Baby born to jockey, named after horse


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).

Sources: Hughes win for Shroff, Jacqueline it is!, Jacqueline takes McDowell Signature Indian Derby

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