Australian superstar Winx was in top form once again on Saturday, blowing past the field of the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes to win her 25th consecutive race by five lengths at the line. The victory brings Winx on level terms with champion Black Caviar, and her connections couldn't have been more elated.
“This is the best horse in the world, with the best jockey in the world and the best trainer in the world,” co-owner Peter Tighe told The Guardian. “It seemed the world was on our shoulders today. She just makes us prouder every time she goes around.”
Trailing the field early on, jockey Hugh Bowman gave Winx her cue nearing the final turn. She exploded past her rivals, including Galio Chop and Happy Clapper, burning through the final 600 meters in 33.48 seconds.
“It's been a learning curve,” trainer Chris Waller said. “We're at a stage now we are used to this constant pressure which is pretty intense. As you see the great sporting coaches, I love watching them, seeing how they cope with losses, you don't stop learning.”
Read more at The Guardian.
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