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Winx Shows Steady Pace In First Barrier Trial Of 2019

On Tuesday morning at Rosehill, Australian superstar Winx cruised through her first barrier trial of the 2019 season. In true Winx-ian form, reports sportingnews.com, the mare coasted around the course to finish the 900-meter trial in seventh, as usual not asked to display any of her talent by jockey Hugh Bowman. It was the 12th consecutive […]

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Winx ‘In Excellent Condition,’ Prepares For Final Campaign In 2019

Australian superstar mare Winx will race in 2019, trainer Chris Waller told channelnewsasia.com on Friday. The 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry will look to extend her 29-race win streak with a return to the track in February’s G2 Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick, and could make her final start in April’s G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. “We […]

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

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 […]

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No Talk Of Retiring Winx: Australian Champion May Race One More Year

Trainer Chris Waller reiterated that there has been no discussion about retiring Australian superstar Winx, according to foxsports.com.au. Following her record-setting fourth Cox Plate triumph the mare will get a well-deserved rest, but she may well return for another campaign next year. “We will all sit down and talk about her future in a few weeks,” […]

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Team Winx ‘Emotional’ After Mare’s Electric Record-Setting Cox Plate Victory

She’s done it. Australia’s Winx captured her 29th straight race on Saturday, and in so doing became the first horse to ever win the prestigious Cox Plate four times. According to news.com.au, the star mare made the victory look easy, defeated Benbatl and Humidor with her patented stretch run. “I can’t believe it,” said jockey Hugh […]

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Weekend Lineup: Final Preparations

With the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs looming just one week away, connections across the country are preparing their contenders with final workouts, shipping plans and crossed fingers this weekend. A quartet of graded stakes highlights the North American racing action, and Australian supermare Winx will challenge for an another Cox Plate triumph […]

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Haslett: Where Were You When Winx Chased Home Fourth Straight Cox Plate?

Are you ready to watch Australian super-mare Winx make history this weekend at Melbourne’s Moonee Valley racecourse? If she achieves an unprecedented fourth-straight G1 Cox Plate, her legacy would arguably surpass the achievements of Zenyatta and American Pharaoh. All that stands between Winx and legendary status are Godolphin’s Benbatl and local rival Humidor. From 2015 to […]

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‘Sporting Great’ Winx Absolutely ‘Electric’ Ahead Of Cox Plate

Australian supermare Winx is preparing to defend her title in the Cox Plate for a record fourth time on Saturday, and trainer Chris Waller told The Sydney Morning Herald that the 7-year-old is ready to show her best effort. “She is just electric at the moment,” Waller said. “She is simply in the zone. I don’t […]

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Winx Has To ‘Dig Deep’ For 28th Consecutive Victory

Australian supermare Winx captured her 28th consecutive start on Saturday, but she didn’t display her customary dominant style, reported abc.net.au. Second-last at the head of the stretch, Hugh Bowman had to wait until the last possible moment to give her the cue to go. The Street Cry mare came flying to win the Group 1 […]

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Winx Looks For 28th Straight Win, Repeat In Turnbull Stakes On Way To Fourth Cox Plate

This Friday night, champion mare Winx targets the Turnbull Stakes, her final G1 race before attempting an historic fourth-straight win in the Cox Plate on Oct 26th. The defending champion in the Turnbull, Winx is also looking to achieve an unprecedented second Turnbull-Cox Plate double. In addition, Turnbull Stakes Day counts down to the Lexus […]

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