Five questions with Zac Lloyd
Zac Lloyd has joined Godolphin Australia indentured to Head Trainer, James Cummings.
Born in Durban in South Africa, the Queensland teenager is the son of Nicola and Jeff Lloyd - who rode more than 5000 winners in South Africa, Mauritius, Hong Kong and Australia during a marvellous career that included 94 wins at G1 level.
What's your favourite thing about being a jockey?
Most definitely winning, I'm a very competitive person, so it's always a thrill whenever you ride a winner no matter the track.
Which win has been the most memorable for you so far and why?
My first ride, which I was lucky enough to win on, was great because my whole family was at the meeting and my brother was in the same race. He was in front until about the 400m mark when my horse flew right past him.
What G1 on the Australian calendar would you love to win and why?
I would have to say one during The Championships at Randwick. I've seen the G1 Randwick Guineas trophy on the shelf in the Godolphin office, and it's the nicest trophy.
If you could be anything - apart from a jockey - what would you be?
Honestly, I'm not sure. I've only ever thought of being a jockey during school. All the subjects I did were aimed at benefiting me in the future.
What's one piece of advice you've received or would give to someone wanting to work in racing?
I've received a lot of great advice from my dad, who has helped me thus far in my career. The advice I would give is to keep showing up. I've only been riding for about a year and I've already experienced a lot of highs and lows, which can be very frustrating at times, but if you keep showing up every single morning, good fortune will follow.