The curtain might be edging closer to falling on one of the great racing careers but Greg Ryan isn't calling time just yet.
The champion jockey reached another milestone on Sunday when he scored his 100th win for the season at Dubbo Turf Club.
Reaching triple figures in a season is nothing new for Ryan and he admits it's got to point where if he doesn't reach the century it's considered a disappointment.
But, now aged 54, Ryan isn't taking anything for granted.
"I take every day as it comes now and I've probably done what I was going to do in this game so every day is a bonus," he said.
"There's no real long-term plans or goals so it's just about doing the best you can."
Despite this season seemingly looking like any other for Ryan, it's been unique in some regards.
He's continued to ever so slightly modify the way he does things while his amount of rides has been seriously hampered by the impact of COVID-19.
Jockeys were forced to stick to one region of the state and while Ryan continued to rack up winners in the western area, the meetings were more few and far between.
"The last three months has cut the rides in half because you've been tied down to the one area so it has been hurt," he said.
"But by the same token the one thing it did give was the chance to take a breath.
"It's been a more quiet year but it's still been a good one."
The chance to have a little more free time has provided some benefits.
Ryan admits he's had to work more on his conditioning in recent times and he rides a little heavier these days given he's not as strong as he once was.
The days of riding at 54kg are gone now but it's something the jockey accepts, even it was a little tough to face at first.
"When you get a bit older you try and deny it and think you're still as good as you've always been but as time goes on you can't deny the truth," he said.
"But I'm getting by pretty well and in good shape.
"I lead a pretty good lifestyle and my wife looks after me and cooks me nutritious meals."
Ryan went into Sunday's meeting with 99-and-a-half wins, the half courtesy of a dead heat earlier in the season, and after missing out with his first three rides booted home the Allan Denham-trained Mathematics in a typically smart performance in the saddle.
Mathematics ($7.50) took out the Western Plains Storage Class 1 Handicap (1100m) comfortably from Deshawn (Mathew Cahill, $51) and A Room Somewhere (Rachael Murray, $2.70 favourite).
"That first time he was lightly-framed and bit weak but this was the first time I'd seen him in awhile and he's grown and matured and I don't think he's finished maturing yet," Ryan said.
"He might be 12 months away but the way he gallops, I'd be surprised if he didn't run at least 1400 and if he can develop in the next 2 months there's a few more wins in him."