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Ian R. Wilkes

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Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 83 161 1.94 25 17 23 15.53% 40.37% $1,491,321 $9,263 $17,968
Turf 61 131 2.15 18 13 8 13.74% 29.77% $934,890 $7,137 $15,326
All Weather 2 2 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $3,800 $1,900 $1,900
Total 111 294 2.65 43 30 31 14.63% 35.37% $2,430,011 $8,265 $21,892
  
Graded Stakes 11 23 2.09 3 0 3 13.04% 26.09% $577,454 $25,107 $52,496
Black-type Stakes 20 46 2.3 7 2 7 15.22% 34.78% $886,635 $19,275 $44,332
Two-year-olds 22 29 1.32 1 3 2 3.45% 20.69% $117,701 $4,059 $5,350
Claiming 15 26 1.73 7 6 3 26.92% 61.54% $168,855 $6,494 $11,257
First-time starters 35 35 3 2 1 8.57% 17.14% $170,116 $4,860 $4,860
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 109 297 2.72 52 41 29 17.51% 41.08% $2,537,966 $8,545 $23,284
Turf 78 212 2.72 22 18 20 10.38% 28.3% $1,437,363 $6,780 $18,428
All Weather 5 6 1.2 1 0 1 16.67% 33.33% $32,950 $5,492 $6,590
Total 143 515 3.6 75 59 50 14.56% 35.73% $4,008,279 $7,783 $28,030
  
Graded Stakes 25 49 1.96 2 5 5 4.08% 24.49% $690,483 $14,091 $27,619
Black-type Stakes 30 87 2.9 7 9 10 8.05% 29.89% $1,165,891 $13,401 $38,863
Two-year-olds 47 117 2.49 16 10 6 13.68% 27.35% $797,596 $6,817 $16,970
Claiming 18 37 2.06 3 7 7 8.11% 45.95% $131,444 $3,553 $7,302
First-time starters 71 71 4 5 4 5.63% 18.31% $228,324 $3,216 $3,216
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 91 255 2.8 33 41 43 12.94% 45.88% $2,503,318 $9,817 $27,509
Turf 61 204 3.34 25 28 29 12.25% 40.2% $1,886,344 $9,247 $30,924
All Weather 5 6 1.2 0 1 0 0% 16.67% $18,980 $3,163 $3,796
Total 113 465 4.12 58 70 72 12.47% 43.01% $4,408,642 $9,481 $39,015
  
Graded Stakes 18 55 3.06 6 6 8 10.91% 36.36% $1,374,410 $24,989 $76,356
Black-type Stakes 25 87 3.48 10 11 15 11.49% 41.38% $1,873,686 $21,537 $74,947
Two-year-olds 36 93 2.58 8 9 8 8.6% 26.88% $518,376 $5,574 $14,399
Claiming 12 33 2.75 7 4 7 21.21% 54.55% $119,169 $3,611 $9,931
First-time starters 51 51 2 4 4 3.92% 19.61% $155,132 $3,042 $3,042
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 95 347 3.65 44 55 48 12.68% 42.36% $2,097,685 $6,045 $22,081
Turf 62 148 2.39 25 12 18 16.89% 37.16% $1,301,820 $8,796 $20,997
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 112 495 4.42 69 67 66 13.94% 40.81% $3,399,505 $6,868 $30,353
  
Graded Stakes 16 28 1.75 3 3 6 10.71% 42.86% $559,129 $19,969 $34,946
Black-type Stakes 24 54 2.25 6 5 13 11.11% 44.44% $846,630 $15,678 $35,276
Two-year-olds 27 77 2.85 11 12 7 14.29% 38.96% $713,158 $9,262 $26,413
Claiming 20 49 2.45 6 5 6 12.24% 34.69% $143,664 $2,932 $7,183
First-time starters 44 44 4 4 2 9.09% 22.73% $168,148 $3,822 $3,822
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 103 325 3.16 44 39 52 13.54% 41.54% $2,486,398 $7,650 $24,140
Turf 53 134 2.53 14 19 12 10.45% 33.58% $803,471 $5,996 $15,160
All Weather 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 119 460 3.87 58 58 64 12.61% 39.13% $3,289,869 $7,152 $27,646
  
