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18/06/02 Another Well Bred Hawkes Baby Set to Debut
Hot on the heels of the debut win of I Scream, a half brother to Flavour, at Sandown on Saturday the John Hawkes and Ingham Brothers are set to unearth another of their beautifully bred youngsters at the track just a few days later.

This time the attention focuses on another two-year-old by the Woodlands Stud based sire Quest for Fame, Nostalgic. The juvenile is from the brilliant producer Awards Ceremony.

Nostalgic is at last a half relation to three stakes winners and a stakes placed performer, all of which have shown above average ability both throughout Australia and Asia.

Awards Ceremony, a daughter of Kaoru Star, has had eight foals to the track and six have won. Leading the way is the Group One winning star Dracula, fellow stakes winners Sash and The Oscars and the stakes placed Vampire.

Her first foal a colt would later be gelded and named Benefit. The son of Star Watch was a winner at Rosehill among four career victories. He was placed in both Sydney and Melbourne at least five times in all.

Next along was a filly by Zeditave who was called Thespian. She also proved herself a handy performer with a Randwick win and five other Sydney placings.

The Ingham brothers didn't have to wait long for the mare to produce her first stakes winner. Her third foal, a filly by the former brilliant galloper Dr Grace, The Oscars was a stakes winner in her first season. She captured the listed Canonbury Stakes as a two-year-old as well as being placed in the Sliver Slipper Stakes and Kindergarten Stakes as well as the Brian Crowley Stakes at preparation number two. She ended up in Hong Kong, proving to be a strong performer there with multiple victories after her Aussie career.

Her next foal, in 1994, a full relation to The Oscars was another filly who would race under the name Sash. She also showed plenty of promise during a five race winning career. Her feature win came in the Toy Show Quality Handicap in Sydney.

Stakes winner number three came with her very next youngster, a strongly built son of Quest for Fame. He was destined to draw blood after being named Dracula. The talented galloper is now best known as winning the group one treble of the Champagne Stakes, George Main Stakes and Sires' Produce in Brisbane.

Next up for Awards Ceremony was a Jade Hunter filly Titania. During a short career her best performance was a placing.

A date with Flying Spur saw Awards Ceremony present the chicken kings with a colt which would be named Vampire. As well as registering four wins Vampire, was placed at both Group and Listed level on the track.

So when Nostalgic steps out onto the track at Sandown tomorrow there's little doubt big brother Dracula, who's gearing up to serve a quality book of mares at Woodlands Stud, will be cheering along with the Inghams, Hawkes' and anyone who has their hard earned on the youngster.

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