Peter Moody is best-known to the Australian public as the trainer of legendary race horse Black Caviar. His story is a classic, a boy from the bush who worked his way from outback Queensland all the way to Royal Ascot. As a kid growing up in Wyandra, a tiny bush town in Western Queensland, Peter learned to ride almost before he could walk. Horses were part of his life, and as a teenager working for local bush trainers he learned many lessons - some of them painful - as he developed his skills and understanding of them. A mate's introduction got him an eye-opening and life changing job working as a strapper for the legendary trainer Tommy Smith in Sydney. It was a momentous move for a bush kid, and one that would set the course of his life. His career was to see him learning from some of the greatest names and minds in the racing industry, as he plied his trade in Sydney, Brisbane and finally Melbourne were he established his own highly successful stables, Moody Racing. He was to win premierships as Melbourne's most successful trainer, but to the wider Australian public he's best-known as the man who gave us Black Caviar. His account of that extraordinary horse's career is unique. He was, quite simply, the man who knew her best. From outback childhood, to strapper, to foreman and then on to premiership winning trainer and the guiding force behind the most famous and successful horse of recent times, Black Caviar, and finally to his run-in with the racing authorities that saw him retire as trainer in the deepest frustration, Peter's autobiography gives a hugely entertaining, fascinating and authentic insight into one of the largest characters in Australian sport.
The story of a once-in-a-lifetime horse who would surpass all the rest. Before Winx, before Black Caviar, there was an incredible, mould-breaking mare who won the hearts of the nation and added the most fantastic chapter of all to the story of its greatest race. Makybe Diva didn't just win one Melbourne Cup. She won three, in successive years, seizing Australia's attention during a wild spring of 2005 by completing a hat-trick deeply etched in the nation's folklore. This is her story, with all the colour and excitement the most extraordinary racing story can deliver.
. 'Strap yourselves in for a thrilling tale' -- Inside Sport Some of Australia's greatest sporting legends are horses -- Phar Lap, Kingston Town, Black Caviar. Now a new legend has captivated the heart of the nation -- Winx. After a patchy start, the unremarkable-looking bay filly settled into a winning streak that continues four years later and includes 22 Group 1 wins and an astonishing record-breaking four Cox Plates. Winx: Biography of a Champion, traces the rise and rise of this extraordinary racehorse and captures the colour, excitement and nail-biting moments of her assent to the top of the world. A rich and compelling story of the highs and lows, the colour and passion of the sport of kings, it's a fitting tribute to a great Australian sporting legend. The wondrous Winx deserves nothing less.
IAS Special Publication 35, Fluvial Sedimentology VII, comprises ofa series of peer-reviewed papers that were initially presented atthe 7th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology, held inLincoln, Nebraska on August 6-10, 2001. The 29 papers in this volume reflect the topical and geographicdiversity of exciting research conducted by fluvialsedimentologists at the beginning of the 21st century. Themesrepresented in this volume include (a) flow, sediment transport,and bedform dynamics, (b) characteristics of modern fluviallandforms, environments and systems, (c) physical analogue andnumerical modeling of fluvial systems, (d) the responses ofQuaternary fluvial systems to climate change, active tectonics,and/or sea-level change, and (e) characteristics of pre-Quaternaryfluvial deposits and evolution of pre-Quaternary fluvial systems.
World War I was the crucible of antisubmarine warfare (ASW), and the years of trial and error between 1914 and 1918 gave rise to the weapons and tactics used by today's ASW forces. With this study, military historian Dwight Messimer examines the weapons, tactics, and organization used by all the belligerents during the war and provides some surprising findings. Because he draws heavily from personal accounts as well as from official records, his book will appeal to both serious readers seeking hard facts and to general readers who like stories about war at sea. Messimer tells the story from both sides. German survivors who escaped from sunken U-boats explain what it was like to face the newly developed ASW weapons beneath the surface, and pilots tell what it was like from above. The author describes the German's well-organized and efficient ASW organization in the Baltic and the Helgoland Bight. He also discusses the weapons developed during the war that proved to be largely ineffective or outright failures. While his evaluations of the contributions made by aircraft and Q-ships put them in the category of only marginally effective, his analysis of the effectiveness of politics deems that ASW "weapon" the most effective of all. Solidly grounded in the best primary sources available in England, the United States, and Germany, this book is the first to address the ASW of all World War I belligerents.