Peter Moody was over the moon with the first up performance of star mare, Black Caviar in the Schillaci Stakes-G2 at Caulfield on Saturday as the BEL ESPRIT flyer stretched her unbeaten run to six wins (five at stakes level).
But Moody is certainly no stranger to sprinting glory and indeed, has tasted success at racing’s elite level by training a close relation to Black Caviar in MAGNUS.
The superior sprinting entire of a generation which included Takeover Target, Weekend Hussler, Miss Andretti, Apache Cat and Gold Edition, Magnus won the Group One The Galaxy and the Age Classic (now Group One) and figured in the first four in 10 Group One events (in Australia, England and Singapore).
Magnus hails from the multiple Group winning blue hen mare, Scandinavia (by Snippets), who has also produced Group Two winner Wilander and Helsinge … the dam of Black Caviar.
Standing at Victoria’s Eliza Park at a fee of $22,000, Magnus has covered two first class books of mares (and is in the midst of a third) with the first of his yearlings appearing at major Australasian yearling sales in 2011.