Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Winx wins final race at Royal Randwick

Winx will be carrying more than half-a-million for one punter   Image Getty Winx will be carrying more than half-a-million for one punter Image Getty
Shannon Reynolds | 15 April, 2019, 09:45

The champion mare won her third Queen Elizabeth Stakes in her final race before retirement, capping off an incredible career in style. "She has captured the hearts of people all around the world".

There were tears aplenty as the sell-out crowd of 42,000 at Royal Randwick gave her a standing ovation as she rode around her home racecourse, venue of 20 of her wins, for the final time.

The result also marked a milestone for Waller, who recorded his 100th Group One win as a trainer.

Jockey Hugh Bowman settled the champion midfield, one off the fence and waited for the ideal time to strike. For whatever reason, she keeps running as fast as she has been for four years.

That was the prelude to the day's big spectacle and the farewell victory for Winx, after which Waller was back in the winner's enclosure again after the $2 million Schweppes Sydney Cup. So the day has finally come. "She touches a lot of souls in very many ways". So sought-after is her bloodline that a niece sold for Aus$750,000 this year. She began her career with three straight victories but then suffered a lean patch as a three-year old before her launching into her astounding unbeaten streak four years ago. Once in sight of the winning line she did what she has done so often and made the race her own in determined fashion, coming clear of Japanese challenger Kluger to win by a length and half, crossing the line to typically rapturous applause and cheers.

She smashed legendary sprinter Black Caviar's Australian win record last August when making it 26 in a row, and surpassed retired northern hemisphere jumper Hurricane Fly's then-record 22 Group 1 victories at the Chipping Norton Stakes last month.

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On Friday, however, the Sydney Morning Herald's Andrew Webster told Sky Sports Radio that connections of the superstar mare still believed she would finish her career with a run on the iconic English track.

Comparisons with Phar Lap have abounded this week with some suggesting Winx's record meant she had now surpassed the champion thoroughbred of the 1920s and 1930s as Australia's greatest racehorse.

"The day has finally come, she is in tip top condition".

"It's over", Waller said afterwards.

"I don't think anyone is more deserving than Chris of getting his 100th Group 1 victor with the best horse that has ever gone around in the world, " he said.

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