"A winning machine, Darren Weir won his first Victorian Metro Trainers' Premiership in 2013-14 before becoming a legend in 2015, taking 100-1 shot Prince Of Penzance to Melbourne Cup glory as Michelle Payne became the first female Cup-winning jockey."
Berriwillock's best-known export, Weir's extraordinary journey started from humble beginnings. Leaving school at 15, he was lucky to survive as a teen when he fortuitously left the car he was sleeping in just moments before it was totalled by an out-of-control truck.
At 25 he took out his training licence and from 1995 onwards has steadily built his operation into one of Australia's biggest. And the wins sure have come; Weir firstly achieved a Commonwealth training record for most wins in a season with 348 in 2015-16 before smashing that figure with 416 last season. With 25 Group 1 winners to his name and a winning percentage of 21.89 per cent, Weir probably can't get much better.
But with a new base at Maldon recently established, don't count against him hitting 500 wins for a season anytime soon.
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