A horse like this comes but once in a lifetime and all of the attention and admiration is well deserved.
After a devastating run over soft turf in the Grade 1 George Ryder Stakes, Winx and her connections now prepare for the race that may serve as her swan song. That race could very well be the AJC Queen Elizabeth stakes on April 8 at Randwick Racecourse . While no official announcement has been made, it stands to reason that Winx’s connections will retire the super mare following her next start with no more to prove.
In spite of a poor start and less than ideal surface conditions, Winx again proved why she has no peer when racing at distances of 2000 meters or less. Her amazing turn of foot was again on display as she cruised up outside the frontrunners and eventually surged to an easy 8-length victory in the George Ryder Stakes last Saturday at Rosehill Gardens.
The promo code win marked the 20th of her amazing career. With earnings of just over AUS $10.4 million, she has now won 16 races in a row, of which 11 have been Grade 1 events. The last time Winx tasted defeat was back in April of 2015 when she failed to handle turf conditions similar to one she encountered in the George Ryder Stakes. Still, she managed to finish second that day in the Grade 1 Australian Oaks, which stands as an indication of the mare’s immense talent and determination.
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is schedule to be run at a distance of 2000 meter for a total purse of AUS $4.0 million. A victory in this race would leave Winx with career earnings of just under AUS $13.0 million. The race is designated for all horses, 3-year olds and up with weights to be assigned based on age and an allowance being granted for fillies and mares.
At the age of five, there’s surely a great temptation for owners Magic Bloodstock Racing (Mgr: P G Tighe), R G Treweeke & Mrs D N Kepitis to bring the world’s best racing mare back for another season and a run at Black Caviar’s record of 25 wins in a row. Of course, cooler heads will probably prevail based Winx’s future value as a broodmare.
For now, horseracing fans have but a couple of weeks to prepare for Winx’s next scheduled race. Punters, who are interested in betting on this possible historical event, will want to check in with one of the best betting sites for Australian punters, hoping to find access to some fun and lucrative bonus promotions. At pennies on the dollar, there’s not much money to be made betting on the “Queen,” though it serves as a great opportunity to lay claim to having made money while betting on one of the greatest race horses of all-time.