Australia: Moody To Quit Training As A Result Of Cobalt Ban

by | 03.21.2016 | 8:36am
Trainer Peter Moody

Trainer Peter Moody confirmed Monday that he will not return to the training ranks after his six  month suspension is complete later this year.

According to an article at, Moody sent a letter to clients on Monday stating that he had determined that he would be unable to make suitable arrangements for his stable of horses during the suspension, which is set to begin March 24.

Moody, who trained the legendary Black Caviar, was found guilty last week of the “unintentional administration of cobalt” pertaining to the horse Lidari prior the 2014 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes.

He was cleared of the more serious charges of the “deliberate administration” of the substance, which would have carried a mandatory three-year disqualification.

In his letter to his to clients, Moody said that: “It is with much regret and a heartfelt decision that I have to inform you that I am going to recant my suggestion on Friday of where I said I would be back training in 6 months.

“After a lot of deliberation with my family and senior management staff, we didn't feel it was going to be a viable or workable proposition to employ another trainer to care take the stable for the 6 month period of my suspension.

“With this in mind I have made the ultimate decision that at this point in time I will not be returning to the training of racehorses in the foreseeable future.”



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