Maywyns Best - or Bestie as he is affectionately known - has been the stable flagbearer over the past 18 months, ably assisted throughout this period by the enigmatic Greg The Great and the ever- consistent Sir Julian.
At one stage being the private trainer for prominent owner Rob Essex, the Kingslodge Team went from enjoying success with a well-bred stable to having just two horses in the barn after Essex opted to move in a different direction.
“We had a winner on the Saturday night and by the Tuesday all of Rob’s horses were gone,” Dwyer said.
“It wasn’t the best time for us, and we were left with just two horses - Sir Julian and Hipstar - and we have been able to rebuild the stable from that to our best ever season in under two years.”
Those career high figures have seen Dwyer prepare 70 winners for the 2019/20 season, eclipsing a previous best of 49 the season prior.
Further testament to the trainer’s ability at both placing and conditioning the team, there has not been any real turnover in stock for the past two years, with the results coming from the same horses in the barn.
Having trained Maywns Best when owned by Essex, the opportunity to purchase the gelding out of a claiming race was too good to knock back.
Despite an injury enforced five months on the sidelines immediately after being claimed, Dwyer and his team have rejuvenated the son of Blissful Hall to see him in career-best form.
“When I claimed him, I set myself a goal in what I wanted him to achieve, and he has been able to do exactly that and a whole lot more,” Dwyer laughs.
Another that Dwyer was hopeful would boost the current statistics was Hipstar, who had shown ability as a two-year-old that included victory in the Consolation of the QBRED Breeders Classic.
Returning in June after close to twelve months on the sidelines, the four-year-old was successful in three of his first six starts back.
Unfortunately, the gelding has suffered a hairline fracture in a rear leg that has curtailed any immediate plans for the son of Auckland Reactor.
While Hipstar may be temporarily derailed, like many other occasions, there is a feelgood story in the next chapter for the Aussie Battler.
All Good Wally, a horse that Dwyer took on as an untried seven-year-old was successful in a heat of the ever-popular Marburg to Albion Park Series on Sunday afternoon.
The gelding was successful for the 11th time in the space of 17 months for owner Alan Boyd.
“Alan had three horses and was trying to sort a few things out,” Dwyer said.
“They were all in the paddock and had never been tried and they have all won races.”
The three horses are All Good Wally, Peggy Stardust and Half Moon Beach.