Ex-Weir staff laid off 1

Ciaron Maher Racing has announced a dozen redundancies at its new Forest Lodge stables, which Darren Weir recently received following his four-year disqualification.

The information became confirmed on Tuesday afternoon through a media release.

“Following the latest acquisition of the stables formerly referred to as Forest Lodge, Ciaron Maher Racing confirms that once a thorough inner assessment of our ongoing horse numbers and structure, we have today made 12 redundancies to the personnel at our new Miners Rest location, with 61 staff individuals keeping their jobs,” the statement said.


“Whilst it’s far never first-rate to go through a manner consisting of this, it wishes to be understood that the variety of horses that had been controlled formerly at this area has decreased through some 35%, with the reduction in personnel numbers at sixteen%.

“Our purchase of this facility has allowed a massive variety of team of workers to stay in their current roles, with benefits and entitlements carried throughout beneath Ciaron Maher Racing.

“We are pleased and proud to were able to keep the general public of body of workers right here and sit up for absolutely integrating them into the Ciaron Maher Racing Team.”

Ballarat Turf Club CEO Lachlan McKenzie stated the membership turned into disenchanted for absolutely everyone to lose jobs in the Ballarat industry but become assured the body of workers could discover new roles in neighborhood stables.

“It is thoroughly disappointing that 12 human beings have lost their jobs,” he stated.

“But there’s a strong call for a solid team of workers, and I’m confident they will be capable of locating new jobs inside the region.

“You in no way need to see everyone lose their activity, but if Ciaron hadn’t been capable of taking over Forest Lodge so swiftly, then many, many greater, could have also misplaced their jobs.”