Winx Returns to Royal Randwick
The world’s highest-rated racehorse aims for Australian racing history at Royal Randwick this Saturday in the first Group One of the season and in a race named in her honour by the Australian Turf Club.
Sydney’s mighty mare Winx bids for an Australian thoroughbred racing record 26th consecutive victory in the Group One $500,000 Winx Stakes, a race which has been elevated to Group One status this year.
Winx ($1.12 TAB Fixed Odds) takes on a field filled with fellow Group One winners, including Godolphin’s glamour colt Kementari ($7 TAB Fixed Odds), D’argento ($18 TAB Fixed Odds) and Unforgotten ($51 TAB Fixed Odds) from champion trainer Chris Waller’s team, and Ace High ($31 TAB Fixed Odds) for trainer David Payne.
— Big Sports Breakfast (@BigSportsBrekky) August 16, 2018
On a special day in Sydney racing ahead of the Everest Carnival this Spring, Australian Turf Club will pay tribute to Winx with free souvenir flags for her supporters and a special live art installation near the Theatre Of The Horse.
ATC will also auction Winx’s saddle cloth from Saturday signed by Chris Waller and her jockey Hugh Bowman and donate proceeds to drought relief through Aussie Helpers and injured jockeys and their families through the National Jockeys Trust.
Saturday’s nine-race card also features the first leg of the Darley Princess Series, with the running of the Group 2 $200,000 Darley Silver Shadow Stakes for the three year old fillies.
— FlemingtonRacecourse (@FlemingtonVRC) August 16, 2018
Longines Golden Slipper Stakes runner-up Oohood is the $2.40 TAB Fixed Odds favourite ahead of Fiesta ($4.20 TAB Fixed Odds) and Outback Barbie ($4.80 TAB Fixed Odds).
Three Group 3 races on Saturday – the $150,000 Sydney Markets Up and Coming Stakes, $150,000 Nexon Show County Quality and $150,000 Ryde Toyota Toy Show Quality – add to a super card.
— Racing.com (@Racing) August 16, 2018
Australian Turf Club General Manager of Racing James Ross said: “The elevation of the Winx Stakes to a Group One this year has drawn a very high-quality field, with the clash of Winx and Kementari a highlight event ahead of even bigger Spring features.’’
Tickets for all ATC racedays and Everest Carnival are now on sale, offering up to 20 per cent discounts for early bookings and further discounts for group bookings.
— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) August 15, 2018
Royal Randwick and all ATC racecourses provide free parking and free high capacity WiFi
For all ticketing, hospitality, racing and general information visit theATC.com.au
Heading to Winx Stakes Day @royalrandwick
this Saturday? If so leave the car at home and catch public transport. Shuttle buses will run direct to the Racecourse from Eddy Avenue at Central Station.
Plan your trip- https://t.co/mtVka8kpba pic.twitter.com/NLYAfh8CYA
— Australian Turf Club (@atc_races) August 16, 2018
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