Verry Elleegant wins the Melbourne Cup

David Polkinghorne
By David Polkinghorne
Updated November 2 2021 - 6:52am, first published 4:00am
James Mcdonald riding #4 Verry Elleegant celebrates winning the Melbourne Cup. Picture: Getty Images

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

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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: david.polkinghorne@canberratimes.com.au

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