As one of Australia’s leading training organisations, with some of the best facilities in the industry, Ciaron Maher Racing is a mix of passion, discipline, unique training methods and the insights that come from our daily commitment to improvement. But ultimately, our success is driven by you – the owners. Keeping you involved and informed is our top priority.
HEAD TRAINER: Ciaron Maher
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, the 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, Ciaron spent time with Bart Cummings, Aiden O’Brien and Willie Mullins before he started training in his own right. Ciaron knows you never stop learning and continues to connect with the greats, also spending time with Wesley Ward (USA), Roger Charlton (UK) and Richard Hannon (UK), Andre Fabre (France) and Joseph O’Brien (IRE).
CO-HEAD TRAINER: David Eustace
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. Years working for Ciaron ensured David was well versed in his methods, which made the decision to appoint him Co-Head Trainer an easy one.