Whateley’s five best races in the 2021 season
When we look back to the 2021 racing year, we will remember the history of champion racehorses and champion jockeys.
Whether it was Verry Elleegant’s victory at the Melbourne Cup or the dramatic scenes from the Cox Plate, this 2021 season had it all.
Gerard Whateley listed the top five races of the calendar year.
1. Nature Strip’s victory in Everest
On his third attempt in Australia’s richest race, the Chris Waller-trained galloper weathered his rivals in a breathtaking display of speed.
– O’Brien-McPherson Race (@OBMRacing) October 16, 2021
2. Verry Elleegant wins the Melbourne Cup
It was really the crowning achievement when this star mare announced herself as champion.
Having already won nine Group 1s in her career, the turf ‘sweetheart’ smoked her rivals in what was a dominant performance in the Cup.
– Victoria Racing Club (@FlemingtonVRC) 23 November 2021
3. Coxswain’s plate 2021
British galloper State Of Rest beat Godolphin colt Anamoe in dramatic fashion, with the outcome to be decided in the steward’s room, with Anamoe jockey Craig Williams feeling hampered in the race.
– 7HorseRacing 🐎 (@ 7horseracing) 23 October 2021
4. Encourage to win the Caulfield Cup
Incentivize has announced themselves as a star of the 2021 Caulfield Cup and when a win is compared to the great Might And Power, they have to be in the top five.
How good is this horse? Excellent performance of Incentivize to capture $ 5 million @CarltonDraught Caulfield Cup: his 9th consecutive victory & 3rd Group 1. Bred & partly owned by Windemere Stud, the @moodyracingpgm trained 5 years by @RosemontStud‘s Shamus Award won $ 4.5 million. pic.twitter.com/cBm2rn1GKh
– Aushorse (@Aushorse_TBA) October 16, 2021
5. Verry Elleegant vs. Addeybb at Ranvet
Finally at number five, the battle between Verry Elleegant and Addeybb in the Ranvet Stakes was an incredible sight.
A star galloping in Europe bumping into our star Verry Elleegant, you had to see it to believe it.
SHE DID IT.
WHAT A RACE.
VERRY ELLEEGANT MEETS ADDEYBB IN RANVET STAKES. pic.twitter.com/udAVClSEbI
– 7HorseRacing 🐎 (@ 7horseracing) March 27, 2021