Ciaron Maher and David Eustace

Ciaron Maher Racing


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. He knows you never stop learning and continues to connect with the greats, only last year spending time with Wesley Ward (USA), Roger Charlton (UK) and Richard Hannon (UK), Andre Fabre (France) and Joseph O’Brien (IRE). 

Ciaron is now very happy to be based in what he describes as the best training facility he’s seen anywhere in the world at Ballarat, with operations also in Cranbourne and Sydney. Ciaron has headed the Victorian Trainers table for the last couple of seasons with stable stars like Gold Trip – Melbourne Cup, Pride Of Jenni – Champions MIle & All Star Mile, Hitotsu multi Gr1 winner, Coolangatta multi Gr1 winner etc .  

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