Peter Moody Notches Win as Ulmann Owner in Wangoom Race
After abandoning his role as a trainer of thoroughbreds, rather than deal with charges and a ban for using illicit substances, Peter Moody did not leave the racing game entirely, but turned to the ranks of horse ownership.
That is, after all, the absolute pinnacle of the game, is it not?
We would not mind Moody’s input if we were to purchase a racehorse, although the eventuality of that happening would require us to experience the sort of windfall a $100,000 plunge on Prince of Penzance in the 2015 Melbourne Cup would have provided. That likelihood of us having $100,000 to fritter away on a 100 – 1 longshot is so absurd that it defies description, but we are merely trying to voice our support of Moody’s expertise in all matters racing.
Moody obviously knew what he was doing when he enlisted Darren Weir to prepare Ulmann for the Wangoom Handicap, as the longshot saluted to give Weir his ninth win of the carnival, a nice haul by any standard.
Weir was also the trainer behind runner-up Stellar Collision. That 4YO bay gelding is Weir’s property.
The win by Ulmann, showing no lingering aftereffects of a back injury, earned him a trip to Brisbane for the winter carnival. Ulmann ran second to Winx in a Group 3 race two years ago.