Graded Stakes 15 40 2.67 3 5 7 7.5% 37.5% $902,511 $22,563 $60,167
Black-type Stakes 20 70 3.5 6 11 13 8.57% 42.86% $1,340,893 $19,156 $67,045
Two-year-olds 36 75 2.08 6 4 6 8% 21.33% $279,010 $3,720 $7,750
Claiming 14 28 2 6 4 0 21.43% 35.71% $98,826 $3,530 $7,059
First-time starters 59 59 0 3 9 0% 20.34% $85,685 $1,452 $1,452
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 85 263 3.09 45 39 35 17.11% 45.25% $1,743,240 $6,628 $20,509
Turf 40 114 2.85 16 14 9 14.04% 34.21% $735,704 $6,454 $18,393
All Weather 16 21 1.31 2 6 3 9.52% 52.38% $90,779 $4,323 $5,674
Total 93 398 4.28 63 59 47 15.83% 42.46% $2,569,723 $6,457 $27,631
  
Graded Stakes 11 20 1.82 0 1 3 0% 20% $223,404 $11,170 $20,309
Black-type Stakes 19 48 2.53 5 6 7 10.42% 37.5% $653,948 $13,624 $34,418
Two-year-olds 26 62 2.38 11 8 11 17.74% 48.39% $345,816 $5,578 $13,301
Claiming 19 49 2.58 12 10 4 24.49% 53.06% $306,704 $6,259 $16,142
First-time starters 40 40 2 3 4 5% 22.5% $96,590 $2,415 $2,415
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 68 198 2.91 38 27 31 19.19% 48.48% $1,924,800 $9,721 $28,306
Turf 47 111 2.36 9 7 13 8.11% 26.13% $390,017 $3,514 $8,298
All Weather 23 28 1.22 0 6 2 0% 28.57% $72,162 $2,577 $3,137
Total 89 337 3.79 47 40 46 13.95% 39.47% $2,386,979 $7,083 $26,820
  
Graded Stakes 9 16 1.78 1 2 0 6.25% 18.75% $767,053 $47,941 $85,228
Black-type Stakes 15 33 2.2 4 5 3 12.12% 36.36% $1,053,523 $31,925 $70,235
Two-year-olds 23 50 2.17 6 7 6 12% 38% $291,955 $5,839 $12,694
Claiming 19 41 2.16 7 4 9 17.07% 48.78% $168,133 $4,101 $8,849
First-time starters 31 31 2 4 3 6.45% 29.03% $97,473 $3,144 $3,144
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 76 208 2.74 28 35 29 13.46% 44.23% $5,095,821 $24,499 $67,050
Turf 56 136 2.43 13 14 12 9.56% 28.68% $515,235 $3,788 $9,201
All Weather 33 42 1.27 5 3 6 11.9% 33.33% $107,520 $2,560 $3,258
Total 95 386 4.06 46 52 47 11.92% 37.56% $5,718,576 $14,815 $60,196
  
Graded Stakes 7 26 3.71 8 3 2 30.77% 50% $4,317,764 $166,068 $616,823
Black-type Stakes 11 38 3.45 9 7 3 23.68% 50% $4,462,806 $117,442 $405,710
Two-year-olds 24 41 1.71 1 2 5 2.44% 19.51% $80,996 $1,976 $3,375
Claiming 21 65 3.1 6 12 14 9.23% 49.23% $177,895 $2,737 $8,471
First-time starters 49 49 0 0 5 0% 10.2% $53,636 $1,095 $1,095
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 71 212 2.99 38 33 30 17.92% 47.64% $1,083,103 $5,109 $15,255
Turf 41 106 2.59 11 11 14 10.38% 33.96% $415,859 $3,923 $10,143
All Weather 31 37 1.19 2 3 3 5.41% 21.62% $108,041 $2,920 $3,485
Total 84 355 4.23 51 47 47 14.37% 40.85% $1,607,003 $4,527 $19,131
  
Graded Stakes 7 15 2.14 1 1 3 6.67% 33.33% $170,842 $11,389 $24,406
Black-type Stakes 11 27 2.45 3 2 3 11.11% 29.63% $264,414 $9,793 $24,038
Two-year-olds 22 54 2.45 4 4 9 7.41% 31.48% $244,646 $4,530 $11,120
Claiming 19 49 2.58 6 12 3 12.24% 42.86% $134,523 $2,745 $7,080
First-time starters 40 40 0 2 6 0% 20% $44,136 $1,103 $1,103
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 70 142 2.03 15 15 14 10.56% 30.99% $732,508 $5,159 $10,464
Turf 38 86 2.26 10 11 10 11.63% 36.05% $607,270 $7,061 $15,981
All Weather 39 49 1.26 1 3 10 2.04% 28.57% $136,913 $2,794 $3,511
Total 79 277 3.51 26 29 34 9.39% 32.13% $1,476,691 $5,331 $18,692
  
