/ 03 November 2021

A Verry Elleegant win

Image source: Melbourne Cup
Image source: Melbourne Cup

It’s verry hard to be elleegant with that spelling… But what a race the 6yo Kiwi-bred mare ran in the Melbourne Cup yesterday, breaking clear of the leading pack in the final 300m to win the nation’s biggest race by 4 lengths. It’s the first Cup to be claimed by Sydney-based trainer Chris Waller – he’s best known for his successful partnership with supermare Winx. And jockey James McDonald was emotional about the win. “I was blowing kisses to her the whole way. I don’t know. I just can’t believe what’s just happened,” he said. Queensland’s hot favourite Incentivise hung on for 2nd. Picture galleries of fashion and the vibe are here.

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