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2015 Australia Stakes Distance No Issue for Dissident

2015 Australia Stakes Distance No Issue for Dissident

While definitely better suited to 1400m – 1600m races the connections of Saturday’s clear Australia Stakes 2015 favourite at Moonee Valley Dissident believe the sprint distance is a non-issue for the galloper first-up this time in. Four-year-old Sebring stallion Dissident has been in the paddock since October 11 when he bled during his sixth place…

2014 Makybe Diva Stakes Results: Dissident Makes It Two In A Row

2014 Makybe Diva Stakes Results: Dissident Makes It Two In A Row

Talented entire Dissident recorded his second straight win at Group 1 level with a brave victory in the 2014 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington this afternoon. Dissident started the 2014 Makybe Diva Stakes as a clear favourite and he was settled just behind the leader Messenein the early stages of the race, with the leading…

2014 Standish Handicap Target for Flamberge

2014 Standish Handicap Target for Flamberge

The Peter Moody-trained sprinter Flamberge will put their Standish Handicap 2014 claims on the line when they run down the Flemington straight this Saturday. A four-year-old son of Exceed And Excel the gelding has had 11 starts for 10 top three finishes including four wins so far, two of which were down the straight six…

Diamond Jubilee Stakes Odds Favour Black Caviar – Royal Ascot 2012

Diamond Jubilee Stakes Odds Favour Black Caviar – Royal Ascot 2012

Australia’s superstar mare Black Caviar has opened the odds-on favourite to take out her international debut in the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot Saturday week, July 23. Aussie bookies and punters are getting behind the queen of the turf to salute in her remarkable 22nd straight career win when Peter Moody’s Bel Esprit…

Tight Grand Prix Stakes 2012 Odds – Moody Trifecta?

Tight Grand Prix Stakes 2012 Odds – Moody Trifecta?

It is shaping up as a close finish in the 2012 Grand Prix Stakes at Doomben on Saturday if the betting markets are anything to go by, five of the gallopers paying under $7 to win with the top three all prepared by Peter Moody. Of the 16 starters and single emergency engaged for the…

Streama Leads 2012 Surround Stakes Nominations

Streama Leads 2012 Surround Stakes Nominations

Guy Walter’s Group 1 winning filly Streama is the top-rated entry for the Surround Stakes 2012, the Warwick Farm feature to run as the major support race on Chipping Norton Stakes Day this Saturday. This year’s edition of the $175,000 Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) drew 15 nominations including Flight Stakes champion Streama. A three-year-old…

Black Caviar Won’t Run in 2012 Lightning Stakes Field – Heathcote

Black Caviar Won’t Run in 2012 Lightning Stakes Field – Heathcote

Leading Brisbane trainer Rob Heathcote, who entered his champion Queensland galloper Buffering as one of the 16 Lightning Stakes 2012 nominations today, believes rival horseman Peter Moody will opt not to run the undefeated queen Black Caviar in Saturday’s Flemingtonfeature. Black Caviar maintained her flawless career record last Saturday easily accounting for her rivals and…

Black Caviar Next Race – Lightning Stakes 2012 Nominations

Black Caviar Next Race – Lightning Stakes 2012 Nominations

A crack line-up of 16 star sprinters make up the recently released 2012 Lightning Stakes nominations, Black Caviar the headline entry for the country’s sole Group 1 1000m sprint and rated a strong chance of backing up to defend her title in the race after securing the CF Orr Stakes win last Saturday. Peter Moody’s…

Moment Of Change v Manawanui in Randwick Guineas 2012

Moment Of Change v Manawanui in Randwick Guineas 2012

An autumn campaign reschedule for Peter Moody’s boom three-year-old Moment Of Change has set up a scintillating three-race showdown, culminating with a Group 1 clash between the unbeaten galloper and last year’s Golden Rose winner Manawanui in next month’s 2012 Randwick Guineas. Barley A Moment gelding Moment Of Change, purchased for a moderate $50,000 from…

Three Late 2011 Perth Cup Nominations

Three Late 2011 Perth Cup Nominations

Following the original release of nominations for the Perth Cup 2011, set to take place at Ascot Racecourse on New Year’s Eve, three late entries have been added to the list of hopefuls bringing the total number of entires to 44. Premier Victorian horseman Peter Moody paid the nomination fee for his Group 2 placed…