It was a moment to savour. An occasion the crowd of over 38,000 will never forget. The day our greatest racehorse created history…. again.
Winx was breathtaking in winning a fourth consecutive WS Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday, a performance that elevated her to racing immortality.
In the history of the Southern Hemisphere’s best weight-for-age race only one horse had won it three times – the incredible Kingston Town. That was until Winx. Having broken the track record in 2015, setting the biggest winning margin in 2016 and breaking the track record again in 2017, Winx was sent out a hot favourite to make more history in 2018. And the queen of the turf didn’t let us down!
In winning, Winx extended her winning streak to 29, her world record Group One haul ticked to 22 and she became the first horse in the world to win 10 consecutive Group One races.
A $230,000 Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase for Magic Bloodstock, Winx has earned her owners Peter Tighe, Richard Treweeke and Debbie Kepitis and their families a record $22.9 million. While Winx was the star act on the day, the stable wound up with a feature race double with Gold Coast Yearling Sale buys thanks to the impressive win of Charge. A son of Zoustar, Charge fought strongly over the concluding stages to hold out his rivals and win the Group Three Red Anchor Stakes.
MATTY’S MAGIC TIP – Flemington, R5 N4 – Lean Mean Machine