Although not following the conventional path in establishing himself as a top level trainer, Henry Dwyer is quickly establishing himself as a rising star on the Melbourne training landscape.
Henry’s passion for the Thoroughbred Industry was evident from a very young age and has only strengthened in recent years to bring him to where he stands now: the privileged position of being able to do a job he loves, every day of the week.
Henry’s long term goal is to establish a viable and sustainable business through providing an enjoyable racing experience to like-minded individuals. Henry places great weight on the principles of honesty, integrity and transparency in all business and personal dealings and believes his strong work ethic and single-minded dedication to succeed will see him do just that.
At the end of 2011 Henry accepted an offer to become Assistant Trainer at Macedon Lodge. Here he was exposed to a more European style of training horses and was fortunate to be involved in Green Moon’s 2012 Melbourne Cup victory. This experience at Macedon Lodge whetted the appetite for an overseas jaunt in 2013 and took in Dubai, Newmarket, Chantilly, The Curragh, Ballydoyle and Hong Kong. Henry had the opportunity to spend time with John Oxx (The Curragh, Ireland) and Criquette Head (Chantilly, France), as well as visit numerous other studs, stables and racecourses throughout the course of his travels.
Having returned to Australia in mid-2013 Henry has within a short space of time well and truly broken into the competitive Victorian training market from his base in Caulfield and more recently with the move to Ballarat and the acquisition of a beach property at St Leonards.
He has enjoyed enviable early success, often with cast-offs from other major stables – most notably winning the G1 Queensland Derby with Sonntag and the G1 Sangster Stakes with Precious Gem.