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Winx wins an unprecedented fourth Cox Plate at Moonee Valley
Sire Street Cry Grandsire Machiavellian
Dam Vegas Showgirl Damsire Al Akbar
Sex Mare Country Australia
Foaled 14 September 2011 Colour Bay
Breeder Fairway Thoroughbreds Owners Magic Bloodstock Racing, R G Treweeke & D N Kepitis
Trainer Chris Waller Jockey Hugh Bowman
Record 39: 33-3-0 Earnings $22,934,924

Winx is arguably Australia’s best ever racehorse and is currently ranked the best racehorse in the world by Time Form Ratings.

Cox Plate 2019 Market

Race Time: 5:00 pm
October 26, 2019

2040m Race at Moonee Valley Racecourse

2. Enable
3. The Autumn Sun
4. Arcadia Queen
5. Benbatl
6. Te Akau Shark
7. Amphitrite
8. Avilius
9. Cross Counter
10. Humidor
11. Latrobe
12. Johannes Vermeer
13. Land Of Plenty
14. Rekindling
15. Blair House
16. D'Argento
17. Extra Brut
18. Galaxy Star
19. Ringerdingding
20. Rostropovich
21. Unforgotten
22. Verry Elleegant
23. Youngstar
24. Thinkin' Big
25. El Dorado Dreaming
26. Fundamentalist
27. Grunt
28. Kementari
29. Nights Watch
30. Trap For Fools
31. Fifty Stars
32. Aristia
33. Duretto
34. Levendi
35. Savvy Coup

Winx is by Street Cry out of mare Vegas Showgirl and was sold through the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast sale for $230,000 to owners Magic Bloodstock Racing, R G Treweeke and D N Kepitis.

She is trained by leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller with Hugh Bowman being her regular jockey, she was breed by Fairway Thoroughbreds foaling date being on 14th September 2011.

Winx Cox Plate Record

  • Four starts for four wins (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Kingston Town won the race three times (1980 ,81, 82), a feat most thought could never be surpassed
  • Winx broke the Moonee Valley 2040m track record in her 2015 win, clocking 2:02.98
  • Bettered her own 2015 course record in her 2017 victory, running 2:02.94
  • Set record winning margin (eight lengths) in 2016

2015:

Winx ($4.60) beat Criterion by 4-3/4 lengths with Highland Reel another three-quarters of a length away third

2016:

Winx ($1.80) powered away from Hartnell in an eight-length win, with Yankee Rose third

2017:

Winx ($1.18) held off Humidor to win by a long neck. Folkswood was 4-1/4 lengths away third.

2018:

Winx ($1.24) ran to the front at the 200m to beat Benbatl by two lengths. Humidor was 2-3/4 lengths away third.

 

