Ian Wilkes

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Ian Wilkes
Occupation Trainer
Born May 25, 1965
Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia
Career wins 438+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins

Amsterdam Stakes (2006)
Falls City Handicap (2008)
Bay Shore Stakes (2009)
Fleur de Lis Handicap (2009)
Hutcheson Stakes (2009)
King's Bishop Stakes (2009)
Louisville Distaff Handicap (2009)
Matt Winn Stakes (2009)
Carter Handicap (2010)
Pan American Stakes (2010)
Cornhusker Handicap (2012)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Classic (2012)
Significant horses
Fort Larned, McCraken

Ian R. Wilkes (born May 25, 1965 in Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia) is a trainer in American Thoroughbred horse racing. He worked for leading Australian trainer Colin Hayes before taking a job in 1990 with trainer Carl Nafzger in the United States.[1]

Now a resident of Louisville, Kentucky and training on his own, Wilkes earned his first Grade 1 win with Capt. Candyman Can in the 2009 King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.[2]

Brothers with Australian NSW Horse Trainer Wayne Wilkes and uncle of Corinne Wilkes.

His most famous win to date is Fort Larned's win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.