Our Trainers

Below is a list of our trainers.

Pat Carey

Pat Carey

Former Flemington trainer Pat Carey has set the world on fire since relocating to Mornington last year, averaging more than one winner a week, many on city tracks. Pat's sea change has certainly brought the best out of the Carey team and the success has just continued with both Clanbrooke and Pat's first Group 1 win with champion filly Arapaho Miss. Arapaho's stablemate, Royal Harmony finished 4th in the race in a sweetener for Carey and his team.

Pat began working with Melbourne Cup winning trainer John Meagher at the age of 12 and continued with him to the age of 28. Pat then decided to go out on his own, purchasing an excellent training complex in Epsom. Following the closure of Epsom, Pat moved to Huntly Lodge and trained from Flemington with great success, producing horses such as THONG CLASSIC, winner of the Moonee Valley Cup. With John Meagher's impending return from Singapore, Pat decided a shift to Mornington was his best option. The success of the Club and the redevelopment plans, along with the commitment to training, consolidated his decision to shift to Mornington.

Pat and wife Cheryl have purchased a complex close to the track that can cater for a team of 25 horses. With three children, Shaun, Mark and Mandy and Cheryl running the office side of the business, the Carey team is a real family affair.

In 2007, both Clanbrooke and Pat celebrated their first G1 victory when ARAPAHO MISS won the G1 Crown Oaks. Pat currently trains Influential Miss (recent Flemington winner on Cup Day 2010), as well as promising Mining Magnate and will soon take over the reins of our 2YO Elvstroem-Empower Colt.



Jason Warren

Jason Warren

Jason Warren’s experience in racing belies his years.  As a trainer, Jason’s greatest asset is a complete understanding and love of thoroughbred horses.

Jason gained his extensive experience working with horses at the revered Eliza Park Stud.  He has also run a highly successful business out of his fully equipped 25 acre Moorooduc property, Coral Park, where he specialised in breaking in, pre-training and agisting racehorses.  Jason went on to enjoy considerable success through training multiple provincial and metropolitan winners.

After a two-year period of developing his training career by working as a Foreman for Australia’s leading trainer, Lee Freedman, Jason returned to training armed with the knowledge and experience of achieving the best from thoroughbreds.  

“I wanted to give myself every possible chance to learn as much as I could about my craft.  I don’t think you could ask for any more than to be working for and tutored by the best in the business.  Although I have my own way of training horses, there are definitely lessons I’ve learned from Lee that I will apply to my own training philosophies.”

He purchased Denistoun Park, a world class private training facility, and now has 50+ horses in work.

Jason Warren combines and enviable mix of ambition and experience, with a growing list of winners and a strike rate that is second to none.



Trent Pennuto

Trent Pennuto

In 2008, Trent became stable foreman for Tony Vasil and Aquanita at Caulfield. Trent currently trains Ballarat `Horse of the Year’ and 3 time winner `Mayneda Strategy’ for Clanbrooke, as well as recently acquired and first start winner for Trent `Veiled.’ The Pennuto-Clanbrooke combination has a perfect record to date with over 10 years and a myriad of horses under our belt. It certainly is a terrific Partnership.



Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Brian Cox is Victoria’s foremost trainer of winners and previous `Victorian Country Trainer of the Year’. From his stables at Wodonga, Brian has achieved rising status in his ability to place his horses to winning advantage. Brian’s horses travel all over the state and he is a regular visitor to the City tracks where his hit-rate is equal to any of the metropolitan trainers. Brian has enjoyed recent success with Black type city winner Berringama.
 
Brian currently trains Foot on the Till as well as This Cat’s Magic for Clanbrooke. Previous successful partnerships between Clanbrooke and Brian have included Gala Evening (6 wins), Jack Be It (5 wins), Fine Way (4 wins), Sweetly So (2 wins), Jumping Jane (1 win), Lanie Lass (1 win) and Spin and Miss (1 win).
 



Pat Hyland

Pat Hyland

After a highly successful and fulfilling career as a professional jockey, Pat Hyland and wife Maree, searched for a location close to all metropolitan tracks, with a natural environment capable of building all the modern facilities of a professional training complex - Pyingerra Park was established and now 16 years later, Pat has created amazing success as a professional horse trainer.

Throughout what is considered a short training career to date, Pat has trained six Group 1 winners, twelve Group 2 winners and over 10 Group 3 winners, Listed races, Grand National Hurdle and Steeple and Country Cups combined.

Pats hands on approach, working daily in the stable and riding trackwork each morning enables him to assess each horse in the stable and it's campaigns progress personally, drawing on over 40 years experience and skills - something that no other horse trainer can claim.



 



Robbie Griffiths

Robbie Griffiths

Griffiths Racing Stable has been Robbie’s life and passion for 20 years. Prior to this he was busy establishing himself as a jockey before weight issues forced an early retirement. He completed a successful apprenticeship as a jockey riding in excess of 250 winners both on metropolitan and provincial racetracks and included riding for the likes of the Late Colin Hayes, Bart Cummings, Lee Freedman and other leading trainers of that time.
 
His transition to Training commenced soon after, becoming stable foreman for Caulfield Trainer Tony Vasil. Robbie spent the next 12 months in this role before spending time overseas where he was able to observe leading European trainers training techniques. Robbie obtained his trainer’s license in 1991 setting up at his current Cranbourne base.

Robbie has taken great pride in not only establishing himself on the metropolitan circuit but has continued to support South Gippsland Tracks, being awarded South Gippsland Trainer of the year on 4 occasions. He has also finished in the top 10 on the Victorian Trainers Premiership for several years running and won Super Vobis trainer of the year on two occasions.
 
Robbie’s success has been achieved with the likes of Dandy Kid, (who holds the Moonee Valley record for most flat wins at that racecourse), Confederate Kid, Beltrois, Danzylum, Its Prince, Count to Zero, as well as the Group 1 placed Cocinero, Solar Antiquity & Cancanelle. Recent times have seen the likes of Avionics, Mr Riggs, Dash for Viz, and others represent the stable in the winner’s circle.
 
A perfectionist by nature with a genuine love of horses, Robbie’s success can be attributed to leaving no stone unturned to get the best out of each and every horse and being able to place horses where they are able to perform to their best.
 



Allan and Aaron Peterson

Allan and Aaron Peterson

Father and son duo Allan and Aaron Peterson have over 50 years experience in the racing game. Allan was a  Leading jockey around south west Victoria, riding 800 winners throughout his riding career, whilst Aaron spent a number of years working under Graeme Rogerson and Myles Plumb before working alongside John Saddler and Lloyd Williams, pre-tarining their horses for them. He has seen a lot of quality horses come through his stable in this vein including the 2013 Caulfield Cup winner `FAWKNER.' 

Over the last couple of years, father and son have decided to combine their extensive experience and join forces. Training from a great purpose-built quiet property with close proximity to surrounding beaches, Allan and Aaron operate a small, boutique stable with only 8-12 in work at any time, giving them the ability to give each horse the individual attention they require to succeed at the track. 



Darren Weir

Darren Weir

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.
Darren obtained his Owner-Trainer License in 1995 and his Full License in 1997.
On relocating to Ballarat in 2001, the property was completely refurbished and is constantly being upgraded.
Darren has been leading Country Trainer since 2005 training over 100 winners each season. He is prepared to take horses to the races where they have the best winning chance, demonstrated by a winning strike-rate of close to 25%.
Darren is a perfectionist by nature and leaves no stone unturned, in getting the greatest ability out of each horse.
Darren has the confidence, resources and right team to ensure the stable keeps on succeeding.