Connections of royal runner Call To Mind reflected upon a job well done after he won the Grade Two Belmont Cup on Friday.
Owned and bred by the Queen, the four-year-old son of Galileo thrived for the step up to two miles to take the big Belmont Park race by a length from Canessar.
John Warren, bloodstock and racing adviser for the Queen, said: "We knew this was the kindest track in America, being such a lovely turf course and so well looked after.
"He's a horse at home that fits in a group Group Two-level calibre, and there aren't many group Group Two-level races written.
"When looking over the program, this was the perfect race.
"We felt that this trip is something that we could latch on to.
"What makes a mockery of his breeding is that his dam (Memory) was a brilliant six-furlong mare.
"And she's bred a brilliant two-year-old that hasn't gone beyond seven furlongs - so that's what makes us keep guessing.
"The Queen gets so much pleasure out of this."
Winning jockey Javier Castellano told www.bloodhorse.com "European horses, you need to cover up a little bit, then let them finish.