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48 SPORT WEDNESDAY JULY 9 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V2 P41 JOCKEY HOPES TO CREATE HISTORY P42 ARGENTINA FACE MIGHT OF DUTCH P43 THERES JUST NO STOPPING FOLAU HAWKS BAY RETIRED VICTORIAN trainer Neil Dyer will look to six-year-old gelding Cantonese to win his third Darwin Cup after twotime champion Hawks Bay was retired yesterday. Hawks Bay, who has had continuing leg problems, will head to the paddock after an amazing career, highlighted by his Fannie Bay record. But NT racing fans will have one final chance to farewell the horse, with Hawks Bay likely to lead the Breakfast with the Stars Darwin Cup parade. Dyer said last night that he had brought Hawks Bay to Darwin in the hope that he could recover but that has not been the case. I decided to pull the pin with him before anything more serious happened, he said. He came up here with a minor leg problem which we were managing. But then he developed an upper leg problem which forced me into making the decision. Dyer said last week that he would take no chances with his star, promising Hawks Bay, who has earned more than $870,000 in his career, would only have another tilt at the race that stops a city if he was fully fit. That career also produced 14 wins from 61 starts and Dyer was instrumental in bringing Hawks Bay to Darwin for the three-year-old races, the Darwin Guineas and the NT Derby, in 2011. Dyer said: Having won those he continued in that preparation to run second in the Darwin Cup as a four-yearold. His Darwin Cup win of 2012 was arguably his finest hour in the Top End. After winning his first Cup the year before by four lengths, he carried 64.5kg to runner-up Bolton with 57kg in 2012. Hawks Bay led into the straight, was headed by Bolton, and showed enormous determination and courage to fight back and win in a photo by a nose, Dyer said. Now Dyers Cup hopes rest with the six-year-old son of Redoutes Choice. Cantonese was a good performer in Sydney and he was bought for the Darwin Cup a couple of years ago, he said. Cantonese has had two starts at Fannie Bay, finishing sixth of nine over 1200m on June 14 and ninth of 11 over 1300m on June 28. I decided to pull the pin with him before anything more serious happened MYSTERY NUMBER BUY THIS PAPER AND YOU COULD WIN THE JACKPOT! Money jackpots each day Monday to Friday by $10 $4110 JA CK PO T MYSTERY NUMBERTO WIN INSTANTLY RING 1900 966 372 Conditions: Page 2 AND KEY IN YOUR LUCKY NUMBER Can Blues sweep the Maroons in Origin III? - Page 44 Choke on that, Brian HAWTHORNS star fullback Brian Lake will serve a fourmatch ban after he was found guilty of making intentional contact to the throat of North Melbournes Drew Petrie. The 2013 Norm Smith Medallist, who has played only five games this season because of injury and suspension, looked shattered as he departed AFL House. Lake faces an uphill battle to regain fitness and form for the finals series following his 410-point penalty. The second-placed Hawks have seven matches remaining in the home-and-away season. Its been a tough couple of days for myself and my family, the 32-year-old Lake told reporters after a hearing of more than 90 minutes. I respect the jurys decision on the four weeks. Leading into the finals Ive got three games to get my match fitness and look for a big September. Lakes case had been referred directly by the match review panel to the tribunal. The veteran defender said in evidence that he had been simply trying to grab Petries jumper around the collarbone area. Player advocate Chris Townshend said Lake denied putting Petrie in a choker-hold and was instead guilty of a lesser offence of aggressive wrestling. Legal counsel Andrew Woods said the video footage showed Lake attacking Petries throat. It was an intentional application of force to the throat, Woods said. Lake was shown footage of the incident and when asked if his hand was on Petries throat, he said it was in the collarbone area. I have no recollection of him crying out. I could see he was in discomfort, yes, Lake said. I dont think it was significant force, no. I had a very good grip of his jumper. Lake added: I probably should have let go. Townshend argued for a penalty of two to three games and Lakes counsel Tony Burns said a minimum of three matches was suitable. Petrie pleads guilty: Page 46 By GREG BUCKLE in Melbourne Hawthorn full-back Brian Lake arrives at AFL House in Melbourne last night to face the tribunal Picture: DARRIAN TRAYNOR