Andrew Hawkins

Andrew Hawkins

Award-winning writer Andrew Hawkins graduated from university in Australia with a communications degree, specialising in journalism, and has married that with his deep love of racing. His enthusiasm took him far and wide to see the sport at its best, from stud farms in Ireland to the iconic race meetings of the world, while he honed the skills as an online journalist and blogger he has brought to the Post. Andrew’s debut season in Hong Kong was notable for a shock first-up victory as the Post’s top tipster and his blog, The Griffin, has already garnered a dedicated audience. He was recently recognised for his stellar coverage of the 2015 Longines Hong Kong International Races.

Latest from Andrew Hawkins

Fan favourite Kei Chiong under enormous pressure to repeat breakout season, says riding legend Felix Coetzee
Tragic end: Gold-Fun euthanised after suffering catastrophic leg injuries in France
Disappointing year for Hong Kong horses at home and abroad, but plenty of promise on the horizon
Young guns: go behind the scenes at the South African Jockey Academy and meet the two riders touted as the next Douglas Whyte and Karis Teetan
The Griffin in Durban: does South Africa hold one of racing’s best kept secrets?
What is Hong Kong’s biggest race? South African legend Michael Roberts stirs debate in Durban July lead-up
Japanese superstar Duramente to lock in Arc bid with Takarazuka Kinen victory
‘Durban Demon’ Douglas Whyte to return to hometown for Africa’s richest race, the Durban July
Chad Schofield’s winning day soured by hefty suspension and fine for careless riding
Silver for Gold: Hong Kong sprinter Fun agonisingly denied in Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot
Mile madness: the Hong Kong Jockey Club should do everything it can to attract top milers to Sha Tin in December
Chris So’s son of Starcraft packs plenty on debut at Happy Valley
Race name changes are farcical, but with Royal Ascot looming, maybe it is time to move with the winds of change
Turtle to take one Giant leap for Andreas Schutz in Triple Trio closer
Dual disappointment: Maurice, Contentment beaten as Logotype takes Yasuda Kinen
Game changer: the Hong Kong-owned mare that has transformed the global breeding industry
John Moore’s three-year-old Green Card looks headed for higher in Triple Trio closer
Leontes to live up to pedigree with victory in Japan’s Derby, the Tokyo Yushun
Moniker mayhem: the twisted tale of Takeover Target, The Tin Man and a lost decade
Tony Cruz’s Blazing Speed makes it two Champions & Chater Cups in minor upset
John Moore saddles up a suitable Melbourne Cup candidate in the Champions & Chater – and it’s not Werther
Nyquist and the Pegasus World Cup: American racing’s Bold and the Beautiful week
Crops, clashes and cornerstones: the key points to take out of Hong Kong’s spring features
World awaits Chautauqua, Maurice after stunning Hong Kong feature victories
First stop, Hong Kong: Godolphin eyeing world domination as north and south operations come together for Champions Mile
The Griffin | An open letter to Singapore: Hong Kong thanks you for one of the best races on the planet in 2016, the Chairman's Sprint Prize

To our dear friends at the Singapore Turf Club, I am writing this letter to thank you for what now appears to be one of the most short-sighted and stunning decisions made in world racing in the past 12 months, one that has had immeasurable benefits to your arch-rivals to the north.

29 Apr 2016 - 5:57AM

To our dear friends at the Singapore Turf Club, I am writing this letter to thank you for what now appears to be one of the most short-sighted and stunning decisions made in world racing in the past 12 months, one that has had immeasurable benefits to your arch-rivals to the north.

An open letter to Singapore: Hong Kong thanks you for one of the best races on the planet in 2016, the Chairman's Sprint Prize
David Hall singing in the rain as he brings up late Sha Tin double
Hong Kong Derby winner Werther ‘world class’ in QE II Cup demolition for John Moore
Story of the week goes to the odd couple relationship of Buffering and Rising Romance
Wet weather greeting: Overseas contingent greeted by showers as they get first look at Sha Tin