The man whose name will be forever entwined with the horse-of-a-lifetime, Winx. The Kiwi moved to Sydney in 2000 with two maxed-out credit cards and almost no cash, but with a dream to train horses at the elite level.
His first major success came in 2008, when he won the Doncaster Mile in Sydney with Triple Honour, and since then he has been a major force at the elite level, collecting a grand total of 94 Group 1 wins. Winx’s spectacular winning streak, which stands at 29 prior to the start of the Autumn Carnival, has taken Waller to new heights, both locally and internationally, and she was recently crowned the 2018 Longines World’s Best Racehorse (jointly with Cracksman).
His newest stable star is The Autumn Sun, a two-time Group 1 winner who holds nominations for a trio of Flemington features: the Australian Guineas, Newmarket Handicap and The All-Star Mile.
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