Multiple Australian Champion Trainer Chris Waller was one of ten ordinary Australians who were to attend The Queen’s funeral on Monday, but he has had to pull out due to a Covid issue.
He sent the following message of apology:
Waller has trained the Australian Horse Of The Year for the last seven seasons: the legendary Winx four times, Nature Strip twice and Verry Elleegant once.
He recently received the Bart Cummings Award as Australia’s Champion Group 1 Trainer for a remarkable 10th straight season.
The British did not know much about Waller and hence the below article appeared in The Sun, giving some insight into his legendary status down under and his association with The Queen.
Who’s Chris Waller, horse trainer ‘in weekly contact’ with Her Majesty and flying 10,500 miles to attend?
In recent years she has had many winners on the Flat with the likes of Andrew Balding and John Gosden, while Nicky Henderson saddled more than 60 winners for her over jumps.