Verry Elleegant tragically passed away this week

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Sam Hayes
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2021 Melbourne Cup winner Verry Elleegant will be fondly remembered.

Tributes have been flooding in for Kiwi flyer Verry Elleegant who has passed away aged 11

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  • Aged 11, Very Elleegant has tragically passed away when birthing a foal.
  • The 13-time major winner has long been regarded as one of the best horses of all time.
  • Verry Elleegant won the 2021 Melbourne Cup, a high in a career full of highs.
  • Tributes have been pouring in for Verry Elleegant from across the racing community.

Very few horses manage to taste success in both Australia and Europe but Verry Elleegant enjoyed a career that transcended beyond Australia. 

With wins everywhere she went, Verry Elleegant was a unique racer, with a prolific track record and news of her passing has shocked both punters and online betting sites

Winning the Melbourne Cup is always the peak of any horse’s career, yet prior to that career defining performance at Flemington in 2021, Verry Elleegant was always a name that piqued interest with both punters and Aussie bookmakers.  
Having registered an incredible 13 major race wins in a long and illustrious career, Verry Elleegant’s place in the grand pantheon of great Australian horses is unquestioned and her life has been cut tragically short following birthing complications. 
Horse of the year 

Picking a moment in Verry Elleegant’s incredible career as the peak isn’t all that easy, with so many moments fondly remembered by punters and online betting sites.  
However, being crowned the Australian racehorse of the year in the 2020/21 season was clearly a moment of huge pride for all connected to Verry Elleegant and affirmed her place in Australian horse racing folklore. 
Wins in the Winx Stakes, Turnbull Stakes, Caulfield Cup and of course the Melbourne Cup all came in that career defining year for Verry Elleegant and each performance was memorable in its own right. 
Flemington folklore 

In the Spring of 2021, plenty was expected of Verry Elleegant and the Melbourne Cup looked to be the natural pinnacle of the campaign. 
Under the now prolific duo of Chris Waller and James McDonald, Verry Elleegant came good to clinch the infamous Melbourne Cup trophy. 
It was a first triumph for both Waller and McDonald, who have both gone on to achieve incredible things in Australian racing and Verry Elleegant has played a huge part in their respective careers. 
French Finale 

Having conquered so much of the Australian racing circuit and as a house hold name for both punters and Australian horse racing betting apps, the decision was made to move Verry Elleegant to Europe to chase further glory. 
Despite some promising showings in both France and the UK, Verry Elleegant never hit the previous career heights and was retired from competitive racing at the back end of 2022. 
Complications with birthing a foal tragically cut Verry Elleegant’s retired life short, but she will always be fondly remembered with Australian horse racing betting apps and punters.

2021 Verry Elleegant was a hugely popular horse for punters and online betting sites and news of her passing has shook the horse racing world. The tributes have been pouring in for a modern-day great, who will be remembered fondly by the global horse racing community.