Tommy Hughes Jr. has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man and a woman in separate incidents in Ascot Vale.
A 56-year-old man was taken into custody after he crashed his car into a tree while trying to avoid police in Kensington just before 2pm on Tuesday.
He was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
9News reports that police alleged that Hughes lured a friend of more than 20 years to meet him in his car around 6 p.m. Monday night.
He allegedly drove several hundred meters before pulling out a knife and stabbing the 46-year-old man five times.
A 60-year-old woman was also stabbed after her grandmother offered her place after being kicked out of her home, police said.
Former Flemington trainer and son of the legendary trainer of the same name, Hughes abruptly left the industry last January.
After the incident, the Victorian Racing Club emailed a Flemington staff warning that he might try to enter the racecourse.
The email said the fuse could be dangerous and should not be approached.
The two victims are in stable condition.
Detectives are awaiting a psychiatric evaluation before being charged.
Former racehorse trainer arrested for stabbing twice in Melbourne
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