Extra Zero will grace the racetrack on Saturday for the 100th time, the 10-year-old adding an extra digit to a career ledger that has seen him continually compete at the top level.
If you could pick a horse to talk, you'd no doubt go for a champion, like Black Caviar or Winx. But there's every chance Extra Zero would spin a yarn just as good, if not better.
He, of course, raced against the great Black Caviar in the 2009 Danehill Stakes, beaten less than 3.5 lengths.
In his 100th start on Saturday, Extra Zero will clock up his 32nd jockey on his back in a race, as Jake Bayliss takes the ride for the first time. However, he's always had one home - the Lindsay Park stable headed by Hall of Fame trainer David Hayes.
David Hayes, picture Quentinjlang.com
Managing owner Mark Pilkington said the current ownership - which includes AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan - bought into the horse with the intention of winning a Darwin Cup. Instead, he very nearly won an Australian Cup.
And despite banking just one win on the flat since changing hands from breeders Bob and Jan Bergstrom, Extra Zero has earned more than $700,000 since the switch.
Pilkington reflected back on that Australian Cup run.
"A lot of the boys fancied him a little bit," Pilkington said.
"As a long-shot, Dave thought he'd run well, so they had a few sheckles on him.
"When they passed the post, everyone thought he'd won - including most of the jockeys involved as well.
"It was ultimately a huge thrill that he got there and ran so well."
WATCH: Extra Zero's Australian Cup run
Co-owner Kevin Saber, who works as an on-course bookmaker, told the story of their elation, and disappointment, of Australian Cup Day 2015.
"I was working that day on the rails at Flemington, and there were five other bookmakers in the horse that day, and four of the others were on the rails," Saber recounted.
"I happened to be working next to Mark Sampieri, and looking at him, I thought, 'He's got the money here'.
"We better put our jackets on, it was a warm day and hadn't had them on working.
"We headed off to the mounting yard, we got about halfway there by the time they announced he got beaten a nose [by Spillway].
"So we turned on our heels and walked back, because it wasn't as much fun going to the mounting yard running second.
"Very deflating, but exciting at the same time."
Extra Zero drew a bit of a crowd at Flemington on Thursday, too.
Even VRC chairman Amanda Elliott popped out for a sneak peak at the old boy, as he prepares for start number 100.
"He looks wonderful," Elliott beamed from the balcony overseeing the Flemington straight.
That he does.
Extra Zero - 99-6:22:10
Prizemoney - $1,655,540
Stakes record - 54-3:8:7
Sixteen of his 22 runner-up finishes were by 1.25 lengths or less.
Michael Walker x15
Chad Schofield x9
Craig Newitt x8
Craig Williams x7
Mark Zahra x6
Brad Rawiller x5
Steven Arnold x5
Glen Boss x4
Regan Bayliss x3
Steven Pateman x3
Beau Mertens x3
Matt Pumpa x2
James Winks x2
Hugh Bowman x2
Nicholas Hall x2
Stephen Baster x2
Damian Lane x2
Jason Maskiell x1
Corey Brown x1
Kerrin McEvoy x1
Michael Rodd x1
Glyn Schofield x1
Ashley Thompson x1
Dylan Dunn x1
Chris Parnham x1
Tom Ryan x1
Jack Martin x1
Jake Duffy x1
Georgina Cartwright x1
Andrew Mallyon x1
Luke Nolen x1
Jake Bayliss x1 (on Saturday)
Brad Rawiller - start number 2 - Listed Anzac Stakes (1410m) @ Flemington
Glen Boss - start number 11 - Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) @ Caulfield
Craig Williams - start number 27 - Open Handicap (1700m) @ Caulfield
Nash Rawiller - start number 35 - Listed Albury Cup (2000m) @ Albury
Michael Walker - start number 78 - Open Handicap (2000m) @ Flemington
Steven Pateman - start number 89 - Benchmark 120 Hurdle (3200m) @ Ballarat
Flemington x37 (including Saturday)
Moonee Valley x12
Sandown Hillside x3
Wagga Wagga x1
His gear changes: 24 in total. On Saturday, he just has the blinkers on.
His family (half-siblings)
Johan's Toy - 26-4:3:6 - two-time stakes-winning mare who was thrice Group 1 placed, including a Doncaster runner-up finish in 2006.
Extraceed - 57-7:6:9 - won twice in Sydney as a 2YO, then three times in the NT after a change-up, and another two later in his career at Port Augusta.
Alcaraz - 11-3:0:0 - kicked off his career going 3/3 in provincial NSW company, but struggled to measure up in town.
Cane Champagne - 51-5:10:4 - five wins from 51 starts, and 14 minor placings, sounds like he's a relative to Extra Zero. However while one has made over $1.6m, this bloke pulled in just under $50,000!
Operetta Lass - 22-3:1:4 - dominant winner of the Group 3 Adrian Knox in 2006, the highlight of a career that saw her bank over $150,000.