Ballarat syndicator Wylie Dalziel will be leading an Australia-wide cheer squad for Mr Quickie in the $5m Caulfield Cup on Saturday.
Dalziel is in the ownership of the stayer with interests from Geelong, Melton, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, and the Geelong-based Rosemont Stud, which bred Mr Quickie.
Just having a runner in one of the biggest and most prestigious races on the Australian racing calendar is huge for Dalziel.
With Mr Quickie also being a realistic winning chance - the four-year-old is on the third line of betting - it is taking the experience to a whole new level.
"It's a rare opportunity. It's going to be a great day," the head of Wylie Dalziel-Roy Higgins Racing said.
Although there is no doubt that Dalziel is bubbling away inside with excitement, outwardly he has been trying to keep a lid on it.
"We're not going in with any expectations.
"We'll be pleased with a top 10 finish. Anything better will be a bonus," he said. The top 10 earn a minimum of $120,000 stakemoney.
"If he brings his A game, who knows," Dalziel said.
Mr Quickie started his racing career with the now banned Darren Weir, but is now trained by Philip Stokes, who has taken the gelding to four wins, including the Queensland Derby - Dalziel's first group 1 success.
Dalziel said getting Mr Quickie to the Caulfield Cup as a contender was all the the more satisfying for connections given they had rejected a series of Hong Kong offers for him.
He described the offer after Mr Quickie's Queensland Derby run as "massive", but the owners had been firm in their resolve that they were in for the racing.
"It's more about the enjoyment than anything else,
"A runner in the Caulfield Cup, this is what you get into racing for."
Mr Quickie is already a big winner for connections.
Dalziel purchased him at a Magic Millions yearling sale for $115,000 and after nine wins in 15 starts he has earned more than $1m.
Mr Quickie has had two runs this campaign for mixed results.
He ran a promising third to Gatting in the group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes, 1600m, at Flemington on September 14 - a run which put him the fore in Caulfield Cup thinking.
However, a 10th in the group 1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington on October 5 raised a few questions.
Importantly, Stokes said this week that he was prepared to forgive Mr Quickie for the run.
He said the gelding's track work this week had been as good as he had seen.
Dalziel said Mr Quickie's barrier draw in 10 - he will be jump from nine if second emergency Neufbosc do not get a start - was perfect.
He said that kept the options open for jockey John Allen.