Originally they said he was only a “former jumps jockey” and a trainer of “hurdlers”, but now Ciaron Maher is at the top of the heap and is arguably the most sort after trainer in the country. He was an apprentice to the great CS Hayes and spent time learning from Bart Cummings.

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. Two years of learning Ciaron’s methods and adding his own via a thorough approach with meticulous attention to detail made it easy for Ciaron to make David his co-trainer, and they continue to achieve success together, culminating in victory in the 2022 Melbourne Cup with Gold Trip.

Already Ciaron and David have taken Lethal Thoughts and the Vic Husslers to two Group 1 events with the promise of more to come. We are overwhelmed to have them both as Vic Husslers trainers.

Watch their trainer pitch below