Dalziel Racing is delighted to have engaged proven Group 1 winning trainers to give our owners the opportunity to go racing across the nation and provide them with the best horse trainers in Australia
David Hayes, Tom Dabernig, Ben Hayes - Lindsay Park Vic
David Hayes spearheads the Lindsay Park Team. David became the youngest member to be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2008. The Hall of Fame Trainer has trained in excess of 2,800 winners including 78 Group One winners in three different countries.
Along with his new training partner, Tom Dabernig, Hayes is pumping out winners at the rate that earned him Victorian premier trainer awards for five consecutive years from 1990 before he went to Hong Kong, and another two in 2006-07 and 2007-08 before moving to Euroa
After learning his craft under the guidance of Bart Cummings, Gai Waterhouse and Garry Moore, the former North Queenslander branched out on his own in 1999.
Originally based at Warwick Farm, O'Shea had an early reputation for improving horses whom he had inherited from other stables.
In 2002, he prepared his first Group I winner when Shot Of Thunder was successful in the Toorak Handicap at Caulfield. This success was followed by a string of other Group I winners, most notably Racing To Win who tasted success at the elite level five times.
Year-on-year, O'Shea has been among the top group of trainers in Sydney and in December 2013 he was announced as the head trainer of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley team. After over 2 and 1/2 years in charge of the Australian arm of the worlds biggest racing operation, O'Shea returned to training in his own right and has now joined the Dalziel Racing team where he'll be based at Randwick in Sydney!
Ciaron Maher - Vic
Ciaron Maher discovered the thrill of Group 1 success in 2007, less than three years into his training career. That was the day Tears I Cry won the VRC Emirates Stakes at Flemington.
Black type races have flowed since then, Srikandi winning the AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (Group 1) at Doomben and the Sky Racing Tatts Club Tiara (Group 1) at the Gold Coast, Set Square winning the Crown Oaks (Group 1) at Flemington in 2014 with Jameka making it an Oaks double in 2015.
Ciaron had spectacular success in 2015 with Srikandi, who has won in excess of $2 million, and his Oaks winner, Set Square, as well as the evergreen Bashboy. He has a number of promising young horses, including Petits Filous, already a winner at Group 3 level, and barely a week goes by without a Maher-trained winner in Victoria
Jameka stamped Ciaron’s growing profile by storming to victory in 2016 Caulfield Cup and Bon Aurum’s Group 1 victory in the Spring of 2016 proved that the young man from the “Bool had arrived.
Ciaron is a young trainer with an eye for picking winning prospects at yearling sales and he is hard-working, thoughtful and, above all, patient. We are delighted that Ciaron is one of our champion trainers and owners can be assured that very horse will be given every chance to develop its full potential.
Phillip Stokes - SA
Phillip spent his very early years with his parents on a cattle station knocking about with his brothers before discovering his passion for horses. His father had always had a close affinity with horses and it wasn't long before a young Phillip was in there helping his father break in and educate the stations young horses.
Phillip has a special ability to get horses ready for the moment and is an advocate of regular beach work and chiropractor visits ensuring his horses are healthy and happy. Combined with his personalised dietary and physical attention for each horse, it has proven to be the right medicine to his on track success.
His black type success has been outstanding with an admirable record of 45 wins, 30 seconds and 42 thirds, included in these results are three G1 victories being Marju Snip and Maybe Discreet both in the Australasian Oaks and more recently the $1 million dollar performer, Hucklebuck winning the Emirates Stakes on the final day of the Flemington Spring Carnival in 2014 (the stable had 3 winners from 3 runners on the final day to finish with four winners for the carnival and equal top trainer).
Some of our other black type performers include: Squillani, Eclair Big Bang, Eclair Surprise, Symphony Miss, Just Discreet, Forever Discreet, Freestyle, Molto Bene, Made of Diamonds, Lunaspur, Fire Thunderbolt,St Trinians, Nancy Eleanor, Buddy Bundy, Bleveeka,Family Guy,Fasline,Pride of Archway and Vignor.
In 2013/2014 Phillip won the South Australian Metropoiltan Trainers Premiership with 55 winners by a margin of 18 to the next trainer which was an outstanding achievement at an excellent strike rate of 26%.The same year he finished ninth in the National Metropolitan Trainers Premiership with 60 winners at a 24% strike rate.
Phillip has built a fantastic reputation for guiding fillies to black type race success and his open mind with his horses allows the stable to tackle any race across Australia. If the horses are going well enough, Phillip and his team will travel them to their best advantage.
Phillip Stokes Racing is backed by a committed team of staff dedicated to provide the best results for their clients.
Bryan and Daniel Guy - Qld
Bryan Guy began training in 1992 after the sudden passing of his
father, successful trainer Ray Guy. Bryan tasted immediate success
winning with his first starter, All Our Mob which would later go on to
deliver Bryan his first Group One victory in the QTC Stradbroke
Handicap. During the preceding years Bryan continue to train a vast
amount of winners and was a constant in the top ten of the Sydney
trainers premiership. Bryan decide to establish a satellite stable at
the Gold Coast in the year 1998 and while only small in horse numbers,
the winners flowed. After two years Bryan made the decision to move the
entire stable to the Gold Coast and what a move it has been. In this
time Bryan has trained the winners of many of the South East corners
feature races and has won the Metropolitan Trainers title as well as the
South East district tittle twice and also the Ipswich trainer’s
premiership twice. Bryan is also amassing an impressive record at the
state’s feature race day, the Magic Millions winning most of the races
on the card. While he is yet to win the big won he has been placed on a
couple of occasions. Bryan has won three group one races and has won
over seventy stakes races and well over 1000 winners and this record
holds Bryan in the top echelon of trainers in Queensland with very few
other trainers having a record to rival Bryan.