What started out as an afterschool job working for his decorated horseman father has morphed into a coveted training career for Jamie Attard.
'Bird' is the word on the Hollywood silver screen for a loveable longshot.
Mark Casse was not about to rest on his laurels in 2012.
Riding into the 2012 Woodbine meet, Luis Contreras was a marked man. The reigning champion jockey had his work cut out in pursuit of repeating the title.
Whether it's on his Facebook page or during a meet and greet with fans prior to the start of the 2012 Thoroughbred season, Scott Williams could often be seen wearing jockey silks laden with shamrocks. It turns out the promising jockey didn't need the luck of the Irish after all.
For a horse who was a 'little backwards' in the early stages of her career, Irish Mission certainly developed into something special.
While it wasn't a sure thing that he'd be working in the industry, it was a pretty safe bet the ideal job for Jeff Bratt would be in the Thoroughbred world.
A self-deprecating, playful roll of the eyes is followed by a smile when you broach the topic of the Queen's Plate with veteran jockey Richard Dos Ramos. "I haven't done it, but trust me, I'm still trying."
His first race call might not have been his most memorable, but for the past 25 years, the man known as the voice of Canadian Thoroughbred racing has managed to make a lasting impression on thousands of people.