Premier Queensland trainer Tony Gollan has joined the Ontrack Thoroughbreds trainer roster.
Ontrack Managing Director Grant Morgan is looking forward to forming a strong alliance with Tony Gollan.
“Tony has done an amazing job over the past few years and I feel he has really matured as a trainer,” said Morgan.
“I first met Tony when he commenced training in around 2002. Both of our businesses have grown and developed significantly since then.”
“Working together, Gollan Racing and OnTrack have the potential to be a formidable force both in the sales ring and on the racetrack.”
Gollan has a commanding lead in this season’s Queensland Metropolitan trainers’ premiership, a title he has won for the previous 5 seasons.
“An increasing number of existing and potential clients want to race with Tony Gollan. Now is the perfect time to formalise that and we will be placing our first horses with the stable shortly.”
According to RacingandSports.com.au, Gollan has now prepared more than 1,200 winners, including 54 individual stakes winners and 3 Group 1 winners.
Morgan pointed to the stables outstanding success at the elite level as another key reason to join forces with Gollan.
“Tony is one of very few trainers to have prepared Group 1 winners in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. He’d probably be the youngest to achieve that.”
Gollan joins the Ontrack Queensland trainer roster which already boasts Gold Coast trainers Toby Edmonds, Kris Lees and Greg Hickman, along with Eagle Farm training partnership John & Chris Meagher, Sunshine Coast trainer David Vandyke and Matthew Dunn at Murwillumbah.
Morgan believes that Racing in Queensland was now strongly positioned after recent prizemoney increases and other enhancements for owners, trainers and jockeys in the Sunshine State.
“Recent prizemoney increases have made Queensland a very attractive prospect for owners.”
“Queensland is a fantastic nurturing ground to develop young horses to race locally, and also to campaign interstate.”
“The improvement in the roads between Brisbane and Sydney means horses can move easily between the two capitals which opens up a wide range of options.”