Moody heading north
BLACK Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody ( pictured) will headline a bumper line- up of racing identities at The Mater Townsville Cup Calcutta Luncheon event this Friday.
Moody will be joined by special guests including prominent former local trainer Steven O’Dea and former champion jockey and TV presenter Malcolm ‘ Miracle’ Johnston.
The trainer of one of Australia’s greatest horses ever, Moody will launch his Queensland book A Long Way From Wyandra and guests will be able to meet Moody and get books signed.
Tickets for the two course luncheon and four hour beverage package are $ 145 and can be purchased via www. townsvilleturfclub. com. au. JUST hours before Sarah Sjostrom swept female sprinting into a new era by smashing through the 52second barrier, Cate Campbell predicted that the Swede would take down her world 100m freestyle record in Budapest this week.
The only surprise for the Australian, who has set the benchmark for female sprinters internationally for the past four years but opted out of these world championships, was that it happened yesterday.
Sjostrom took the first available opportunity to attack the Australian’s year- old mark of 52.06sec, by leading off the Swedish 4x100m freestyle relay.
She stormed down the first lap, turned a bodylength ahead of the field and kept going away, touching the wall in an astonishing 51.71sec.
FOCUSED: Lachlan Coote of the Cowboys attempts a field goal during his side’s win over the New Zealand Warriors last weekend.