Winx showed she was ready to give Sydney racegoers an autumn to remember with an awesome win in the G2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Monday’s victory was her 14th in a row to equal Phar Lap and she did it with consummate ease from crack galloper Hartnell.
The champion mare couldn’t have been any more impressive at her first run back since an 8 length win in the G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley in October.
She is highest ranked turf horse in the world and will continue her current campaign in the G1 Chipping Norton, G1 George Ryder Stakes and G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. “A very humbling experience to say the least,” trainer Chris Waller said. “It’s a huge privilege to be a part of her career.”
And it continues to be the ride of a lifetime for her owners.
“To have some many people behind her is humbling,” part owner Debbie Kepitis said. “You can’t describe how it feels to have the whole of Australia behind this wonderful horse.”
A $230,000 purchase for Magic Bloodstock from Coolmore Stud at the 2013 Gold Coast Magic Millions yearling sale, Winx has now earned her connections prizemoney of $9.49 million.
Winx was bred by the Camilleri family of Fairway Thoroughbreds and is by deceased Darley sire Street Cry from stakes winning Al Akbar mare Vegas Showgirl.