Darren Weir backs new scholarship

ON FIRE: Darren Weir has just broken his own record for most amount of winners trained in an Australian racing season.
ON FIRE: Darren Weir has just broken his own record for most amount of winners trained in an Australian racing season.

In a season of breaking new ground, Darren Weir has another first.

Weir is backing a new undergraduate scholarship, which will enable aspiring thoroughbred racing industry leaders the opportunity to study at Marcus Oldham College.

“Supporting a scholarship at Marcus Oldham is a good fit for us, it makes sense,” the Ballarat trainer said.

“Over the years we have had several graduates work with us, and I have been impressed by their work ethic and the different skills they are able to contribute to our business.

“I’m very excited to be able to give back to the industry and ensure that we encourage young people to pursue careers in the thoroughbred industry. Speaking from experience, it’s hard work but a lot of fun.”

The $10,000 Darren Weir Scholarship is available to applicants enrolled or intending to enrol in Marcus Oldham’s Diploma of Equine Management for the 2019 academic year.

The applicant must be passionate about the thoroughbred racing industry, have a desire to further their learning and pursue a career in the industry.

This scholarship will provide financial support towards the tuition or residential fee and is available for the entirety of the one-year Diploma of Equine Management program.

There is also the opportunity to undertake the eight-week practical placement component of the course at Darren Weir Racing.

The Diploma of Equine Management is a year-long intensive course offered on campus at Marcus Oldham in Geelong.