Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Phillip Stokes expects to have the first part of his new Victorian stable operational this spring

Adelaide trainer Phillip Stokes expects to have the first part of his new Victorian stable operational this spring and believes it will help him make even more of an impact in Melbourne racing.

Stokes is in the process of setting up a stable at Pakenham and once it is built and up and running he plans to continue with bases in South Australia and Victoria.

“This will probably become our main base,” Stokes said.

“It’s exciting. We always have to travel our horses over and back which is quite taxing at times.

“We’ve done it with a lot of success but I’m sure if we’ve got our own base here we can do it better again.”

Stokes said the plan was to gradually keep building up the property over time but he is looking to have the first part completed for his spring carnival hopefuls to be housed at Pakenham from September.

“They’ve got all the earthworks in and the drainage. Pending weather, we hope to maybe have something operating in September,” Stokes said.

“We wanted to do it from scratch and we’re building our own barn, and they’ve designed it how we wanted them to.

“I think it’s a really exciting place.

“I think it is going to be a place of the future.”

The new Pakenham racecourse opened for racing in March 2015 and hosts both turf and synthetic track racing.

Stokes has had more than 20 stakes race winners in Melbourne, including winning a Group One victory at Flemington with Hucklebuck.

“We’ll have 40 boxes. We’ll have day yards, a 12-horse walker.” he said.

“We won’t have 40 there, obviously, to start with. We’ll build it up gradually over time.

“But it’s pretty exciting and we’re looking forward to it.”

Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Another former Star WA sprinter in The Everest

Owner Bob Peters is set to have two runners in the $14 million The Everest with Enticing Star announced as...

Tahlia Hope set for extended stay in hospital

Apprentice Tahlia Hope could remain in hospital for up to three weeks as she recovers from viral meningitis. Hope was...

Godolphin secure slot in The Everest

Global racing operation Godolphin has won the tender for the vacant slot in the $14 million Everest forfeited by Damion...

Schillaci Stakes winner to gain entry into The Everest

The turf wars between Victoria and NSW appear to be softening with the winner of the Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield...

Trainer Ben Currie has ban reduced

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has had his disqualification on racing convictions further reduced while his criminal fraud charges have been...

Veteran trainer remains in critical condition

Veteran trainer Bruce Purcell remains in a critical condition, three days after being airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with serious...

Queensland trainer fined for assaulting stewards

Veteran Queensland trainer Ron Maund has been fined $2000 with no conviction recorded on charges of assaulting two Racing Integrity...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.