"Cometh the hour, cometh the legend."
They were the words of Matt Hill as Winx crossed the line for a record breaking fourth Cox Plate win, but they could well be used to describe Victoria's number one race caller.
Hill has an innate ability to sum up the magnitude of a moment and deliver the perfect phrase.
It's a skill which only the best broadcasters have.
If a racecaller gets it right, it becomes part of the sport's folklore.
Think, Greg Miles "And a champion becomes a legend" as Makybe Diva claimed her third Melbourne Cup.
Or Bill Collins "And Bonecrusher races into equine immortality" in the 1986 Cox Plate.
If a horse is expected to win then a caller can essentially script what they will say but, while savvy, it can also backfire and seem forced.
If Hill scripts it, you can't tell. Everything always seems natural.
Homesman was not expected to win Saturday's Australian Cup but, after an emotional week where his part-owner, the Godfather of Australian music, Michael Gudinski, passed away, a victory for the veteran stayer would’ve been the feel-good story.
The horse delivered and so did Hill in his call.
Homesman stormed up alongside Best of Days and the pair went to the line together, and there was
Hill delivering his own style of poetry in the moment.
"Best of Days, Homesman… Homesman with the Music Man cheering from above."
The finish was a photo but Hill, as he so often does, pulled the right rein in his call.
His ability to nail a finish correctly before the stewards see the image is another innate skill that he and few others possess.
Homesman’s part-owner and Gudinski's close friend, Nick Williams, said himself it was not a vintage crop of horses contesting this Australian Cup, and he was right.
But it was a beautiful result and the perfect call, thus ensuring the race will long live in the memory of many a racing fan.
WATCH: Matt Hill calls Homesman to victory in Saturday's Australian Cup