Ontrack Thoroughbreds Eagle Farm stable Meagher Racing has made a flying start to the new season.
The stable saddled up former Victorian galloper New Horizons broke his maiden status in the hands of Tegan Harrison at the Sunshine Coast yesterday.
On Saturday, Divine Dice scored for Chris Meagher when leading all the way at the Gold Coast Turf Club.
Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan said it was good to see Meagher Racing off to a successful start to the new racing season.
“It was good to see Tegan team up with Meagher Racing because she’s riding a lot of work for the stable and has been riding many of the Ontrack horses in the stable.
“She’s a very talented rider and will ride Che Bella Vita for Ontrack and Meagher Racing at the Lismore meeting next week.
“Tegan’s also been doing plenty of work on our Spirit of Boom-Baroque Pearl in his first preparation with the Meagher stable at Eagle Farm and by reports he is going along nicely.
“It’s interesting to see Tegan riding the colt because she was the jockey when his half-sister Basara scored a brilliant first-up win as a two-year-old at Doomben last year.
“She also had a lot to do with Spirit of Boom’s half-brother Temple of Boom and won a Group 2 Victory Stakes on him when he beat his half-brother as well as running second in the Group One Doomben 10,000 behind Spirit of Boom.
New Horizons was a brave winner at the Sunshine Coast in his first Queensland race after stints with Darren Weir, John Thompson and John O’Shea.
He is a son of champion galloper Frankel from the Montjeu mare Miss Keller, a champion turf filly in Canada. She was a 625,000 guineas purchase by Waratah Thoroughbreds' Paul Fudge at the 2011 Tattersalls December Mare Sale.