Here is an image that was buried deep within my negative library. I didn't even know I had it. It's a young looking Peter Moody (he has hair, I had to look closely at my negative!), with a young looking Tony Haydon (now stable foreman and right hand man to Moody) as strapper. The horse is General Nediym, and on the far right is trainer Bill Mitchell.
General Nediym had just won the 1998 Newmarket Handicap. The little chestnut filly on the outside, who ran a close 3rd, is Scandinavia. Dam of Helsinge, who is in turn the very Famous Dam of the Very Famous Pony, Black Caviar.. Who knew.....
|Tony Haydon (left), General Nediym, Peter Moody (centre) and Bill Mitchell, after their colt had won the G1 Newmarket Handicap.|
|General Nediym wins the 1998 G1 Newmarket Handicap narrowly, from Scandinavia on the outside (dam of Helsinge, who is the dam of the Famous Pony Black Caviar)|