Entering 8-Year-Old Year, Winx As Enthusiastic As Ever

by | 01.09.2019 | 12:45pm
Winx wins a record fourth Cox Plate at Moonee Valley

As she prepares for yet another racing season, the Australian supermare Winx seems in as good a form as she's ever been, according to trainer Chris Waller.

The daughter of Street Cry, who will turn 8 later this year, in preparing for her 2019 debut, likely in the Apollo Stakes at Randwick next month. In the next couple of weeks, she'll be recognized with the Vox Populi award as well as the Longines World's Best Racehorse honor.

“To get a popularity award from America is amazing,” Waller told the Sydney Morning Herald. “What I'm looking for her to get is the credit for being around for so long.”

Winx has raced 39 times in her career, winning 33 of those races. She has reeled off an incredible 29 victories in a row and has won the Cox Plate four consecutive years.

About her preparation, Waller said: “She's really well, she has had three gallops. Amazingly, she is showing the same keenness and enthusiasm for her work.

“It is quite unbelievable and there is no hesitation [from me] at the start of the prep. Any signs of her aging aren't there, any signs of her slowing aren't there.”

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald

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