|Dam||Vegas Showgirl||Damsire||Al Akbar|
|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|
Winx is arguably Australia’s best ever racehorse and is currently ranked the best racehorse in the world by Time Form Ratings.
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’s name is inspired by the 1970s and 80s Vegas burlesque shows when the men in the front row would wink at the exotic dancers.
- Her first race was a Wednesday maiden at Warwick Farm over 1100M on the 4th of June, 2014. Jason Collett, apprentice to Chris Waller at the time, rode her to a 0.8L victory.
- The mighty mare is currently on a long winning streak, but she has been beaten six times in her 42 career starts.
- Winx’s first loss came at her fourth start. A Group 2 race over 1400M at Randwick on the 20th of September, 2014. She was beaten by $19 hope First Seal by 0.8L.
- Jockeys that have lost on Winx. Jason Collett (3), Hugh Bowman (1), Tommy Berry (1), João Moreira (1).
- João Moreira is the only jockey to have ridden Winx but not win on her.
- Winx’s largest winning margin (8L) came when she stormed home to win her second Cox Plate in 2016.
- Winx is unbeaten in Victoria and Queensland with all of her loses being in NSW.
- The last horse to beat Winx was Gust of Wind.
- Winx’s famous colours belong to part-owner Peter Tighe and the ‘M’ stands for his Magic Bloodstock Racing ownership name.
- Winx has beaten 78 different Group One winners in her career.
- Winx has beaten 228 different horses in her career.
- Winx was born at John Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds farm in the Hunter Valley on September 14, 2011.
- Winx was sold for $230,000 at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.
- Winx has trialled 23 times but has only won 2 of them.
- Since Winx’s last defeat, she has won 32 in a row by a collective of 88.35 lengths.
- Winx was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2017.
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
Winx ($4.60) beat Criterion by 4-3/4 lengths with Highland Reel another three-quarters of a length away third
Winx ($1.80) powered away from Hartnell in an eight-length win, with Yankee Rose third
Winx ($1.18) held off Humidor to win by a long neck. Folkswood was 4-1/4 lengths away third.
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
|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|
|Feb 16, 2019||Apollo Stakes||Group 2||1400m||Randwick||1st||H Bowman|
|Mar 2, 2019||Chipping Norton Stakes||Group 1||1600m||Randwick||1st||H Bowman|
|Mar 23, 2019||George Ryder Stakes||Group 1||1500m||Rosehill||1st||H Bowman|