Phillip Stokes is the no.1 trainer in South Australia and he will have one runner in the 2023 Melbourne Cup, with Daqiansweet Junior set to contest the 3200m feature.
Stokes is yet to win a Melbourne Cup after winning his first group 1 in 2006, when he took out the Australasian Oaks with Marju Snip. Daqiansweet Junior, which raced in the 2022 Melbourne Cup finishing sixth, is a $101 Melbourne Cup roughie, which is no surprise given middling form in recent times.
How many Melbourne Cups has Phillip Stokes won?
Phillip Stokes has not won a Melbourne Cup before, but does have a unique connection to Japanese 2006 winner Delta Blues.
The training team that guided Delta Blues to Melbourne Cup glory used to work for Stokes in Japan, before he relocated to Morphettville in South Australia.
What horses does Phillip Stokes have in the 2023 Melbourne Cup?
Phillip Stokes has got one runner in the Melbourne Cup, with it being Daqiansweet Junior, which is a $101 shot with horse betting sites.
- Age: 6YO
- Color: Bay or Brown
- Sex: Gelding
- Sire: Sweet Orange (USA)
- Dam: Paulette (NZ)