REIGNING Bendigo Cup-winning trainer Brent Stanley is among the beneficiaries following Darren Weir’s stunning fall from grace,
Stanley, who trains at Sutton Grange, will take over the training of two former Weir horses, including an unraced two-year-old.
Nearly half of the 615 registered horses in Weir’s care at the time his Ballarat and Warrnambool stables were raided have now found their way to new homes.
Three-year-old gelding Clap Chap and unraced two-year-old It’s Kind Of Magic will now be in the care of Stanley, who is enjoying a fine 2018-19 season with 19 winners and 30 placings from 132 starters.
His most recent win came at Moonee Valley last Friday night with five-year-old gelding Snipes.
Stanley is among a trio of the region’s trainer to receive former Weir horses.
Bendigo trainer Josh Julius has already experienced success with his two newcomers, including Westham, who was an impressive winner at last Friday’s meeting in Bendigo.
Kyneton trainer Michael Jones is the new trainer of Junior Burger, a five-year-old stayer and winner of five of 26 starts for Weir, most recently at Ararat last November.
A total of 125 unraced horses and another 50 raced maiden horses trained by Weir are yet to officially transfer to another stable.
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