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"She still performed at a high level every time but she is just not as comfortable", he said. George Ryder Stakes – Mar 18, 2017 Our Century shrugged off a drift in betting to be far too strong for his rivals in the Christmas Cup (2400 metres). Bowman and Waller were also honoured as leading Group 1 jockey and trainer respectively. It was also her seventeenth Group 1 win, breaking the world record she had previously shared with John Henry. [68], 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. Winx settled near the back of the pack after an awkward break, then started making up ground on the outside as they moved around the turn. 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. "We were a long way away but we weren't disgraced", said David Vandyke, trainer of Yankee Rose who finished third. [77] "You've got to be realistic and none of us are as effective as we get older", said Waller. Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Apr 8, 2017 She was also named the champion middle-distance performer. 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… She swung out three-wide leaving the far turn, then pulled away in the straight to defeat Hartnell by two lengths. Winx Update: Umut & Candice Visit. It was safe and that was my main concern", he said. Bowman remained calm, waiting for a gap to open. "Le Romain ran a hell of a race and at the corner, I didn't feel in danger, but I didn't feel like she was going to be as dominant as she usually is", he said. Warwick Stakes – Aug 20, 2016 Winx is a bay mare bred in Australia by John Camilleri's Fairway Thoroughbreds. [65] The win was her 25th in a row, tying her with Black Caviar for the Australian record. Queensland Oaks – May 30, 2015 Ridden patiently by Hugh Bowman, Deprive ($5) had to wait for gaps to appear after straightening but once they did, he sprinted hard to overhaul Miss Toorak Flyer ($14-$19) which looked the winner at the 200m mark. [92], Winx was retired to broodmare duty for the 2019 breeding season, which in Australia begins in September. Heartlet will likely go for a spell after running nine lengths sixth to Our Century in the Christmas Cup. Randwick, 1600m, G1 | Watch Replay, 22. Randwick, 1600m, G1 | Watch Replay, 3. Sorry we couldn't find a match for that, please try again, Join the conversation, you are commenting as, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -, Revealed: SAS Australia instructor’s private messages to Roxy, Trump wins Florida as Biden 'flips' Arizona, NSW reopens to VIC, QR codes to become compulsory, Watch Replay: Westfields triumph in epic semi clash, Ali Oetjen reveals why she quit SAS Australia. She had a long three-year-old year. [3], Winx recorded her first major success when she won the Group 2 Furious Stakes over 1200 metres at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney on 6 September 2014. She was entered in the Chelmsford Stakes on 3 September but scratched due to the heavy going. [6], Unlike many elite racehorses, Winx does not have a particularly long stride – her stride was measured at 6.76 metres (22.2 ft) compared to nearly 8.5 metres (28 ft) for Black Caviar and Phar Lap. Rosehill, 1300m G2 | Watch Replay, 2. [17], After having earned only one win in her last seven starts, Winx was dropped in class for the Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas on 16 May. "At the 1000m I thought 'This is not good.' She also repeated as Australian champion middle-distance horse. We said Waller was the only coach who couldn’t talk to his players. She settled at the back of the pack while Bowman steered her wide. Winx became the first horse in history to win the prestigious Cox Plate four times. “It’s an unreal feeling and I hope at one stage of their life that everyone gets to feel how I feel right now.” — Edward Cummings after Sky Boy’s Villiers win. "The one wet track she did have was at Flemington and we saw what she did there in the Turnbull. The early pace was slow, meaning the field remained tightly packed. She also extended her world record to 19 Group 1 wins, while becoming the first seven-year-old mare to win a Group 1 since Makybe Diva. [44], "I don't think you see the best of her when it is that sort of race", said Bowman, speaking of the slow pace. Cox Plate – October 27, 2018 Bowman, who had ridden many major winners including So You Think, described her as "the best I have had anything to do with. The winner's share of the A$3 million purse made her the leading prize money earner in Australian racing history. She set an Australasian record by extending her winning streak to 26, bypassing Black Caviar who won 25 races in an undefeated career. They ultimately decided against it as Waller was concerned about putting the mare through the stress of travel and quarantine for just one or two races. For several strides, she failed to make up ground on Le Romain, who had accelerated at roughly the same time. [46] In the 2017 rankings, Winx once again ranked second behind Arrogate on the World's Best Racehorse ratings, and was the top-rated turf horse and female horse. Turning into the straight, Winx moved into second but still had five lengths to make up on Red Excitement with 450m remaining. "[20], Three weeks later she contested the 150th running of the Epsom Handicap over 1600 metres at Randwick. Cox Plate – Oct 22, 2016 With the rain still falling shortly before the race, Waller walked the course and