The unstoppable Winx was dominant once again in the Group 1 Winx Stakes (formerly Warwick Stakes) at Royal Randwick, exploding down the stretch to win by a geared-down two lengths. The 7-year-old mare has now won 26 consecutive races, besting the record of champion Black Caviar, and she has won a world-record 19 Group 1 races.
“The world stopped for me on the turn, my heart stopped,'' co-owner Peter Tighe told news.com.au. “You doubt her a little bit and then she does that! I haven't felt like this before, I'm lost for words but it's a relief, the record is there — she is back!”
Winx will be aimed at the Cox Plate to try for an unprecedented fourth victory in the premier event, with likely just three races between now and the Plate.
Trainer Chris Waller was emotional after Winx's performance.
“It's not about me, it's about that amazing animal,'' he said. “I've been looking for signs she is losing her dominance but I haven't seen one ‘ounce' of it. If anything I've seen improvement. It is quite staggering.
“What she is doing for sport in Australia — we should all take a bow and say well done.''
And that's history!
In the race named in her honour, Winx does what only she can and makes it a record 26 consecutive wins @royalrandwick, eclipsing Black Caviar's 25. None better ? pic.twitter.com/a2frNIc4nX
— Sky Racing (@SkyRacingAU) August 18, 2018
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