Vale Earle Fischer

Racing Victoria (RV) is saddened to learn of the passing of Earle Fischer, who held a trainer’s licence for more than 20 years and dedicated much of his life to the racing industry.

Fischer trained his first winner in 1996, when Golden Form – a horse he part-owned – won a Maiden at Wangaratta. The mare would go on to become a stable stalwart, with six wins and 18 minor placings to her name before she was retired in 2000.

Fischer trained his final winner in 2010, when Set Shot won the seventh race of his career on his home track at Stony Creek. He relinquished his trainer’s licence in 2015 but later resumed working in the racing industry, initially taking up a role in the stables of Moe trainer Charlie Gafa before moving to Craig Blackshaw’s Cranbourne stables.

Fischer, who was 58, is survived by partner Danielle and their four children, Shannon, Rhiannon, Simon and Karri.

A memorial service will be held at Moe Racecourse from 1pm on Tuesday, 9 November.