It's a story we'll tell for decades to come: how the great Black Caviar thundered to her 25th straight victory and took her place alongside Phar Lap.
The crowd at Randwick - and the many thousands more cheering from afar - knew history was being made.
As the gates flew open, the atmosphere was electric, every hair on end.
In less than 70 seconds, Black Caviar proved herself yet again a once-in-a-century racehorse.
"She's still pretty unbelievable, isn't she?" said jockey Luke Nolen."If there are any knockers after that, come see me, I'll sort you out."
About 26,000 fans flocked to watch, the course speckled with salmon and black. Confidence in the wonder mare was so great, most of those who bet against her only did so to souvenir the ticket.
But victory wasn't guaranteed, it never is, even for champions, so there were nerves, too. And the stakes were high.
A win in what had been touted as possibly her last race in Australia would outnumber Kingston Town's Group 1 wins and confirm Black Caviar's extraordinary infallibility: 25 wins from 25 starts.