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Trainer Ciaron Maher. Picture: Brett Holburt/Racing Photos

Weir stables new trainer

Weir stables new trainer

Trainer Ciaron Maher. Picture: Brett Holburt/Racing Photos

Darren Weir Racing stables have new trainers

Disqualified horse trainer Darren Weir’s stables in Ballarat will be taken over by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.

Racing Victoria chief executive Giles Thompson said the news would be welcomed by staff affected by Weir’s suspension.

“We trust this morning’s announcement by the Ballarat Turf Club and Ciaron Maher Racing will be welcomed by those staff affected by Darren Weir’s disqualification and provide them with greater certainty about their immediate working future after a challenging week," Mr Thompson said.

“This is also a positive announcement for the Ballarat community, along with those local suppliers servicing the industry, that a major high-profile training combination in Ciaron Maher and David Eustace have moved swiftly to fill the void that has been left by Mr Weir.

“This also presents a viable option for those owners of Mr Weir’s who would like their horses to remain in their current training environment at Ballarat, where they can utilise the wonderful facilities of the Ballarat Turf Club.

“In granting approval of this application, the stewards have advised all parties that they will continue to closely monitor both the requirements of the transfer and the adherence of Mr Weir to the terms of his disqualification.”

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Weir, originally from Berriwillock and Stawell was suspended for four years for having electronic ‘jiggers’ in his possession.

Weir trained many horses owned by Wimmera connections including champion racehorse Nature Strip.

Champion Horsham jockey Dean Yendall has ridden countless winners for Weir.

This article first appeared in The Weekly Advertiser,

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