In the horseracing event called Melbourne Cup, a horse named “Verry Elleegant” ridden by James McDonald and trained by Chris Waller came on top. This is the maiden win for the trainer Chris Waller in this competition. Very Elleegant finished the race by a margin of four lengths compared to the other horses. Last year’s champion horse “Twilight Payment” and trainer Joseph O’Brien came in 11th place.
I love her to bits. She's been so good to me. They can safely say she's a champion now. I never thought I would ever win one, you know. I always dreamed of winning one, but, it's so hard to win.
James McDonald, horserider