TIM Cossor fondly remembers his father, John, telling him more than two decades ago "you know son, one day a race club will name a race after me".
John's prediction will ring true at Wodonga on Saturday with the turf club naming a race in his honour.
The talented horseman was clerk of the course at both Wodonga and Albury for around three decades after starting the job in 1967.
He retired from his passion in the late 1990s.
John sadly passed away earlier this month, aged 80.
"Dad would be chuffed that there is a race named after him," Tim said.
"I reckon when I was about 20 dad said to me 'I've been clerk of the course for that long now, they will name a race after me Tim but the only problem is I'll be dead before they do.
"So I couldn't help but laugh when Terry Maher rang me to inform me that Wodonga was naming a race after dad."
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Tim followed in his father's footsteps and worked alongside him and will be clerk at Wodonga today.
His two younger siblings Simon and Lachie will be the clerks at Albury on Monday.
A third generation of Cossor's are also continuing the tradition with Lachie's daughters Shannon, 22 and Abbey, 20, clerks at Corowa's most recent meeting.
Tim fondly remembers his father's horsemanship on full display one day at Albury.
"I was working with dad one day at Albury when I was 15," he said.
"A horse tipped the jockey off just after the winning post at Albury and jumped the wooden rail and was in the middle of the track.
"So me being a bit young and dumb went looking for the gate so I could try and catch him.
"In the meantime dad just jumped the fence on his horse and caught the loose horse within a couple of minutes.
"As he was bringing it back to the gate I was just arriving there and he winked at me and said 'where have you been son?'
Tim also revealed his father was meticulous on race day on his presentation and that of his horse.
"Dad always presented himself in fastidious fashion," he said.
"We all take pride in our appearance but dad took it to another level.
"Dad always made sure his boots were shiny and his horse was spotless and took a lot of pride in what he did.
"I clean my boots when I get to the races while dad would have everything done the night before.
"Every race day we would be up at 7am, washing the horses.
"Dad would make sure his jodhpurs were bright white and he would use White King bleach.
"He even wore a tie but you won't ever catch me wearing one."
Tim even copped a spray from his dad one day for not having a shave before the races.
"I turned up after working a night shift as a bouncer at Sodens Hotel and didn't finish until early in the morning," he said.
"I told dad I didn't have time to have a shave and he said 'get up half-an-hour earlier son.'