WINNING any graded race is special but doing so on a horse trained by your dad adds just that bit extra. In that respect, the success of Kaiser Black at Naas earlier this month has to go down as one of the highlights of my career as a jockey. We had always held that horse in high regard, so to see him fulfill that promise on the racecourse was a proud day for all the family.

A few days after the race, I was back in the US where I am now based.