Top 5 Australian Trainers

If you love to watch and bet on horse racing in Australia, then you need to know a little bit about top Australian trainers. When making free bets in Australia, it pays to pick the horses trained by the likes of Gai Waterhouse and Chris Waller. You’ll do better with free bets online if you watch what trainers the horses work with. Read on to learn a little about five of the top Australian trainers today.

David Hayes

It’s no surprise that David Hayes is a top Australian trainer with a father like Colin Hayes and brother Peter Hayes, both superb trainers he worked with and learned from since childhood. He ran the Lindsay Park operation in the 90s and opened the family business in Hong Kong to train for nine seasons for hundreds of winners. He’s an Australian trainer with 20 years of solid experience in his training career, having trained more than 2,800 winners. He’s won most of Australia’s major races, including the Melbourne Cup in 94, the Caulfield Cup in 93, Cox Plate in 90 and 06, and the Golden Slipper in 06. If you're placing free bets in Australia, it's good to know that he’s the only Australian trainer to with the Japan Cup in 90, and he’s the youngest trainer to be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 08.

Gai Waterhouse

Gai Waterhouse is the daughter of T.J. (Tommy) Smith although her early career as an actor in the U.K. kept her briefly away from horses. But working hard with her father for 15 years to gain her training license in the 90s was the solid foundation she needed to become a top trainer. It didn’t hurt that she took over Tulloch Lodge in 1994 when her father retired. She went on to train many winners in the Victoria Derby and Melbourne Cup, as well as the Sydney Premiership. Her skills as a trainer are matched by her fashion sense and personality, making her a high profile trainer.

Peter Snowdon

Peter Snowdon started as a rider and gained experience through steady promotion under Vic Thomson and John Hawkes. He represented Hawkes’ stable for 10 years then went on to be head trainer for Ingham Blookstock. From there, he worked as head trainer for Darley Racing until 2014. During his time with Darley, he won many races, including the Golden Slipper in 2010. He left to join his son Paul in a training partnership at Royal Randwick’s 70 stables. Working with his son, Snowdon is expected to be very successful and continue adding to the long list of wins to his credit, including wins in recent years at Thousand Guineas, The Darley Crown, Tea Rose Stakes, Takeover Target Stakes, Pago Pago Stakes, and Keith Nolan Classic.

Chris Waller

Chris Waller worked with famous Singapore trainer Paddy Busuttin. He started with five horses and went on from there to success in Australian racing with more than 40 Group 1 winners and many Sydney premierships. His consistent winning record over six consecutive seasons makes him a top trainer with multiple wins at Doncaster Handicaps, Epsoms, Metropolitans and Australian Oaks. His long list of wins includes even more prestigious races including the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, and Melbourne Cup. He is neck and neck with other top trainers including Gai Waterhouse and Peter Snowdon.

Gerald Ryan

Gerald Ryan was a successful jockey before becoming a trainer in the 90s in Melbourne. He quickly reached the top rank of Melbourne trainers before moving to Malaysia. His return to Australia in 1998 was very successful, enabling him to open a new stable at Rosehill. As an experienced horseman because of his jockey days, he knows what to look for in young horses to train, and says it’s athleticism, confirmation, attitude, action, and pedigree. Top horses he’s trained include Snitzerland, Hot Snitzel, Dances on Stars (NZ), Adnocon, and Calvary Rose. His horses are the ones to play for free bets online.