When Chris Waller made the journey to Australia from New Zealand with a string of only five horses, he wouldn’t have imagined in his wildest dreams the success that he has tasted.
He has more than forty Group 1 winners to his name and has become the dominant training force in Sydney, bagging numerous Sydney Premierships. Waller has made light of breaking 100 winners in a season but managed the accolade of 200 winners in the 2012/13 season.
On the back of his success in Sydney, Waller strived to become a major force on a national scale and set up a second stable in Melbourne; which has been rewarded with numerous Group 1s including back-to-back Coolmore Stud Stakes.
In 2015, Waller joined the long list of Australian trainers to try and make their mark at Royal Ascot when sending top Australian sprinter Brazen Beau over to Britain. With Craig Williams in the saddle, the Antipodean speedster was sent off as joint favourite for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and very nearly justified his strong market support. Ploughing a lone furrow down the stands’ side, Brazen Beau hit the front with a furlong to run only to be headed by American raider Undrafted late on.
BCS Career statistics
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