Head Trainer

Ciaron Maher

Don’t let the laid-back demeanour fool you, under those curly locks lies a fierce will to purchase, train and race the best horses in the country.

Co-Head Trainer

David Eustace

Since joining the team in mid-2016, David has proved the perfect foil with his intensity and meticulous nature balanced against Ciaron’s more relaxed style.

General Manager

Christa Malkin

As the stable has grown, so has the need for someone to oversee the entire operation. Christa Malkin has years of experience in the world of banking and finance, yet it’s her love and passion for horse racing that saw her poached and introduced to the world of 4AM alarm clocks.

Head Foreman

Ian Gilcrist

In an industry where early starts and long days are the norm, Gilly’s work ethic and dedication to the horses still stands out.

Pre-Training Manager

Justine Hales

Justine brings a wealth of experience and success to running an integral part of the system – Pakenham’s pre-training facility.

Communication Team

Brian & Annabel

It’s not a pre-requisite that your bloodstock, sales and communications team can ride trackwork, but it’s certainly a huge advantage!

Stable Team

The Stable

Gilly runs a tight ship as Head Foreman but nobody knows our horses better than the track riders and ground staff.


The Support Team

The growth and success of the stable is in no small part to our team in the office who work tirelessly to provide the best possible experience for our owners.


Pakenham Farm

The Pakenham farm might be a nice little break for the horses but Ciaron employs the unique method of having all his horses do dressage when at the farm and the results speak for themselves.

Breaking & Schooling

Adrian Corboy

Patience, flexibility and individuality – Adrian’s philosophy on horses aligns perfectly with Ciaron’s.

The Farrier

John Bunting

There’s no more important part of a racehorse than its feet and our horses are in the safest of hands with the best farrier in the business.

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