNESDAY: March 25, 2015: NEWLY wed Josh Parr hopes to “tie” his rivals in knots in tomorrow’s The Championships Provincial Series qualifier at Hawkesbury.
MONDAY: March 23, 2015: IT'S been a good week or so for Hawkesbury owner-trainers.
NEWCASTLE: Friday, March 20, 2015: WITH three qualifiers already in his pocket, trainer Kris Lees has turned his The Championships Provincial Series attention to Hawkesbury on Thursday.
TUESDAY: March 17, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton is heading for a record-breaking year.
MONDAY: March 16, 2015: THE chooks came home to "roost" for Hawkesbury owner-trainer Michael Vella at Kembla Grange last Friday.
THURSDAY: March 12, 2015: YOUNG Hawkesbury trainer Jason Attard achieved a career milestone yesterday - his first Randwick winner.
TUESDAY: March 10, 2015: PORT Macquarie last Friday; Kembla Grange yesterday.
MONDAY: March 9, 2015: TRAINER John Sargent is taking no chances with The Championships hopeful Gust Of Wind, a keenly anticipated runner at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
MONDAY: March 9, 2015: UNDER the conditions, Hawkesbury trainer Scott Singleton wasn't eligible to contest a heat of The Championships Country Series at Port Macquarie last Friday.
IMPROVING stayer Sassenkile may be "thrown in the deep end" at his next start.
THURSDAY: February 26, 2015: TRAINERS Mitch Newman and Scott Singleton clinched a double for the "home team" at Hawkesbury today - but in contrasting circumstances.
WEDNESDAY: February 25, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Mitch Newman has gone to "extra lengths" to hopefully get Net Worth back into winning form on home turf tomorrow.
HE'S "still the man"!
HAWKESBURY trainer Wanda Ings and bookmakers at Cowra yesterday had something in common.
IMPROVING sprinter Showmaster's Taree success today has got Hawkesbury trainer Garry Frazer thinking about the inaugural Provincial Championship.
IT was a red letter weekend for Hawkesbury apprentice Claire Nutman.
HAWKESBURY mare Catseye Surprise is the "Queen of the North".
THURSDAY: February 12, 2015: HAWKESBURY trainer Scott Singleton used an old trick to "con" Bel Barrage back into winning form on home turf today.
WEDNESDAY: February 11, 2015: A son of a gun is seeking a training breakthrough on his home track at Hawkesbury tomorrow.
WITH Kris Lees dominating his local program at Broadmeadow on Saturday with a bag of winners, there was little room for anyone else!
A Mudgee double yesterday put the icing on cake for Hawkesbury trainers following a metropolitan success at Rosehill Gardens the previous day.
A break in the weather has heightened Hawkesbury Race Club's confidence of a racing resumption there tomorrow.
TRAINERS Garry White and Garry Frazer kept the Australia Day flag flying proudly for Hawkesbury at the weekend.
HAWKESBURY trainer Tony McEvoy's immediate goal with yesterday's Warwick Farm winner Manoeuvring is straight forward.
NEVER let a Hawkesbury horse get under your guard at Bathurst!
THERE was arguably no more happier person at Canterbury yesterday than Jason Attard.
CONNIE Greig led a quartet of winners for Hawkesbury trainers at the weekend.
THE festive season winners continue to roll off the Hawkesbury production line.
AUSTRALIA could have done with Connie Greig at the Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday.
HAWKESBURY three-year-old J'alerte yesterday made the long return trip to Tamworth worthwhile for Team Vigouroux.
WOW! What a day!
HAWKESBURY trainer Wanda Ings doesn't have to make amends at all.
HAWKESBURY trainers Scott Singleton and Connie Greig have long adopted the "have horse, will travel" policy.
HAWKESBURY trainer Joan Pracey is banking on an unwitting ally "helping" her get back into the winning list at her home track's final meeting of the year on Sunday.
IF yesterday's Dubbo performance was any guide, Bee Plus will be "stinging" his rivals again soon.
HAWKESBURY trainers Connie Greig and Jason Attard celebrated weekend wins at different tracks.
