IF Utopia is possible for an owner then Joanne Sloan-Allen has probably achieved it. She is the proud owner of Suma’s Zorro, a mare that ticks three very important boxes - she is Irish-bred, she was produced at home, and is currently at the very top of her sport.

The mare’s biggest win of her career so far came last September when she won the $1 million Rolex Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows. Partnered by her rider for the past seven years, Egypt’s Sameh El Dahan, this win came just two months after the pair had claimed the €300,000 Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Paris.