Trainer Peter Moody Upset Over Racing Victoria's Demand For Stable Keys
Champion trainer Peter Moody has resigned from the Australian Trainers’ Association "after launching a scathing attack on Racing Victoria’s integrity unit and its demands for stable keys," according to Laura Banks of THE AGE. Racing Victoria Chair of Stewards Terry Bailey said on Sunday that trainers "would be required to hand over keys to their stables to stewards," so racing officials had 24-hour access to training facilities "in a bid to increase racing integrity measures." Moody said that the request "felt like a personal insult and made him feel like a criminal." Moody: "I'm very respectful of the job that Racing Victoria need to do and I’m mindful that we need integrity, and strong integrity. It's just where does it start and where does it stop? I think handing over your keys might be one step too far." Moody said that he "was open to more dialogue between Racing Victoria, the ATA and other trainers." Moody: "If fellow trainers don’t feel the same way as I do, then I’ll toe the line. But if they do, then they should speak up'' (THE AGE, 4/8).