Thursday, 25 April, 2019

Winx Has Won Her Final Race At Randwick

Winx retires having been unbeaten in four years Winx retires having been unbeaten in four years
Cassandra Castillo | 15 April, 2019, 09:43

She was hot favourite and with long-time jockey Hugh Bowman in the saddle there was only ever going to be one victor, cementing her place in horse racing history alongside fellow Australian greats Phar Lap and Black Caviar.

Record-breaking mare Winx has claimed her final race victory in one last dominant performance in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick.

Camapaigned by Peter Tighe's Magic Bloodstock Racing in partnership with Richard Treweeke and Debbie Kepitis and meticulously managed throughout her career by trainer Chris Waller, Winx, bred by John Camilleri's Fairway Thoroughbreds, was runner-up in the G1 ATC Oaks (2400m) precisely four years and two days ago and she has not lost since.

Winx's win follows the TAB taking the biggest single wager on the mare, with one punter dropping a cool $550,000 on her last race.

The victory, in front of a record crowd of more than 40,000 at the Randwick course, was a record 33rd straight win.

"This horse has captured the hearts of a lot of people around the globe".

Debbie Kepitis, a part-owner of Winx, said: "She is the most awesome, supreme athlete I've ever seen handled by the best coach".

Experts predict each of her foals could fetch more than a million dollars.

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"In terms of the general sporting public, Winx has gone way beyond being just a figure in horse racing - she is a major sporting figure in the country".

Hugh Bowman admitted "it's hard to believe it's the end actually" but Tighe said Winx's retirement was a time for celebration, not sadness.

"There is really nothing more for me to say". I've had to run against her to get to the races I wanted to.

"I hadn't thought about winning a race like today ever in my lifetime", he said.

"She is spot on", Waller told Sky Racing's HQ Saturday.

"Whether they are here at Randwick today, but all around Australia, New Zealand and the world".

"What can you say it is an fantastic experience it is great for our sport and great for Australia".

But as the horses strolled around the final bend it was clear there was going to be no other ending than Winx saluting.

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