Sire: Shalaa

Colour: Bay

Dam: Rhaenys

Sex: Filly

Age: 3

Foaled: Oct 22, 2020

Country: Australia

Trainer: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace


SHALAA Champion 2YO Colt in France & GB in 2015. 6 wins-5 at 2-at 1200m, £305,091, €199,990, Deauville Prix Morny, Gr.1, Newmarket Middle Park S., Gr.1, Goodwood Richmond S., Gr.2, Newmarket July S., Gr.2, Ascot Bengough S., Gr.3, Newmarket Winner App 2YO S.. He entered stud in France in 2017. His oldest progeny are 4YOs. He entered stud in Aust. in 2017. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are 3YOs. Sire of 292 progeny to race, 127 winners (43.0%), earnings of over $10 million, 6 stakes winners, 9 stakes placegetters, including NO SPEAK ALEXANDER 3 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 1m to 2021, £3,375, €297,560, Leopardstown Matron S., Gr.1SEVEN VEILS Winner at 2 in 2021-22, A$201,650, ATC Reisling S., Gr.2SHAQUERO 3 wins at 2 in 2020-21, A$1,446,200, ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.3.


RHAENYS is by sire of sires and champion Sire and Broodmare sire REDOUTE’S CHOICE, who has produced as a broodmare sire, Group 1 winners SACRED FALLS, ANAMOE, HITOTSU and ZOUSTAR. He is the broodmare sire of earnings more than $237 million. The half-sister to champion racehorse and good sire, DUNDEEL. Her 3rd Dam is champion 3YO NZ Filly and crowned NZ Filly of the year, STARING 


Ciaron Maher took his first tentative steps in racing as a teenager, working with a trainer after school each day. He was an apprentice jockey with Peter Hayes in Adelaide and Melbourne. Then becoming an accomplished jumps jockey, competing in Australia versus Ireland jockey challenges and riding in England, Ireland and Dubai.

In 2005 he established himself as a trainer in Warrnambool, home of jumps racing. First winner was Spectacular Storm in a hurdle race at Terang, followed up smartly by another win at Sandown. Stage was set for a successful career not only in jumps racing, but also on the flat as the stable grew. Ciaron Maher has also since moved to Caulfield, where he has expansive stables on the course. Furthermore Ciaron has retained facilities in Warrnambool, which suit horses in need of a country setting. Secured new premises at Randwick. At his property in Pakenham, on the edge of Melbourne’s suburbs, he has agistment and pre-training facilities.

A young trainer with an eye for picking winning prospects at yearling sales. He has built a stable of loyal owners as well as successful horses. Ciaron also welcomes first-time owners as well as experienced racing hands. Hard-working, thoughtful and, above all, patient. Consequently his promise is that every horse will be given every chance to develop its full potential.

Ciaron Maher discovered the thrill of Group 1 success in 2007 with TEARS I CRY winning the VRC Emirates stakes at Flemington.

Black type races have flowed since then, SRIKANDI winning the Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap and the Group 1 Sky Racing Tatts Club Tiara, SET SQUARE winning the Group 1 Crown Oaks, and the following year, JAMEKA winning the Group 1 Crown Oaks including the Group 1 BMW Stakes and the Group 1 Caulfield Cup not forgetting LOVING GABY (by I Am Invincible) winning the Group 1 William Reid Stakes in 2020. 


Paid up for the lucrative BOBS bonus scheme, $3.5 million Golden Slipper, $1 million Golden Rose, Blue Diamond & Blue Sapphire and the $11.5 million Magic Millions race series.

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