Moody sup­ports new rac­ing se­ries

Western Times - - LIFE -

QUEENS­LAND Hall of Fame trainer and Wyan­dra lo­cal Pe­ter Moody has thrown his sup­port be­hind a new Rac­ing Queens­land se­ries, which will give coun­try par­tic­i­pants the chance to share in the ex­cite­ment of a Group 1 race day.

The in­au­gu­ral Bat­tle of the Bush Se­ries will bring 16 qual­i­fiers from eight coun­try re­gions to Doomben for a rich $100,000 fi­nal on Tat­ter­sall’s Tiara Day on June 23.

De­signed specif­i­cally for horses com­pet­ing in non-TAB events, the fi­nal will fo­cus the na­tional spot­light on our lead­ing coun­try par­tic­i­pants dur­ing the 2018 Queens­land Win­ter Rac­ing Car­ni­val.

Mr Moody be­gan his train­ing ca­reer in Charleville be­fore go­ing on to con­quer in Aus­tralia and abroad with horses such as Black Caviar, Typhoon Tracy and Dis­si­dent.

“Rac­ing is a way of life for peo­ple liv­ing in coun­try and re­gional Queens­land and I wel­come any new idea which aims to shine the spot­light on the hard-work­ing par­tic­i­pants that ex­ist within these re­gions,” Moody said.

“I look for­ward to watch­ing how the first se­ries un­folds and how it con­tin­ues to de­velop in the years to come.”

The se­ries will give coun­try par­tic­i­pants the chance to share in more than $260,000 in prize­money, with 16 qual­i­fiers worth $10,000 each sched­uled across the eight Queens­land coun­try rac­ing re­gions.

The qual­i­fiers kick off at Cun­na­mulla on An­zac Day and wrap up in Bar­cal­dine on June 9.

In an ef­fort to al­le­vi­ate the cost of trav­el­ling to Brisbane for the fi­nal, Rac­ing Queens­land will of­fer qual­i­fiers float sub­si­dies of up to $2000.

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