Here is the list of top 20 horse trainers in Queensland.
1. MEAGHER RACING
The name MEAGHER is synonymous with SUCCESS in horse racing in Australia. This family business started with John Meagher, who was a prolific trainer of winners (including a Melbourne Cup) in Australia and Singapore. The stable currently has a 40% strike rate of Runners to Winners/Placings.
Phone: +61 448 809 889
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2. DAN BOUGOURE RACING
Danny Bougoure was inducted into the exclusive Doomben 10,000 Fraternity for his efforts in training Falvelon to win back to back Doomben 10,000's in year 2014.
Provides Ethical Evidence and Humane based horse training using Combined Reinforcement and Scientifically proven Online Horse Training Videos & Programs. Has a strong interest in the field of Equitation Science and follows the Principles of Equine Learning, Combined Reinforcement with a push towards Reward Based Training Methods/Positive Reinforcement.
Brian Wakefield holds a Number 1 Licence to train racehorses from his Doomben base. Brian was previously foreman for his father (also Brian Wakefield), who was a prominent jockey and Number 1 Trainer for approximately 45 years. He has been involved professionally in the racing industry for approximately 17 years.
Michael obtained his Trainer’s Licence in 1999, his career highlight so far is winning the Listed 2004 Goldmarket Handicap with Uncle Shamos. With around 24 horses in the stable at any one time, Michael enjoys being a hands on trainer, paying close attention to each individual horse.
Bruce took out his trainer's licence in the mid-seventies and by 1980 had travelled a horse to Melbourne, then deciding to make Australia his home. From 1987 until 1997 Bruce trained a small team of horses and put into practice the skills he had picked up from leading mentors, including training a horse to peak in the right race.
Nat Mccall is the winner of the inaugural Wayne Wilson Award from Qld Racing for outstanding achievement and Wayne Wilson medal for Trainer of the Year from the Qld Australian Trainers Association as well as being nominated for Qld Trainer of the Year and Horse of the Year for 2013/2014 season for her outstanding horse – River Lad.
Boasting a long list of honours, Chris’ main achievements included an overall of 42 Group 1 wins culminating in the ‘Big Four’ – Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate, Golden Slipper and Caulfield Cup. Boasting a long list of honours, Chris’ main achievements included an overall of 42 Group 1 wins culminating in the ‘Big Four’ – Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate, Golden Slipper and Caulfield Cup.
Bryan and Daniel Guy have prepared more than 1000 winners in their time including multiple Group 1 winner Ravarda, All Our Mob, and Eagle Way – winners of such races as Stradbroke Handicap, JJ Atkins Stakes, George Ryder Stakes, and Queensland Derby.
Ian Francis represented his country and won at the International Reining Council’s IRC World Cup (held in Canada) and was part of the Australian Team which placed second. Ian Francis has been inducted into the Australian Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame, the National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame, and Reining Australia Hall of Fame.
John is the author of John Chatterton’s Ten Commandments, a training manual which introduces the reader to his unique ten step training system. He bases his training on affiliative leadership rather than dominant leadership, so that the handler or rider becomes the comfort zone for the horse.
Toby Edmonds has always been known as a horseman with a good eye for a horse. He has proven his good eye over the years with the selection and purchase of horses such as Houtzen, I am Invincible, Conquering Queen and Madame Pedrille to name a few.
John competed in Western Reining for many years, winning the Queensland Restricted Open Futurity on his horse Tom's Eddie in 2004, as well becoming a finalist in the National Open Futurity at Sydney in the same year. With over twenty years of experience in breaking and training, John has developed a proven method for starting young horses that produces successful mounts every time.
Rick Hopkins has been training and breaking horses in the Central Queensland area for over 38 years. He won Maiden & Novice Drafts for clients, Cutting & Two Handed Cuttings for clients, Placed in Open Drafts for clients, and Placed in Reining & Working Cow Horse for clients.
Winner of the Group 2 Queensland Guineas along with 5 other stakes races and Sesar, winner of the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes and Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial. Steve has been a permanent fixture in the top 10 metropolitan training premiership.
Located at the foothills of Mt. Tamborine, 15 minutes from the Gold Coast Highway. Specialise with all horses and development stages from troubled horses, untrained horses, starting young horses and perfecting performance horses. With years of experience, Stuart Clunes offers a variety of programs.
Brett is from a racing family and is a fourth generation trainer. He is currently based in Southern QLD training from his Toowoomba base. He has enjoyed success with well over 200 winners including Petersfield Lad, Kalahari Sands, Castlebend, Tully Spur and Elrond to name a few. More recently General Secretary, Red Felt, Saphira, Tully Tenor and promising 3yo Dusty's Felt.