Australian Superstar Winx May Target Royal Ascot In 2018

by | 09.24.2017 | 9:27am
Winx (Hugh Bowman) - Chelmsford S.

The winner of 20 races in a row in Australia, Winx may make a long-awaited overseas journey to compete in Europe in 2018. According to a press release from the Street Cry mare's trainer Chris Waller, the superstar could possibly target a race at the 2018 Royal Ascot meeting. The connections' 2017 goal for Winx remains a record-equaling third Cox Plate victory.

“To ease speculation on her future beyond 2017, I look forward to the autumn and a possible trip overseas but at this point no decision will be made until after the George Ryder Stakes in 2018 (March 17 at Rosehill),” Waller wrote. “Providing she is well she will either run during The Championships in the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (April 7 at Randwick) and look to target a race during the Royal Ascot carnival (in June) or be freshened up subsequent to the George Ryder Stakes and be targeted toward a European campaign containing three races over a range of distances.”

Jockey Hugh Bowman told  “I would love to see her compete on the world stage, internationally. For me it's about the welfare of the horse. If she's happy and healthy and it can work then it would be an absolute dream to come to Royal Ascot.”

Black Caviar, Australian-based winner of 25 straight races, made the journey to Royal Ascot in 2012 and won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Waller's full press release is available here:

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