Darren Weir

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Nationality Australian
Training Base Ballarat, Victoria
Age 43yo (2/5/1970)
Biggest Win 2013 Gr 2-PB Lawrence Stakes (Puissance de Lune), 2013 Gr 1-The Goodwood (Platelet), 2012 Gr 3-VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Puissance de Lune)
Best Horse Trained
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Last Season Stats Prizemoney: $2.61m

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Born in Berriwillock, in the Mallee District of Victoria, Darren was raised on the family farm. During this time he worked for various trainers in the area, including Jack Coffey in Birchip and John Castleman in Mildura. Darren then worked for Colin Hayes at the world-renowned Lindsay Park training complex, and spent a few months working in a stable in Ireland. On returning to Australia, Darren worked at Lindsay Park Stud.

In 1990, Darren moved to Stawell and began working as a farrier, servicing trainers in the Wimmera and Western District areas of Victoria, he then began breaking-in horses for a large state wide client base before getting his licence.

He was country Victoria’s leading trainer for eight seasons from 2005/06; including training more than 100 winners in each of those last eight seasons, including 142 in 2009/10 and 114.5 in 2010/11. In 2011/12, Weir notched 174 winners highlighted by Stakes winners Platelet and Wealth Princess. Top class grey Puissance De Lune, who spent much of the previous 12 months as favourite for the Emirates Melbourne Cup, was unable to make the field, heading to the paddock after a disappointing performance in the Cox Plate.

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