Former Kiwis on the move

Verry Elleegant winning the Gr.3 Ethereal Stakes - Bruno Cannatellei
Verry Elleegant winning the Gr.3 Ethereal Stakes

Bruno Cannatellei

Prominent New Zealand owner John Carter, who races under the banner of Jomara Bloodstock in conjunction with his brother Mark and sister Rachel, has confirmed that talented three-year-old filly Verry Elleegant will continue her career with Chris Waller.

The winner of the Gr.3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) last spring, Verry Ellegant had been in training with Darren Weir, who was disqualified for four years earlier this week after not contesting Victorian stewards' charges of possessing three electric or electronic apparatus.

“Obviously it all happened quite quickly,” Carter said. “She had a jumpout on Monday at Terang but has now joined Chris Waller’s Flemington stable.”

Meanwhile, Carter said that multiple Group One winner Humidor will join the stable of Ciaron Maher and David Eustace in the spring.

“He suffered a tendon injury in the Cox Plate and is in rehab and recovery. It’s healed well and he’ll be back on track for the spring,” he said.

It was announced on Thursday that Maher and Eustace would be opening a Ballarat stable and absorbing a number of the horses and staff from the Weir regime.


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