Winx Stakes 2019

Saturday August 24, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The Winx Stakes has been a gun guide to the George Main Stakes trifecta in recent years

The Winx Stakes is a Group 1 race run in August during the early stages of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at Royal Randwick Racecourse and was formerly known as the Group 2 Warwick Stakes up until its upgrade and name change in 2018.

The weight-for-age feature is named in honour by the champion mare Winx who won the Warwick Stakes in 2016 and 2017 before making it a triple with her 2018 success.

Taking place over 1400m, the Winx Stakes is now also worth $500,000 in total prize money having had its stakes doubled in 2018.

Many runners resume racing in the Winx Stakes on their way to tougher assignments in the Spring like the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) both also held at Randwick. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 Winx did the Warwick Stakes – George Main Stakes double.

Earlier in 2015 Royal Descent won the Warwick Stakes first-up before subsequent seconds in the George Main and the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. She also ran second in the 2014 edition before seconds in the George Main and Epsom Handicap.

The latest edition of the Winx Stakes took place on Saturday August 24, 2019 and saw $34 roughie Samadoubt score an upset win.

2019 Winx Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Samadoubt
  • 2nd: #2 Happy Clapper
  • 3rd: #7 Invincible Gem

The full Winx Stakes 2019 Results and Finishing Order will be published below once the new Group 1 Sydney race is run and won on Saturday August 24, 2019 .

The 2019 Winx Stakes results saw the opening Group 1 race of the new season go to a roughie chance with the returning Bjorn Baker-trained Samadoubt ($31) leading all-the-way to beat home a field of better fancied rivals including nine-year-old champ Happy Clapper who finished second.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 SAMADOUBT Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 4 59kg $31
2 2 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Hugh Bowman 0.5L 5 59kg $5.50
3 7 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 0.8L 1 57kg $14
4 1 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 0.9L 8 59kg $2.60F
5 5 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 1.7L 2 59kg $17
6 8 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 1.9L 7 57kg $12
7 4 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Nash Rawiller 2.1L 6 59kg $9.50
8 9 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Tommy Berry 3.6L 10 57kg $91
9 10 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 3.8L 3 56.5kg $5
10 3 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Glen Boss 4.6L 9 59kg $21

Winx Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday August 24, 2019
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1923

Winx Stakes Betting

Betting on the Winx Stakes  is led by proven Sydney performers that race well first or second-up, have form around 1400m – 1600m and that have run well in similar or tougher company in recent campaigns.

Fit horses backing-up from a race like the Missile Stakes also run at Randwick Racecourse often feature high up the Winx Stakes odds, as do those that ran top three in the race the previous spring and have held their form over the past 12 months.

2019 Winx Stakes Odds

The latest Winx Stakes 2019 betting odds on the runners in the one of the country’s newest Group 1 races, dominated by the now retired Winx from 2016-18, will be provided below once markets open the week of the race.

Winx Stakes Field

Winx Stakes Form Facts & Tips -

Formerly the Warwick Stakes, the new-look and upgraded Winx Stakes is named in honour of 2016-18 winner Winx. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Winx Stakes field attracts middle distance sprinters – milers, the majority of which are just kicking off or in the early stages of their spring campaigns.

If not resuming in the race, runners may come into the Winx Stakes field – formerly the Warwick Stakes field – via a race like Flemington’s Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington earlier in the month. In 2014 Tiger Tees completed the Aurie’s Star – Warwick Stakes double.

Another lead-up race into the race field held in Sydney is the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick a fortnight earlier. The last horse to complete the Missile Stakes – Warwick Stakes double was Pinwheel (2012).

Winx won the race from 2016-18 first-up so looking for resuming horses in the Winx Stakes field, especially those that won a Group 1 the campaign before during the autumn, is a good tip.

2019 Winx Stakes Field

The official Winx Stakes 2019 final field and barrier draw is announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week with full acceptances to be listed below once released.

