Dabernig’s decision to leave the Lindspark team will bring an end to the only recently formed team of Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig and leave Hayes to train alone at the Lindsay Park facility.
With Tom’s plans to set up his own stable Ben Hayes will take the reigns on training while his brother JD Hayes gets his trainers licence.
The plan is that once the licence is granted JD with join brother Ben at the helm of Lindsay Park and run as a new training partnership from the start of the 2021 / 22 season.
Lindsay Park released an official statement with the changes on Tuesday afternoon however it is believed some of the owners groups were informed Monday before the shock news broke.
“After five years as co-trainer at Lindsay Park, I feel naturally very excited to take this next step in my career, and just the same about welcoming my brother into the partnership,” Ben Hayes said in a statement.
Dabernig’s announcement ends a 25 year old relationship with Lindsay Park after training with his Uncle and Cousin whilst at the stables.
“It is a decision that I have not taken lightly and I am extremely thankful for the opportunities that the Hayes family have afforded me,” Dabernig said.
Dabernig held his training licence for a while before beginning a training partnership with his Uncle David Hayes in 2014. In 2016 Ben then joined the partnership before Hayes senior headed to Hong Kong to train.
The Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig partnership combined for more than 100 wins in its short time with the win of Personal in the Group 1 VRC Oaks a high point for the training team.