James Peters, Daniel Meagher and Alvin Kuah join Kranji training ranks

Singapore Turf Club

The Singapore Turf Club has allocated racing stable stalls to James Peters (pictured above), Daniel Meagher and Alvin Kuah Cheng Tee at Singapore Racecourse with effect from April 2016.

London-born Peters, 31, was a track rider for late Lambourn trainer John Hills before he came to Singapore in 2010 to work as a senior track rider for trainer Michael Freedman. The Englishman quickly climbed through the ranks to become Freedman’s assistant-trainer in July 2012.

Often deputising for Freedman when the latter was away, Peters was also the travelling foreman for horses like Mr Big and Better Be The One when they travelled overseas.

Meagher, 32, spent 11 years in Singapore when his Melbourne Cup-winning father John moved from Melbourne to Kranji in 1999. Meagher and brothers Chris and Paul assisted their father to many successes, including the Singapore Gold Cup with Kim Angel in 2000. Besides riding trackwork, Meagher was also travelling foreman for the yard when they sent horses to Dubai.

After the Meaghers left Singapore in 2011 with a record of 577 winners including 29 at Group level (seven Group 1s), the training legacy continued in Australia with the launch of a training partnership between Meagher Snr and sons Chris and Daniel, setting up stables at Eagle Farm in Brisbane.

Kuah, 40, is a former jockey who rode a total of 38 winners before he hung up his boots in 2003. Keen to pursue a career within the horse racing industry, he first joined trainer Hideyuki Takaoka as a senior track rider the same year.

The Singaporean then graduated to the position of stable supervisor in 2005 before earning his assistant-trainer’s licence four years later. Kuah then moved on to work with other trainers namely Mok Zhan Lun, John O’Hara and Sonny Yeoh.