Tom Dabernig to start with the small Warrnambool team
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After 25 years with Lindsay Park, Tom Dabernig will start with a small team at Warrnambool pending the end of the stables on the course.
After leaving Lindsay Park, Tom Dabernig will begin his new training operation at Warrnambool early next month.
Until a complex of 48 boxes is completed on the course, Dabernig will have access to 11 boxes on the property of Matthew Williams.
Dabernig said without Williams’ support his new business would have taken a longer time to get started.
He said it was a desire to train at the beach and that setting up a base in Warrnambool gives him this opportunity.
“My late grandfather Colin Hayes started his training career on Semaphore Beach in Adelaide and I always thought about training horses on the beach,” said Dabernig.
“Warrnambool offers an excellent environment for training horses.
“In my opinion, the key elements of training are to get the horses in shape, to keep them healthy and to help them recover.
“Warrnambool has all of these natural attributes to be successful. “
Dabernig thanked all the owners who contacted him to offer their support as well as Matthew and Ultra Williams for the supply of the boxes and Warrnambool Racing Club President Nick Rule and General Manager Tom O’Connor for welcoming his family to Warrnambool .
“With over 25 years with the Lindsay Park dynasty, starting under the mentorship of my late grandfather Colin Hayes and later his son David Hayes, I offer my gratitude and thanks for all they have done to support me over the years, ”Dabernig said.
“I also want to congratulate JD Hayes on his elevation in the training partnership with his older brother Ben Hayes and wish them every success for the future.”
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