Verry Elleegant wins the 2021 Melbourne Cup

David Polkinghorne
By David Polkinghorne
Updated November 2 2021 - 4:34am, first published 4:19am
Verry Elleegant blitzed them to win the Melbourne Cup. Picture: Screenshot

Verry Elleegant indeed. Although all champion jockey James McDonald wanted to do was swear, such was the emotion of his first Melbourne Cup victory.


David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne

Sports journo

Covering the Raiders, Cavalry, cycling and racing, plus everything else that involves sport in the ACT, for The Canberra Times. Basically I love sport and watching it is a full-time job. Email:

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