On February 7, 2010, with over 20,000 people watching, Irish jockey Richard Hughes won the McDowell Signature Indian Derby at Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai. He was riding a filly named Jacqueline.
After the race, he was quoted as saying:
“You know what, my wife gave birth a couple of days back and I named the baby Phoebe Jacqueline. I knew she was going to win today. It’s so special. Jacqueline is now a part of my life.”
Reminds me of Bindi Sue, daughter of the late Steve Irwin, a.k.a. The Crocodile Hunter. She was named after both a crocodile (Bindi) and a dog (Sui).
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