The biggest winner from the Goulburn Cup on Sunday was English jockey, Rachel King.
After being pencilled in for six of the eight races held on the day, King's first four outings were unremarkable.
Her luck changed on the fifth.
Riding All Sassitude, trained by John Thompson, in race six, King galloped to a solid three-length victory in the 1300-metre contest.
But that result proved merely a warm-up for the Goulburn Cup. The titular race of the day boasted a strong field of experienced horses, such as Noble Boy, Who's Knocking, and hometown hopeful Don't Give A Damn, but King was confident she and Mark Newnham-trained Quackerjack could cause an upset out of gate seven.
"I thought it was definitely possible," King said.
"I thought he was a really good chance, especially dropping down in the weights. He's the type of horse, he gives himself a bit of a tough run because he goes forward and puts himself on speed, and he's always carried 59, 60 kilos.
"So dropping down to 55 and a half today, I thought he was a big chance."
The $200,000 race was close from the outset, and after a tricky start King steadily worked her way up the field to sit outside the leader.
She claimed the lead as the straight approached, and refused to relinquish it despite stern challenges from minor placegetters Handle The Truth and Goodfella.
But King held faith in Quackerjack and trusted the gelding's instincts, even after late showers dampened the track.
"[Quackerjack is] pretty one-dimensional, he basically does his own thing," King said.
"He goes forward, puts himself there, and runs his own kind of race. We weren't going to change anything on him, it works so we just keep it simple."
King's humility shone through after the race, when she described her twin race wins as simply "good".
"It was a bit of a slow start, I was a bit worried, but it was nice to pick up both of the main races of the day," she said.
"I always like coming down here, and always have a bit of luck."
Despite the late rain, Goulburn Race Club CEO, Robyn Fife, was thrilled with the success of the day.
"Given the forecast, we were extremely pleased with the strong crowd that turned up on track to support our feature day," Fife said in a statement.
"The racing was very genuine and we were thrilled to host guests from our local community such Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and Mayor Bob Kirk."
"We also had attendees from all sectors of the racing industry both locally and interstate."
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