Gun young riding talent Lucy Warwick capped another career milestone when she set Belmont Park alight on Wednesday.
After guiding Miss Galena Warwick out rode her apprentice claim on Battle Ace before landing a memorable treble aboard Fred Kersley’s Bjorn To Love.
Fittingly, Warwick’s well executed rides on stable mates Miss Gelena and Battle Ace, was the first time she had landed a double for her trainer father, Justin.
Warwick’s progression and standing in Western Australian riding ranks has been stunning when you consider she has only been riding for 17 months.
Her first win arrived courtesy of Miss Meyet, a Bletchley Park mare prepared by her dad, who led throughout at Bunbury last year.
Three months later at Belmont she posted her first city win, courtesy of one of her favourite horses, Lucciola, a daughter of Verglas.
Warwick rode the recently retired, Lucciola, to victory in the Stony Creek Cup (2100m) during a brief sojourn in Melbourne earlier this year.
With just two weeks until the conclusion of the 2014-15 racing season, Warwick’s metropolitan tally stands out 64 wins from 364 starters.
She has a firm grip on Apprentice premiership and will place second to multiple champion William Pike, who is ten wins clear, in the senior title.
Warwick reflected on her achievement and humbly paid credit to a number of participants who contributed to her success.
“I’ve had such great opportunities and the right horses,” said Warwick.
“Dad has been there from day one and I couldn’t have done it without him.
“Also the owners and the strappers because that’s what makes it go around.”