Legendary trainer John Meagher’s induction into the Australian Hall Of Fame has been welcomed by Ontrack Thoroughbreds.
John Meagher, trainer of the 1985 Melbourne Cup winner What A Nuisance, is one of two trainers to be inducted this year along with Des McCormick who was one of Australia’s leading trainers of jumpers from the 1930s to the ‘60s.
The Australian Hall Of Fame released its 10 inductees for 2019 and will induct the recipients at a black tie function in Brisbane this Friday night.
“It’s a fantastic achievement by John Meagher to be inducted and it’s a fitting recognition after a lifetime of achievements in racing,” said Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan.
“John built a fantastic career firstly in Victoria and then Singapore and more recently in Queensland.
“When John and his sons opened their Eagle Farm stable Ontrack became one of his major supporters and we will have a number of horses prepared by his son Chris at Eagle Farm and Mornington.
“John has built an incredible reputation over five decades, winning 26 Group 1 races including the 1985 Melbourne Cup with What A Nuisance, owned by his fellow Hall of Famer Lloyd Williams.
“He still retains an active interest in Chris Meagher’s stable and his input remains extremely valuable,” said Grant Morgan.
The 2019 Racing Hall Of Fame inductees are: