Champion Winx and her trainer Chris Waller have been the biggest winners over the Sydney autumn carnival as she ended her career with three successive Group One wins.
Her stablemate The Autumn Sun’s two Group One wins signalled the end of his career with the colt off to stud. Another Waller stablemate Verry Elleegant also won twice at the highest level, with some tipping her to be the next champion.
Winx’s final campaign assured she would win an unprecedented fourth Horse of the Year title and her farewell brought the biggest crowd to Randwick this century.
SYDNEY AUTUMN CARNIVAL;
LEADING GROUP ONE WINNERS;
Horses: Winx (3) The Autumn Sun (2) Verry Elleegant (2)
Trainer: Chris Waller (8) James Cummings (4)
Jockey: Hugh Bowman (4) James McDonald (4) Kerrin McEvoy (3)
Group One winners at the Sydney carnival:
Chipping Norton Stakes: Winner: Winx. Trainer: Chris Waller. Jockey: Hugh Bowman.
Randwick Guineas: The Autumn Sun. Chris Waller. Kerrin McEvoy.
Canterbury Stakes: Trapeze Artist. Gerald Ryan. Blake Shinn.
Coolmore Classic: Dixie Blossoms. Ron Quinton. Christian Reith..
Ranvet Stakes: Avilius. James Cummings. Kerrin McEvoy.
George Ryder: Winx. Chris Waller. Hugh Bowman.
Rosehill Guineas: The Autumn Sun. Chris Waller. Kerrin McEvoy.
The Galaxy: Nature Strip. Chris Waller. James McDonald
Golden Slipper: Kiamichi. James Cummings. Damian Lane.
Tancred: Avilius. James Cummings. James McDonald
Vinery Storm Queen Stakes: Verry Elleegant. Chris Waller. James McDonald.
Doncaster Mile: Brutal. Hawkes Racing. Glen Boss.
TJ Smith Stakes: Santa Ana Lane. Anthony Freedman. Mark Zahra.
Australian Derby: Angel Of Truth. Gwenda Markwell. Corey Brown.
Sires’ Produce Stakes: Microphone. James Cummings. Hugh Bowman.
Queen Elizabeth: Winx. Chris Waller. Hugh Bowman.
ATC Australian Oaks: Verry Elleegant. Chris Waller. James McDonald.
Queen Of The Turf: Kenedna. Ciaron Maher/David Eustace. John Allen.
Sydney Cup: Shraaoh. Chris Waller. Jay Ford.
Champagne Stakes: Castelvecchio. Richard Litt. Josh Parr.
All Aged Stakes: Pierata. Greg Hickman. Tommy Berry.