1956 Melbourne Cup

We are hoping to uncover the First name of the trainer of the very first Melbourne Cup. We have a photo of him being presented by Jack Woodward, we have the Cup donated to Sandown by Max Johnson’s family engraved E Patterson. It worried me is this story that Frank Morley didn’t know who he was. Perhaps John Reid you may remember him. Doug Scott thought Syd Barrett trained him, he might have as John Stephens said that sort of things went on in those days.