Jovial Kiwi racehorse trainer 'partying' following Melbourne Cup win

Lloyd Burr 02/11/2021

Warning: This audio contains strong language that may offend some people.

LISTEN: The man who trained this year's Melbourne Cup winner has celebrated the victory live on Magic Talk.

Nick Bishara trained Verry Elleegant, nine-time Group I winner, for her first three starts in New Zealand. He retained a share in the champion mare when she was sold and sent to Australia in September 2018.

Moments after the race, Bishara celebrated the win live on the radio.

"She's always shown us great potential," he told Lloyd Burr Live.

"I'm sitting here with my crew who have worked so hard."

Speaking to Lloyd Burr Live before the race, Bishara said win, lose or draw he will be "partying."

"We're really, really hopeful of a really good run today," he said.

"We've come from nowhere. We've come from a very ordinary background. 

Bishara believes this could be her year; she finished an unlucky seventh last year, just over two weeks after winning the Caulfield Cup.

"I think she can be 1, 2 and 3 - and I wouldn't be disappointed if she ran third," he told Magic Talk. 

Bishara says Verry Elleegant is a "terrific mare" that's got "a lot of stamina."

"It's just a privilege to have a horse in the Melbourne Cup," he said.

The race gets underway at 5pm and will be live on Magic Talk.

Listen to the full interview with Nick Bishara above.

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