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The forthright, fascinating memoir of Peter Moody, trainer of Black Caviar and one of Australia's most high-profile and best-liked racing identities.

The classic story of a boy from the bush who worked his way from outback Queensland all the way to Royal Ascot. As a kid growing up in tiny Wyandra, Peter Moody learned to ride almost before he could walk. Horses were part of life, and as a teenager working for local trainers he learned many lessons - some of them painful - as he built his understanding of them. A mate's introduction got him a stablehand's job for the legendary trainer Tommy Smith in Sydney, and his life changed forever.

His journey was to see him learn from some of the greatest minds in racing as he plied his trade in Sydney, Brisbane and finally Melbourne, establishing his own highly successful stables, Moody Racing. One of the biggest innovators and risk takers in this country's turf history, Moody won four premierships in Melbourne, the Mecca of Australian racing. But to the wider public he's best known as the man who gave us the phenomenal Black Caviar. His account of her career is unique. He was, quite simply, the man who knew her best.

From outback childhood to strapper, foreman and then on to premiership-winning trainer and the guiding force behind the most famous horse of recent times, and finally to his clash with officialdom that prompted him to retire in the deepest frustration, Peter's autobiography gives a hugely entertaining, fascinating and authentic insight into one of the largest characters in Australian sport. While much has been written about Moody's career and legacy, it was fellow trainer Caulfield Cup winner Jim Mason who perhaps said it best: 'He's like a champion horse. Occasionally something comes along that's just better than everything else. That's Pete.'

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Truely amazing read and Having the insight of the going’s on, behind closed doors, don’t think I would’ve walked away without suing the ARC. Great job arc for kicking a good man down . Shame shame shame I also would’ve back dated and charged them for the time that you willing “for there race course Mets” billed them for all the appearances of Nelly Even if you donate that to rehoming x race horses. Having the pleasure of working around horses and working with horses this whole story made a lot of sense Well done lovely read. (Listen) How they sleep at night is beyond belief. Hold you head high Peter and family You show Australia an England the best horse in the world. Drug free And that alone is fucken hard grit and hard work. 24/7 night and day Enjoy your new life. Well done good luck

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Changed my opinion of the man

Peter Moody is clearly an outstanding horse trainer and after listening to this book he’s clearly an outstanding human also. His sense of family and responsibility is fantastic. I’d recommend this book to everyone wether you are a horse lover or not. What a bloke!!

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  • christine carter
  • 26-12-2019

Enjoyable

Great listening. A great insight to a trainer that had a super horse and then his world came crashing down around him.

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