An awful lot can happen in the space of a week.
This morning Ciaron Maher (pictured) and training partnjer David Eustace confirmed they would be taking on the former stables of Darren Weir in Miners Rest, which were raided by police on Wednesday last week.
Ciaron - who is still in his 30s - first tasted Group 1 success at age 26 and says his team is made up of young. passionate and experienced people.
We asked him why he seized on this opportunity and what it might mean for jobs in the Ballarat horseracing industry.