Winx Back In Pre-Training, Campaign ‘Likely’ In 2019

by | 12.11.2018 | 12:58pm
Winx wins a record fourth Cox Plate at Moonee Valley

It's looking a good bet race fans will get to see another year of Winx on the track.

Trainer Chris Waller said on Twitter Tuesday the winner of 29 consecutive races, including four straight Cox Plates, is coming back off a rest and that a campaign for next spring (fall in Australia) is 'likely.' She'll be 8 years old.

“Winx has enjoyed her spell and commenced some light pre training at the farm a few weeks ago,” said Waller. “She has progressed well since returning, is bright and looks in excellent condition so I look forward to her return to our stables this week.

“I plan to meet with the ownership group and (jockey) Hugh Bowman next week to discuss her immediate future.”

The daughter of Street Cry could be a contender for the new “All-Star Mile,” a race scheduled for March 16 at Flemington. Fans will vote on the field of 14 for the $5 million race.

Winx's worldwide popularity was re-affirmed recently when she won the Vox Populi award, getting the most votes from U.S. fans as well as fans in 60 other countries. She currently sits atop the World's Best Racehorse Rankings, tied with Cracksman.

Winx won all seven of her starts in 2018. In her career, she was won 33 out of 39 starts, with three more second place finishes.

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