Winx's Career Record

Date Race Class Distance Track Finish Jockey
Jun 4, 2014 Ibis Milano Restaurant Maiden 1100m Warwick Farm 1st R Collett
Jun 28, 2014 Tab Early Quaddie Handicap Open 1400m Rosehill 1st R Collett
Sep 6, 2014 Furious Stakes Group 2 1200m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Sep 20, 2014 Tea Rose Stakes Group 2 1400m Randwick 2nd R Collett
Oct 4, 2014 Coolmore Flight Stakes Group 1 1600m Randwick 2nd H Bowman
Feb 14, 2015 Light Fingers Stakes Group 2 1200m Randwick 7th R Collett
Feb 28, 2015 Surround Stakes Group 2 1400m Warwick Farm 5th R Collett
Mar 14, 2015 Phar Lap Stakes Group 2 1500m Rosehill 1st Tommy Berry
Mar 28, 2015 Vinery Stud Stakes Group 1 2000m Rosehill 5th Tommy Berry
Apr 11, 2015 Australian Oaks Group 2 2400m Randwick 2nd J Moreira
May 16, 2015 Sunshine Coast Guineas Group 3 1600m Sunshine Coast 1st L V Cassidy
May 30, 2015 Queensland Oaks Group 1 2200m Doomben 1st H Bowman
Sep 15, 2015 Theo Marks Stakes Group 2 1300m Rosehill 1st B Mcdonald
Oct 3, 2015 Epsom Handicap Group 1 1600m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Oct 24, 2015 Cox Plate Group 1 2040m Moonee Valley 1st H Bowman
Feb 13, 2016 Apollo Stakes Group 2 1400m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Feb 27, 2016 Chipping Norton Stakes Group 1 1600m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Mar 19, 2016 George Ryder Stakes Group 1 1500m Rosehill 1st H Bowman
Apr 2, 2016 Doncaster Mile Group 1 1600m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Aug 20, 2016 Warwick Stakes Group 2 1400m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Sep 17, 2016 George Main Stakes Group 1 1600m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Oct 8, 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Group 1 2000m Caulfield 1st H Bowman
Oct 22, 2016 Cox Plate Group 1 2040m Moonee Valley 1st H Bowman
Feb 13, 2017 Apollo Stakes Group 2 1400m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Feb 25, 2017 Chipping Norton Stakes Group 1 1600m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Mar 18, 2017 George Ryder Stakes Group 1 1500m Rosehill 1st H Bowman
Apr 8, 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Group 1 2000m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Aug 19, 2017 Warwick Stakes Group 2 1400m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Sep 2, 2017 Chelmsford Stakes Group 2 1600m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Sep 16, 2017 George Main Stakes Group 1 1600m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Oct 7, 2017 Turnbull Stakes Group 1 2000m Flemington 1st H Bowman
Oct 28, 2017 Cox Plate Group 1 2040m Moonee Valley 1st H Bowman
Mar 3, 2018 Chipping Norton Stakes Group 1 1600m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Mar 24, 2018 George Ryder Stakes Group 1 1500m Rosehill 1st H Bowman
Apr 14, 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Group 1 2000m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Aug 18, 2018 Winx Stakes Group 1 1400m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Sep 15, 2018 George Main Stakes Group 1 1600m Randwick 1st H Bowman
Oct 6, 2018 Turnbull Stakes Group 1 2000m Flemington 1st H Bowman
Oct 27, 2018 Cox Plate Group 1 2040m Moonee Valley 1st H Bowman
 
 

Winx Horse News

  • Winx gearing up for Autumn campaign

    Winx has returned to her Rosehill stable as anticipation mounts for a likely autumn campaign. Trainer Chris Waller posted a picture of the champion on Twitter on Friday with a decision on her racing future expected next week. Since she won an unprecedented fourth Cox Plate in late October, Winx... Read More »

     
  • Winx set to race on

    The prospect of Winx returning for an autumn campaign is tantalisingly closer with the mare in pre-training and soon to return to Chris Waller’s stable. Waller said although the final decision had not yet been made, the likelihood was the champion would have one final campaign. After she won her... Read More »

     
  • Winx voted World’s most popular horse

    Australian champion Winx has been named the most popular horse by online voters from more than 60 countries. The Secretariat Vox Populi Award recognises the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resonates with the general public. The award was created by Penny Chenery, owner of the incomparable Secretariat, to... Read More »

     
  • Flemington to host inaugural All Star Mile race

    The public will help determine the field for a new $5 million race to be run over 1600 metres in Melbourne with modt of the field to be decided by popular vote. The All Star Mile will become the world’s richest mile race and an autumn feature with its inaugural... Read More »

     
  • Winx heads odds for new $5m All Star Mile

    Superstar mare Winx has opened as the $1.80 favourite for the new $5 million All-Star Mile at Flemington with online bookmaker Sportsbet. Winx’s stablemate, The Autumn Sun, is second favourite on $7.00 ahead of Darren Weir’s smart three-year-old Amphitrite on $11. Hong Kong superstar Beauty Generation, who broke the track... Read More »

     
  • Fans to decide field for new $5m All-Star Mile race

    Racing Victoria this morning has announced a new $5 million dollar race to be run in the Autumn with racing fans to decide the field. To be known as the All Star Mile, the first running will be at Flemington on March 16 next year with the race to rotate... Read More »

     
 
 
 
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