|Wilkes is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Sans Tares by Court Martial. He was born around 1952 in France.|
|Prix Edgard de la Charme|
|Leading sire in Australia (1963, 1964, 1969)|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on May 7, 2010|
Wilkes was an French Thoroughbred racehorse who became a leading sire in Australia. He was the son of the successful English sire Court Martial. His son Vain was an exceptional sprinter in Australia, winning 14 of his 16 starts and who was the leadind sire in Australian in 1984.  In addition, Wilkes sired the 1974 New Zealand Derby winner, Mansingh , as well as three winners of the Golden Slipper Stakes, Vain (1969), John's Hope (1972), and Vivarchi (1976). 
Like Northern Dancer, Wilkes was also a great great grandson in a direct male line of Phalaris.