Melbourne Cup-winning mare Verry Elleegant will certainly be transferred from fitness instructor Chris Waller in Australia, where she is the ruling Equine of the Year, to fitness instructor Francis-Henri Graffard in Chantilly, France, reports Fox Sports Australia.
The 2015 little girl of Zed, an 11-time Group 1 victor, will be targeted at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe later this year.
” I’m not disappointed with the decision, the owners have my full support,” Waller told Fox. “I provided a plan to take the mare over later on in the year however they all concurred it was best to look at very early and also have a fair split at it.
” The decision has been made now and also to obtain the most effective possible end result for Verry Elleegant I will certainly do whatever I can to aid with the shift.”.
The mare’s possession team released the following declaration regarding their choice: “We know she is a world-class stayer that requires 2400m (1 1/2 miles) and also even more to reveal her true capability but we expect her to be weighted out of the (Caulfield and also Melbourne) Cups so there are minimal opportunities for her locally.
” After much deliberation, we came to the realization if we want to project her in Europe we require to do it properly as well as send her to be educated and prepared in the northern hemisphere.”.
A winner in 16 of her 38 career races, Verry Elleegant flaunts earnings of nearly US$ 10 million.