Sean Levey was born in Swaziland but he was brought up in Ireland and spent eight years at Ballydoyle before moving to British shores.
Since those days, Levey has become an integral part of the powerful Richard Hannon yard, chalking up more than 400 wins for the outfit.
Easily his biggest win came when steering Billesdon Brook to a stunning 66-1 win in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in 2018.
It was no fluke, either, the filly showing a fine turn of foot to beat Group One winners Laurens, Happily and Wild Illusion.
Levey said: “It’s every man’s dream, I know we ride lots of good winners with the help of Richard Hannon, but you are always looking for that good horse.
The win appeared to be a gateway for Levey, with a further two Series wins coming in 2019. The first of these came aboard old advisory, Billesdon Brook as she stretched clear to return to the top level in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes. His second Group 1 of the season soon followed at QIPCO British Champions Day, with King of Change a worthy winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO).