Meet Dynamic Trainer - Peter Moody
With more than 200 horses on the books and boxes for 66 of them in full training at Caulfield, Moody Racing oversees a constant rotation with horses being broken in, spelling, pre-training or full training at properties spread around the state.
Peter believes 66 in work is a manageable quota that allows him to keep track of each horse and give it his personal attention. His training approach is to prepare each horse for its strengths, whether it's a sprinter, a middle distance horse or a stayer and he also takes note of his client's objectives.
This flexible approach allows him to provide a complete training service. By assessing each horse as an individual, Peter can give them a specific routine to cater for their strengths, and equally, not to drive them if they are not ready to cope with the work. He has a similar approach to feeding, which is varied for each individual
horse, "I work to my feed and feed to my work" is Peter's method.
A major ingredient of Peter's success is the team around him. Peter's assistant trainer Tony Haydon has been with him for 16 years and a lot of Peter's success can be attributed to Tony's care and attention.
Racing Manager Jeff O'Connor assists with the important task of placing horses to their best advantage and client liaising, Marni Kelly handles the office administration, Peter's wife Sarah an experienced horse woman, also assists with the running of the office as well as their spelling farm Carbrecel Park.
Recent members to our staff include foreman Tom Brideoake, son of trainer David Brideoake and Emma Loftus who rides trackwork as well as assisting in the office admin. Another part of the operation are the trucks. The stable has two transport trucks and a full time truck driver. This allows convenience of movement between farms and to race meetings.
Peter is a renowned task master but it is a testimony to the harmony, efficiency and continuing success of the stable that his staff is loyal and in most cases long-serving members of the team.
His quest is for ultimate rewards for his stable and his clients.