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Horse Detail

Name: Magical Conquest

Gender: Colt

Sire: Love Conquers All

Dam: Magical Anna

Trainer: Chris Waller

Foal Date: 5/9/2013



Ontrack Thoroughbreds has teamed up again with John, Dan and Chris Meagher who operate out of stables on their property at Guanaba near the Gold Coast.

This colt is out of the lightly raced, Magical Anna a winner of two races and a descendant from a family that’s produced the Group 1 VRC Oaks, AJC Oaks
and Queensland Oaks heroine, November Rain (by Estaminet).

By the Queensland based stallion, Love Conquers All, thus making this colt eligible for the rich QTIS bonus scheme, subject to the final payment being received at Queensland Racing by July 31st.

Love Conquers All revealed his talent early, and being trained by John Hawkes, who thought enough of the two-year-old to kick off his career in the Group 2 STC Silver Slipper. Hawkes, then sent Love Conquers All off to the paddock to develope with the colt winning his maiden at his first run back as a three-year-old. Then, at the horses third career start the son of Mossman won the Listed City Tattersalls Club Brian Crowley Stakes over 1200m in 2009.

Ontrack Thoroughbreds in conjunction with John, Dan and Chris Meagher will ensure the colt is given every chance to make the most of the prizemoney on offer from the rich Magic Millions race series and the QTIS bonus scheme.

This syndicate will be managed by Grant Morgan from Ontrack Thoroughbreds.

NOT ENOUGH? Love Conquers All is out of She’s A Meanie (by Prince Salieri) a winner of seven races that includes the Group 1 Avondale Gold Cup. The female family is a great source of winners and include the Group 1 QTC Brisbane Cup winner, Art Success (by Pentire) and the talented middle distance Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes heroine Hello Dolly (by Mi Preferido).

Love Conquers All is by the proven sire, Mossman out of Lichen Lady (by Twig Moss) and retired to Eliza Park International (Queensland) for covering duties in 2011 and has covered three books of mares. Last spring he stood for a fee of $11,000 (inc GST).

Trainer Detail

John Meagher isn’t lacking in his respect for the Melbourne Cup when he places his success in Australia’s greatest race below another of his many achievements as a trainer. It is merely a reflection of his regard for his family and an understanding of the difficulties associated with international racing.

Meagher won the 1985 Cup with What A Nuisance for owner Lloyd Williams, but he says his proudest moment in racing came with his success in a much lesser race in Dubai with Lim’s Classic, a member of his Singapore stable.

I got my biggest buzz when Lim’s Classic won a Listed race in Dubai in 2005,” Meagher said.

Winning the Melbourne Cup was great, but winning that race in Dubai with my sons was even more gratifying.”

The Melbourne Cup was far from Meagher’s only notable success in Australia where he began with only two horses and ended up training the winners of 17 Group One races. Meagher also trained five winners on Emirates Stakes day at Flemington and was twice leading trainer at the VRC’s Flemington spring carnival.

Before leaving for Singapore in 1999, Meagher-trained runners acquired a string of major race successes, including the Victoria Derby, Toorak Hcp, Adelaide Cup, Brisbane Cup and Sydney Cup. Some of the winners of those races included Star of the RealmGolden Sword, Ready to Explode, Sheer Kingston and many others. As well as being regularly among the top five trainers in Melbourne, Meagher became renowned for his education of apprentice jockeys including the outstanding international riders Brett Prebble and Steven King.

With his Australian successes registered, Meagher took on the international challenge with his move to Singapore where his natural skills quickly took him to the fore. In Singapore, Meagher trained seven Group One winners among his 29 stakes successes. Among his wins in the island nation were the 2000 Singapore Gold Cup with Kim Angel, three Raffles Cups (Mayo’s Music in 2004 Lim’s Classic in 2006 and Lim’s Objectivein 2007) and the Lion City Cup with Arenti in 2006. Meagher prepared almost 600 winners during his 11 years in Singapore.

With Singapore conquered, Meagher returned to Australia early in 2011, mainly so he could have his sons training in partnership with him. The Meagher family set up business at Eagle Farm Racecourse, where they have 40 boxes and day yards. A satellite stable is also in operation in Melbourne and have established a pre-training and agistment property, Rivermead, at Guanaba, near the Gold Coast.

Typically, Meagher and his sons Chris, Dan and Paul, wasted little time before they were producing winners. In the 2012-13 season they led in 11 and in the following season they had saddled-up 15 winners on metropolitan tracks earning $425,850. As of May 18th the team have trained 14 winners and are on target to better their prizemoney haul for their owners again this season.