Meagher Racing scored a city double when Handsome Thief and New Horizons appreciated the heavy track conditions at Doomben on Saturday.
Trainers John Meagher and his son Chris operate stables at Eagle Farm and Mornington and Saturday’s winning double took their tally of Queensland metropolitan winners to seven.
Handsome Thief and New Horizons are raced by Waratah Bloodstock and along with Ontrack Thoroughbreds, they are the biggest supporters of the stable.
Senior partner John Meagher was at Doomben on Saturday to watch the winning performances and was not far away from witnessing a hat-trick as stablemate Lucky Prospector also ran second.
“"It was a super day, and a lot of credit must go to stable foreman Andy Kermond and the staff in Brisbane who are all extremely dedicated and do a fantastic job with the horses here,” said John Meagher.
“Handsome Thief has had quite a few issues and we have put a lot of time in to get him right and it showed today, with the softer track definitely helping.
“Also it was great that we were able to give Jeff Lloyd a winner so close to his retirement as we have had much success together over the years.
“Many thanks again to Paul Fudge and the team at Waratah for their ongoing support and it was great to have another winner for them," said John Meagher