“Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. It just shows what a fantastic horse this is going forward. He has got so much ability. He is so talented. He has tremendous gears and got out of an awful lot of trouble. I’m not going to say he is like Altior, but they make that decision for you over the summer.” Nico de Boinville on Shishkin

“It’s just something that is commonly said at home. People come to visit and we say, ‘put the kettle on’. I’ve always liked horses and we’ve bred a few, but we’ve never had one as good as this.” Mary Dermody of the One For Luck Racing Syndicate