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Andrew Hawkins

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About

Very keen racing fan and Olympics enthusiast, now working for the South China Morning Post's horse racing desk in Hong Kong. Lucky to have attended some of the biggest racing events worldwide - but the Melbourne Cup is still my favourite event of all!

Member Since:
July 2012
Based In:
Hong Kong, China
Favourite Sports:
AFL, Cricket, League, Rugby,

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Melbourne Cup 2014 predictions: Signoff to win

Melbourne Cup 2014 predictions: Signoff to win

4 Nov 2014

A decade ago, Darren Weir left Flemington disconsolate, despondent and dejected. His star mare She’s Archie, a one-time favourite for the 2004 Melbourne Cup after finishing second to Makybe Diva in 2003, had finished a tailed-off last, a bowed tendon bringing her career to a premature end. Full 2014 Melbourne Cup results and live blog […]

Melbourne Cup: Runner-by-runner guide and tips

Melbourne Cup: Runner-by-runner guide and tips

4 Nov 2014

November is here, which means only one thing – the Melbourne Cup, the race that stops the nation for three minutes on the first Tuesday in November every year, is back once again. If you’ve come to this post, I figure you are wanting to know about the horses that will be lining up. Full […]

Five of the most exciting Melbourne Cup finishes

Five of the most exciting Melbourne Cup finishes

2 Nov 2014

For many people, the Melbourne Cup conjures up memories of Makybe Diva’s three Cups, of Damien Oliver’s heroic victory aboard Media Puzzle and even of his win last year for Gai Waterhouse on Fiorente. Of course, go further back and you are looking at heroic champions like Phar Lap and Carbine, and even beaten favourites […]

2013 Melbourne Cup: 10 Melbourne Cups to watch before the race

2013 Melbourne Cup: 10 Melbourne Cups to watch before the race

5 Nov 2013

It’s easy to chat about how and why the Melbourne Cup is such a great race, but it’s even more exciting to see some of the great Cups to understand that inexplicable allure. We’ve chosen 10 of the most exciting Melbourne Cups from the past 31 years to highlight what makes the Melbourne Cup such […]

Melbourne Cup 2013: Full preview, detailed analysis, and tips

Melbourne Cup 2013: Full preview, detailed analysis, and tips

4 Nov 2013

It’s here – the race that stops the nation for three minutes on the first Tuesday in November every year. It’s Melbourne Cup time, and I’m guessing if you’ve come to this post, you are wanting to know about the horses that will be lining up today. This is the sixth Cup for which we’ve […]

2013 Melbourne Cup: Dry for the Cup! How the weather affects your horse's chances

4 Nov 2013

A horse’s chances in the Melbourne Cup can live or die at the hands of Mother Nature. In Australia, there are 10 track ratings on a sliding scale. Let’s explain these first. A fast (1) is as firm a track as you can get in Australia, generally considered to be as hard as bitumen. They […]

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