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Winx Breaks Another Record

Champion mare has set another record with her 16th Group 1 victory on Saturday in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes.

With 16 Group 1 races to her name, Winx eclipsed the Australian record of Group 1 wins by a horse in Australia that was held by the great Black Caviar and a tie for the world record with American horse John Henry.

It was her third successive win in the Group 1 Chipping Norton, this time however, she won the race first up in her preparation, with more Group 1 races on her agenda, and a possible trip to Royal Ascot.

“We have a few lengths up our sleeve. It’s 1500m in three weeks’ time [in the George Ryder Stakes] and who knows what happens after that,” Chris Waller said.

“We don’t need to see her getting any better, we just need to see she is back. And she showed that.

“We are taking it one race at time, we don’t need to worry about where we are going because the right races will come around.

“I can’t explain it. Today’s field wasn’t the best field but they should take her to the 200.

“She was just unbelievable.

“Her attitude is fantastic. She is better now than when she was a four-year-old. Not much has changed in the last 12 months.

“She knows it’s her job, she enjoys her job, she enjoys going home and being another horse.”
Raced by Peter Tighe’s Magic Bloodstock, Debbie Kepitis & Richard Treweeke, Winx has won 27 of her 33 races and has earned $15,976,925 in prizemoney.

Selected by Mulcaster Bloodstock, Winx was purchased for $230,000 from Coolmore at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, sold on behalf of breeder John Camilleri’s Fairway Thoroughbreds.