More than 4000 winners: Robert Thompson.More than 4000 winners: Robert Thompson. Photo: Brendan Esposito

The latest exercise book all Robert Thompson’s winners are recorded in has its most recent entry tagged over 4100.

At least, that is how he remembers it en route to feeding the cattle one autumn afternoon at home this week.

Not many inscriptions are made in the book these days outside of the provincial and country areas, but there is one horse that keeps tugging on the heart strings of Australian racing’s most prolific jockey.