HE'S ready for Hawkesbury.
IT'S all in a day's work - and it was worth it!
Hawkesbury Race Club CEO Brian Fletcher has reported that Hawkesbury Race Club Board of Directors have approved the removal of the second and third place getters stalls from the enclosure following discussions with Racing NSW Stewards regarding the safety of horses and carers.
HAWKESBURY trainer Tony McEvoy is considering an interstate trip with Mouro leading up to next month's Villiers Stakes at Randwick.
HAWKESBURY trainer Garry Frazer will have divided loyalties tomorrow.
"An idea by one of the groundsman at Hawkesbury racecourse is set to be taken up at racetracks around New South Wales to combat distressed horses suffering from heat and cardiac arrhythmia."
Today at the Hawkesbury Barrier Trials we tried out the new Semaphore Board.
IMPROVING Hawkesbury four-year-old Loncava - a tough Newcastle winner today - is a "nice work in progress", according to the Tony McEvoy stable, Loncava ($3.40 favorite) showed he has a future over ground with a dogged performance in the Benchmark 65 Handicap (1850m).
Temporary Full Road Closure of Racecourse Road, Clarendon for Resealing.
NOWRA one day; Randwick a few days later.
IT may not have been Flemington, but Melbourne Cup day was still pretty special for trainer Garry Frazer and apprentice Claire Nutman.
FORMER champion jockey Ron Quinton has won numerous feature races at Hawkesbury – but not as a trainer.
Hawkesbury Race Club Directors have granted permission following a request from Racing NSW Stewards to remove second and third place getters stalls in the Hawkesbury Race Course Enclosure.
The “real” Dubawi Dream stood up at Gosford today – and left bookmakers lamenting.
HAWKESBURY trainer Tony McEvoy sent three horses to Kembla Grange last Saturday – and they provided him with his first New South Wales treble.
HAWKESBURY’S fabulous sprinter Famous Seamus – now a racing millionaire – will get his chance for redemption at Flemington on Saturday week.
THURSDAY: October 24, 2014: BLINKERS have done the trick for much improved mare Kellyville Flyer.
On the road again! Tamworth a fortnight ago, and now Queanbeyan.
Jockey Andrew Gibbons hopes to build on his outstanding strike rate for trainer Tony McEvoy at Hawkesbury tomorrow - and in the process launch his quest for more provincial winners this season. The hard-working Gibbons has a near 50 per cent record (six winners from only 14 rides) for McEvoy since the latter set up a NSW base at Hawkesbury last year and didn't baulk at the chance to strengthen a blossoming association. He will ride Frost Dodger (Ontrak Engineering Class 2 Handicap, 1800m) and Tigerish (Hawkesbury Race Club Motel Class 2 Handicap, 1400m) - the same two horses he partnered at the Taree Cup carnival opener on August 22. Both horses are five-year-olds and were resuming that day, having not raced since late February.
There's plenty of life in the "old girl" yet! Hawkesbury mare Carry On Singing, now a seven-year-old, notched another city success when she scored at Warwick Farm today. In the process, she gave her trainer Ethne Potowski another great thrill and enabled her to upstage Sydney's record-breaking trainer Chris Waller.
Starting at $20, Carry On Singing sustained a strong run wide out in the straight to outstay the Waller pair Scarletini ($7.50) and $5 favorite Pentometer in the Benchmark 75 Handicap (2400m). Waller actually had four representatives, with Made To Order ($6.50) and Plenty Special ($8.50) finishing sixth and eighth respectively.
Hawsbery trainer Warwick Hailes' attention to detail hopefully will bring him a just reward on his home track tomorrow. His sole runner Remlaps Jewel contests the Hawkesbury Gazette Class 1 Handicap (1000m) - but it wasn't a race he had originally targeted. In fact, Hailes nominated the mare for three races on consecutive days - including Canterbury today and Wyong on Friday. But he told Remlaps Jewel's managing part-owner Wayne Palmer that he would keep an eye on the Hawkesbury event in case nominations fell short and were extended. And that is exactly what happened.