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Hawkins, John


(also Hawkyns). Born in 1532 in Plymouth; died Dec. 11, 1595. English admiral.

Hawkins laid the foundation for the English slave trade, which was one of the sources of the primary accumulation of capital in England. In 1588 he fought in the battle against the Spanish Armada. In 1595, together with Admiral F. Drake, he took part in an expedition to the West Indies. Hawkins died during the voyage.

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Ballydoyle's stable jockey Joseph O'Brien opts for Sir John Hawkins, who steps up in trip from 6f after being placed at Royal Ascot and finishing fourth in the July Stakes at Newmarket.
Sir John Hawkins returned to England for his third and most recent outing.
O'Brien ran five Railway Stakes entries at Ascot last week - Norfolk second Coach House, Fountain Of Youth, Sir John Hawkins, Stubbs and Wilshire Boulevard.
War Command's stablemate Sir John Hawkins (6-1) took third with Thunder Strike (11-2) fourth.
As Sir John Hawkins said in 1751 when he heard of an angler who had caught 47,120 trout in six years, 'Ne quid nimis' (Nothing too much) .
At today's opening session of Newmarket's July meeting, Sir John Hawkins, third to stable-companion War Command in the Coventry at Royal Ascot, should have an outstanding chance.
O'Brien's squad includes Curragh maiden winner Sir John Hawkins and Navan maiden winner Stubbs.
Hansard was guilty of killing far too many fish, even in those days of plenty, and I love the advice given at the end of the book by a certain Sir John Hawkins.
It was the second leg of a double for O'Brien jnr, who also guided the exciting Sir John Hawkins to victory in the opening maiden.
Sir John Hawkins (Joseph O'Brien) will carry Ballydoyle's hopes in the Group 2 Polland Place Properties July 2-Y-0 Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow, the opening day of the traditional July meeting.
The six-runner Royal Western Indian Turf Club 2-Y-0 Stakes looks a fascinating contest and features Aidan O'Brien's Friendship, ninth behind Berkshire in Royal Ascot's Chesham Stakes, and the Jim Bolger-trained Intensified, which bumped into Coventry winner War Command and the smart Sir John Hawkins prior to being turned over (at 1/5) by Tarn at the Curragh last Saturday.
And he stepped-up nicely when attempting to make all in a Curragh maiden, ultimately finishing a close third behind Sir John Hawkins and Intensified.