Moody supports new racing series
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.