Moody head­ing north

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

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.

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