Feb 26, 2016
There have been some exciting developments at Meagher Racing, so we felt it appropriate to advise you of these directly, rather than you hearing of them via the grapevine.
A few months ago the Singapore Turf Club were in discussions with Dan about applying for a trainers’ license. After careful consideration Dan applied.
However, due to the relationship that was built in the 10 years we were in Singapore, the Club has advised that they have granted Dan a license and have allocated him boxes beginning April 2016.
This is a terrific opportunity for Dan, as he will be youngest person to be granted a Trainers License in Singapore. Also it will be a great way to expand the Meagher Racing banner and is a reward for all the hard work that has been put into the Brisbane stable by everyone and the success we have had, especially this season.
It is also a positive for the stable as we can introduce Singapore owners to Brisbane and vice versa.
Being a training partnership, Dan forms one part of it with Chris and John. As such, this will not affect the Brisbane stable at all, as all the work/race programs are a unified team effort. As such, we will look to replace Dan with Paul Meagher in the training partnership. Paul has always been an integral part of the stable and was not part of the original partnership, due to number limitations. As such, Chris will take over Dans’ current duties and Paul will take over from Chris. John, who has relocated to Brisbane from the Gold Coast, cutting down travelling times considerably, will remain as the overall mentor and remain as the senior voice of the partnership. Andrew Kermond, who has been with Meagher Racing for over 15 years as our primary rider will also be more involved in the day to day running of the stable. As many of you know, Andy is a terrific horseman and already does quite a bit of work to ensure your horses are spot on for race day. As such, the team effort that goes into each and every horse will not change.
Our communication with you will not be affected, with Chris and John replacing Dan as focal points and our Racing Manager, Dave Bizzaca, taking a more active roll.
We are sure you can appreciate what a great opportunity this is for Dan, his wife Sabrina and young son Caiden and we look forward to your continued support.