Brian Hughes added his name to the most elite jockeys in racing, by riding his 1000th winner at Wetherby on Friday.
The 33-year-old could have completed the feat over Christmas, but for some desperate misfortune - including beating dislodged aboard Waiting Patiently in the King George at Kempton.
However Hughes - now the north's most successful rider, only had to wait four days inside the New Year to reach the milestone, and celebrated in style by landing a 35/1 treble at Newcastle on the Saturday.
(Credit: Racing Post) He said: "Riding 1,000 winners obviously means a lot, it's a target you set yourself.
"When you've got AP McCoy riding 4,000 winners and Richard Johnson riding 3,500 it seems very insignificant but it's a decent enough milestone for me.
"My agent Richard Hale is brilliant; he gets me on the right horses and I hope I can add a few more. Thankfully, I pick rides up for every stable in the north near enough," he said.
Hughes reached the landmark with victory on the mare - My Old Gold, in the Join Racing TV Now Class 3 Handicap Chase at the Yorkshire venue, also passing a century of winners for the fifth season in a row in the process.