Winx and her place in Australian racing

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October 28, 2017 - 06:24 PM

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WHO IS WINX?

* A six-year-old bay mare, foaled September 14, 2011 by Street Cry out of Vegas Showgirl

* Bought at the 2013 Magic Millions yearling sale for $230,000

* Owned by Magic Bloodstock Racing (Peter and Patty Tighe), Richard Treweeke and Debbie Kepitis

* Trained by Chris Waller

* Prize money of $15,627,925 with 26 wins from 32 starts, more than any other Australian racehorse

WHEN DID WE START TO TAKE NOTICE?

* Came from last to win the Sunshine Coast Guineas on May 16, 2015, starting a streak that now stands at 22 consecutive wins

JOCKEYS TO WIN ON WINX

* Hugh Bowman (21), Jason Collett (2), Larry Cassidy (1), James McDonald (1) and Tommy Berry (1)

LAST JOCKEY TO LOSE ON WINX

* Hong Kong star Joao Moreira had the ride when Winx finished second in the Australian Oaks on April 11, 2015

WHERE HAS SHE WON?

* Randwick (13), Rosehill (5), Moonee Valley (3), Warwick Farm (1), Sunshine Coast (1), Doomben (1), Caulfield (1) and Flemington (1)

WHAT HAS SHE WON?

* 15 Group One races, equal to retired undefeated mare Black Caviar and ahead of Kingston Town who won 14

* Her most recent win made her equal to Kingston Town as the only two horses to win three Cox Plates

WHAT ABOUT THE RACE?

* The Cox Plate is worth $3 million, with $1.8 million for first, and is run over 2040m

* Winx faced seven rivals at Moonee Valley on Saturday

* As prohibitive $1.17 favourite, Winx finished a long neck in front of Humidor ($31) with Folkswood ($26) 4-1/4 lengths third.