WINX HORSE FORM
Hall of Famer Winx is Australia’s highest-earning racehorse. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.
- Age: Six-year-old
- Foaled: September 14, 2011 – Coolmore Stud, Hunter Valley
- Purchase Price: $230,000 (2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sales)
- Gender: Mare
- Horse Colour: Bay
- Pedigree: by Street Cry (IRE) out of Vegas Showgirl (NZ)
- Trainer: Chris Waller
- Regular Jockey: Hugh Bowman
- Owners: Magic Bloodstock Racing, Mr R G Treweeke, Mrs D N Kepitis
- Racing Colours: Dark Blue, White M, Epaulettes And Pom Pom
Winx is best known for winning the Ladbrokes Cox Plate three years running from 2015 – 2017. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.
Winx Career Record
- 38 starts
- 32 wins (84% Win Rate)
- 3 seconds
- World Record 21 Group 1 wins
- Prize Money: $19,884,924
- Win Distance Range: 1100m – 2200m
- Best Known For: Cox Plate Triple (2015-17), world record 19 Group 1 wins on the flat, equal 25 straight wins of Black Caviar
Winx Autumn Races
- Won the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), Randwick, 03/03/2018
- Secured a third win in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m), Rosehill 24/03/2018
- Successful title defence in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), Randwick, 14/04/2018
Winx Next Race
Winx will next be seen running in the spring and a possible shot at a record fourth straight Ladbrokes Cox Plate win could be calling.
Winx Last 5 Runs
|1st of 7
||FLEM 07Oct17 2000m Good4 TURNBULL Group 1 $502,500 ($302,500) Hugh Bowman 57kg Barrier 2 Rtg 132
2nd Ventura Storm (IRE) 56.5kg, 3rd Humidor (NZ) 59kg 2:02.07 (600m 34.92), 6.5L, [email protected], [email protected], $1.22/$1.20/$1.22/$1.20
|1st of 8
||M V 28Oct17 2040m Good3 COX PLATE Group 1 $3,050,000 ($1,850,000) Hugh Bowman 57kg Barrier 5 Rtg 132
2nd Humidor (NZ) 59kg, 3rd Folkswood (GB) 59kg 2:02.94R (600m 34.93), 0.4L, [email protected], [email protected], $1.16/$1.18
|1st of 9
||RAND 03Mar18 1600m Soft5 CH NORTON Group 1 $605,000 ($349,000) Hugh Bowman 57kg Barrier 6 Rtg 132
2nd Prized Icon 59kg, 3rd Classic Uniform 59kg 1:34.92 (600m 35.41), 7L, $1.08/$1.09
|1st of 12
||RHIL 24Mar 18 1500m Soft7 GEO RYDER Group 1 $1,007,00 ($587,000) Hugh Bowman 57kg Barrier 6 Rtg 132
2nd Happy Clapper 59kg, 3rd Kementari 56kg 1:31.48 (600m 34.06), 0.8L [email protected], [email protected], $1.16/$1.16
|1st of 10
||RAND 14Apr18 2000m Good4 QUEEN ELIZ Group 1 $4,114,500 ($2,434,500) Hugh Bowman 57kg Barrier 10 Rtg 132
2nd Gailo Chop 59kg, 3rd Happy Clapper 59kg 2:01.65 (600m 34.32), 3.8L, [email protected], [email protected], $1.20/$1.22/$1.24
Kiwi expat turned star Sydney trainer Chris Waller has been the man behind plenty of super gallopers over the years, but none quite as impressive as the world’s best mare Winx who was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in May of 2017.
Winx is a horse everyone knows the name of whether they are punter or not. She’s the new Black Caviar and her blue-and-white ‘M’ Magic Bloodstock silks are the new salmon and black polka dot.
Black Caviar bowed out of racing with 15 Group 1 wins and Winx surpassed that first-up in the autumn of 2018 with a record 16th Group 1 victory in the Chipping Norton Stakes and plenty more in sight.
She would go on to set a world record of 17 Group 1 wins on the flat with her third George Ryder Stakes success in 2018 on Golden Slipper Day second-up.
Records are what this daughter of Street Cry is best at breaking and she has written herself into the racing history books on plenty of occasions.
She is currently on 26 straight wins, having overtaken Black Caviar’s record of 25 consecutive wins by taking out the race named in her honour, the Winx Stakes, to start her Spring campaign in August 2018 at Royal Randwick.
The mare’s last loss was back in April of 215 when runner-up to Gust Of Wind, who never won another race before her 2017 retirement, in the Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) at Royal Randwick.
The champion, mare is perhaps best known for her Cox Plate three-peat.
She joined the mighty Kingston Town (1980-81) on three wins in the Australasian weight-for-age championship in 2017 after setting the winning margin record the year prior with an eight length title defence.
The 2017 Cox Plate winners’ cheque saw Winx become the highest-earning Australian Racehorse with an incredible $15,577,925 in the bank and counting, more than even triple Melbourne Cup winning mare Makybe Diva ($14,526,685).
Winx’s current prize money sits at a whopping $19,290,424 with the $18 million mark surpassed when she won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the second time.
That’s not bad for a horse picked up from the Magic Millions 2013 Yearling Sales at the Gold Coast for $230,000.
Winx was Lot 329, sold by breeder John Camilleri, and has proved a genuine fairy tale for connections and racing fans alike.
Winx was honoured with a race named in her honour – the former Group 2 Warwick Stakes that she won in August of 2016 and 2017 upgraded to a Group 1 event worth $500,000 in 2018 and now called the Winx Stakes and she won the inaugural running of this race in 2018.
*Winx horse form correct as of August 18, 2018.