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.
Grand Adventure most certainly lived up to his name in 2010, taking trainer Mark Frostad and owner Sam-Son Farm on a genuine thrill ride.
When it comes to preparing for her races, Miss Keller likes to get by with a little help from her friends.
He has a record-tying eight Queen's Plate wins and now, Roger Attfield has the same number of Sovereign Awards as Canada's top trainer.
The man with a plan kept his word.
If the racing world didn't know who Omar Moreno was at the start of the 2010 season, they definitely did by the end of it.