The significance of a midweek maiden win might not register as a career highlight for most trainers, but for John Meagher it is especially satisfying.
Meagher's training partnership with sons Dan and Chris gained a boost when Hannibal Ad Portas ($7) gave them their first win in Brisbane yesterday.
"Things are going along quite nicely since we moved into our new property about four months ago and it's nice to share this moment with my sons, because they work hard and deserve plenty of credit," John Meagher said.
"We had a winner at the Sunshine Coast last Sunday with St Darci and we'll be looking to kick things along in the weeks and months ahead."
After spending nearly 12 years in Singapore, Meagher bought and redeveloped Rivermead, formerly the Gold Coast Polo Club, which is at Guanaba, halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.