A Lexus Melbourne Cup day to remember forever.

The big day that we’ve all been waiting for delivered on all its promise, and then some.

With the sun beaming down on the 10,000-strong crowd, the reveller’s spirit was alive and well across Flemington, as the iconic, $8 million ‘race that stops the nation’™ was won in striking style by the champion mare, Verry Elleegant. Her 10th Group 1 win, she joins Makybe Diva (2005) and Rain Lover (1969) as reigning Australian Champion Racehorses of the Year to also take the Lexus Melbourne Cup.

As with Carnival’s past, 2021 never failed to excite. Australians everywhere joined together to revel in the spirit of the day-long celebration, with elegance and energy, beauty and buzz all coming together for this shared moment of history.

Tuesday 2 November 2021


Lexus Melbourne Cup WINNER

Horse: Verry Elleegant

Jockey: James McDonald

Trainer: Chris Waller

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The Races

Name Group Class Distance P$ Winner
RACE 1
Darley Maribyrnong Plate
Group 3 2YO SW (Maribyrnong Plate) 1000m $200,000 Brereton
RACE 2
The Macca's Run
  BM96 Hcp 2800m $130,000 Team Captain (IRE)
RACE 3
Resimax Group Subzero Handicap
  Greys Hcp BM90 Hcp 1400m $130,000 Excelman (NZ)
RACE 4
Furphy Plate
LR Hcp (Melbourne Cup Day Plate) 1800m $175,000 Milton Park
RACE 5
Grinders Coffee Roasters Trophy
  BM90 Hcp No Grey 1400m $130,000 Lackeen (GB)
RACE 6
The Schweppervescence Plate
  3YO SW&P 1000m $130,000 Profiteer 
RACE 7
Lexus Melbourne Cup
Group 1 Hcp (Melbourne Cup) 3200m $8,000,000 Verry Elleegant (NZ) 
RACE 8
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes
Group 3 4YO Mares (Maybe Mahal Stakes) 1400m $200,000 Rich Hips
RACE 9
TAB Trophy
LR 3YO SW&P (Batman Stakes) 1800m $175,000 Spirit of Gaylard (NZ)
RACE 10
MSS Security Sprint
LR Hcp (Always Welcome Stakes) 1200m $175,000 Quantico

 


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