Tag: Verry Elleegant

Addeybb and jockey Tom Marquand renew their rivalry with Verry Elleegant in the feature race of The Championships, Day 2: the Queen Elizabeth Stakes. (Image: Racing and Sports)

The Championships Day Two Bring On a Rare Battle of the Sexes

The second day of The Championships – Australia’s version of the Breeders’ Cup – gives racing fans something they don’t see nearly enough of anywhere: A Battle of the Sexes. With a $4 million purse in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes as the carrot. First, a quick primer. Day […]

Vow and Declare captured the 2019 Melbourne Cup, known as the "race that stops a nation." Australia's most famous race runs without fans Monday night in the US. (Image: Getty)

Australia’s Melbourne Cup: ‘The Race That Stops A Nation’ Tonight

While American horse racing fans prep for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Australian sports fans will be shutting their nation down for tonight’s Melbourne Cup. Dating to 1861, the Melbourne Cup doubles as not only the most important race in Australia, but as one of the country’s most iconic […]