Graded Stakes 4 17 4.25 2 4 2 11.76% 47.06% $595,468 $35,028 $148,867
Black-type Stakes 7 25 3.57 2 7 2 8% 44% $653,278 $26,131 $93,325
Two-year-olds 22 50 2.27 2 3 6 4% 22% $110,250 $2,205 $5,011
Claiming 8 19 2.38 5 3 4 26.32% 63.16% $83,746 $4,408 $10,468
First-time starters 45 45 1 2 4 2.22% 15.56% $68,089 $1,513 $1,513
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 58 163 2.81 28 29 24 17.18% 49.69% $2,046,653 $12,556 $35,287
Turf 26 54 2.08 6 4 8 11.11% 33.33% $243,801 $4,515 $9,377
All Weather 49 90 1.84 16 14 11 17.78% 45.56% $491,509 $5,461 $10,031
Total 75 307 4.09 50 47 43 16.29% 45.6% $2,781,963 $9,062 $37,093
  
Graded Stakes 9 27 3 5 5 1 18.52% 40.74% $1,135,266 $42,047 $126,141
Black-type Stakes 14 46 3.29 8 9 3 17.39% 43.48% $1,408,190 $30,613 $100,585
Two-year-olds 17 38 2.24 4 4 8 10.53% 42.11% $187,411 $4,932 $11,024
Claiming 14 24 1.71 6 1 3 25% 41.67% $67,805 $2,825 $4,843
First-time starters 36 36 3 3 3 8.33% 25% $92,666 $2,574 $2,574
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 53 151 2.85 27 31 20 17.88% 51.66% $1,193,165 $7,902 $22,513
Turf 20 45 2.25 3 4 7 6.67% 31.11% $172,076 $3,824 $8,604
All Weather 48 92 1.92 14 10 12 15.22% 39.13% $331,313 $3,601 $6,902
Total 63 288 4.57 44 45 39 15.28% 44.44% $1,696,554 $5,891 $26,929
  
Graded Stakes 5 10 2 2 0 3 20% 50% $233,571 $23,357 $46,714
Black-type Stakes 12 28 2.33 4 3 5 14.29% 42.86% $402,543 $14,377 $33,545
Two-year-olds 20 58 2.9 7 1 10 12.07% 31.03% $249,031 $4,294 $12,452
Claiming 13 34 2.62 8 5 3 23.53% 47.06% $107,799 $3,171 $8,292
First-time starters 36 36 2 1 3 5.56% 16.67% $86,152 $2,393 $2,393
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 36 91 2.53 13 8 15 14.29% 39.56% $493,904 $5,428 $13,720
Turf 8 17 2.13 3 3 1 17.65% 41.18% $144,853 $8,521 $18,107
All Weather 31 54 1.74 4 8 5 7.41% 31.48% $165,018 $3,056 $5,323
Total 40 162 4.05 20 19 21 12.35% 37.04% $803,775 $4,962 $20,094
  
Graded Stakes 4 5 1.25 0 0 0 0% 0% $11,210 $2,242 $2,803
Black-type Stakes 7 12 1.71 1 0 0 8.33% 8.33% $49,007 $4,084 $7,001
Two-year-olds 17 41 2.41 5 5 1 12.2% 26.83% $184,320 $4,496 $10,842
Claiming 5 15 3 1 0 4 6.67% 33.33% $13,550 $903 $2,710
First-time starters 22 22 0 1 0 0% 4.55% $19,772 $899 $899
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 39 140 3.59 25 27 21 17.86% 52.14% $1,043,611 $7,454 $26,759
Turf 16 33 2.06 5 2 3 15.15% 30.3% $167,663 $5,081 $10,479
All Weather 19 29 1.53 4 3 5 13.79% 41.38% $147,284 $5,079 $7,752
Total 45 202 4.49 34 32 29 16.83% 47.03% $1,358,558 $6,726 $30,190
  
Graded Stakes 7 15 2.14 1 1 4 6.67% 40% $244,413 $16,294 $34,916
Black-type Stakes 9 23 2.56 1 3 5 4.35% 39.13% $308,131 $13,397 $34,237
Two-year-olds 9 29 3.22 2 2 3 6.9% 24.14% $80,679 $2,782 $8,964
Claiming 13 27 2.08 5 7 5 18.52% 62.96% $90,130 $3,338 $6,933
First-time starters 18 18 0 1 3 0% 22.22% $23,422 $1,301 $1,301
Category Starters Starts Starts/Starter 1st 2nd 3rd Win % % 1st, 2nd or 3rd Earned Avg Earnings per Start Avg Earnings Per Starter
Dirt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Turf 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $2,530 $2,530 $2,530
All Weather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Total 1 1 1 0 0 0 0% 0% $2,530 $2,530 $2,530
  