determined that it was safe for Winx to run. [47], Winx earned her second Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year award in a ceremony held on 8 October, becoming only the fourth mare to win this honour twice (Sunline, Makybe Diva and Black Caviar being the others). Winx attracted several large bets including one for $140,000. [73], On 27 October, Winx was entered in the Cox Plate against seven other horses, including multiple Group 1 winner Benbatl from Britain and old rival Humidor, who had finished just behind Winx in the 2017 running of the race. All seven rivals had never raced her and none was given a serious chance by the bettors. [91], In October 2019, Winx was awarded the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 'Spirit of Sport Award'. "[72], Winx then travelled to Melbourne to enter the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington on 6 October. Hartnell did not handle the track and was well back in eighth. She swung wide and entered the straight beside Kementari, who was unable to match her acceleration and could only finish fourth. He (Red Excitement) certainly made a race of it. Doncaster Mile – Apr 2, 2016 Winx triumphed in her last-ever start in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes on 13 April 2019, starting in the outside barrier and scoring a third successive victory, which matched the feats of Carbine (1889-91) and David (1921-3). Winx has returned to Chris Waller's Rosehill stable and the man charged with preparing Australia's favourite horse has hinted there will be no surprises when it comes to mapping out her spring campaign.. Winx became the first mare to win three renewals of the Warwick/Winx Stakes, and only the third horse overall (Kingston Town and Limerick being the others). Caulfield, 2000m, G1 | Watch Replay, 11. Despite never being urged and easing up before the wire, Winx completed the final 400m in 22.71 seconds to win by ​6 1⁄2 lengths. Street Cry was born on 11th March 1998 and died at the age of 16 on the 17th September 2014. Winx is back in Chris Waller’s stables and is a very good chance of having one more preparation next autumn. She joined Makybe Diva and Black Caviar in winning this prestigious award. The Kim Waugh runner was installed as $2.60 second pick on Wednesday and was still that price today, however, he drifted out to $3.70 at the jump. Official Website of Winx the Horse. Randwick, 1600m, G1 | Watch Replay, 30. Bowman eased around heels on straightening and the son of Brazen Beau doing the rest, racing clear to beat the fast-finishing Strasbourg ($3.80-$5). Winx (foaled 14 September 2011) is a retired champion Australian Thoroughbred racehorse. In the 2016/7 season, she successfully defended her 2015 Cox Plate win with a commanding eight length victory over rival Hartnell. Hugh Bowman rode the perfect race on Inglis Nursery (1000 metres) to guide Accession to a handy win. BETS: Accession $500 e/w @ $8.50/$2.80, $1,000 @ $7.50, BETS: Strasbourg $4,000 @ $5, $2,500 @ $5. She struck the lead at the head of the straight and then withstood a late run from Humidor to win by half a length. She jumped $5.50 third pick. On the back of her Apollo and Chipping Norton Stakes wins she rated at 125, equal with Hong Kong-based Beauty Generation and the USA's City of Light. Mooney Valley, 2040m, G1 | Watch Replay, 21. The race favourite all the way through betting, Sky Boy ($3.20) bottomed out at $2.90 and although landing some nice investments, wasn’t the most popular runner in the race. She overcomes barrier draws, track conditions and distances. George Ryder Stakes – March 24, 2018 As the field rounded the turn, Happy Clapper made his move along the rail while Winx moved far wide for racing room. Sei Stella, ridden by Jay Ford, was responsible for 63 percent of the total investment. Darren Beadman's emotional Lonhro reunion. [51], "At the top of the straight I wasn't worried last start, but today I really was", said Bowman. Deprive was really strong to the line in winning the Summer Racing Handicap (1100 metres). In comparison to other fillies and mares, she ranked only behind Treve and tied for second with Beholder. Tip Top was the third best tried runner in the Total Construction Handicap (1600 metres). [7] She was sired by the Irish-bred Street Cry, who won the Dubai World Cup in 2002 [8] before becoming a very successful breeding stallion in North America and Australasia. The filly raced on the inside rail, broke clear of the field entering the straight and won by four and three quarter lengths from Criterion in a new race and course record time of 2:02.98, breaking Might and Power's 1998 race and course record by more than half a second. Accession was easily the best backed outside the favourite while Blazing Miss, which wound up fourth, was the subject of a big move which started on Wednesday when $11 was available. After starting slowly, she moved to the outside of the field and closed rapidly to win by a head from the outsider Sons of John. Home; News; About; Fan Photos; Race Replays; Feature Videos; Home; News; About; Fan Photos; Race Replays; Feature Videos ; Winx Latest News October 21, 2020. In Australian charts, the odds show the total amount payable for each dollar wagered on a winning bet. George Ryder Stakes – Mar 19, 2016 Glyn Schofield said he wasn’t himself. [42] Timeform called the performance "her best yet", assigning a rating of 134.

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