Several staff members at the stables formerly occupied by Darren Weir have lost their jobs today.
In an email sent out by Ciaron Maher Racing, it has been announced 12 staff have been made redundant at the Miners Rest stables.
A total of 61 staff have kept their jobs, according to the email.
Although not unexpected, there had previously been signs of hope that Maher would be able to retain a lot of staff since taking over from Weir.
However, when taking over Maher said he would not be operating at the same scale as Weir in the short-term future.
The email said it was a regrettable situation.
“Whilst it is never pleasant to undergo a process such as this, it needs to be understood that the number of horses that were managed previously at this location has reduced by some 35%, with the reduction in staff numbers at 16%,” it reads.
“Our purchase of hits facility has allowed a large number of staff to remain in their existing roles, with benefits and entitlements carried across under Ciaron Maher Racing.”
Read the email in full here.