TRAINERS PROFILE: CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE

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Ciaron Maher was apprentice to CS Hayes then a successful jumps jockey, including captaining the Australia team against Ireland in the International Jockey Challenge, Ciaron realised his size would deny his riding ambitions. Despite that, his love for racing and his natural interest and curiosity in training saw him commit to a career as a trainer at a young age. Knowing you learn best from the best, he spent time with Bart Cummings, Aiden O’Brien and Willie Mullins before starting in his own right, with 6 boxes on his dad’s farm.

Son of Newmarket trainer James Eustace, racing is in David’s blood. In his father’s yard from an early age, always learning, he then moved to leading UK trainer Roger Varian, whilst also becoming a capable amateur jockey. Like Ciaron, David knows to be the best you have to learn from the best, so he moved to Australia where he worked with Peter Moody and the Snowdens before joining Ciaron as his assistant. Two years learning Ciaron’s methods and adding his own thorough and meticulous attention to detail made it easy for Ciaron to make David his co-trainer.

Recent Highlights and Successes Thoroughbred Shares

Feature Race Year Course Class Dist Horse
ALISTER CLARK STAKES 2021 M V 3 OPEN G2 2040 GRANDSLAM
TYPHOON TRACY STAKES 2021 M V 3F OPEN G3 1200 MACROURA
TASMANIAN DERBY 2021 ELWK 3 OPEN LR 2200 EXPLOSIVE JACK
CHAIRMAN’S STAKES 2021 CAUL 2 OPEN G3 1000 ENTHAAR
INGLIS NURSERY 2020 RAND 2 OPEN 1000 ACROBAT
SANDOWN STAKES 2020 SANH OPEN G3 1500 JUNIPAL
GOLDEN GIFT 2020 RHIL 2 OPEN 1100 SNEAKY FIVE
WS COX PLATE 2020 M V 3U OPEN G1 2040 SIR DRAGONET
DEBUTANTE STAKES 2020 CAUL 2 OPEN LR 1000 FAKE LOVE
GIMCRACK STAKES 2020 RAND 2F OPEN G3 1000 ENTHAAR
THE BART CUMMINGS 2020 FLEM OPEN G3 2510 PERSAN
JRA CUP 2020 M V OPEN G3 2040 AL GALAYEL
SAN DOMENICO STAKES 2020 RHIL 3 OPEN G3 1100 ANDERS
MING DYNASTY QUALITY 2020 RHIL 3 OPEN G3 1400 HOLYFIELD
THE ROSEBUD 2020 RHIL 3 OPEN LR 1100 ANDERS

Current Season Statistics

As of 21st March 2021

Season Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Runners G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w)
2020/21 156 17.00% 246 43.90% 915 1 1 8 4

Training Facilities

  • Let Ciaron take you on a guided tour of our flagship stable and what he believes to be one of the finest training establishments he has seen anywhere in the world. Combined with our Caulfield stable, beach facilities at Balnarring, dressage and pretraining operation at Pakenham and our new Sydney stable, Ciaron believes we now, as a collective, have the best training facilities in Australia.