ABOUT USShea Eden
Shea Eden is a trainer on the rise in the Victorian racing industry. With a proven record of success, a growing owner base, and a strong team of young horses, Shea is fast becoming one of the most respected young trainers in the State, if not Australia.
From the beginning
Originally a successful builder, Shea decided to follow his passion for horses and start a career as a horse trainer in 2008. Taking a tradesman’s approach, he did an apprenticeship of sorts as a trainer on the strong Victorian picnic circuit and was awarded top trainer honours at major venues Balnarring and Woolamai; his talent with horses was obvious.
A professional licence soon followed as did the winners, with Shea gaining a reputation as a young trainer with patience, careful planning, and a skill for placing his horses to the best of their talents.
Amongst Shea’s success stories are dual Group 3 and Listed winner Ocean Embers, a horse Shea bought for just $23,000 that now has over $450,000 in the bank. Three-year-old Apollo’s Choice was another great bargain buy, selected for $40,000 before winning his first two starts and then a placing at Group 2 level – he was sold to Hong Kong for a huge sic-figure sum. $500 discard Rambert became a stable favourite when winning two city races, over $128,000 in stakes, and landing a few well-planned betting plunges in the process.
Shea trains from a beach side property at Corinella, 45 minutes south on the shores of Western Port Bay, whilst having access to the Cranbourne Training Complex.
With an exceptional team of experienced support staff behind him and a talented crop of young horses, Shea Eden is a forward thinking horseman with goals to grow and achieve elite success.