Suspensions Will Force Bowman To Miss 2018 Debut Of Champion Winx

by | 01.27.2018 | 1:14pm
Winx was last seen winning the Cox Plate for the third straight time last October

Jockey Hugh Bowman has been aboard wondermare Winx for 20 of her 22 consecutive victories, but he will be forced to miss her 2018 debut on Feb. 17. According to, Bowman will be serving a pair of careless riding suspensions for a total of 19 days from Feb. 4 through 22.

“I won't be appealing it and I expect her (Winx) to start as planned on the 17th and I won't be riding her, which will be a strange experience,” said Bowman. “I don't know who will be next in line but Chris (Waller, trainer) will work something out.”

Winx is a three-time winner of Australia's Cox Plate, and is expected to start in the Apollo Stakes on Feb. 17.


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