Trainer Peter Moody closes on rare achievement as Dissident bows out on top   Leave a comment

Trainer Peter Moody closes on rare achievement as Dissident bows out on top

Peter Moody won two Group 1 features and a Group 3 with only three runners on Saturday. P

Peter Moody won two Group 1 features and a Group 3 with only three runners on Saturday. Picture: Mark Evans Source:News Corp Australia

PETER Moody rarely — apart from world superstar Black Caviar — dashes to escort a horse back to the winners’ circle. He did so at Randwick on Saturday after Dissident won the Group 1 All Aged Stakes.

It said much about how much the win, and the horse, means to the Caulfield trainer.

“It was one of the most gratifying moments of my career,” an emotional Moody explained.

“You have to pinch yourself. It was just a special moment.”

Moody explained that the victory was important for a variety of reason and the race was potentially an all-or-nothing venture.

“This horse has been under-recognised all his career. I bought this horse on spec and to see him achieve what he has was a thrill. We have had to overcome a lot with him — a bleeding attack and all sorts of things — and we knew this would be his last race before going to stud. We even had to wait for the Sydney weather to clear up for him to take his place in the race.

Dissident, ridden by Jim Cassidy, fights off a challenger to win the All Aged Stakes. Pic

Dissident, ridden by Jim Cassidy, fights off a challenger to win the All Aged Stakes. Picture: Simon Bullard Source: News Corp Australia

“So for him to win his fourth Group 1 of the season and go out like Typhoon Tracy and Back Caviar as a Group 1 winner is something special. They were given the accolade as Australian Horse of the Year and I honestly believe he is worthy of that accolade _ he has won twice as many Group 1 races this season as any other galloper in the land.

“He beat eight Group 1 winners in the All Aged Stakes and he beat them fair and square. He is a star who all too late may finally get the credit he deserves as the best 1400m weight-for-age galloper in the land.”

The four-year-old stallion, who took his record to seven wins and eight placings from 21 starts and more than $2 million in prizemoney, heads to Newgate Stud afteraccounting for potential Horse of the Year candidates Chautauqua, Terravista, Shooting To Win and Wandjina.

Moody, who now boasts 51 Group 1 wins, can relate to words from Hall of Fame trainer Lee Freedman some years ago when he said while it was good that he was recognised, he wanted to train champions who also were recognised.

Dissident makes it four Group 1s for the season in his farewell race. Picture: Mark Evans

Dissident makes it four Group 1s for the season in his farewell race. Picture: Mark Evans Source: News Corp Australia

Freedman was to have Super Impose and Makybe Diva inducted into the Hall of Fame, while Makybe Diva, Mahogany and Miss Andretti were honoured as Australian Racehorse of the Year.

Moody, who has left his mark with other stallions Reward For Effort, Wanted, Magnus, Testifiable and Anacheeva before Dissident, already has Black Caviar in the Hall of Fame and he is primed to set an exceptional record if Dissident were to win this year’s national Horse of the Year title.

He would boast five titles in six years.

And his headquarters, Caulfield, would be the envy of all other training establishments with six consecutive titles, and seven in the past eight years.

Moody set the ball rolling with Typhoon Tracy in 2009/10, followed three years in a row by undefeated world sprint star Black Caviar.

Mick Price then chimed in last year with Lankan Rupee.

Dissident wins All Aged Stakes

Dissident wins All Aged Stakes

To add to the Caulfield gloss, the 2007/08 winner was Weekend Hussler, trained by the late Ross McDonald.

The galloper to break the sequence was champion sprinter Scenic Blast, trained in Western Australia.

“It says so much about Caulfield that the trainers there can beat all others around this nation for the biggest title of the year for a horse,” Moody said.

Besides the title, Moody can satisfy himself that he has been a major player in the Sydney carnival.

On Saturday he won two Group 1 features and a Group 3 with only three runners — Dissident, Pasadena Girl in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes at only her fourth start and the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate with the exciting Hi World.

He finished on top of the list of Group 1 wins alongside the three by local marvel Gai Waterhouse.

Pasadena Girl takes out the Champagne Stakes

Pasadena Girl takes out the Champagne Stakes

SYDNEY CARNIVAL GROUP 1 WINNERS

3 — Gai Waterhouse (Vancouver/Golden Slipper, Sweet Idea/Galaxy, Amanpour/Queen Of The Turf), Peter Moody (Plucky Belle/Coolmore Classic, Pasadena Girl/Champagne Stakes, Dissident/All Aged Stakes

2 — Chris Waller (Grand Marshal/Sydney Cup, Kermadec/Doncaster), John O’Shea (Hartnell/BMW, Contributer/Ranvet)

1 — David Hayes & Tom Dabernig (Criterion/Queen Elizabeth Stakes), Lee & Shannon Hope (Fenway/Vinery Stud Stakes), Craig Sargent (Gust Of Wind/Australasian Oaks), Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes (Chautauqua/TJ Smith Stakes), Murray Baker (Mongolian Khan/Australasian Derby), Peter & Paul Snowden (Pride Of Dubai/Sires Produce Stakes), Noriyuki Hori (Real Impact/Ryder Stakes), Donna Logan (Volkstok’n’barrell (Rosehill Guineas).

AUSTRALIAN RACEHORSE OF THE YEAR WINNERS

2007/08 Weekend Hussler (Ross McDonald)

2008/09 Scenic Blast (Daniel Morton)

2009/10 Typhoon Tracy (Peter Moody)

2010/11 Black Caviar (Peter Moody)

2011/12 Black Caviar (Peter Moody)

2012/13 Black Caviar (Peter Moody)

2013/14 Lankan Rupee (Mick Price)

2014/15 Dissident (Peter Moody) ??

Pasadena Girl wins the Champagne Stakes for trainer Peter Moody. Picture: Mark Evans

Pasadena Girl wins the Champagne Stakes for trainer Peter Moody. Picture: Mark Evans Source: News Corp Australia

Originally published as Pete closes on rare achievement

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Posted April 20, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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