He might have been born in Dunedoo and been an apprentice in Bathurst but Hugh Bowman calls Sydney home now.
And that's what made Saturday's Golden Slipper win with Farnan all the more special.
The $4.80 favourite ran the fastest first 600m and the fastest last 600m to hand Bowman his first win in the world's richest two-year-old race.
"I mean Sydney has been my home since I started riding and this is the signature race for me growing up and to win it - I'm just lost for words and so proud and thankful to connections to instill the trust in me to do the job," Bowman said.
Farnan fought off a challenge from Away Game to take the victory when Bowman asked for more speed.
"I could sense the pressure coming at the 200m and I hadn't asked for full throttle but when I did my word he responded and responded in style," he said.
It finished a week of real contrast for Bowman.
Last Sunday he was riding at a packed Coonamble Jockey Club and there he won a $30,000 maiden with the Mack Griffith-trained Royal Monarch.
At Rosehill on Saturday he won the $3.4 million Slipper but in front of only a few hundred due to the coronavirus pandemic and all racing now being closed to the public.