Eagle Farm trainers John and Chris Meagher scored their first Group One win in partnership when Pippie lead all the way in the Group One Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield.
The Queensland bred Pippie is owned by Queensland owners Heran Racing, in what was a clean sweep for the Sunshine state.
Like our smart recent Eagle Farm winner Baroda, Pippie is a product of the McAlpine families Eureka Stud at Cambooya.
A daughter of Written Tycoon, Pippie has now won four of her eight race starts and has taken the mantle of best horse in the Meagher training partnership that was previously held by Ontrack’s talented sprinting mare Savanna Amour.
The winner of the Group Two Angus Armanasco Stakes and three Group Three events, Savanna Amour retired with a career record of seven wins from 22 starts and stake earnings of $662,523.
Savanna Amour did not win at Group One level but was a close fourth in the Group One Tatts Tiara at Doomben.
Like Savanna Amour, Pippie has successfully moved between the Eagle Farm and Mornington stables operated by Meagher Racing.
It’s proved to be a winning formula with both mares winning in both Queensland and Victoria.
The dual state movement for the stable commenced with former popular OnTrack galloper Harada Bay, who moved South from Eagle Farm to narrowly miss a victory in the 2015 Listed Sale Cup.
The stable’s two state operation will be again utilised by Ontrack in the months ahead with talented staying mare Arctic Shock about to kick off a new campaign.
She will trial in Victoria early next month and have a couple of runs down south before heading to Eagle Farm and a Queensland Winter Carnival campaign.
The Meagher Racing Eagle Farm stable is successfully headed by well known horseman Andrew Kermond, a long time member of the Meagher team.
In Singapore, Daniel Meagher is also following in the footsteps of his illustrious Melbourne Cup winning, Hall of Fame father. He finished 3rd on the 2019 Singapore trainers premiership with 52 wins.