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Bob Skelton To Be Inducted As Legend Of Ellerslie
In New Zealand, the Auckland Racing Club has announced former top jockey Bob Skelton will be inducted as the 8th official Legend Of Ellerslie at its race meeting on Easter Monday (April 9). Skelton joins Colin Jillings, David Peake, Trevor McKee, Dave & Lance O'Sullivan, Norm Holland & the late Ken Browne as an Ellerslie Legend. Skelton rode 24 Group or Listed winners at Ellerslie including 2 Gr1 Auckland Cups (Rose Mellay in 1974 & Royal Cadenza in 1977); he also famously won Australia's rain-soaked 1976 Gr1 Melbourne Cup on Van Der Hum.