Graded Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Black-type Stakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Two-year-olds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Claiming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
First-time starters 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0% $0 $0 $0
Name: Ian R. Wilkes
Address:
3499 Landsdowne Dr.
Suite 207
Lexington, KY  40517
Phone: (502) 727-9175
Email: wilkesroost@aol.com
Trainer Bio

 

Resides Louisville, Kentucky with wife Tracey, daughter Shelby, 23 and son Brodie, 20

Wilkes grew up on a dairy farm in New South Wales, Australia, and started his racing career at 16 as a groom and exercise rider. He worked in the stables of Australian trainers Paul Sutherland, Vic Thompson Jr., and Colin Hayes and arranged through a friend to come to the U.S. and work for trainer Carl Nafzger. Wilkes arrived in 1989 and galloped horses for a year and a half. Among the horses he climbed aboard during that tour with Nafzger was Unbridled the 1990 Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic winner, who went on to be an important sire. Wilkes went back to Australia to train for three years and returned in 1993 to work for Nafzger and became the top assistant. When Nafzger began scaling back his operation in 2005 and moved into semi-retirement in 2006, he turned the bulk of his stable over to Wilkes, who is based in Louisville. They continue their close association, and Wilkes helped Nafzger with the development of 2006 Breeders' Cup Juvenile and 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense.

The current superstar of the Wilkes stable is Fort Larned who won three graded stakes leading up to his victory in the 2012 Breeder’s Cup Classic.  He returned this year to win the G1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs this past June. 

Other stakes performers conditioned by Wilkes include Warrior’s Reward, Capt. Candyman Can, Bearpath, Miss Isella, and Court Folly with current  stakes horses  Neck ‘n Neck, Island Bound, Sweet and Lovely and Magic Hour.

Ian takes pride in the art of conditioning a horse both physically and mentally with the philosophy of allowing a horse to develop at his own pace and the chance to build a strong sense of confidence.  He starts many of his horses at the Skylight Training Center in Goshen, Kentucky near Louisville.  There, they train on the Pro-Ride racing surface.  Wife Tracey is a partner in the Wilkes’ training operations and son Brodie has also begun a career in thoroughbred racing. 

Reference DRF article:  http://www.drf.com/news/belmont-wilkes-emerges-rising-star-fort-larned

Locations Manager on location Email Phone Day Rate # of horses trained
Tampa Bay Downs
What's your normal use of veterinary services to manage horses on a day-today basis:
  • Aggressive ($700+ month/horse)
  • Moderate ($300 - $600 month/horse)
  • Occasional (less than $300 month/horse)
Comments:
As necessary
Other than day rate, does your billing include charges for:
  • Veterinary
  • Blacksmith
  • Vanning
  • Travel
  • Other
How often do you communicate with Owners:
  • Daily
  • 2-3 times a week
  • Once a week
  • As needed
Comments:
Owners are welcome to call.

Top 10 Winning Horses - Past 12 months

Horse Sex Current Earnings Best Win Race Class Best Win Stake
Champagne Anyone Filly $356,625 Grade 2 winner Gulfstream Park Oaks G2
Gentle Ruler Filly $301,803 Grade 3 winner Robert G. Dick Memorial S. G3
Bourbon Resolution Colt $164,229 Grade 3 winner Ben Ali S. G3
Molto Bella Filly $79,060 Stakes winner Gasparilla S.
Mr Cub Gelding $78,115 Stakes winner Kentucky Downs Preview Tourist Mile S.
Elusive Mischief Colt $106,522 Stakes winner Meadow Stable S.
Ry's the Guy Colt $154,086 Winner
Princess Causeway Filly $127,280 Winner
Bourbon Calling Gelding $118,760 Winner
Bohemian Bourbon Filly $113,744 Winner
Horse Sex Earnings Best Race Class Best Stake
Fort Larned Colt $4,471,322 Grade 1 winner Breeders' Cup Classic G1
Capt. Candyman Can Gelding $793,597 Grade 1 winner NetJets King's Bishop S. G1
Warrior's Reward Colt $565,716 Grade 1 winner Carter H. G1
Neck 'n Neck Colt $1,091,792 Grade 2 winner Indiana Derby G2
McCraken Colt $869,728 Grade 2 winner Kentucky Jockey Club S. G2
Miss Isella Filly $648,631 Grade 2 winner Louisville Distaff S. G2
Bird Song Colt $510,907 Grade 2 winner Alysheba S. Presented by Big Fish Casino G2
Linda Filly $407,310 Grade 2 winner Mrs. Revere S. G2
Champagne Anyone Filly $360,825 Grade 2 winner Gulfstream Park Oaks G2
Court Folly Gelding $213,955 Grade 2 winner Amsterdam S. G2
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