FORMER Black Caviar trainer Peter Moody will attend his first Broome Cup tomorrow and will determine his pick for the main race by “having a yarn” to horse people on the day.
“The first thing I do is meet as many of the horse people as I can and have a yarn,” Mr Moody said.
“Racing is a great equaliser… you have everyone from Russian oil barons to Billy who drives the garbage truck.”
Mr Moody quit training two and half years ago after being cleared of giving cobalt to his horse Lidari but found guilty of a lesser charge of having to take responsibility for the horse having it in its system.
“The majority of people respect that I’ve had a clean career,” he said.
“I’ve moved on.”
Mr Moody, who was an ambassador for the recent Darwin Cup, lives in Melbourne and still owns and breeds horses and races a team of about 25-30 horses.
He was reluctant to say that Black Caviar, which won the Diamond Jubilee States at Royal Ascot in 2012, was his favourite horse.
“It’s always hard to choose a favourite but she’s the one I’ll be remembered for,” Mr Moody said.
“She always had an unbelievable ability, she’s the horse you dream of getting.”
Mr Moody said he enjoyed country race meets and was happy to finally make it to a Broome Cup.