The 2021 Melbourne Cup winner Verry Elleegant has figured in a shock secure modify to accommodate the overseas ambitions of the winner racemare’s substantial-profile ownership group.
A single of the most embellished racehorses in Australian racing, Verry Elleegant will be moved from Chris Waller’s all-conquering secure to the Chantilly lawn of primary French trainer Francis-Henri Graffard.
Vacation options for the winner of nearly $15 million will be finalised after she finishes spelling just after an autumn campaign that ended on a flat take note when she was unplaced in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick in April.
It is predicted Verry Elleegant will be aimed at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, just one of the world’s signature thoroughbred races.
Verry Elleegant is raced in a partnership that incorporates effectively-regarded Australian entrepreneurs Brae Sokolski and Ozzie Kheir.
In a assertion unveiled as a result of Waller, the ownership group explained that for Verry Elleegant to race versus the ideal stayers in the world it would necessitate the mare currently being skilled abroad.
“After a lot deliberation we came to the realisation that if we want to marketing campaign her in Europe, we need to have to do it correctly and deliver her to be educated and geared up in the northern hemisphere,” their statement go through.
“Bringing her to Europe early opens up a selection of new choices, one of which is managing in the Arc.
“On the other hand we will just maintain an open up mind on her program until eventually deeper in her planning with Francis.”
“We are very fired up about the journey forward and showcasing her on the earth stage. We know gain, lose or draw she will do us, Australia and of class New Zealand happy.”
Waller educated Verry Elleegant to get 11 Group 1 races, which includes the 2020 Caulfield Cup and final year’s Melbourne Cup.
But her entrepreneurs think Verry Elleegant would be handicapped out of this year’s spring Cups double, restricting her domestic alternatives in races at 2400m and past.
Waller, who trained horse-of-a-life time Winx, explained he was privileged to have had an association with Verry Elleegant.
“It has been an honour to have experienced Verry Elleegant for a important element of her profession,” he said.
“She has supplied us so several wonderful thrills around a range of years and we are pretty proud of her.”