Pat Trotter rode many winners at Flemington but had a different thrill on Saturday when he notched his first city victory as a trainer.
Three-year-old Cyclone Andy brought up the milestone when he posted an impressive three-length win in the Brian Beattie Handicap (1200m).
Trotter won the 1975 Caulfield Cup on Analight and was runner-up on Reckless in the 1977 Melbourne Cup after winning the Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide Cups on the Tommy Woodcock-trained stayer.
Another of his career highlights was victory in the George Adams Stakes (now Emirates Stakes) on Maybe Mahal at Flemington.
"I rode about 1800 winners," Trotter said.
Trotter, 60, trains alongside his son Michael at Cranbourne and said he had only ever had a small team since turning to training about eight years ago.
But he believes Cyclone Andy has a good future and was impressed with the manner in which the gelding defeated a handy field.
"I've always had a big opinion of him," Trotter said.
Cyclone Andy was having his fifth start and Trotter said he didn't want to give him too much racing at this stage of his career.
"I'll just see how he pulls up but I think I'm ready to pull the plug," he said.
"I think I've got a pretty handy horse."
Cyclone Andy brought up a winning double for Glen Boss who had won on Streaky Fella in the heat of the Banjo Paterson Series over 2540m.
Boss was on favourite Johannapine in the All Victorian Sprint Series Heat (1000m) but after jumping away awkwardly the mare beat just one runner home.
The race was taken out by the Darren Weir-trained Broken, ridden by apprentice Jake Duffy, who defeated Alpha Proxima by 1-3/4-lengths with Eight Bills third.
Weir said the five-year-old would head to the All Victorian Sprint Final (1200m) on July 7.
"It's good to see him back in the winner's circle and if it keeps raining he might win another one," Weir said.