Peter Moody today is one of Australia’s leading trainers – the conditioner of the world’s highest-rated galloper Black Caviar and the man who trained the 2009/10 Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy.
And besides the champs, he has dominated the Victorian training ranks in the past two years, coming from a Caulfield base of only eight horses a decade ago to break a 32 year domination of the Victorian Trainers Premiership in 2009/10 by the Hayes clan and Lee Freedman.
Moody’s rise has been meteoric and dynamic. So much so that rival trainers are agog with his success, work ethic and ability to churn out winners from maidens to Group 1 winners.
Peter will train the SEBRING filly for Spicer Thoroughbreds, with whom BMRC have partnered with.
Lee Freedman was born be involved in racing.
Freedman’s tally of five Melbourne Cup wins sees him equal with Etienne de Mestre, second only to his idol Bart Cummings (12).
It was Mummify who gave Freedman his 100th Group 1 winner when he won the 2004 Yalumba Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on October 9.
Until Makybe Diva, Freedman regarded his best horses as Super Impose (four successive Randwick miles) and Schillaci (champion sprinter), just ahead of Naturalism and Alinghi.
Freedman was inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in 2003 at the age of 46.
He retired from training at the end of the 2010-11 season but recently returned to training in November 2014.
He is training Medaglia D’Oro x Turnstiles colt for our syndicates.
A horseman all his life Leon Corstens has been an integral part of the great Bart Cummings story being foreman for the Cups king for 25 years through the helcion years of Let’s Elope, Hyperno, Shaftsbury Avenue, Kingston Rule and Think Big.
Leon has carved a career that has taken him to racing’s highest level since 1994. He quickly achieved group one success with Cherontessa in the South Australian Oaks and moulded the outstanding three year old Helenus to triple group one success including the VRC Derby. Leon Corstens prepared the outstanding Star Spangled Banner to win the Caulfield Guineas and Oakleigh Plate before the colt was sold to Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
A man who is at one with thoroughbreds, Leon Corstens is a tireless worker in the stable, a man who has an innate understanding of the horse and who has dedicated his life to racing. Leon prepares his team at the superb KerryGail Farm at Romsey, a renowned racing property of 253 acres that boasts 2 irrigated racecourses of turf and sand as well as 2 huge barns with rubber lined boxes housing 70 horses plus a 65 metre hydro swimming pool, a 8 horse aqua walker plus 8 horse dry walker all undercover and floodlit. Corstens has a great staff and the best facility for racehorses and is only 40 minutes from Flemington close to the town ship of Romsey.
Cindy Alderson may have served the longest apprenticeship ever in horse training. Since getting on a horses’ back at the age of three, Cindy has been under the watchful, coaching eye of her father, Colin. She went on to compete in many Equestrian disciplines including winning a State Level Championship.
In 1990, Cindy obtained her Training Licence, being among the very first women in Australia to be granted a permit to train. She achieved metropolitan success with the first horse she trained – ‘Old Magician’.
In 2000, Cindy committed to training full time and draws on her own experiences and the shared knowledge and experience of Colin. Cindy is an excellent student of bloodlines and has a keen eye for a future champion.
Alongside father Leon Corstens, Troy spent many hours at the stables before and after school watching, learning and doing. After stints at Lindsay Park and across the Globe, he launched his own bloodstock trading and logistics company ‘NewMarc’ before becoming part of Team Corstens. During that time, Troy and Leon had many successes such as the mighty Starspangledbanner, Helenus, Lord Luskin and Kaphero.
Troy’s judgement of horses and extensive knowledge of breeding and lineage is outstanding and he brings this expertise to Malua Racing. Troy loves training winners but also goes all out to give all owners a unique and exciting ownership experience.
Troy trains out of his Malua Racing stables at Flemington.