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A Long Way from Wyandra

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A Long Way from Wyandra
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A Long Way from Wyandra
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The classic story of a boy from the bush who worked his way from outback Queensland all the way to Royal Ascot.As a kid growing up in tiny Wyandra, Peter Moody learned to ride almost before he could walk. Horses were part of life, and as a teenager working for local trainers he learned many lessons - some painful - as he built his understanding of them. A mate's introduction got him a stablehand's job for legendary trainer Tommy Smith in Sydney, and his life changed forever.His journey saw him learn from some of the greatest minds in racing, as he plied his trade in Sydney, Brisbane and finally Melbourne, establishing his own highly successful stable, Moody Racing. One of the biggest innovators and risk-takers in this country's turf history, Moody won four premierships in Melbourne, the Mecca of Australian racing. But to the wider public he's known as the man who gave us the phenomenal Black Caviar. His account of her career is unique. He was, quite simply, the man who knew her best.From outback childhood, to strapper, foreman and then on to premiership-winning trainer and the guiding force behind the most famous horse of recent times, and finally to a clash with officaldom that prompted him to retire in the deepest frustration, Peter's autobiography gives a hugely entertaining, fascinating and authentic insight into one of the largest characters in Australian sport. While much has been written about Moody's career and legacy, it was a fellow trainer, Caulfield Cup-winner Jim Mason, who perhaps said it best: 'He's like a champion horse. Occasionally something comes along that's just better than everything else. That's Pete.'
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Moody, Peter
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sports & Recreations
  • Nonfiction
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A Long Way from Wyandra
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OVERDRIVE:b4c734ea-36e9-4a5e-9f38-261530037f31
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781760638948
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optical disk
Label
A Long Way from Wyandra
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b4c734ea-36e9-4a5e-9f38-261530037f31
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760638948
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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