The 2019 Winx Stakes Field attracted 10 ace gallopers including the returning Ranvet – Tancred Stakes winner Avilius who is early favourite in Winx Stakes betting. Avilius faces plenty of tough competition including Chris Waller’s ATC Oaks champ Verry Elleegant in barrier three and early market mover Happy Clapper who has Hugh Bowman aboard chasing his fifth straight win in the feature.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 140x11511x AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg 118
2 3x75x2284x HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Hugh Bowman 5 59kg 117
3 42x28496x3 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Glen Boss 9 59kg 113
4 713211x5Nx BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Nash Rawiller 6 59kg 108
5 11x43236Px KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 2 59kg 105
6 151241915x SAMADOUBT Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 4 59kg 97
7 45x73810x2 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 1 57kg 108
8 138x53403x UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 7 57kg 107
9 63276x059x YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Tommy Berry 10 57kg 107
10 3157x2111x VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 3 56.5kg 106

Winx Stakes Tips

Good Warwick Stakes tips including looking at past performers in the race that are still running well, horses with a nice Randwick race record and Group 1 runners heading into races like the George Main Stakes later in the spring.

With a recent upgrade to Group 1 status and boosted prize money, the Winx Stakes tips are likely to be dominated by proven Group 1 horses with strong form in similar class races from the autumn carnival earlier in the year or any horses finishing-up a winter prep chasing a shot at elite level success.

Chris Waller-trained mares have a gun recent record in the race so also make a good Winx Stakes betting tip if presenting in the right form and race fitness.

2019 Winx Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Winx Stakes 2019 tips and Group 1 Randwick racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the weight-for-age spring gallopers to back and sack.

  • To Win#2 Happy Clapper ($4.20)

It has been a while between drinks for Pat Webster’s grand veteran but Happy Clapper is no dummy. This great galloper has amassed over $6.8 million in prize money and is a five-time runner-up behind the world’s best Winx. His last win was in the 2018 Doncaster Mile, but first-up off two strong trials he looks ready to fire. Has good form when fresh, loves the Randwick track and has Hugh Bowman of Winx fame coming aboard. Bowman has won this race for the past four years and early money is coming for the Clapper to make it five straight for the hoop.

Winx Stakes Form Guide

The Winx Stakes form guide features all the must-know information like the jockeys and trainers, barrier draw and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

As many runners are kicking off their spring campaigns in the weight-for-age event, looking at the Winx Stakes form for first-up hopes with nice records when fresh is important. Royal Descent (2015) won first-up, improving on her second to Tiger Tees in 2014, before star stablemate Winx won the 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions fresh.

The Winx Stakes form, previously run as the Warwick Stakes, has held-up in tougher spring races plenty of times in recent years especially the George Main Stakes over the Randwick mile the next month.

2019 Winx Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Winx Stakes 2019 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Warwick Stakes / Winx Stakes Results

The Warwick Stakes results have been a mix of well-backed single-figure hopes and roughie hopes scoring the upset in the past decade with the last to salute at double-figures being Veyron ($26) who went on to run third in the George Main Stakes that year.

In recent times, there have been some notable winners of the Warwick Stakes include three-time champion Winx (2016-18) who the race is now named in honour of, Royal Descent (2015), Tiger Tees (2014), Pinwheel (2011-12), Metal Bender (2010) and Racing To Win (2008).

From 2018, the finishing order of the race are known as the Winx Stakes results.

Winx Stakes/ Warwick Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Samadoubt Happy Clapper Invincible Gem 1:21.05
2018 Winx Invictus Prince D’argento 1:22.5
2017 Winx Foxplay Ecuador 1:21.8
2016 Winx Hartnell Rebel Dane 1:23.8
2015 Royal Descent Pornichet Messene 1:21.5
2014 Tiger Tees Royal Descent Criterion 1:27.7
2013 Veyron Streama Rain Affair 1:21.5
2012 Pinwheel Secret Admirer Danleigh 1:22.5
2011 Pinwheel Ilovethiscity Startsmeup 1:25.8
2010 Metal Bender Triple Honour Danleigh 1:24.2
2009 Trusting O’lonhro Mr Baritone 1:21.5
2008 Racing to Win Gallant Tess Danzippo 1:24.5
2007 Race not run
2006 Courts In Session Racing To Win Desert War 1:23.3
2005 Sir Dex Dizelle Sportsman 1:22.8
2004 Private Steer So Assertive Niello 1:22.7
2003 Lonhro Clangalang Defier 1:24.3
2002 Defier Lonhro Republic Lass 1:22.8
2001 Lonhro Diamond Dane Shogun Lodge 1:17.3
2000 Al Mansour Hire Celestial Choir 1:14.7