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Andrew Hawkins

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About

Very keen racing fan and Olympics enthusiast. 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:
Sydney, Australia
Favourite Sporting Team:
Canberra Raiders
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AFL, Cricket, League, Rugby, Tennis,

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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 […]

Derby Day’s Mackinnon lost between Cox and the Cup

Derby Day's Mackinnon lost between Cox and the Cup

31 Oct 2013

While Derby Day is named for the spring staying test of three-year-olds, the Victoria Derby, it is the Mackinnon Stakes which has long been the true highlight of the day for racing purists. With every horse in the Victoria Derby stepping out to the 2500m trip for the first time, the Derby form is always […]

2013 Caulfield Cup: Where have the Kiwis gone?

2013 Caulfield Cup: Where have the Kiwis gone?

17 Oct 2013

Saturday’s Caulfield Cup is further proof the race has progressed from a mere lead-up to the Melbourne Cup to become a target race on its own. While it may not be a Caulfield Cup for the ages, it is a highly competitive race with many winning hopes. With half the Melbourne Cup field expected to […]

Who will be excluded from the 2013 Cox Plate?

16 Oct 2013

The focus of the racing world is on this weekend’s Caulfield Cup, but it is Saturday week’s Cox Plate which may be the big story in the coming days. As anticipated by The Roar last month, it is looking increasingly likely the Moonee Valley Racing Club will have to use their discretionary powers to determine […]

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