Here is the list of Top 20 Horse Trainers in Victoria who are well-known for their incredible talents working with horses.
1. CIARON MAHER RACING
From six boxes on his dad’s dairy farm to one of the best training facilities in the world, Ciaron Maher has come a long way in ten years. Ciaron’s early promise as a jockey was ended because he grew too big but not before he had led the Australian Jockeys team against the Irish in the International Challenge.
Phone: (03) 5334 9888
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The Freedman family tree is steeped in racing history over four generations. Members of this dynasty have been successful in eight Melbourne Cups, six Caulfield Cups, four feature races at the famous Royal Ascot meeting in England, and just about every feature race on the Australian racing calendar.
GC Natural Horsemanship believe that everything we do with a horse should involve respect, relaxation and understanding so that you can work with our horse to achieve a successful partnership. Their methods take aspects from a range of proven training methods from trainers and programs around the world, with foundation training based on the methods of Ken Faulkner, Warwick Schiller and Double Dan Horsemanship, as well as trick training with the use of clicker training.
Jason gained his extensive experience working with horses at the revered Eliza Park Stud where he broke in and pre-trained Eliza’s young horses. He then set up and ran a highly successful business from Coral Park in Moorooduc where he had a small team of racehorses plus breakers and pre-trainers.
6. WAYMOUTH RACING
Waymouth Racing experienced instant success with Serengetti Blaze, being Bec’s first runner and winner, soon after she took out her training licence. Shortly after, Bec gained another winner with Shag on a Rock, being her first city winner at Moonee Valley.
Michael Moroney quickly forged his way to the top of the Victorian scene, the proof is among his host of achievements including 47 Group One wins, two New Zealand training premierships with a top five finish on 16 occasions, and the acclaimed Fred Hoysted Award for training excellence in Victoria at only his third full season in the state.
McEvoy Mitchell Racing was formed in 2011 when Tony was approached by Melbourne businessman Wayne Mitchell to become his partner and Head Trainer of Lindsay Park ‘Raceside’, now known as ‘Kildalton Park’. The stables success has been building since then and all strategies put in to place are proving to pay dividends.
Established in 1987 and is located at Site 1, Cranbourne Training Complex. Greg has an amazing ability to read horses and accommodate all types of personalities in his programming. His record with fillies and mares will attest to his ability to get the most out of individuals.
Located in Birregurra, Victoria, he provides horse breaking and training services Victoria-wide. Todd Edwards is a professional horse breaker and handler with over 30 years of experience in the equine industry.
Colin Hayes established Lindsay Park Racing Stable and Stud amongst the magnificent red gums and rolling hills of Barossa Valley, South Australia in 1965. In a 43 year career he trained 5,333 winners including 524 Group or Listed winners. His wins included two Melbourne Cups, four VRC Derbys, three Cox Plates, three Australian Cups, three Blue Diamonds, four Newmarket Handicaps, one Caulfield Cup, one Sydney Cup and Golden Slipper Stakes.
Based in Macclesfield Victoria, situated on a beautiful 20 acre property in the heart of the Yarra Valley. The horses are individually catered for and the time needed for training will depend on what he/she requires. Horses are fed two – three times per day depending on the individual horse and their workload.
Roy Marchinton, Yvette Wealands and Jessica Young are professional Trainers, Clinicians & Competitors, with with over 40 years of experience in training horses & riders of all levels at Eagle Pass Ranch. Roy has had a successful show career here in Australia & also in the USA & Europe. Roy regularly conducts clinics around Australia, Canada & Europe.
Trent Busuttin is an internationally experienced thoroughbred trainer, and together with partner Natalie they have achieved outstanding race results, including significant Group wins in New Zealand and Australia.
MFC Equine Horse and Coaching believe that horse ownership should be an enjoyable experience for the horse and the owner regardless of whether you choose to compete or not. The relationship should be a happy one comprising trust, harmony and pleasure, and with the Three Circle Training method, They will outline how they can help you achieve this.
Alicia Macpherson Racing is a family business and with this great team of people to back her up, Alicia gives her horses every opportunity to show their true potential. he training complex is at the family property, Minstral Park, which is located at the base of the hills of the Black Range Flora Reserve just north of Kilmore, Victoria.
Born into the game and rode for training greats such as the late Colin Hayes, Bart Cummings, Lee Freedman and other brilliant horsemen, which stood him in good stead and helped him outride his claim within two years. Robbie Griffiths gained his trainer’s licence in 1991.
Neil Dyer has been successfully training horses for over 20 years at Kyneton, which is just 45 minutes from Melbourne via the Calder Freeway. With a team of 25-30 horses in work at any time, Neil is renowned for his attention to detail and treating each of his charges as individuals. He has enjoyed success in Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin and throughout Victoria and carefully places his team to give them every opportunity.
Phone: (03) 5422 3732
20. ALEXANDER RACING
Archie Alexander ventured to the United States to work with Todd Pletcher. As travelling foreman, his stints in Chicago, Keenland, Florida and a trip to Dubai with the World Cup runners exposed him to a completely different style of training.