Kiwi horse wins Melbourne Cup

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New Zealand horse Verry Elleegant has win at the 2021 Melbourne Cup.

The six-year-old mare out-sprinted pre-race favourite Incentivise to win at Flemington Racecourse.

Verry Elleegant was born and raised in New Zealand. He was also ridden by New Zealand jockey James MacDonald and is trained by Australian-based New Zealander Chris Waller.

Another pre-race contender Spanish Mission finished third, with Floating Artist in fourth and New Zealand-trained The Chosen One coming home fifth.

Verry Elleegant is the first New Zealand horse to win the Melbourne Cup since Prince of Penzance in 2015.

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