Moree trainer Peter Sinclair has enjoyed a lot of success on his home track over the course of his decorated career.
Only last year at a meeting he celebrated a quintuple, winning five of the seven races.
He has also trained a winner on the same day as his father Phillip and grandfather George.
Now he can add back-to-back Moree Cup's to his long list of achievements after Beacon snuck home in a photo in the $40,000 feature on Sunday.
It is Sinclair's third time saluting in his home town cup after Storm Boy won in 1996 and Upstart last year, and one of the most special feelings you can have as a trainer.
"It's a good race and don't get me wrong there's a lot of good races around, there's a lot of better races as far as prizemoney around than that race, but to win your home cup is different," he said.
"It's something that you aspire to do."
And something not every trainer is fortunate to experience, as he knows only to well.
While his grandfather won the race a few times, his father never did.
"That's what I mean, some people can go a lifetime and not win their own cup,'" he said.
"My father's a lot better trainer than I'll ever be.
"You can be just lucky and have the right horse at the right time."
Sinclair had commented leading in that if someone gave him $100 and he had to have a bet he wouldn't be putting it on that race. There were he thought probably four or five chances in the race.
"I always thought Beacon would be a good chance but I wasn't overly confident because it was a very open race," he said.
The six-year old was given a nice run on the inside by Billy Cray and drove strongly to the line to just edge out La La Loopsy and Rexx with less than a length between the three.
Sinclair said he was "slightly confident" Beacon had got there but added that "you're always hesitant with a photo".
"If I'd have been on the outside I'd have been really confident because the angle favours the outside at Moree always," he said.
He was very thankful to Cray, who stepped in for Brooke Stower and made the trip for just two rides.
Stower has predominantly ridden the gelding but is in hospital in Sydney recovering from injuries sustained at the Grafton meeting on August 31. She was dislodged when her mount (Ambridge) reared over in the mounting yard.
The previous two times Sinclair has won the Cup he has run first and second. On Sunday he had to settle for first and fifth but was happy with Moree Dreaming's run coming back from 2100m to 1400m.
He also picked up two thirds with Sognare and Head On.
The meeting wasn't without incident with veteran hoop Geoff Snowden sustaining leg fractures and airlifted to Tamworth for surgery after he was dislodged from his mount Royal Delights when the mare reared over on top of him in the mounting yard.