It was a welcome return to Queensland for trainer Chris Meagher and his four year-old charge Brazen Princess when the duo made a welcome return to the winners circle at the Gold Coast.
After a recent restructure of operations, Meagher Racing closed its Mornington base in Victoria to concentrate on their Eagle Farm stable.
Trainer Chris Meagher emerged from Quarantine last week before making a re-appearance at the track to saddle up Brazen Princess.
“It’s been a challenging time for Chris and the family with COVID reeking havoc on the two state operation during the past two years. Logistically it has been almost impossible,” said Grant Morgan.
“Added to that, John Meagher has taken a step back from training and hasn’t enjoyed the best of health in recent times.”
“I have no doubt Chris and his team will regain a strong position here in Queensland with a more boutique operation.
“We look forward to bolstering our numbers with the stable in the new year and we will continue to support the stable strongly,” said Morgan.
The OnTrack/Meagher combination has enjoyed a strong strike rate in terms of black type performers over a long period since the families return from Singapore. They include multiple Group 2 winner Savanna Amour, as well as stakes performers Harada Bay, Cruising Speed and Arctic Shock.
Brazen Princess was partnered by Noel Callow, who enjoyed good success for Team Meagher in Singapore.
Special mention to ‘Smudgee’ Syndicate members Barry Menzies and Peter Miles who made the 11 hour drive from Mackay to witness the win.
The Smudgee Syndicate was formed by the late Stu Smith, a wonderful supporter and friend of OnTrack until his passing.
Congratulations to winning owners Bill & Glenys Knobel, Vin Harink, Mark Zeller, Geoffrey & Lesley Moar, David Worthley, FRF Racing (Manager David Fitzpatrick), Petar Ivanovski, Smudgee Syndicate, Joe Oltvanyi, Gerald & Antoinette Pacholec & Meagher Racing Syndicate.