ROBBIE Dolan has been invited to sing on Cox Plate day at Moonee Valley, covering the Rickie Lee Jones song Horses which has been a big hit in Australia by Daryl Braithwaite and reinvented as an anthem preceding the running of the Group 1.

“People were joking with me a few months before saying ‘You should do the Cox Plate and sing Horses’ and when I got the email regarding it, it was such a cool opportunity,” said Dolan.

“I’ve witnessed it before in 2016, one of the Winx years, and it’s a spectacle. They are big shoes to fill but I’m thankful for the opportunity and the feedback has been really, really good so far and people are looking forward to it.”

Having appeared locally on The Voice earlier this year Dolan has been mixing his riding with performing gigs.

“It’s a song that racing folk love and although it’s played a lot, it is one of those songs, after a few drinks, people are always going to sing along.

“I’ve been a jockey for a few years and been in racing since I was 16, so it’s cool to be performing in front of racing people.”