News About David Moodie

Late 2017 Blue Diamond Entry Beckons for Limestone

Late 2017 Blue Diamond Entry Beckons for Limestone

Former Racing Victoria chairman and owner David Moodie is weighing up options with Thursday’ Blue Diamond Preview winning filly Limestone who could be a late entry for the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2017. The Darren Weir-trained daughter of Helmet posted her second career win when narrowly holding off one-time Blue Diamond favourite Tulip in the…

Flamberge Not Confirmed for Second The Goodwood Tilt

Flamberge Not Confirmed for Second The Goodwood Tilt

A title defence in The Goodwood 2016 is yet to be confirmed for the now Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained Flamberge who failed to beat home any other runner in the TJ Smith Stakes last Saturday. The Exceed And Excel six-year-old had been in flying form this autumn winning both the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate…

Flamberge Debuts for New Stable in TJ Smith Stakes 2016

Flamberge Debuts for New Stable in TJ Smith Stakes 2016

Back-to-back Group 1 winning sprinter this time in, Flamberge will debut for his new Flemington trainers Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra in Sydney’s 2016 TJ Smith Stakes this Saturday at Royal Randwick Racecourse. The six-year-old Exceed And Excel gelding was previous prepared by Peter Moody who, facing a six month suspension for cobalt use, walked…

Sword Of Light Wins Blue Diamond Fillies Preview

Sword Of Light Wins Blue Diamond Fillies Preview

Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra have uncovered a potential 2016 Blue Diamond Stakes star with smart filly Sword Of Light retaining her undefeated status with a win in Tuesday’s Blue Diamond Fillies Preview. The headline Australia Day race held at Caulfield Racecourse, this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Fillies Preview (1000m) attracted a…

Pressure on Durendal in Australia Stakes 2016

Pressure on Durendal in Australia Stakes 2016

Co-trainer Simon Zahra said it was time to put the pressure on emerging stable star Durendal who faces his toughest test to date in Saturday’s 2016 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley Racecourse. The flying four-year-old son of Medaglia D’Oro makes his Group 2 debut at the notoriously tight track this weekend in the $200,000 Group…

Pillar Of Creation Primed for Eye Liner Stakes

Pillar Of Creation Primed for Eye Liner Stakes

Having initially underlined a tilt at the Rockhampton Newmarket on June 18th for the talented gelding, trainer Tony Sears has confirmed Pillar Of Creation will take his place in Saturday’s Listed Eye Liner Stakes (1200m) at Ipswich after drawing the ideal barrier 2. Posting six wins and a further ten minors through a competitive 31…

Solicit Likely Queen Of The Turf Starter

Solicit Likely Queen Of The Turf Starter

Having included her name in nominations for three of this weekend’s four major Group 1 races on day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick, owner David Moodie has hinted at an appearance in the 2014 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) for talented filly Solicit on Saturday. Initially confirmed for a tilt at the…

Solicit To Contest Vinery Stud Stakes

Solicit To Contest Vinery Stud Stakes

Trainer Simon Zahra has confirmed that Solicit will have her next race start in the 2014 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens on April 5 before contesting the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Royal Randwick on April 19. Owner David Moodie revealed earlier in the month that Solicit may be targeted at the Group…

Solicit Removed From 2014 Australian Guineas List

Solicit Removed From 2014 Australian Guineas List

Having appeared in early nominations for this Saturday’s major Group 1 feature at Flemington, owner David Moodie has elected to remove Solicit from an appearance in the Australian Guineas (1600m) with a view to a lengthy autumn preparation. Despite featuring as outright second-favourite in betting markets for the 2014 Australia Guineas behind 2014 CS Hayes…

Curtana Not One of Hay List’s 10,000 Rivals

Curtana Not One of Hay List’s 10,000 Rivals

Premier Victorian trainer Peter Moody chose not to set his smart filly Curtana up against the mighty Hay List this Saturday in a bid to secure her spot in the Stradbroke Handicap when final acceptances for the Doomben 10,000 were taken this morning. Raging favourite Hay List will face eight quality rivals in the $650,000…