About Chris Waller Racing
With two consecutive Sydney trainers premierships to his name, the rise to the top of the trainer ranks in one of the world's toughest racing jurisdictions has by no means been an overnight success story for Chris Waller Racing.
“Like anything, you are only as good as the staff you build up around you,” explained Waller.
“I attribute our success to date to the infrastructure put in place leading up to these last couple of years.”
At the end of the 11/12 racing season Chris Waller Racing has enjoyed its most successful season ever with 124.5 Metropolitan winners to take out the Sydney metropolitan and NSW trainers premierships. In doing so, he joins three other trainers who have trained more than 120 winners in a season, namely Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductees Tommy Smith, Gai Waterhouse and John Hawkes.
With so many runners, Chris Waller Racing does the utmost best to secure the best jockeys for their clients on race day. Leading jockey Hugh Bowman rides the bulk of runners along with Glyn Schofield and Nash Rawiller. We also use Kerrin McEvoy and Corey Brown when available.
Bob Ingham, who was formerly Australia’s biggest owner before selling his Woodlands Stud racing and breeding operation to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Darley in early 2008, purchased more than 20 yearlings at the 2008 Sydney Easter Yearling Sales. Following on from then 2011 was another big year with close to 40 yearling purchases at all major sales including Magic Millions, Karaka and the Inglis Easter sale.
“It is a privilege to train for Mr Ingham and I am also extremely thankful to all my other owners in the stable who have helped us to become what we are today,” said Waller.
“Having a horse in training in the city is a costly exercise, up to $35,000 a year, but we are here to make it profitable."
“The infrastructure we have in place now means we have become quite labour intensive in order to look after people’s investments."
“We have a foreperson for each 20 horse block and they have six staff working under them as well as track riders."
“I believe with this infrastructure we can continue to grow without losing the quality and hands on approach that we have become accustomed to.”