Few people have experienced the breath-taking highs and crushing lows of sport quite like Peter Moody.
A long way from Wyandra
Peter Moody grew up in the tiny town of Wyandra in outback Queensland. The town has a listed population of 116 but Moody jokes that that is only in the “middle of tourist season”.
Horses were always a huge part of Moody’s life in Wyandra and his humble beginnings laid the foundations for what would become a phenomenal career in racing.
Peter Moody would go onto train one of Australia’s most legendary race horses Black Caviar. Moody and his champion mare conquered the world with victory at Royal Ascot’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes in front of Queen Elizabeth herself.
Public enemy number one
Peter Moody’s world came crashing down amidst cobalt allegations in 2015. Moody was in his words “public enemy number one” and was labelled by many as a drug cheat.
Moody was eventually cleared of the charges but by that stage much of the damage to his career had already been done.
Since moving on from his training career, Moody has been keeping busy with horse buying and media commitments. He has also recently penned a brilliant memoir of his life A Long Way from Wyandra: My Story.
My Life As… Peter Moody
We sit down with one of racing’s great characters to talk about the highs and lows of his phenomenal career and his old mate Black Caviar.
Episode Length: 4:25 minutes
Sport: Horse Racing
Producer: Michael Lynch
Executive Producer: Edris Toussaint
Production Company: More Than A Game Productions
Published on November 6, 2017