|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.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2020 Field
Race Time: 3:55 pmApril 11, 2020
2000m Race at Randwick Racecourse
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|