Winx wins 33rd consecutive race at Randwick


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.

Australian superstar Winx closed her career with a 1 ½-length win on April 13 at Royal Randwick in the Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The win was not only a milestone moment for Winx but also for trainer Chris Waller, who picked up his 100th Group 1 victory following Verry Elleegant's success in the ATC Oaks earlier in the day.

Winx's victory took her winning sequence to 33, her tally of Group 1s to 25 and sent her earnings past the $26 million barrier. With less than a half mile to run, Bowman made his move to the leaders, swinging four wide at the top of the stretch as jockey Tommy Berry got a dream trip along the rails aboard Kluger, saving all the ground and taking a narrow advantage at the top of the straight.

It came at around the 800m post and once they straightened Bowman gave a little nudge and into the lead Winx went and the rest, as they say, is history.

"She's captured the hearts of a lot of people around the globe".

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

"Personally I put so much into each race, from the start of her preparation to her first trial, to her first up run there is always a sigh of relief to see her hit the front at the 100m mark and it is no different today". "To have had a horse like her come into my life".

"The way the crowd carried it home was just wonderful", Mr Morrison said after the race. "But in terms of modern-day racing, what she's done, what the team's done to get behind her, most importantly the Winx fans, it has really propelled her right up there as one of the best".

"It sure has. I hadn't thought about winning a race like today ever in my lifetime".

"The public realize the incredible history they have witnessed today". "Because I tell you there are times I haven't wanted to. But thanks for appreciating her for what she is".

"The unbelievable horse Winx has continued to deliver".