TRAINERS PROFILE: CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
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
|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)|
- 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.