", Winx established several milestones in winning the race.
"I just made the decision to come to the outside. She looked unlikely to obtain a clear run in the straight but broke through in the closing stages to win by two lengths from Happy Clapper. ", Winx was voted the Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year for 2015/6, receiving all but one vote. , On 2 March, Winx won the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes. Queen Elizabeth Stakes – April 13, 2019 ", The victory extended Winx's winning streak to fifteen, surpassing Phar Lap's win streak of fourteen and tying her with Carbine and Bernborough. Enforcement ($5) went around carrying the most money with approximately 25 percent of the market with him. , Winx made her final start of the autumn on 8 April at Royal Randwick in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the world's most valuable 2000 metre turf race with a purse of A$4 million. What Did Winx Cost As A Yearling? The world's fastest horse on turf. She also extended her winning streak to 11, tying her with Kingston Town.  Bowman placed Winx to the outside of Hartnell during the early running then released her with 600 metres remaining. ", On 24 October, Winx started favourite for Australia's most prestigious weight-for-age race, the Cox Plate over 2040 metres at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
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She was foaled on 14 September 2011 at Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. She must have an amazing will to win. Fell Swoop gave Hugh Bowman a treble when he led throughout to win the Razor Sharp Handicap (1200 metres). George Main Stakes – Sept 16, 2017 "The one wet track she did have was at Flemington and we saw what she did there in the Turnbull. Winx broke poorly, then settled in mid pack behind a fast early pace.  She was sired by the Irish-bred Street Cry, who won the Dubai World Cup in 2002  before becoming a very successful breeding stallion in North America and Australasia. , On 8 October, Winx faced only two rivals in the Caulfield Stakes. "I think this makes her unique. , "I don't think you see the best of her when it is that sort of race", said Bowman, speaking of the slow pace. The winner's share of the A$3 million purse made her the leading prize money earner in Australian racing history. Entering the straight, she moved to the lead and pulled away for a seven length victory. With 800m remaining in the race, Winx moved alongside Happy Clapper at the back of the pack while Japanese runner Ambitious pushed Gailo Chop for the lead. ", Three weeks later she contested the 150th running of the Epsom Handicap over 1600 metres at Randwick. It was her 30th consecutive win. On 13 February 2016 she won the Group 2 Apollo Stakes over 1400 metres and was then stepped back up to Group 1 level for the 1600 metre Chipping Norton Stakes two weeks later. Randwick, 1400m, G2 | Watch Replay, 17. Coming from last on the turn and still last at the 300m mark, she lengthened stride and finished fast to run Foxplay down right on the line to win by a half neck in a "remarkable" effort. Savvan ($16-$7.50) came in for good eachway support and wound up in third. “You’ll need an on-speed horse,” he said.
Warwick Stakes – Aug 19, 2017 There was no way Happy Clapper could sustain that speed, and I knew that when she balanced up, she would have the energy required to reel him in. She was comfortable but it also might have had something to do with leading.”, Doubt Defying (luckless run), Strasbourg (will love 1200m), Anchois (can win a Highway), Deploy (out of sorts), The Bandit (not up to them), Hugh Bowman on Deprive (found the right gap). It’s well earned for a man who works 140 horses in total each morning. “I guess the awareness Winx creates has helped.”. Winx then picked up her stride rate and drew clear, winning by four lengths.
The early pace was slow, meaning the field remained tightly packed. Randwick, 1500m G1 |Watch Replay, 15.  She was sold as a yearling for $230,000 at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast sale. He knows she’s in top shape already. The field also included several other Group One winners such as Black Heart Bart, Hauraki, Lucia Valentina and Yankee Rose.
 On 24 October 2020, a statue by Louis Laumen showing her winning her fourth Cox Plate was unveiled at Moonee Vally Racecourse. Waller commented, "I'll call her a champion while I can speak. “I can,” he shot back. He (Red Excitement) certainly made a race of it. , On 4 October 2018, Winx was awarded the Australian Racehorse of the Year title for the 2017/2018 season, her third such title in a row. In the World's Best Racehorse Rankings, she was the second-ranked filly or mare in 2015, improving in 2016 to become both the world's top-ranked filly or mare and the world's top-ranked turf ho… The two longest winning streaks are by Camarero (56 successive wins in restricted company in Puerto Rico) and Hungarian mare Kincsem (54 wins while undefeated). Don't have an account? She’s still looking great at 19 years of age and is under cover to More Than Ready. Official Website of Winx the Horse. She swung out three-wide leaving the far turn, then pulled away in the straight to defeat Hartnell by two lengths. ", After two racecourse trials, Winx made her competitive debut on 4 June 2014 in a maiden race and won over 1100 metres at Warwick Farm Racecourse.
Rank outsider Star Reflection upset the apple cart for favourite backers in the Catanach’s Handicap (1200 metres). #winx #gowinx #winxhorse. ", On 16 September, Winx was entered in the George Main Stakes where she was installed as the heavy favorite.  Timeform called the performance "her best yet", assigning a rating of 134. I was in an impossible position", said jockey Larry Cassidy.
Street Cry was by stallion Machiavellian. Chipping Norton Stakes – Feb 27, 2016 Speaking after the race, her trainer Chris Waller commented "For her to pick herself up after that and put herself back in the race before bursting through like she did, it was pretty special. ", The win earned Winx a rating of 130, making her the top-rated horse in the world in the May 2018 update of the World's Best Racehorse Rankings. , Winx was turned out for a six-week spell and then resumed training with a goal to win her fourth Cox Plate.
, After the George Ryder, Winx's connections discussed whether the mare would be shipped to England in June for the Royal Ascot racing festival. “Today Winx is in her stable here at Rosehill. Her time for the 1600-metre distance was a race record of 1:33.65.
Winx is back in Chris Waller’s stables and is a very good chance of having one more preparation next autumn. Chipping Norton Stakes – March 03, 2018 I think they will be chasing her for the rest of the spring. In North America and Europe, the odds reflect that a winning bet will return the original stake as well. 33.
On October 13 2020, it was announced that Winx had lost her foal (a filly) being stillborn.. Randwick, 1600m, G1 | Watch Replay, 3. Although she had held the record for the number of Group 1 wins on the flat since March 2018, the 23 Group 1 wins moved Winx past Hurricane Fly, a hurdler, for the worldwide record from Group/Grade 1 wins regardless of race format. ", The IFHA assigned a rating of 132 for the race, matching her personal best rating from the 2016 Cox Plate. Fell Swoop held the front and kept Cradle Mountain on his outside and that is how they finished, with Firsthand ($10) rounding out the trifecta. BETS: Sky Boy $2,000 @ $3.20, $5,000 @ $3, $1,700 @ $3, $2,000 @ $2.90, BETS: Gaulois $1,000 @ $6, $2,000 @ $5.50, $1,000 @ $5.50. George Ryder Stakes – March 24, 2018 here. Randwick, 1400m, G2 | Watch Replay, 5. "At the 1000m I thought 'This is not good.'
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