Winx the Legend

Winx the Legend

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

BetEasy’s Matty Campbell feels Lean Mean Machine (currently $11) is the horse to beat in tomorrow’s Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes.

“The three Magic Millions graduates Lean Mean Machine, Sunlight and Zousain all have genuine winning chances. Sunlight is a tough filly, forget her run at Moonee Valley where she had no luck, no surprise to see her win. Zousain was huge in the Golden Rose, freshened for this. Lean Mean Machine is my top pick of the three genuine chance and represents great value at the odds.”

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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